Work makes up a lot of time in our lives—too much, in fact, to feel unhappy when we’re there. Looking for a quick boost to improve your workdays? Try this advice Chris Boyce, CEO of Virgin Pulse to make your space a bit brighter. “Your work environment can make or break your productivity—and take center stage in your happiness,” says Boyce. […]
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If your inbox has morphed into more of a digital junk drawer than an easy way to communicate, tame the chaos with a few little-known tools suggested by IT specialists at three of the top e-mail providers.
[Note: A version of this article first appeared in the January 2014 issue of Real Simple.] Do you ever have one of those mornings when you feel like you’re going to tip over before you even get out of bed? That was my day yesterday. (No, this is not a drinking story.) I woke up and immediately felt as if […]
If you’d like to review your activity on Facebook, there’s a simple way to see (and, if you’re so inclined, delete) all of the posts and photos you’ve ever had on the social network in one place—it’s called the Activity Log. Facebook gives an in-depth description of the Activity Log and how to use it right here. A particularly useful […]
In the spirit of positivity, we asked Real Simple Facebook fans to share their very favorite moments in the day. The answers ranged from spiritual to sweet to side-splitting—it’s hard not to read them without smiling. Take a look at the highlights: • In what was close to 500 total responses, the biggest reoccurring theme was waking up, going into […]
Is your smartphone basically a family member? Do you tweet before you get out of bed? Be honest: At some point while reading this very post, did you stop to check your email? Real Simple and The Huffington Post have teamed up to learn how women balance (or not balance, as the case may be) their lives in our digital […]
If you’re computer is running like molasses, but you’re not quite ready to spring for a brand new PC, use these three tips, from computer expert JJ Schoch, to help your machine run like new.
Transitioning your office outfit into a cocktail-friendly ensemble doesn’t have to be a challenge. Just keep these five accessories at your desk: • An extra pair of earrings. Keep two sets handy: one simple, and one elaborate. • Fancy pumps—use this guide to help you find heels that will be comfortable enough to wear through the evening. • Blush. “Bright […]
Yesterday I was walking to a meeting and wondering—as I often do at 3:00 p.m.—how I was going to get through it. Not that I don’t completely love my job every waking minute of the day. But there is that midafternoon exhaustion that always seems to hit me like a wave. Weirdly, chanting “IlovemyjobIlovemyjob” does not make it go away. […]
That is the title of a story in our September 2013 issue, and one of my all-time favorite Real Simple headlines. Yes, it’s true that Are You My Mother? is one of my all-time favorite children’s books, one that I forced on my children, even though they never really sparked to it and preferred awful books that I would try […]