Real Simple’s mission, through its 17 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.

By Lauren Phillips and Liz Steelman
April 27, 2018
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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.
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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.

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Roo Single Pocket Hammock

Relax while camping or reading in the park with this 4-by-8-foot nylon lounger. It holds up to 400 pounds and folds neatly into a 10-ounce pack.

To buy: Roo Single, $69, and Python 10 Tree-Friendly 10-ft. straps, $29; moosejaw.com.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Switch

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