What’s the Kindest Thing a Stranger Has Ever Done for You?

Your answer may appear in the magazine or on RealSimple.com.

7 Funny Halloween Costumes

On October 31, the other treat is the sweet, silly parade of children(and adults) in costume. Here, Real Simple readers share their past favorites.

11 Small Victories Worth Celebrating

Real Simple readers celebrate little—but not insignificant—moments. 

What Is a Great Gift for the Person Who Has Everything?

Maybe Mom finally realized that she has all the kitchen utensils she needs. Or you can’t bear to add (again) to Aunt Matilda’s compact collection. It’s time to think out of the gift box. Try one of these clever suggestions, courtesy of Real Simple readers.

32 Ways to Stay on Budget This Season

Real Simple readers offer small-budget Christmas-gift ideas and other insights on cheap holidays.

How Do You De-Stress During the Holidays?

Readers reveal how they slow down and actually enjoy the season.

What’s the Best Thing Money Can’t Buy?

If the economic downturn has clouded your countenance, then this column is for you. Real Simple readers, a resourceful bunch, have come up with dozens of examples of things that make them happy and don’t cost a dime. So ignore the gloomy forecast and get your bliss on. For free.

What Is Your Best Holiday Travel Tip?

Readers share favorite tricks and strategies to make traveling easier.  

How You Help the Environment

Real Simple readers share the little ways they’ve gone green.