If you’re a fan of Real Simple you know we love storing things other than shoes in a hanging shoe organizer. Those pockets are perfectly sized for so many things, including cleaning supplies! Here’s the trick for making it work in your utility closet, garage, basement or laundry room: you can actually cut a fabric shoe organizer in half to make it fit […]
So you’ve found the perfect pants—they fit just right in the waist, sit just right on the hips, and aren’t too clingy around the thighs—all set, right? Almost. Many women don’t realize (or forget or flat-out ignore) the fact that, for that perfect fit, pants and jeans need to be the right length, as well. Complicating matters further, this means […]
We preach sunscreen here at Real Simple, but we know that plenty of people have done their fair share of sun worshipping in the past. If you were a bathing beauty when you were growing up (or last summer) you might come across a new device the next time you visit your dermatologist. A digital imaging tool called MelaFind, uses both visible […]
Yes, you want your family to eat healthy, but sometimes that requires sacrificing taste—case in point: using lean ground beef to make hamburgers or meatballs. Now that grilling season is upon us, try this trick instead to make sure you don’t end up with dry burgers. Instead of choosing 90 percent lean ground beef, opt for ground chuck instead. It […]
Plenty of us are careful when handling raw meat and poultry, but will bite into an apple after a simple rub with our t-shirt. Turns out we might not be paying close enough attention to how we’re handling our fruits and vegetables. According to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 50 percent of foodborne illnesses come from produce. Makes you think twice about eating that apple before washing it, huh?
Even if Frank Sinatra says differently (ahem, orange), yellow is often psychologically considered the happiest color, creating feelings of warmth and cheer. If you’re ready to shed those winter blahs in favor of a brighter outlook, consider adding a shot or two of this sunny shade to your wardrobe for an instant pick-me-up. Helpful Hint: Since yellow can be difficult […]
If you have access to a desktop and a laptop computer, take our advice: Use the laptop more often. Why? While staring at any screen is bad for your vision, looking at a laptop isn’t nearly as bad as looking at a desktop. (Did you know we blink half as much as we should when we’re viewing text on a […]