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Real Simple

May 2019

Real Simple magazine provides smart, practical, beautiful solutions to make life easier—every single day. Each inspiring issue is packed with fast and delicious recipes, organizing and decorating ideas, great fashion and beauty finds, money-saving tips, and more. For annual or monthly subscriptions (on all platforms except iOS), your subscription will automatically renew and be charged to your provided payment method at the end of the term unless you choose to cancel. You may cancel at any time during your subscription in your account settings. If your provided payment method cannot be charged, we may terminate your subscription.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Meredith Corporation
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IN THIS ISSUE

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editor’s note

I’M SORRY,” “I’m so sorry,” “Oh geez, sorry!” I am an overapologizer. It’s a reflex, like stepping back from a hot stove or oohing at fireworks. “I’m sorry” is automatic when I bump into someone on New York City’s crowded streets and even when someone hurtles into me. Or when I walk into a conference room I’ve booked and say to the people overstaying their time: “Sorry, I believe I have this booked.”I realize these “sorries” undermine my ability to come across as confident and capable. My mom autoapologized a lot, and now I hear my young daughter do it too. That bums me out. But I’m working on it. Sometimes I can stifle it, but it’s a constant struggle. So I give myself credit when I make progress, like…

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real simple

Leslie YazelEDITOR IN CHIEFRina StoneEXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOREXECUTIVE EDITOR Sara AustinEXECUTIVE MANAGING EDITOR Lavinel SavuCREATIVE DIRECTOR Emily KehePHOTO DIRECTOR Muzam AghaDEPUTY EDITOR Anna MaltbyEDITORIALFEATURES EDITOR Elizabeth SileSENIOR EDITOR Brandi BroxsonASSISTANT EDITOR Martha UptonEDITORIAL INTERN Mary HonkusCONTRIBUTING TRAVEL EDITORS Ana Connery, Elaine Glusac, Pam LeBlancFOODFOOD DIRECTOR Dawn PerryFOOD EDITOR Ananda EidelsteinBEAUTYBEAUTY DIRECTOR Heather Muir MaffeiBEAUTY EDITOR Lisa DeSantisASSISTANT BEAUTY EDITOR Anneke KnotHOMEHOME DIRECTOR Stephanie SiscoASSOCIATE HOME EDITOR Tamara KrausCONTRIBUTING HOME EDITORS Cat Dash, Julie VadnalFASHIONASSOCIATE FASHION EDITOR Flavia NunezCONTRIBUTING FASHION ASSISTANT Belle BakstREALSIMPLE.COMDEPUTY EDITOR Claudia FisherSENIOR EDITOR, HOME Katie HoldefehrSENIOR VIDEO PRODUCER Jerry LeuLIFESTYLE EDITOR Rachel SylvesterSOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR Brooke SchuldtASSOCIATE EDITOR Lauren PhillipsPHOTO MANAGER Olivia BarrASSISTANT PRODUCER Taylor EisenhauerVIDEO PRODUCER Natasia HanrattyNEWS VIDEO PRODUCER Amy FrankART & PHOTODESIGN DIRECTOR Deanna LoweDEPUTY PHOTO EDITOR Lawrence J. Whritenour Jr.CONTRIBUTING JUNIOR DESIGNER Lina LeGarePRODUCTIONEDITORIAL…

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real simple 24/7

MEET TAYLOR EISENHAUERASSISTANT PRODUCER AT REALSIMPLE.COMFavorite item in my apartment: My postcard collection. I grab one everywhere I go, so I started making a gallery wall out of them.Dream vacation: It would involve beach-hopping across Thailand, hiking Balinese jungles, and eating my way through Singapore.Most recent purchase: Satin pillowcases—they’re a game changer for avoiding frizz.@TAYLOREISENHAUER ON INSTAGRAM5 plants every home should haveTransform your interior into a lush indoor oasis.Read more at realsimple.com/indoorplants.40-plus Mother’s Day gift ideasWrap one of these thoughtful Mother’s Day gifts in a pretty bow and watch as Mom opens it with awe. (You can thank us later.)Shop the gifts at realsimple.com/momgifts.10 BRILLIANT SPRING CLEANING SHORTCUTSDo spring cleaning right with our tidying tricks, stain solutions, and everything else you’ve wanted to know about cleaning—all in one place.See more at…

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what’s something you used to feel self-conscious about but don’t anymore?

Whether someone likes me. It only took 60 years!@M.NORM0709#RSLOVE “TRY A DUTCH OVEN TO MAKE BAKERY-STYLE BREAD IN YOUR HOME!” @SWEETCAYENNE5Talking too much. Now I just talk to everyone, and maybe I can brighten their day.LIZ METTILLE, TOPEKA, KANSASMy introversion. I was always told I was too quiet, and I thought it was wrong that I would rather stay home by myself. Now I appreciate my listening skills and relish the times I can be alone to recharge.@JANEOTTMy age. I’m a teacher and love telling my students I’m half a century old!BONNIE BARRY, MOORE, OKLAHOMARunning errands without makeup—nobody cares!@CGTIMBYMy large ears. I realized a few years ago, when I was talking to someone, that I don’t notice people’s ears. I couldn’t even tell you what my closest friends’ ears look…

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the short list

Great for book clubMagazine editor Justine is surprised when she bumps into her childhood crush, Nick. While they’re catching up, he reveals his obsession with horoscopes—specifically the ones in her publication. When Justine begins editing the astrology column, she gets a little creative with her rewrites to sway Nick into realizing they’re meant for each other. Minnie Darke’s Star-Crossed is a charming love story with deeper points about belief and consequences.Caregiver memoirIn Ladysitting, Lorene Cary recounts her grandmother’s rich life—one that spanned a century, from the Great Migration to the election of the first black president—and her final year, at age 100, when she moved in with Cary. The author movingly portrays what it’s like caring for a loved one—bureaucratic frustrations, angry outbursts, and all—and reckons with her grandmother’s contradictions.Fantastical…

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what we love

EVERYTHING OUR EDITORS ARE BUZZING ABOUT THIS MONTH1 GEO VASESThese sculptural objects are striking with or without flowers. TO BUY: Totem colored glass vases, $29 each; westelm.com.2 TOUCH OF GOLDFrancophiles will especially adore this piece of jewelry, but anyone can appreciate its tribute to motherhood. TO BUY: Maman x Ariana Ost necklace, $36; mamannyc.com.3 CHIC STACKHelp Mom get organized with these recycled-nylon bags, which are handy for travel. TO BUY: Spring Flowers 3D Zip set, $34; baggu.com.4 POSH ROBEMade with luxe linen, this kimono-style robe gets softer and comfier with every wash. TO BUY: Positano linen robe, $128; serenaandlily.com.5 KEEP COOLWine stays cold and condensation-free for four hours in this vacuum-insulated chiller. TO BUY: Vinglacé wine bottle chiller, $90; food52.com.6 GIVE-BACK TOTEFor every bag purchased, 10 school meals will be…

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