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

How to Make Old Bay Seasoning

If you’re set on making a seafood dinner, like the Sheet-Pan Clambake from our May issue, but you’re out of seafood seasoning, leave your keys where they are. You can avoid a last-minute trip to the grocery store by quickly making an easy spice blend similar to Old Bay.

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Try This Now: Baby Kale

Looking for a great way to sneak more greens into your diet? Clamshell containers of baby kale are widely available in the produce aisle, helping you to get this healthy green into your meals by the handful without any prep.

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How to Decorate With Radiant Orchid

Each year, Pantone, the world’s authority on color, declares a color “color of the year.” This year’s hue: radiant orchid. The vibrant color, which combines purple, fuchsia, and pink undertones, may make for a stunning dress, but can you incorporate it into your décor?

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The Fastest Way to Minimize a Facial Flush

Squeezing in a quick workout may sound like a great way to utilize your lunch break, but showing up to that midday meeting with a flushed face is not a good look.

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How to Remove Water Stains From Wood

If Junior put a mug of hot chocolate on the coffee table or a well-meaning guest forgot to use a coaster, don’t panic just yet.

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How to Thread a Needle

Beth Baumgartel, author of Simple Sewing, explains how to thread a needle with ease.

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How to Clean Copper Pots

Your shiny new kitchen accessory looks a little less lovely once it’s been used. To maintain the pot’s luster even after repeated usage, avoid the dishwasher (yes, even if the manufacturer says it’s dishwasher-safe). Temperature fluctuations and harsh detergents can dull and damage the finish of cookware over time.

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How to Lighten Hair That’s Been Dyed Too Dark

If you enthusiastically jumped into the role of at-home colorist, but ended up with a botched dye job, don’t panic. In some cases, hair that’s been dyed too dark can be fixed with a single product everyone should have handy: dish soap.

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Which is Worse: Paper or Plastic?

If you forgot to tote your reusable bag to the grocery store, do you choose paper or plastic?

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An Easy Way to Keep Track of Medical Records

Kids often need to show proof of immunizations for school, camp, and after-school activities. Unfortunately, keeping an accurate and up-to-date log of your family’s immunization records tends to be more difficult than it sounds.

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