We decided to print two covers for the April 2014 issue of Real Simple (which is now available on iTunes). We want to know: Which is your favorite? Please go to Facebook.com/RealSimple to vote!
A quick reminder: If you live in an area that observes Daylight Saving time, it begins Sunday, March 9, at 2:00 a.m. Be sure to turn your clock forward one hour—and start enjoying that extra daylight! Fearing the lost hour of sleep? Get tips for becoming a morning person.
Do you check your smartphone every hour? You’re not alone. In a joint poll, Real Simple and The Huffington Post asked 3,583 women how smartphones and social media affect their lives.
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Do you find half-filled cups, glasses, and mugs throughout your house at the end of each day? If the kitchen clutter is driving you up the wall, consider creating a designated spot for the not-quite-empty vessels. By choosing one table or counter where everyone can put their beverages that they have every good intention of eventually finishing, you create a […]
[Note: A version of this article first appeared in the March 2014 issue of Real Simple.] I mean, maybe I’ve never had a really, really good madeleine, but I find them a bit, shall we say, subtle. How that delicate taste could evoke such a strong reaction in Marcel Proust is beyond me. Or maybe it just substantiates why he […]
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Feel like #selfies are taking over social media (and in turn, the world)? Rest assured that the self-portraits only account for 3-5 percent of images on all of Instagram—and, not so surprisingly, are mostly taken by women in their early-to-mid 20s. Another fun fact: The average degree of head tilt is 50 percent higher for women than for men. The […]
Here’s a fun fact: People with quick strides are more likely to be viewed as busy and productive than those with a more mellow walk… which, if you live or work in a crowded city, can definitely come in handy! Surprised? Just as your body language sends unconscious cues to those around you, the way you walk can shape people’s […]