Inspiration & Motivation

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.

11 Heartwarming Quotes About Love

In love with love? Whether you’re attached or still looking for that special someone, these quotes will fill your heart this Valentine’s Day.

11 Fitness Motivation Secrets That Actually Work

Nearly a dozen research- and expert-backed tips you haven’t heard before.

5 Ways to Conquer the Impostor Syndrome

Ever feel like a fraud at work? You’re not alone, says Valerie Young, the author of The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women. She offers tools for upending this mind-set to beat insecurity and own your achievements.

Gifts That Give Back—That Your Friends Actually Want

There was a time when you had to choose between delighting a recipient and making a small move for social good. But now you can win on both counts. Here’s a batch of handpicked beauties your friends and family will love that also happen to boost really worthy causes. Read, get inspired, click, give... and collect the hugs. Everybody wins.