Fabric softener? Turns out, it’s not exactly a necessity (and add chemicals to your clothes!). Must your jeans be laundered every day? Assuming you’re not rolling around in the dirt, you really only *need* to wash ‘em every four or five wears. Real Simple’s Associate Home Editor Stephanie Sisco stopped by The Today Show to share these and other vital laundry, […]
Certain colors complement your complexion, while others miss the mark entirely. As someone with cool undertones, purple looks great on me, but yellow…let’s just say I’ll let my counterparts with warmer undertones have their pick of blouses on that rack.
Lemons: They might make your face pucker and your eyes tear up, but they are a wonderful addition to dishes and beverages alike adding a fresh, light, and citrusy flavor. But these tart little wonders can do so much more. Try these five tricks with your lemons: • Before you go to juice your lemons, place then in your microwave for […]
This spicy, subtly sweet chili sauce, originally from North Africa, gives heat and body to soups, stews, beans, tacos, and more. Typically it’s made from a mixture of chilies, other spices (like coriander and caraway), garlic, and olive or vegetable oil.
We love no-cook recipes and fresh summer produce as much as the next person, but sometimes you just want need something deep-fried. But does fried chicken, a decadent splurge-worthy meal if ever there was one, have to be quite so bad for you? According to Cooking Light, the answer is a resounding no. While fried foods will never be a […]
Ah, summer vacation! When school breaks, the days are long, and the weather is balmy, it’s tempting to plan a family getaway. And, according to the American Express Spending and Savings Tracker, 75 percent of Americans will do just that despite rising costs.
You know those days you wake up and don’t even know where to start? So you don’t even try, and then you feel worse as the day wears on? I was having one of those… but fortunately, my job involves meeting with and interviewing makeup artists on a daily basis. So today, when I ran into Yadim, Maybelline’s global makeup […]