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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
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 …Architecture
Succulents are the unsung heroes of houseplants — super-cute and virtually indescructible (you only need to water them once a week!). They add a …
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 …
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You already enjoy hanging out in the kitchen, experimenting with recipes. Why not use those same principles to whip …Recipes
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
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
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
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
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
Love literature AND architecture? Check out this collection of homes where some of our most celebrated literary figures did some of their most …Authors
Rumor: After a While, Your Skin Gets Used to Products
Reality: It depends on the active ingredients, says Grossman: “Your skin does acclimate to …
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
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: …DIY
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 …
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
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 …
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
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 …
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
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
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 …