Five Reasons to Love Simply Stated Even More Than You Do Already

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Those of you who make Real Simple’s blogs a regular destination might have noticed a few changes over the last couple of weeks. We launched our blog platform in 2007 with just one blog (you’re looking at it), and now I’m proud to say we have 20 fabulous voices to make you laugh, smile, talk back, breathe a sigh of relief, or all of the above. We’ve also made some technical changes to enhance your blog-reading pleasure. They are:

• A new look: Your favorite content is simpler to navigate by clicking one of the categories at the top. Or if you find something specific you want to read about (say happiness or cooking), just click on the blue links at the end of each post to see all the related content.

• New categories: We’ve added a Family Life category, plus we’ve given the popular Discounts & Deals page in the magazine its own blog. So in addition to the savings you find in the magazine each month, you can check here for even more deals exclusively for readers.

• New bloggers: We’ve welcomed several of the editors in our food department and our assistant fashion editor already, but we’re not done yet. We’ll have new faces from our staff and around the Web joining us soon.

• New comments: In an attempt to make the site even easier to navigate, you can now comment directly on Simply Stated by using your Facebook profile. No more entering your information each time you want to share what you think.

• Even more to come. Stay tuned as we share fun series like our 3-Ingredient Challenge, our first-ever blogger contest, and more.

So: Take a look (and let me know what you think). Enjoy.

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