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Ridiculous Products, Entry #4597

Longtime readers know that I do get a kick out of wacky products, and as a Real Simple writer/blogger it’s only natural that I love inventions that solve problems. But these two new items sort of push the limit of problems in need of a solution. I present to you the following: 1. Picnic Jeans. Ever wanted to be able […]

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Don’t Get Burned on Your Stockpot

For pots with shorter handles that are hard to grip while wearing oven mitts or holding pot holders, try these silicone handle grips from Spoon Sisters that will keep you from burning your hands while making sure you don’t drop the pot. Bonus, if your slow-cooker has handles, try using these on them as well when you’re lifting out the […]

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Make a Cake in ANY Shape You Want with Ribbon

Before we get your hopes up too far, take note that this product is still being developed on Quirky. But it’s too good not to share. And of course, the more interest surrounding the product the more likely it is to go into production. Hidden in the flexible silicone strip of the Ribbon are magnets which when stuck to a […]

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Save 50% on BlowPro Mini Set

I always welcome a good discount, especially on new products because it makes it easier to try something new without feeling guilty. This month one of my favorite New York City salons is giving you 50% on their latest product launch. BlowPro’s mini shampoo and conditioner set ($42, 3floz.com) is my gym bag staple. From hydration to detangling, I can […]

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Smart Product: Portion Spoon from Quirky

If you’re a kind of fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants cook, you might like this Portion Spoon that allows you to measure and mix without having to switch utensils. The bowl of the spoon includes half teaspoon, teaspoon, and tablespoon measurements, while the spoon’s handle is hollow, allowing you to measure up to 1/4 cup of liquid. You’ll just have to use it for […]

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Useful or Useless Gear? You Be the Judge!

Two new products came to my attention this week, and while I am not one to thumb my nose at time-saving and health-encouraging gadgets, gear, or problem-solving inventions of any kind—that’s simply not the Real Simple way!!—these two had me wondering if they were serious or silly. 1. Footwear for the…fertile? Yes, women’s feet change during pregnancy. Yes, swelling can be […]

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Smart New Product: Hover Bar from Twelve South

I’m a big fan of Twelve South’s products. (We’ve covered their Plug Bug on Simply Stated before.) So I’m very excited to see their newest product the Hover Bar for the iPad. While I’m not a member of the food department here at Real Simple, I do love to cook, which you might remember if you followed my Ice Cream Social blog […]

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Smart Product: Kuhn Rikon Spill Stop Lids

One of the most common cooking problems is having pots that boil over. Luckily this smart product helps prevent that. The silicone lid has petal-shaped vents that allow the excess water to bubble through, but not spill over on to your stove top. Check out this video to see the Kuhn Rikon Spill Stop Lids in action: The lids are […]

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Space Heater Safety Tips

The holidays are over and the temperatures are finally starting to drop here in New York. Tonight the low is going to be in the teens, and while I’m no stranger to cold weather, it doesn’t mean I don’t struggle every time winter really rolls around. Especially since my bedroom in my apartment doesn’t actually have a heater. So, instead […]

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Your Hair Questions Answered

A few weeks back I asked you to send me questions to bring to one of my favorite hairstylists, Simone at Paul Labrecque Salon. You came up with some interesting queries. I’ve broken them up into two posts. This first one focuses on cuts and product tips. From reader Penny Rusk: For long, thick, colored, dry, and coarse hair—not quite curly […]

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