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Hometown-Proud Foods

I moved from my home state of New Jersey to suburban St. Louis as a high school freshman, and I was in shock—food shock.  I was used to eating all of my favorite New Jersey foods and resented having to change my routine.  Remember, I was a stubborn 15-year old.  I missed Texas wieners (or, hot dogs covered with spicy […]

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5 Telltale Signs You Have the Right Perspective on Current Events, Circa Summer 2011

1. You are reading and watching nearly everything you can about the whole Murdoch thing, but mostly because you want to get another look at Rebekah Brook’s hair. Why don’t more CEOs have hair like that? Does she ever try to blow it straight? Is that her real color? Isn’t it really hot on her neck in the middle of […]

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The Best Way to Slice an Ice Cream Cake

One of the best things about ice cream (aside from our ice cream social, of course): ice cream cake. But cutting one can be rather tricky, especially since they are (or should be) rock hard when you take it out of the freezer. The trick to slicing one clean and easy? Heat up your knife. Right before you’re ready to […]

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How Do You Squelch Motion Sickness?

It’s said that more than 34 million Americans will hit the road for a car-based family vacation this year, and there’s millions more who will board in a plane, step onto a boat, or take other modes of transport. But what about those of us who tend to get horribly, miserably motion sick? I’m one of those people, although thankfully, […]

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Sun Tea Says Summer!

Summer is officially here. It’s hot hot hot..over 90 for the past two days. What better way to cool off then with a yummy class of slow brewed sun tea. Last weekend I made a batch using Harney’s Green Tea, mint, and a few thyme sprigs (they were flowering so it was extra pretty). I filled up a large jug […]

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Friday Find: Anthropologie Summer Style Picks

There is an Anthropologie a block away from the Real Simple offices and it’s one of my favorite places to visit when I have time to take a lengthy lunch break–which isn’t too often, but enough to sustain my lust for all things Antrho. I usually spend about 10 minutes drooling over the imaginative windows and then move onto all […]

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Simple Q: Does Fanning Yourself Make You Hotter?

That is the simple yet vexing question I was asking myself on the subway platform last night. The air felt like I’d entered into a windless broiler and people all around me were using any scrap of paper or soggy magazine to fan themselves while we waited the looooong 7 minutes until the next train arrived. And while any sort […]

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Share Your Favorite Ice Cream Parlor + Ice Cream Giveaway

The best thing about summer is that mandatory  ice cream break. Late morning. Mid-afternoon. After-dinner. Every time seems like the right time. And chances are you have a favorite local parlor in your neighborhood or while you’re out-of-town that you visit each and every day. Tell us about that ice cream shoppe because we have something sweet for you. Send […]

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