Featured in September 2001
See what was in this issue of Real Simple.
GIRL UNINTERRUPTED, pg. 98
Emerging from the turmoil of her late 20s, Katri Sampson focused on the life she wanted ― and found it in a little red schoolhouse in Maine.
APPEALING SCHEDULES, pg. 106
A nun, a farmer, and an artist reveal three very different ― and equally successful ― approaches to mapping out their days.
WOMEN IN UNIFORM, pg. 112
When it comes to getting dressed, think inside the box. Meet six women who’ve perfected a signature style ― and learn how to create a defining look of your own.
COLOR SCHEMES, pg. 120
Real Simple field-tests an array of do-it-yourself hair-color products that make livening up your look easier and less expensive than ever.
AT HOME WITH WORK, pg. 126
Whether it’s a full-time office or a corner for doing paperwork, here’s everything you need to create a functional workspace with all the comforts of home.
FAKE IT, DON’T MAKE IT, pg. 134
Fixing home-cooked meals from scratch is nice, but you don’t always have the time, do you? Make the most of ready-made ingredients with these foolproof recipes.
A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR THE MODERN WOMAN, pg. 44
A good-luck plant you can’t kill…quick clean-ups… chic red lips… effortless hors d’oeuvres… comfortable shoes… well-priced wines… and more
- SYSTEM: Makeup bag, pg. 56
- HEALTH: Medical tests, pg. 66
- CLOTHES: Underpants, pg. 69
- MONEY: Bill paying, pg. 72
- GARDEN: Ornamental grasses, pg. 76
- FAMILY: Central command station, pg. 81
- KNOWLEDGE: Grammar, pg. 85
- PROJECT: Gift closet, pg. 88
- CONSCIOUSNESS RAISED ― AGAIN, pg. 150
Anna Quindlen revisits The Feminine Mystique and reflects on its enduring influence 38 years after its publication.
- BOOK CLUB: THE SWEET STING OF SUCCESS, pg. 154
A San Francisco book group gives Myla Goldberg’s Bee Season high grades for its depiction of an average student transformed by a remarkable gift.
- SEW SUBLIME, pg. 160
An active mother of two discovers needlepoint and, with it, the joys of sitting still and listening.
In Every Issue
- THOUGHTS FOR THE MONTH, pg. 12 Daring
- EDITOR’S NOTE, pg. 28
- CONTRIBUTORS, pg. 32
- YOUR LETTERS, pg. 38
- YOUR WORDS, pg. 41
The tasks you’ve let go of
- TECHNIQUE, pg. 143
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Snackers
- CREDITS, pg. 166
- REAL HARD, pg. 168 Are you in a Fashion Prison?