Real Simple’s mission, through its 17 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.
Fiskars Non-Scratch Kitchen Shears
Neatly cut pizza, quiche, or quesadillas with these dishwasher-safe scissors. A heat-resistant base means you won't scratch your cutting surface.
To buy: $10; amazon.com.
Roo Single Pocket Hammock
The Wet Brush Go Green Detangler
Its flexible bristles bend around and over knots so you can detangle wet hair without pulling. Bonus: It’s made from a biodegradable plant starch.
To buy: $13; thewetbrush.com.
Burt’s Bees Moisturizing Lip Mask
A sheet mask … for your lips! Smooth it on while watching television, then peel it off after five minutes. Meadowfoam-seed and almond oils turn even the driest lips baby smooth.
To buy: $3; target.com.
Family Time Conversation Kit
Spark conversations more meaningful than “What did you do today?” with these creative prompts. Brainstorm how to throw a party in zero gravity, or dive into more thoughtful topics such as how each member of your family might help cheer someone up after a bad day.
To buy: $25; uncommongoods.com.
With jewelry subscription service Switch, you can sport designer baubles (think Dior, Gucci, and Chanel) at a wedding, family gathering, or other special event, then trade it in for another piece when you’re ready—or when you’ve taken all the pictures you can with it. If you fall for a certain piece, you can even buy it from Switch for a special members’ price.
To buy: From $29/month; joinswitch.com