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The 12 Best Apps for Remodelers from Remodelista.com

Spring is upon us—bring on the warmer temperatures, blooming flowers, and pastel colors! It’s almost time to put away those heavy coats, break out the warm weather gear, and indulge in a bit of spring cleaning in the process. But if you’re taking on a much bigger project, like remodeling a portion or your entire home, Remodelista.com can help. They’ve […]

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Would You Part With Your Smartphone?

Do you check your smartphone every hour? You’re not alone. In a joint poll, Real Simple and The Huffington Post asked 3,583 women how smartphones and social media affect their lives.

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Wednesday Trivia: Happy Belated Birthday, Pay Phones!

The first public pay phone was installed 124 years ago, on August 13, 1889, at a bank in Hartford, Connecticut. (We’re one day late, but hey, yesterday wasn’t Wednesday!) Before the pay phone, there were pay stations—booths manned by employees of the telephone company who would take your money in exchange for your call. Alas, pay phones are a dying […]

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An Exclusive Invite to a New To-Do Service

This is one of my favorite someecards of all time: Sound a little too familiar? There may be a fun solution. I was invited to try out a great new service called TwoDo that allows you to assign to-dos to your partner (or yourself) via email and keeps track of outstanding tasks in an easy-to-use, multiplatform interface. There are a million to-do […]

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Take a Nostalgia Break with Itch a Skitch

Itch A Skitch. That sounds suspiciously like Etch A Sketch, doesn’t it? Well, the site looks like it too, welcome to your new favorite afternoon time-waster. Simply use the arrow keys on your keyboard to create an Itch A Skitch masterpiece, or browse others’ “skitches” in the gallery. It’s going to take some practice to polish my Itch A Skitch skills, but […]

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Would You Use it? A Smartphone Thermometer

I have a digital thermometer, and I’m pretty much convinced that it has never worked. I never know if I’ve given it enough time to register the proper temperature or not. So basically, I’m unsure if I’ve had a fever at any point during the last let’s say 10 years. (Don’t tell my mother.) So I’m intrigued by this new […]

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Come Join Our Twitter Party

If you follow @RealSimple on Twitter (and I hope you do!), you might have noticed that there have been some new faces and voices in our feed lately. In the past few weeks, several of our editors have started tweeting up a storm. Why? Because we want the opportunity to connect with you. We want to know what you’re thinking about, struggling […]

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The Top 10 Questions on the Internet

You know the phrase, there are no stupid questions. I’m not sure I 100% agree—asking certain people certain questions can quickly deduct points from your hip/smart/savvy IQ. Yes, I found it endearing when my mom asked me, “What’s the Harlem Shake?” If a twenty-something coworker asked me that, I would think she has her head in the sand. But, lucky […]

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5 Quick Fixes: Tablets in the Kitchen from Remodelista.com

This past weekend my iPhone fell victim to a terrible accident which resulted in a shattered, however still functioning, screen. It was totally my fault—who leaves their phone on a small elevated surface above a concrete driveway with toddlers running around? Frustrated with my poor judgement (honestly, this is not the first time I’ve shattered an iPhone screen), it made me think about phone and tablet disasters […]

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In an Emergency, Try Texting Instead

Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the explosions today in Boston. While this is a tip, we hope you and your family members never have to use, it’s a useful one to know. If you are trying to reach someone in the wake of an emergency, skip trying to get them on the phone and text or tweet […]

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