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We started REAL SIMPLE in 2000 with the goal of keeping life simple and stress free. Today, we reach more than 10 million digital users and 6.2 million magazine readers each month.
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Diversity and Inclusion
At REAL SIMPLE we aim to help everyone simplify their lives. Key to that mission is understanding the many structural and societal obstacles that our readers face and to respond with the most inclusive solutions.We know REAL SIMPLE readers are not a monolith: We are many races, sizes, identities, and abilities, we form different relationships and families; and we follow different cultural and religious traditions. We want REAL SIMPLE to be a valuable resource for all, and we will use our platform to foster inclusivity, equality, and human rights.
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Creative Director Emily Kehe
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Executive Managing Editor Lavinel Savu
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Features Director Amy Maclin
Senior Editor Rachel Sylvester
Editorial Assistant Teddy Willson
Contributing Editors Kristyn Kusek Lewis (Books), Catherine Newman
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Awards and Recognition
- 2022 Webby Awards, Nominee, Video, How-To and DIY; Honoree, Podcasts, Advice and How-To; Honoree, Best Writing, Editorial
- 2022 Money Confidential named by Policygenius as one of the 8 best personal finance podcasts for 2022.
- 2021 Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards, Honorable Mention, Podcast, Consumer-Banking/Business/Finance
- 2019 National Magazine Awards, Finalist, Leisure Interests
- 2018 Society of Publication Designers Merit Awards, Winner, Cover Design, Feature Design, Feature Photography, Feature New/Documentary Photography, Illustration
- 2018 Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards, Winner, Full Issue, Overall Design, Instructional/How To, and Supplemental, Annual or One-Shot
- 2017 Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards, Winner, Best Use of Instagram/Pinterest
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