Kathleen Harris
Kathleen is the editor of RealSimple.com. Her current obsessions: making the perfect Thanksgiving turkey, acrylic tables, Instagram, and Love It or List It. Have an idea? Share it: kathleen_harris@realsimple.com

Recent Posts By Kathleen Harris

An Exclusive Invite to a New To-Do Service

This is one of my favorite someecards of all time: Sound a little too familiar? There may be a fun solution. I was invited to try out a great new service called TwoDo that allows you to assign to-dos to your partner (or yourself) via email and keeps track of outstanding tasks in an easy-to-use, multiplatform interface. There are a million to-do […]

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Google’s New Summer Travel Savior

Google announced today a much-anticipated upgrade to its maps app. Two features caught my road-warrior eye: 1) Real-time traffic maps can now make your life a bit easier. Rather than wincing when you see that long line of red on your Google map indicating miles of unbearable traffic,  when applicable, the app will alert you: “Faster route now available” with […]

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What Do You Make of the Cronut Craze?

The word of the day is cronut. Even if you’ve never heard of it–for the record, it’s a half croissant, half doughnut–you can certainly imagine how delicious they could be.

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We Made 1 Simple Change

On Thursday, June 13, Real Simple, Essence, All You, and Health magazines hosted an incredibly inspiring and provocative discussion about our campaign, Make 1 Simple Change. Here are some Tweet-erps (a new word for excerpts from Twitter???):

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A Solution for the What-to-Make-for-Dinner Stress

It’s 4:00 and you have no idea what to make for dinner. Or, it’s 6:00 and you’re raiding the freezer for something somewhat healthy to serve your family. Sound familiar? Real Simple wants to help solve these dinnertime dilemmas. We’re launching a 4-week trial of a new weekly meal plan service. Check it out: We want to hear what you […]

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The New Look of Recipe Pins on Pinterest

When you visit Pinterest today (or, if you’re like us, you’ve already been there!) you might notice that recipe pins from Real Simple and a handful of other sites look a little bit different. Now you can see all the ingredients involved in making a recipe right from the pin. We’re excited to be one of the first sites with […]

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The Top 10 Questions on the Internet

You know the phrase, there are no stupid questions. I’m not sure I 100% agree—asking certain people certain questions can quickly deduct points from your hip/smart/savvy IQ. Yes, I found it endearing when my mom asked me, “What’s the Harlem Shake?” If a twenty-something coworker asked me that, I would think she has her head in the sand. But, lucky […]

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How Do You Organize Gift Wrap?

Today Crate & Barrel is launching a new brand of organizing, cleaning, and laundry products. My favorite? The gift wrap organizer. If you, like many, don’t have a spare closet to take over, this simple cart would do the trick. What I love most is the perfectly sized space for rolls of wrapping paper and the ribbon tension rods–it just may in fact […]

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How to Share the News With Your Kids

As the devastating story of the bombing at the Boston marathon unfolded, I turned on the TV news. Then I realized I have a 2-year-old. I wasn’t sure what kind of images to expect on the screen—something that could potentially scare or scar him, even at this early age. I wish Kid President had a nightly news broadcast. But until he […]

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1 Simple Change: Why Boston’s Mayor Demands a Gun Plan

Gun control legislation hits the Senate floor today, in what many are anticipating to be an emotionally charged debate. We have held our own debate at 1simplechange.com (more than 2,000 readers have submitted their ideas, have you?), and reached out to many notables to get their take on what needs to happen to help keep our kids safe. The responses range […]

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