Ninth Annual Life Lessons Essay Contest

What was the most dramatic change you ever had to make?

If You Could Add an Extra Day to the Week, How Would You Spend It?

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



This Is Why It’s So Hard to Say No

And why you should do it anyway. 

One Woman’s Embarrassing Beauty Secret

And how she finally overcame the destructive habit. 

7 Ways to Be More Resilient

When life is a cruel joke, be the person who laughs it off. Train yourself to be resilient and you’ll get healthier, too.

The Unlikely Way Meatballs Connected Two Families

It was just a few steps away, but in many aspects the neighbors’ house was a world apart. Daphne Merkin remembers.