See what was in this issue of Real Simple.

 Anna Williams

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In This Issue

Thoughts, p. 6

The Simple List, p. 10

Contributors, p. 20

Editor’s Note, p. 25

Your Words
How do you get out of the door on time?, p. 27


Life Lessons
Writer Jancee Dunn on her parents’ funny habit of clipping and sending articles, p. 49

Personal Best
Film critic A.O. Scott on what summer blockbusters teach us about life, p. 135

Reality Check
What to expect in your 39th year, p. 204

Real Simple to Go, p. 206

The Guide


  • Fashionable (and affordable) updates of that summer staple: the T-shirt, p. 81
  • Statement jewelry for $75 or less, p. 91
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