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By Real Simple
Updated October 07, 2010
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Credit: Christopher Baker

Thoughts, p. 14

The Simple List, p. 18

Editor’s Note, p. 39

Your Words

  • This Month’s Question, p. 41
    What are you thankful for this year?
  • No-Obligation Book Club, p. 44
    What is your favorite cookbook?

Trends Worth Trying

  • Destined to Be a Classic, p. 51
    Sculptural jewelry
  • The Most Wearable Trend Right Now, p. 52
    Grown-up bows
  • Object of Desire, p. 54
    Exotic palette
  • Everyday Indulgence, p. 56
    Nonconformist candlesticks
  • Five-Minute Wow, p. 58
    Instantly awake eyes
  • 10 Finds for $50 or Less, p. 60

Solutions: Special Holiday Edition

Life Lessons

  • Good Read, p. 76
    What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition? Six noted authors describe theirs
  • Modern Manners, p. 87
    Michelle Slatalla on too many holiday guests
  • Expertise, p. 93
    Five ways to win people over

The Guide



  • Easy At-Home Hair Color, p. 135
    Give yourself pro results with three foolproof steps
  • Road Test, p. 141
  • Yes, You Can Have Gorgeous Skin…, p. 147
    Affordable and effective routines for every skin type




  • The Secret World of Credit Cards, p. 195
    How to use them more wisely—and separate myth from fact
  • Moneywise, p. 205
    Save on winterizing your home; decide whether to DIY or not; four helpful tips to reduce your property taxes


  • What Makes My Life Real Simple, p. 213
  • Set, Eat, Love, p. 214
    Transform your Thanksgiving table while using your own dishes
  • A Warming Trend, p. 224
    These chunky-but-chic knits add warmth and style to your winter wardrobe
  • Inside the God Box, p. 232
    How one mother’s faith taught her family everything about love
  • Who Do You Want to Be Today?, p. 236
    Four ways makeup can (easily, subtly) transform your look


Credits, p. 316
Where to buy the products featured in this issue

Discounts & Deals, p. 324
Exclusive savings on pet products

Clip and Save: Real Simple to Go, p. 326