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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 …

How-To's

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 …

DIY

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

DIY: Homemade Skin Care Recipes

You already enjoy hanging out in the kitchen, experimenting with recipes. Why not use those same principles to whip up a mask, scrub, or cream for …

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 …

DIY

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 …

Gluten

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 …

Microwave

Kohl Christensen, Mexico

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 …

Recipes

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 …

Crusts

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 …

Gardening

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 …

Authors

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 …

Scrubs

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.

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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 …

Bruce Willis

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

Poisoning would take place after several days of repeated consumption. Symptoms include vomiting, sudden headache, and dizziness.

6. Humans are born …

Food

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 …

Coconut

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 …

Lip Balm

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 …

Planters

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 …

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 …

16 Baked Dinner Recipes With 10 Ingredients or Less

From when we grab our morning coffee until the time we walk through our front door again, we are always on the go. Alwayyyyys. In the hustle and bustle of everything, it’s so easy to skip over a planned dinner or order takeout. Frozen meals and processed food no more. We bring you 16 baked dinners …

Recipes

How to Create a Natural Skin Care Routine

Skin care products can be a major source of toxins for many people. Most are packed with chemicals and artificial ingredients that might have a …

Natural Skin Care