Inspiration & Motivation

What Does Your Favorite Color Say About You?

If your clothes could talk, here’s what they would reveal.

3 Ways to Replace a Lost or Stolen Gift Card

If a gift card goes missing, does that mean the money on the card is gone forever, too? Not necessarily. Here’s what to do.

5 Friends Everyone Should Have

Jerry had George, Kramer, and Elaine. Carrie had Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte. They knew, as you do, that one person can’t fulfill every friendship function. Here, experts weigh in on the key personalities you shouldn’t be without.

5 Ways to Get Along Better With People

Your coworker may drive you up the wall, but you’ve decided you’ll no longer rise to her bait. Try these tips for improving your relationship with her—and anyone else who pushes your buttons.

This Inspiring Video Will Make You Rethink History

Have all great inventors have been men? Think again.

How to Conquer Clutter Once and For All

Her first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, made
 Marie Kondo an unlikely house-hold name. To celebrate
 her new book, Spark Joy, Kondo demystifies her cult methods.

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.

The 10 Happiest, Healthiest States in the United States

A new poll reveals which states have the highest quality of life—and which have the lowest.   

10 Dinnertime Conversation Starters

Tired of the monosyllabic grunts? The silent pea-pushing? Spin this handy cutout wheel for a question guaranteed to perk up your table talk.

16 Ways to Start the Day Off on the Right Foot

It’s not easy to begin your morning on the right foot when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed. This month, Real Simple readers share the A.M. rituals that help them rise and shine.