General: Safety & Family

How to Avoid Common Scams

Learn how to avoid the most common swindles—from high-tech password theft to low-tech door-to-door hustles.

Is it Stealing to Use a Neighbor’s Non-Password-Protected Wi-Fi?

Real Simple asked a panel of experts to offer their two cents.

5 Helpful Apps for Your Next Road Trip

If you want a calm, authoritative voice in your ear, expertly guiding you onto highways and byways, look no further than your smartphone. These GPS apps give clear, concise road directions, but that’s not even the half of what they can do. Which one is right for you? Real Simple test-drove five of the top offerings.

Home Safety Checklist

Make yours a home sweet, safe home.

The Ultimate Self-Defense Guide We Hope You'll Never Need

You already know to avoid dark alleys, but learning ways to protect yourself can help arm you for other potentially shady situations. As an expert in Krav Maga (an Israeli self-defense system) and the founder of MAMA (Mothers Against Malicious Acts), Jarrett Arthur has the chops to show you how.

Are the Toys on Your Holiday Shopping List Safe for Kids?

The answer: Not all of them. Make sure everything your children unwrap this year is kid-friendly.

Disasters, natural or man-made, often come without warning. Have these supplies and details organized ahead of time, and you’ll weather the storm with less stress.

9 Ways to Childproof Your Gadgets

It’s a big, bad World Wide Web out there. Here’s everything you need to know about keeping your children safe when they’re in cyberspace.

6 Fire-Prevention Tips 

Take these steps to ensure your home doesn't go up in flames.

5 Top Photo-Sharing Sites

When it comes to capturing a moment, you never hesitate to point and shoot. Sharing your images and videos with friends and family, however, requires a bit more pause. At first glance, the options are almost identical. That’s why Real Simple has rounded up the best sites to help you organize, share, and order prints. One is sure to be your picture-perfect match.*