Now that it’s February, I have Valentine’s Day on my mind. And in honor of the upcoming holiday, our colleagues at InStyle.com have pulled together a list of the 25 Most Iconic Movie Kisses. This list makes me want to snuggle up on the couch on the couch, along with some chocolates and my Valentine, and catch up on the most memorable movie moments in history. I especially love that Lady […]
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May seems like eons away, but we want to know: How does your family celebrate Mother’s Day? What would you love to give this year—or get? Do any moms out there secretly hate carnations? We’d love to hear how you feel about the holiday, so please take our survey! We’ll run the results in an upcoming issue. (And we may […]
The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree—which happens to be just a block from Real Simple’s office—is coming down in just a few days. We can’t even begin to imagine how to safely (not to mention neatly) dispose of an 80-foot Norway spruce, but we do have some tips for getting rid of the Douglas Fir in your living room. When you’re ready […]
Didn’t know what to get your kid’s teacher? Your coworker? Your Secret Santa? Chances are, you bought someone a gift card. And while you probably thought you couldn’t go wrong with such an easy, crowd-pleasing gift, according to Yahoo! data, searches for “sell gift cards” are off the charts this week. So, does it make financial sense to sell unused gift […]
Want to enjoy a glass of champagne (or two or three) on New Year’s Eve? Go right ahead. But first, take these 3 steps to prevent an unwelcome hangover on January 1. 1. Eat fatty foods. All foods, especially fatty ones, delay the body’s absorption of alcohol. 2. Eat high-fiber foods. High-fiber foods can break down alcohol and absorb it, keeping it from reaching […]
If you’re heading to the mall today to return some of the gifts you received that weren’t quite right, keep in mind that you might get slapped with a couple of fees if you opened your gift completely. Some stores will charge up to 25 percent of the refund price as a restocking fee or a fe for opened merchandise. […]
Are you still looking for something to make your presents look special under the tree? Why not use some of the tree itself? Here’s a great wrapping idea from Odessa May Society: There’s a full tutorial on Odessa May Society. And if you need gift tags, we have several you can print out for free!