Life Strategies

13 Small Projects That Will Make You Feel Accomplished

Real Simple readers share what the long-procrastinated tasks they checked off their to-do lists.

What 5 Highly Successful People Do Every Morning When They Wake Up

What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?

Your Ultimate Summer Reading List

If you hate to be seaside (or lakeside or poolside or anything -side) without a book in hand, you’ve landed in the right place. Here, great beach reads recommended by notable authors and experts. 

How to Get Back Into the Workforce

Whether you’ve been home raising kids, on furlough due to downsizing, or out for family issues, Jennifer Gefsky, a cofounder of Après, a company specializing in career transitions, has smart strategies for coming back strong.

Father’s Day Quotes

Find the perfect sentiment for your Father’s Day card.

What the Perfect Morning Looks Like, According to Pinterest

Here's what the a.m. hours would look like if we all lived by Pinterest's rules. 

This Is Your Summer Bucket List

Need inspiration for summer fun? Check out our list and see how many you can cross out before Labor Day hits.

5 Lessons You Can Learn From Classic Movies

Confucius, Deepak Chopra…Ferris Bueller?!? Turns out, the gurus in John Hughes flicks can be just as influential. Real Simple asked an expert panel of cinephiles to share their favorite movie teachings—and Principal Ed Rooney plays a starring role.

How a Long-Forgotten Wedding Present Changed My Marriage

Lee Woodruff’s red long johns—a wedding present from her husband—went from a symbol of adventure to a sign of midlife stagnation… until one trip changed everything.

What Never Fails to Make Real Simple Staffers Laugh?

Sophisticated, Noël Coward–esque humor? A witty New Yorker cartoon? A good pratfall? You’d be surprised.