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A Quick Trick for Picking Lipstick

Here’s an easy way to gauge what works for your skin tone, says New York City–based makeup artist Melissa Silver: Rather than swatch colors on your hand, dab on a fingertip and hold it up to your lip. When in doubt, it’s better to buy a shade that seems slightly too bright, because you can always blend it or blot […]

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Do You Have Combination Skin?


You may have noticed how many beauty brands have started labeling products “for combination skin.” So what does that mean, and how do you know if those products are right for you? Unless your face is constantly shiny or perpetually parched, chances are you have combination skin, says Real Simple Beauty Assistant Jenny Jin. One quick way to test if […]

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Picky Eaters: Changing Eating Schedules

We asked you on Facebook for your biggest challenges when it comes to having a picky eater in the house. We called in Elizabeth Pantley, best-selling author of The No-Cry Picky Eater Solution to help solve your problems. I have a 33 month old son who is quite a picky eater.  We’ve talked to our doctor about it but he didn’t give us any solutions. […]

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Picky Eaters: The “White-Food-Only” Challenge

We asked you on Facebook for your biggest challenges when it comes to having a picky eater in the house. We called in Elizabeth Pantley, best-selling author of The No-Cry Picky Eater Solution to help solve your problems. Look for her answers here over the next few weeks. My youngest daughter is type 1 diabetic and will NOT eat anything that is good for her. […]

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Picky Eaters: The Battle of Casseroles and Other “Mixed” Foods

We asked you on Facebook for your biggest challenges when it comes to having a picky eater in the house. We called in Elizabeth Pantley, best-selling author of The No-Cry Picky Eater Solution to help solve your problems. Look for her answers here over the next few weeks. My oldest is a picky eater. He doesn’t eat anything mixed like casserole. Sometimes I just make […]

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Picky Eaters: How to Cut Back on Sweets

We asked you on Facebook for your biggest challenges when it comes to having a picky eater in the house. We called in Elizabeth Pantley, best-selling author of The No-Cry Picky Eater Solution to help solve your problems. Look for her answers here over the next few weeks. My 3 year old daughter seems to only live on yogurt & broccoli these days! She used […]

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Picky Eaters: Get Your Kids Involved in Menu Planning

We asked you on Facebook for your biggest challenges when it comes to having a picky eater in the house. We called in Elizabeth Pantley, best-selling author of The No-Cry Picky Eater Solution to help solve your problems. Look for her answers here over the next few weeks.   I have two picky eaters who will not eat veggies, and will not break out of […]

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Picky Eaters: What to do When No One Likes the Same Foods

We asked you on Facebook for your biggest challenges when it comes to having a picky eater in the house. We called in Elizabeth Pantley, best-selling author of The No-Cry Picky Eater Solution to help solve your problems. Look for her answers here over the next few weeks. Talk about meal dilemmas! My family has all different eaters. My husband is a meat & potato […]

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Your Picky Eating Questions, Answered

A while ago we asked you on Facebook for your biggest challenges when it comes to having a picky eater in the house. We called in Elizabeth Pantley, best-selling author of The No-Cry Picky Eater Solution to help solve your problems. We’ll be sharing them over the next few weeks. I have a 7 year old daughter who only eats […]

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Show Us Your Family Photos!

Hi everyone! In case you haven’t seen it, our annual issue of Real Simple Family is out on newsstands (and available for download). And we want your help illustrating one of the stories on RealSimple.com. For our story on tips for taking a better family photo, we want to showcase family photos from our readers that exemplify those tricks. To […]

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