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By Real Simple
Updated May 07, 2010
Real Simple June 2010
Credit: Jose Picayo

Thoughts, p. 8

The Simple List, p. 10

Editor’s Note, p. 29

Your Words

  • This Month’s Question, p. 33
    What is your most memorable travel mishap?
  • No-Obligation Book Club, p. 37
    What was the last book you recommended to a friend?
  • What to Read Right Now, p. 39
    Nine new summer titles that you won't want to miss

Trends Worth Trying

  • Destined to Be a Classic, p. 43
    A charming birdhouse
  • Everyday Indulgence, p. 44
    Natural body smoothers
  • One for All, p. 46
    Rolling bar carts
  • Two Women, One Look, p. 48
    Strapless dresses
  • Five-Minute Wow, p. 50
    Removable tile decals
  • 10 Finds for $50 or Less, p. 52

Summer Gift Guide

  • Culinary Gifts, p. 57
  • Gifts to Make Them Smile, p. 65
  • Personalized Gifts, p. 73
  • Picks Under $15, p. 76

Life Lessons

  • Good Read, p. 79
    Ann Hood on her quest to achieve the hair of her dreams
  • Modern Manners, p. 85
    Julie Rottenberg on all sorts of wedding-related dilemmas
  • Expertise, p. 89
    Jancee Dunn on her father's most salient advice

The Guide


  • Barely-There Makeup, p. 95
    Expert tips for looking fresh and flawless—like you aren't wearing makeup at all
  • Road Test, p. 102
  • Sunblocks, p. 105
    Solutions for every excuse not to wear sunscreen


  • Real Steals, p. 111
    Stylish and versatile swimsuit cover-ups for $100 or less
  • The When-to-Wash-It Handbook, p. 121
    How often you really need to launder your clothes
  • Fit Lab, p. 127
    Editor-selected flattering shorts for your body type




  • How to Find a Job (Yes, Even Now), p. 175
    Learn from the winning strategies employed by nine real women
  • Moneywise, p. 187
    How to save on home decor; the ins and outs of health-care reform; where to find the best exchange rates


  • What Makes My Life Real Simple, p.195
  • Organizing for Your Personality, p. 196
    First a quiz to determine if you're left-brained or right-brained. Then systems tailor-made for your type
  • Up & Away, p. 206
    Three-step, five-minute summer hairstyles
  • See How They Grow, p. 210
    How a dynamic group of women became fast friends while tending to one another's gardens
  • The Great White Way, p. 216
    Stay cool and collected in these crisp, monochromatic looks


Credits, p. 270
Where to buy the products featured in this issue

Discounts & Deals, p. 274
Exclusive savings on travel gear

Real Simple to Go, p. 276