Brigitt Hauck
Brigitt is the associate editor for RealSimple.com. In addition to writing e-mail newsletters like the Daily Thought and 6 Items to Simplify Your Life, Brigitt often works on new uses, holiday, and wedding content for the site. She spends most of her free time putting her culinary degree to good use by experimenting in the kitchen.

Recent Posts By Brigitt Hauck

What to Wear to an Interview

We can’t stop by and pluck the perfect outfit for your interview out of your closet, but we can offer a few pointers.

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How to Dry Nails Faster

Those dry-oil body sprays (now ubiquitous at drugstores) are great for more than softening skin, says New York City-based celebrity manicurist Elle.

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A Surprising Way to Get Soft Lips

The Real Simple community is no stranger to new uses. We’ve got new and clever ways to use everything from outdoor items to zippered plastic bags, but here’s one we haven’t heard before: eye cream as a lip gloss.

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Is Social Media a #Do or a #Don’t at Weddings?

While some couples embrace social media by dedicating a unique hashtag to their big day, others are turning their cheek to a digital dump of wedding photos (even attention-loving Kim and Kanye are said to have put a ban on cell phones and cameras at their May 24 wedding). According to a survey by TK, only 14 percent of brides ask guests to power down, but a hefty 44 percent believe some digital boundaries should be respected.

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An Instant Upgrade for Grilled Food

It’s hard to improve upon good, plain butter. But compound butters (made by mixing softened butter with herbs, citrus zest, pepper, or other spices) are a finishing blast of flavor you’ll want to smear on everything, from just-grilled steak, fish, and vegetables to roasted meats, year-round.

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How to Cover Premature Gray Hair

Have stray grays to cover but not ready for allover color?

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How to Clean Artificial Flowers

For those who can’t seem to keep flowers alive, high-quality artificial flowers can be a great alternative. Fake flowers need little tending to, but will require cleaning now and then. No matter how real the arrangement looks, once those pretty petals accumulate dust they won’t look at-home with your decor.

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How to Pack Moving Boxes

Before you begin packing up the contents of your home, resist the urge to haphazardly stuff your belongings into boxes. To keep your belongings safe en route and make unpacking a bit easier, follow these guidelines, courtesy of FlatRate Moving.

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How to Haggle at a Yard Sale

Hosting a garage sale to unload the old and make way for the new? Yard sale shoppers expect a bargain and aren’t shy about asking for it, so toughen up and memorize these lines, courtesy of Aaron LaPedis, author of The Garage Sale Millionaire ($23, amazon.com).

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How to Get Rid of Nail Polish

Even “eco-friendly” nail polishes (the ones labeled 3-FREE or 5-FREE) aren’t safe for the environment, says Enesta Jones, a spokesperson for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. So, ideally, you should bring all your polishes to a household hazardous waste (HHW) facility. While you’re there you can also unload everything from hair dye to paint cans and pesticides. To find a […]

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