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Inside the good, the bad, and the ugly of an IVF experience

How summer festivals became fashion’s ‘fifth season’

Cut-off denim shorts, crossbody bags and wellies: Festival fashion has developed a style all its own, and catering to it has become big business.

The Perils of having an infamous name twin

Name confusion online can be a problem IRL, resulting in misfired emails, inaccurate search results, and social media firestorms. 

Who will design meghan Markle's wedding dress?

Meet 8 names in the running to create the history-making garment.

How royal babies are named

A look at the tradition, rules, and politics of naming royal children.

The Real Simple Great Neighbor Awards

Six people who took care of their own, proving anyone can do good—and sometimes all you need to do is look in your own backyard.

Why don't more women wear trousers on the red carpet?

As many actresses search for a way to give their appearances greater meaning, why has the dress endured as the de facto choice on the awards season circuit?

Does the Painted Portrait Stand a Chance In the Age of Social Media?

Should paintings of the rich and powerful help shape the truth or expose it?

Meet the Man Bringing Silicon Valley-Style Disruption to Philanthropy

"How can I ask you to give money if I’m not able to show you where the money goes?”

Dress Code Chaos

Well-intended hosts are offering fewer instructions, while others are introducing creative dress codes that can raise more questions than they answer.


Retailing giant Target is closing some stalwart lines and creating niche labels to draw shoppers seeking something special

“I don’t understand why the relationship between the daughter and the dad is somehow the chosen relationship to nurture.”
— Melissa Willets

Father-Daughter Dance Gets a Makeover

The long-held and much-celebrated events are shuffling to get in line with the "Modern Family" times.

the Next Wave of Charity Board Members

The San Francisco mother-and-son duo say that sometimes an open wallet isn't enough.

When Models become fashion designers

As Alexa Chung becomes the latest It Girl to launch her own collection, three women share their advice on making the difficult jump from tastemaker to entrepreneur.