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How to Remove Every Type of Stain, in One Simple Chart

In honor of Real Simple's 15th anniversary, we rounded up a decade-and-a-half's worth of our best stain removal advice to compile this comprehensive …


Prefab for Two: A 290-Square-Foot House for $24,000

Madrid architect Camino Alonso compares her 290-square-foot prefab house to a Monopoly game piece. Designed for two—and portable, no less—it's so cleverly laid out that there's plenty of storage. Really.

If you have a spot to put it—and live within driving distance of the Madrid factory that makes …


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Style a Shelf With Succulent Bookends

Succulents are the unsung heroes of houseplants — super-cute and virtually indescructible (you only need to water them once a week!). They add a …

11 DIY Exfoliators to Scrub Away Scaly Winter Skin for Good

There’s something about spring that makes us want to start fresh, whether it’s through detoxing, purging closets, de-cluttering or just giving our homes a good old fashioned top-to-bottom spring cleaning. So why not start fresh with your skin too? After all, it is your body’s largest organ — and …

DIY: Homemade Skin Care Recipes

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You already enjoy hanging out in the kitchen, experimenting with recipes. Why not use those same principles to whip …


All Natural Beauty: 4 Simple DIY Natural Skin Care Recipes From Mother Earth

Transforming your body care products from harmful to homemade doesn’t need to cost a fortune or take hours of your time.These four simple natural …


The pH of Cleansers and What It Means For Your Skin

Cleansing the face with the right product is one of the most crucial steps to maintaining good skin. We’ve heard whispers about the pH of cleansers …

Skin Care

New Year's Eve Party & Recipe Ideas

Could Going Gluten-Free Clear Your Skin?

For the past year, it seems like we’ve been waging an all out war on gluten. Of course, there are those that must do it for serious health reasons …


16 Ways To Use Coconut Oil

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, the game-changing ways to add coconut oil into your beauty routine.

1) An alternative to shaving cream. Get a smooth shave and prevent razor burn by mixing coconut oil, shea butter, and jojoba oil together. Try this recipe.

2) Facial scrub: Slough off dead skin …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

It goes way beyond just heating up your food.

1. Give your plants a boost

Sterilize soil for growing seedlings by heating it up in the microwave first. Colorado State University horticulturist Laura Pottorff suggests filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and microwaving them for 90 …

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7 Boozy Holiday Recipes, Blogger Edition

How am I going to top last year's Thanksgiving (wherein I was proclaimed the queen of sides, and made this, this, and this)? I think I may have the answer: homemade booze-infused garnishes and tipples to lower the inhibitions of my guests—many of whom are disciplined calorie-counters the rest of …


Movember Survival Kit: 15 Facial Hair Care Essentials for Guys (+ Gals!)

We could pretend that whiskers are only something big, brawny men have to deal with, but we wouldn’t want to lie to you like that. Oh, you know what we mean. With Movember upon us, all the men of the world will be growing out their mustaches, and the women of the world will continue to deny they …

The 10 Commandments of a Perfect Pie Crust

Everyone knows that a pie is only as good as its crust. But consistently achieving a tender, flaky texture, buttery flavor, and golden glow can be …

Steal This Look: A Backyard Tree Fort

Everybody needs a clubhouse. May we suggest a tree fort? In Toronto, artist William Askew designed one on stilts that we'd love to have in the backyard. Here's how to recreate the look:

(N.B.: Wondering if the inside of the fort is just as charming? Read on for Askew's interior photos.)

Above: Part …


Literary Style: A Look at the Homes of Famous Writers

Love literature AND architecture? Check out this collection of homes where some of our most celebrated literary figures did some of their most …


Skin-Care Facts and Myths

Rumor: After a While, Your Skin Gets Used to Products

Reality: It depends on the active ingredients, says Grossman: “Your skin does acclimate to …

Smooth Skin With Scrubs

A bit more intense than do-it-yourself at-home exfoliators, spa-administered body scrubs result in allover skin smoothness, since there is a …


12 Natural Ways to Make Your Home Smell Amazing

We’re on a real nature high over here. Whether we’re DIYing with acorns, leaves or branches, it’s all about bringing a bit of what’s outside in. And if you’ve been wondering how to up your scent-game naturally, here are 12 tips to make your house smell amazing this winter.

1. Lavender Lemon Candles: …


See Inside Bruce Willis's New $12 Million, 22 Acre Home — You Won't Believe The Views

The action star recently purchased this sprawling estate on one of the highest points in Bedford, New York.


Bruce Willis is now the owner of 22.32 acres of land in Bedford, New York, after purchasing a five bedroom home, as well as an adjoining piece of land, with sprawling views of the …

18 Facts About Food That Will Make You Reconsider Your Meal Choices

2. Chocolate was once used as currency.

3. Apples float because one-fourth of their volume is made of air.

4. Consuming high concentrations of nutmeg …

Healthy Eating

9 Ways to Use Vinegar for More Beautiful Skin and Hair

Beauty Uses for Vinegar

Even if you never cook, you'll definitely want to grab a bottle.

Contrary to popular belief, vinegar—apple cider vinegar, to be …

Honey Coconut Body Butter

This light and creamy body butter smells just like honey and a warm summer day, and I am utterly smitten with it. As I write this I am constantly …


How to Make Beeswax Lip Balm

Through the seasons here in the wilderness, it is dry in the summer months, and the woodstove dries things out in the winter, so it is nice to know …

Hedge Outdoor-Wall & Hanging Planters with Style

It’s so nice to see something that is truly original. When designer Cora Neil approached us with her new planter concept, we were blown away. It had …


New York’s Completed High Line

Depending on which entry is chosen, cultivated plantings give way to wild spaces or vise versa.

Now five years old, New York City’s High Line seems …

New York

10 House Flipping Secrets from Sarah Jessica Parker

We don’t need to rehash that whole housing bubble bursting thing, but it has led to an interesting real estate trend — more and more people are choosing to “flip” houses, or buy, renovate and resell for a higher price. If you’re a DIY TV junkie like us, you’ve probably seen Flip or Flop on HGTV. If …