Life Strategies

This Crowdfunding Platform Will Change the Way Women Raise Money

Founder Karen Cahn hasn’t just created a platform—she has created a community.

What Is a Great Gift for the Person Who Has Everything?

Maybe Mom finally realized that she has all the kitchen utensils she needs. Or you can’t bear to add (again) to Aunt Matilda’s compact collection. It’s time to think out of the gift box. Try one of these clever suggestions, courtesy of Real Simple readers.

Why Men Need to Build Things

Hint: It's not always about making a nice shelf. 

How to Fix Red, Puffy Eyes After Crying

You’ve let it all out. Now it’s time to pull yourself together. These expert tips will take your face from blotchy red to ready for work, whether you have 10 minutes or 10 hours.

How to Deal With Customer Service—Without Losing Your Cool

Beat the customer service system to return unwanted gifts, eliminate travel headaches, and get any issue resolved quickly.

10 Ways to Be Happier

How happy are you―really? If there’s room for improvement, try one of these suggestions.

How to Convince Your Boss You Need a Sabbatical

You need a break from work. Not just a vacation but something longer and more meaningful. Work-life experts and sabbatical veterans share the steps to make it happen.

7 Things You Should Mention to Your Partner Before Your Office Holiday Party

When your personal life and professional life collide, you have to be careful—especially when there’s eggnog involved!

What One Author Learned From Her Mother’s Struggle With Dementia

Dementia took the mother she’d known. But, writes Janet Fitch, it also brought unexpected tenderness to their broken relationship.

How to Dine Out With Kids (and Not Go Crazy) 

Tired of fast food on paper plates? Here’s how to eat in a snazzy restaurant with your children, without an embarrassing meltdown (by them or you!).