Yara Palin Yara Palin is the Branded Content Writer at Dotdash Meredith with a background in product roundups. She typically reviews home, beauty, and tech products. Experience Yara is a native New Yorker and as a result is always looking for products that bring peace back to her life. Education Yara has a B.A in Journalism from Lehman College. About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.