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Credit: Monica Buck

The Well-Balanced Wardrobe, pg. 270
By stocking your closet with items from the five “clothing groups,” you’ll never have to ask the dreaded question, “What should I wear?”

Make Up Time, pg. 282
Restore sanity to your morning routine with beauty shortcuts that will get you out the door fast ― and feeling relaxed.

Photo Release, pg. 308
Your digital camera is full of snapshots from birthdays and summer vacations. Now what? Show off your pictures in digital frames, online albums, or photo books.

Q. Which of These Pants Is a Size 10?, pg. 155
A: They all are. A look at the elastic art of sizing clothes, and why a size 6 isn’t always a size 6.

Money Made Easy, pg. 177
File jointly or separately? Invest in a 401(k) or a Roth IRA? Financial advisers give their 2 cents on 18 common (but vexing) money dilemmas.

A Month of Dinners, pg. 290
Are your nightly menus feeling warmed over? Break out of that dinner rut with six basic recipes, 24 variations, and shopping lists to see you through the next 30 days.

In Every Issue

Simple Solutions, pg. 69
Create graphic gift wrap by taking a page from a wall calendar; effortlessly file away memories; problem-solving products of the month; and more.

Road Tests

  • Face powder, pg. 237
  • Corduroys, pg. 243
  • Vacuums, pg. 251
  • Frozen pizza, pg. 259
  • Why Not?, pg. 16
  • Web Exclusive: Chocolate Tasting Grid
  • Web Exclusive: Be True to Your School: Classic Books Set in the Classroom
  • Editor’s Note, pg. 43
  • Contributors, pg. 44
  • Credits, pg. 347
  • Real Simple To Go, pg. 354