Real Simple’s mission, through its 16 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.
When attached to the hood of your cat’s box, chemical-free odor absorbers banish smells for up to one month. Works on trash cans, too!
To buy: $6, amazon.com.
Zip-Front Athletic Top
Made for women who have had breast surgery and may have difficulty raising their arms, this shirt fastens in front and features a built-in bra.
To buy: $54, pauirathleticapparel.com.
Smart Alarm Clock
This app-controlled wonder features USB charging ports, a Bluetooth speaker, and mood lighting. It also wakes you with a Spotify playlist.
To buy: $100, amazon.com.
Delicates Drying Rack
Get hand-washables high and dry with this suction-cupped helper. Hang socks, scarves, or bras from 10 swivel clips in the shower
To buy: $25, wayfair.com.
Wet Brush Pro Super Smooth Blowout Brush
Skip a step when you blow-dry and curl your hair with this brush. After drying a section with the bristle side, roll hair up to the roots, wait a few seconds, then unroll.
To buy: $18, jcpenney.com.
Wine n Dine
Say goodbye to diner’s remorse with Wine n Dine, a new, free social app for following your friends and favorite foodies. Users can upload pictures of restaurant dishes, and tag by name and restaurant. The images combine to create a crowd-sourced visual menu for restaurants in over 6,000 cities worldwide, so you never have to ask how large portions are or what your neighbor is eating. Having trouble deciding where to go for dinner? The app allows you to search by dish, cuisine, or location.