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An App to Help You Get the Best Price

What’s more frustrating than seeing an item you just purchased go on sale (and finding out you’re just past the window for a price adjustment)? Thankfully, there’s an app that can help you snag all the price adjustments you’re eligible for. Eyeona is an app and website that allows you to upload your paper and digital receipts for more than […]

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5-Minute Organizing Ideas from Buttoned Up

You’d be surprised in how many small things you can cross off your to-do list in just five minutes. Get Buttoned Up has compiled a list of 55 things that can be done in the time it takes to watch a couple of YouTube videos. Here are a few we’re planning on crossing off this weekend: 1. Pay bills due […]

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Would You Buy Food at the Dollar Store?

Have you ever considered buying food at the dollar store? If not, you might want to give it a try. Our experts recommend looking for packaged food (like baking mixes) that have a long shelf life. Just check the expiration dates and make sure it’s something you’ll use before it goes bad. With birthday parties and bake sales on the […]

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Make Your Daily Commute Less Painful

According to the U.S. Census Bureau the average daily commute for Americans is a whopping 25 minutes, 6 seconds. (If you live in New York or Maryland, your commute is even worse clocking in at 31.4 minutes and 31.3 minutes, respectively.) To make your daily trek a bit easier to deal with avoid leaving your house between 7 a.m. and […]

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How to Keep Fried Chicken Crispy

Do you ever make fried chicken at home? It’s one of the best comfort foods of summer, but can be time-consuming to make. If you decide to give it a go (like our recipe for Easy Fried Chicken), use this trick to keep your chicken crispy while you finish preparing dinner. Once your chicken pieces are done frying, set them […]

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Clever Product: Bottle Top Juicer by Umbra

We love a clever product here at Real Simple. And this bottle-top juicer is one of our new favorites. Whether you want to add some lemon or lime juice to your soda or seltzer, or you want an easy way to collect citrus juice for cocktails, this juicer is perfect since the juice filters directly into the bottle below. G&Ts anyone? […]

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The One Tip That Will Change Your Laundry Routine

If you avoid doing laundry in the evening because you don’t want to wait up for it before you go to bed, this tip will change the way you do the wash. Experts agree that it’s actually okay to let your clothes sit in the washing machine overnight. That way you can transfer them to the dryer first thing in […]

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How to Make Bright Lipstick Last

It might seem counterintuitive, but the key to making your bright lipstick last longer than 20 minutes is blotting. First apply a layer of the color to well-hydrated lips, then blot with one ply of a piece of tissue. (If you really want to make the color stick dust a bit of translucent powder on your lips through the tissue.) […]

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New Beauty Uses for a Toothbrush from BellaSugar

Real Simple has come up with plenty of inventive new uses for the toothbrush over the years, but there are always more ideas out there. Here are a few that we love from BellaSugar: Tame flyaway hairs: Spritz a clean toothbrush with a bit of hair spray and run the bristles over your hair to fight flyaways. De-lint your hair […]

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How an Olive Oil Cruet Can Help Keep Your Stove Clean

When you see this kind of bottle (technically called an olive oil cruet), you probably think salad dressings and pasta with fresh olive oil. But keeping one near your stovetop can actually help you keep your cooking surface clean, and prevent dried-on food splatters. Simply fill the bottle with water and a bit of mild dish detergent. Then when you’re […]

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