See what was in this issue of Real Simple.

By Real Simple
Updated February 04, 2009
Real Simple September 2008
Credit: Anita Calero

On the Cover

In This Issue

Thoughts, p. 10

The Simple List, p. 18

Editor's Note, p. 39

Contributors, p. 40

Everyday Celebrations
Making tomato sauce? Turn it into a party and invite a few friends, p. 43

Your Words
What is the best book your book club has read?, p.53


The Guide


  • With new technology comes new social protocols. Navigate today’s rules with ease, p. 153
  • Reduce stress in two weeks with daily tips that will take you from frazzled to free as a bird, p. 163
  • Real Simple’s monthly pages on saving money: how to create a flexible investment plan, ways to cut down on clothing expenses, and the average kid’s allowance, p. 191

Road Tests