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Thoughts, p. 4

The Simple List, p. 6

Editor’s Note, p. 17

Your Words

Trends Worth Trying


  • New Uses for Old Things, p. 33
  • Problem-Solvers of the Month, p. 34
  • Ask Real Simple, p. 36
    Do clothes get clean in cold water?
  • Start With, p. 38
    A baked potato

Life Lessons

  • Good Read, p. 41
    Lucinda Rosenfeld on her lifelong impatient streak and how she learned to (sort of) slow down
  • Modern Manners, p. 45
    Michelle Slatalla on the polite way to end a conversation with an overly chatty stranger
  • Expertise, p. 48
    Five things worth admitting to

The Guide






  • Moneywise, p. 95
    How to save on prescription medications; decide about a life-insurance policy; learn the proper etiquette for merchandise parties


  • What Makes My Life Real Simple, p. 101
  • Your New Healthy-Eating Plan, p. 102
    Expert advice, superpower ingredients, and delicious, nutritious recipes to help you feel and live better
  • Toward a More Perfect Union, p. 114
    Meet four couples who fought through marital troubles and emerged stronger and happier
  • Streamline Your Supplies, p. 124
    Clutter, begone! The only things you need to stock in your medicine cabinet, kitchen utensil drawer, and more
  • Less Is More, p. 132
    Who says fashion has to be fussy? These simple styles are true standouts


Credits, p. 164
Where to buy the products featured in this issue

Discounts & Deals, p. 168
Exclusive savings on workout gear

Clip and Save: Real Simple to Go, p. 170

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