Simple Ways to Kick Start Your Day

Feeling sluggish in the morning? Try these tips and tricks to help wake you up and keep you going all day long.

Rise and Shine

Quiz: Are you a Morning Person?

Find out what time of day you are most alert.

5 Ways to Save Time in the Morning

Always running late? Try these smart tips for quick makeup and hair, and more.

How Do You Keep Up Your Energy and Stamina?

You told Real Simple how you keep yourself going.

8 Fast, Convenient Breakfasts

Rise and shine with one of these delicious store-bought picks.

The Best Pancake Mixes

Of 52 mixes, we flipped for these 7 (all free of hydrogenated oils and trans fats).

6 Tasty Breakfast Foods

Still skipping breakfast? With these quick, convenient picks you’ll have no more excuses.

The Best Coffee

Whether you favor light, medium, or dark roast, these winners are all buzz-worthy.

The Best Bacon

Real Simple staffers pigged out on 58 versions of the best food on earth. These eight strips truly sizzled.

Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes

Not a morning person? Try these easy breakfast ideas you can prepare in advance.

7 Great, Convenient Breakfast Ideas

Wake up on the right side of bed with these delectable store-bought selections.

The Best Cereals

212 varieties were tested. See which made the grade.

9 Smart Beauty Tips

Save time and money with clever info from beauty insiders.


Wake-Up Stretches

How to Wash Your Face

Six easy steps for a gentle, but thorough, cleansing.

6 Pampering Bath and Body Products

Whether you’re getting ready to bare your skin in the summer or staving off dry skin in the winter, these body treatments will leave you feeling refreshed year-round.

10 Smart Makeup Products We Love

Whether for your eyes, your cheeks, or your lips, these beauty items are pretty great.