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A New Use for a Toilet Paper Tube

You know how much we love new uses for old things here at Real Simple. And this one from You Grow Girl (found via Re-Nest) is right up our alley. Take a look:


It’s an easy seed starter for your spring planting. Keep reading to see how to make it.

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Choosing the Best Neckline for Your Face Shape

There are some shirts that just look better on than others. And while you might not think about it, it probably has something to do with the neckline and the shape of your face. The new book Wear This, Toss That! by Amy E. Goodman breaks down which necklines flatter each face shape.


Keep reading to see which neckline you should be wearing.

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Get a Song Out of Your Head with Unhearit

Earworms, those tunes that you just can’t seem to get out of your head, are definitely on the list of modern annoyances. Now there’s a site that will help you get rid of it.




Keep reading to learn how the site works.


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Tasty Popcorn Recipes for Oscar Night

The Oscars are on this weekend, and whether you’re having people over or just watching them in your PJ’s (or both), you’re going to need something to snack on. What better than popcorn? Especially when you try any or all of these three easy upgrades.


To see our three easy recipes, keep reading.


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Organization Inspiration: Arrange Your Books by Color

Organizing your books by color isn’t a new concept, but it’s a very pretty one. And we found some inspiration today in the form of a video to show you just how great a color-coded bookcase can look.


Keep reading to see the video.

(photo by juhansonin on Flickr)

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How to Recycle Crayons

If you have kids (or nieces and nephews) chances are you have an old box or two of crayons stashed somewhere in your home. Even if they are too worn down and broken to donate to a day care center or women’s shelter, you can still recycle them.


Keep reading to find out how to recycle your crayons.

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Make Applesauce in Your Microwave

There’s something about homemade applesauce that is just better than the kind that comes in a jar. And making it is easier than you think.


Keep reading to get the recipe.

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Have You Heard About Picclick?

Like many of you, the editors at Real Simple are big fans of shopping Etsy and Ebay for everything from home decor items, to craft supplies, to handbags, shoes, and jewelry. But sometimes, browsing those sites can be difficult if you’re in a “I’ll know what I’m looking for when I see it” mode. That’s where Picclick comes in.


Keep reading to find out how Picclick makes browsing easier.

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Smart or Silly: What Do You Think of the Obol?

Recently, this bowl, which helps you keep your cereal from getting soggy came to our attention. We love the idea, but want to know what you think of the execution.


Keep reading to see more photos and tell us whether you think the bowl is smart or silly.

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How To Keep Jeans from Shrinking in the Wash

While your jeans might stretch out in the waistband, they’ll frequently shrink in length when you wash them. Luckily, there’s an easy way to help them keep their length while returning the rest of their proportions to normal.


Keep reading to find out what to do.

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