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21 Honest Instagram Photos That Show The Messy Side Of Parenting

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 01.22.2015 | Parents

"People love to look at beautiful things," says Lori Leibovich, editor of, explaining why Instagram feeds -- including her own -- are f...

8 Non-Cliché Secrets To Success From Powerful Women

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 10.02.2014 | Women

It's not often you get to see a senator, the editors of TIME and Real Simple, a TODAY Show anchor, the former CEO of WWE and the writer of "Frozen" hi...

Please Hold: Your Call Is Very Important to Us

Rachel Braun Scherl | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Rachel Braun Scherl

Are our standards too low from years of being ignored or mistreated by customer service -- both online and off?

LOOK: Real Simple's First-Ever Fashion Line

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.14.2014 | Style

Real Simple might not be your go-to glossy for fashion coverage, but the women's magazine, known for its delicious recipes and insights into home orga...

How Do I Clean A Sooty Fireplace?

Real Simple | Posted 12.12.2013 | HuffPost Home

Q. How do I remove soot stains on a brick fireplace? Tracy Dressen Lakeville, Minnesota...

The Truth About Women's Complicated Relationship With Technology

The Huffington Post | Lori Leibovich | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

A poll released today by the Huffington Post and Real Simple finds that technology plays an essential -- though complicated -- role in women's lives. ...

Tips For Taking Care Of Your Oven This Thanksgiving (And Beyond)

Real Simple | Posted 11.26.2013 | HuffPost Home

Regular cleaning can keep it humming for 20 years. Here’s how....

WATCH: An Easy Fix For This Common Tabletop Problem

Real Simple | Posted 11.19.2013 | HuffPost Home

Dripping candles left a waxy mess on your tablecloth? Here’s how to get your linens clean again....

Secrets To A Spectacular Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Real Simple | Posted 11.18.2013 | HuffPost Home

Just because the meal is traditional doesn't mean that your Thanksgiving table has to be. Real Simple asked three creative geniuses to come up with be...

POLL: How Do You Find Balance In A Wired World?

Posted 10.13.2013 | Women

Does your smartphone help or hinder you? Is Facebook a blessing or a beast? Real Simple and The Huffington Post realize that living in the digital age...

Comin' In for a Landing: One Helicopter Mom's Challenge to Cut Her Engine and End Her Hovering Ways

Jennifer Breheny Wallace | Posted 10.05.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Breheny Wallace

My 7-year-old son and I had a fun but tiring summer last year, a three-month push and pull between his desire to grow up and my desire to keep him safe. I vowed to make this summer a summer of more freedom for both of us, and enlisted the help of Lenore Skenazy.

Can There Be Such a Thing As Too Much Parenting?

Kristin van Ogtrop | Posted 10.05.2013 | Parents
Kristin van Ogtrop

One day, you wake up and realize that what you thought was good parenting was actually helicopter parenting, and as your rotors spin faster and faster, your kids are just pulling further and further away.

Why I'd Rather Stand Up Straight Than Lean In

Kristin van Ogtrop | Posted 04.02.2013 | Women
Kristin van Ogtrop

If a well-lived life is one of small triumphs, unexpected moments of beauty, and an abiding personal satisfaction, then most of us are on the right path. And it's a joyful path.

5 Fantastic Mail-Order Cookies To Give As Gifts

Real Simple | Posted 12.10.2012 | Taste

No need to turn on the oven -- just click "send" and these handmade treats will be on their way.

The Best Boxed Wines

Real Simple | Posted 12.04.2012 | Taste

Think outside the bottle with these affordable, taste and environmentally friendly wines.

Wines And Beers For Thanksgiving Dinner

Real Simple | Posted 10.29.2012 | Taste

Find out what to serve with your turkey this Thanksgiving.

A Guide To Natural And Artificial Sweeteners

Real Simple | Posted 10.15.2012 | Taste

Choosing a sweetener has never been stickier. Here’s a look at seven common ones.

The Best Slow Cookers

Real Simple | Posted 11.25.2012 | Taste

When it comes to setting it and forgetting it, these slow cookers are your best bet....

How To Cook Kale, Chard And Collard Greens

Real Simple | Posted 09.25.2012 | Taste

Learn how to clean, prep, and cook your favorite greens....

New Uses For Kitchen Items

Real Simple | Posted 09.25.2012 | Taste

Inspiring new ways to use a bundt pan, cake stand, chip clips, and more....

It's the Cult of Mom

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Morra Aarons-Mele

Politicians are hoping that if they flatter our inner "momliness," we will forget many of them have tried to strip our rights as humans and as women, or at the very least that women are far from equally represented in government.

10 Recipes That Use Vanilla Ice Cream

Real Simple | Sara Quessenberry | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Your favorite dessert doesn’t have to be so. . .vanilla. Try these cool options....

Why Can't We Just Relax?

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 05.07.2012 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

All of the ways women share how they spent their "free time" on social media just add to the pressure to fill that free time in interesting ways.

Why Your View of Free Time May Be Out of Sync with Reality

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 05.07.2012 | Women
Ellen Galinsky

When we do get help and take some time for ourselves in the midst of our busy lives, we feel much better about ourselves.

5 Painting Tricks And Time-Savers

Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Five ways to make sure you don't waste time, energy, or paint. Dip It Don't submerge a brush more than a third of the way into the paint. Excess...