Kristin Appenbrink
Kristin is the senior editor at RealSimple.com. She oversees Real Simple's Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram accounts, along with writing the Simple Tip blog and editing the Work & Life section of the site. Originally from Kansas City, Kristin now lives in Brooklyn and spends her free time making ice cream.

Recent Posts By Kristin Appenbrink

Have You Tried Wearing False Lashes? Use This Tip!

Have you ever worn fake lashes before? I’ve only tried them once and it was years ago for a Halloween costume, but I feel like they are becoming more common lately for parties, events, or even just a fun night out. And since I’m headed to Alt Summit in a couple of weeks (give me a shout if you’ll be […]

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In 2013, Target Will Match Amazon’s Prices

Earlier this week Target announced that they have extended and expanded their price-matching program to include online retailers like Amazon. Likely an attempt to combat Amazon’s Price Check app which enables consumers to scan an item in a store and find out if they can get it cheaper on Amazon. Target is hoping that if consumers can get the lowest […]

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Should You Exercise When You’re Sick?

There’s no doubt that cold and flu season is one of the factors that can squash your fitness resolution. But a case of the sniffles isn’t always reason enough to skip the gym. Neil Schachter, a professor of pulmonary and critical care at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in New York City, recommends doing what he calls a “neck check.” […]

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Our 2013 Organizing Challenge on Instagram

This year, we’re tackling the organizational trouble spots in your home room-by-room each month. We’ve enlisted the help of our favorite organizing guru Chip Cordelli, and in each issue we’ll help you clean up those messes and install smarter systems to make sure you stay organized. As part of our challenge, we want to see how you’ve put Chip’s organizing […]

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How to Spot Clean Your Sofa Cushions

If you end up with a spill or a stain on your upholstered furniture, use this trick to remove the stain without damaging the cushion underneath. Before you start treating the stain, unzip the cover and slip a plastic cutting board in between the fabric and the cushion. This will prevent the cushion from getting damp or stain from transferring […]

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A $6 Gadget to Make You A Better Baker

If you use your oven on a regular or semi-regular basis, here’s one (inexpensive) kitchen gadget you should invest in the next time you’re at Bed Bath and Beyond or the next time you place an Amazon order—an oven thermometer Using an oven thermometer can help you determine whether your oven runs hotter or cooler than the dial shows. I’m […]

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How to Prevent Dark Under-Eye Circles

As if you needed another reason to slather on the sunscreen (year-round) in the morning. It turns out that sunscreen can help prevent your skin from thinning and browning—two of the main causes of those pesky, hard-to-conceal under-eye shadows. For tips on applying concealer and solving other eye problems, head to Real Simple.

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What Is Your Favorite Random Act of Kindness?

Happy Monday, everyone! We want to start your week off right with a question from our print editors. They want to know: What has been your favorite random act of kindness that you’ve either given, received, or witnessed recently? Share your stories in the comments below, and we’ll share a selection of them in an upcoming issue! And if you […]

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Cool Video: Fireworks in Reverse

I was lucky enough to be at a party with a view of a few different fireworks displays on New Year’s Eve earlier this week. And then I came across this video on This is Colossal where filmmaker Julian Tay reversed a video he’d taken of fireworks in Melbourne. Isn’t it beautiful? What other amazing videos have you seen online recently? […]

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New Subscription Service for Women: Le Parcel

There seems to be a subscription box service for every kind of product imaginable these days. And now feminine hygiene products are no exception. A new company called Le Parcel has launched a service that will mail you a customized selection of tampons, panty liners, and pads from your choice of brands each month on a specific date for a flat fee […]

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