6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

Real Simple’s mission, through its 15 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these


Sole Serum


Strut into the new year sans pain. This soothing serum targets and relieves aching feet, so you can step back into your heels within minutes of applying.

To buy: $17, soleserum.com.

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Presto PopLite Hot Air Popper


This machine pops up to 18 cups of corn in less than 2 1/2 minutes—without any oil. The result? A whole-grain snack free of artificial flavors, preservatives, and added salt.

To buy: $35, momastore.org.

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Corkcicle Air


Using thermal gel technology, this icicle-shaped device keeps white wine at the perfect temperature. When you’re ready to serve, simply pour the wine through the built-in spout.

To buy: $25, amazon.com.

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Yonanas Frozen Healthy Dessert Maker


Even if you’ve resolved to eat fewer sweets, you don’t have to feel guilty about this frozen treat. Add any combination of fruits to the machine, and watch as it’s transformed it into creamy, naturally sweetened soft-serve.

To buy: $37, amazon.com.

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Measure your ingredients and plate perfect portions with just one set of spoons that rests easily on any serving dish. Each set comes with 1 cup, 3/4 cup, 1/2 cup, and 1/8 cup measurements.

To buy: $50, livligahome.com.

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Whether from your closest friends or your favorite magazines, get restaurant recommendations from the people and brands you trust. The free app pulls in photos from other social media sites, so you can get a realistic preview of the venue.

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