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#WeekendReads | Autistic Teen, Desperate Mom, Attempted Murder | Everything’s Wrong with Congress | Wanderlust-Worthy Getaways | Quiz: Think Like a CEO? | Winter’s Must-See Movies


Love keeping up on politics and the news? We’ve got Esquire’s exclusive interview with 90 congress members, Maclean’s special report on the Ottawa shooting, and a Q&A with Norah O’Donnell of CBS News.

Next, escape to destinations all over the world—America’s favorite cities, Italy’s most romantic hike, Moroccan markets, and more.

After adding to your bucket list, dive into celebrities’ (and normal folks’) fascinating tales on family dynamics, or learn how to live stress-free.

Happy Reading!

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Next Issue Picks

Stressproof Your Body

Health November 2014

Tension can go straight to your head—and your back and your belly and...everywhere. Why panic? Learn the simple strategies that keep crazy days from wreaking havoc on your system.

By Noon They'd Both Be in Heaven

New York Magazine October 20, 2014

Kelli Stapleton can't forgive herself for trying to kill her violent, autistic daughter. Can you? Here, the heartbreaking recounting of Kelli's story.

Do You Have the Brain of a CEO?

Canadian Business November 2014

More and more, companies are turning to organizational psychologists to warn them if they're about to put a time bomb in the C-suite. One woman finds out if she's got what it takes to land the top job.

Holiday Movie Preview

Entertainment Weekly October 31, 2014

Winter is when the coolest movies come out to play. Meryl Streep weaves black magic, Christian Bale gets Biblical, and The Hobbit goes to war. Get ready for an avalanche of awesome (and enjoy EW's four exclusive covers of Into the Woods).

It's All In The Family

How I Finally, Really, Truly Got to Know My Sister

Glamour November 2014

In her new book, Not That Kind of Girl, Lena Dunham tells her most personal love story. Includes tablet-exclusive audio of Dunham reading from the book.

Looking After Mom and Dad

MoneySense November 2014

When you were growing up, your parents looked after you. Now it's your turn. When you step up to take over your aging parents' finances, will you know what to do?

Till Careers Do Us Part

Marie Claire November 2014

A new generation of smart, accomplished women is learning the hard way. Just because a man says he's enamored by a successful woman doesn't mean he actually wants one. Now they're rewriting the rules on love and marriage.

"We're Not Babysitting"

Real Simple November 2014

Real Simple talked to three full-time fathers and found out that—surprise—they're a lot like full-time moms. They worry about their on-hold careers, argue about who makes dinner, and think it's all absolutely worth it.

The State of News & Politics

Help, We're in a Living Hell and Don't Know How to Get Out

Esquire November 2014

Esquire spoke with 90 members of the House and Senate about what's gone so wrong in Congress. Sometimes it got a little emotional.

Special Report: Attack on Ottawa

Maclean's November 3, 2014

Exclusive coverage of the deadly attack on Parliament Hill that shocked a nation. Here, how it unfolded and what the capital's shattered peace means for Canada.

The Smartest Woman in the (News) Room

More November 2014

How Norah O'Donnell, the rising star of CBS News, handles three small kids, a commuter marriage, and a parade of prevaricating politicos before the rest of us have had our first cup of coffee.

Is a Catskills Town Divided by Antisemitism or Greedy Developers?

Newsweek October 31, 2014

Is the village of Bloomingburg, New York, trying to slow growth—or block ultra-orthodox Jews from moving in?

A Case of Wanderlust

2014 Readers' Choice Awards

Condé Nast Traveler November 2014

Want to plan a get-away? This roundup of global and U.S. favorites—in categories from Best City to Best Family-Friendly Resort—will guide you to the best, based on the experience of more than 76,000 readers.

Magical Morocco

Popular Photography November 2014

Snow-capped mountains, Sahara nights, bustling markets in walled medinas, snake charmers, and even a stretch of windswept beach. Here's how to get to Morocco, and what to photograph while you're there.

Best of Adventure 2014

Backpacker November 2014

Which Italian trek might just be the most romantic hike in the world? Find out, then read on to plan epic adventures in Italy, Nepal, Jordan, New Zealand, and Chile.

America's Favorite Cities

Travel + Leisure November 2014

For this eighth annual (and sometimes controversial) survey, Travel + Leisure tallied more than 50,000 votes, ranking 38 cities across the U.S. in dozens of categories, from food and culture to stylish locals.

Game On!

Last Chance U

GQ November 2014

Down in Mississippi, an unlikely NFL farm system is flourishing. You've never heard of the players. You've never heard of the coaches. But this circuit of NCAA flameouts and disciplinary misfits has somehow produced a staggering number of Division I and pro athletes.

The Best Days of the Rut

Field & Stream November 2014

Can't take seven weeks off to hunt deer this year? Use this guide to the seven red-hot, just-get-out-there days of 2014. Complete with hunting options for each day. Mark your calendar, concoct your alibis, and get that knife sharpened up.

Court Order

WIRED November 2014

Here's one cartographer's audacious quest to map every moment of basketball—and change the NBA forever. It's way more complex than Moneyball. Massive data sets and maps reveal information to sharpen both offensive and defensive play.

The Small Ball World Series

Sports Illustrated October 27, 2014

It's been 29 years since the Royals have gone this far, but their matchup with the Giants is straight out of an even deeper past. Bunts, steals, defense, and (lots of) contact. The 2014 champ will speak loudly without carrying a big stick.

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House Beautiful

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DIY zombie makeup (and even more costumes, treats, & games for Halloween)

“Darkness falls across the land. The midnight hour is close at hand. Creatures crawl in search of blood, to terrorize your neighborhood.”

Change those creatures into costume-clad kids ravenous for candy, and Michael Jackson had it right.

There’s still a week before the year’s spookiest night, and for fans of the last-minute plan, that’s still plenty of time for cute costumes, creative crafts, and maybe even a Halloween get-together.

halloween kids, FamilyFun magazine

FamilyFun, October 2014

Next Issue makes it easy. Got a little one who wants to instill fright on Halloween night? Here’s your tutorial on killer zombie face paint (it’s totally do-able at home). Stay tuned for more adult-friendly frights next week!

Zombie Face Paint (as seen in All You, October 2014 – “Create the Ultimate Halloween Mask”)

Halloween face paint, All You magazine What You’ll Need

  • spray bottle with water
  • water-activated makeup in gray, red, white, black and maroon
  • makeup sponges
  • round brush
  • eyeliner brush
  • fan makeup brush


1. Before using each color of makeup, spritz it with water. using a sponge and gray makeup, cover entire face except for area around eyes. Using a sponge and red makeup, fill in area around eyes.

2. Using a round brush, highlight lips, eyebrows, bridge of nose and sides of eyes in white. Using a round brush and maroon makeup, paint a line under each cheekbone to add depth and “wrinkles” at outer edges of eyes, and contour jawline with a  stroke on each side.

3. Using an eyeliner brush and black makeup, paint a border around eye area, covering outer half of eyebrow. Repeat for each eye. To make nose, use an eyeliner brush and black makeup to draw a U-shaped line, then fill in.

4. Using an eyeliner brush and maroon makeup, paint vertical wrinkles coming up from lip line. Paint wrinkles under eyes, on forehead, and on chin. To make skin look dry, use a fan makeup brush (or toothbrush) and brown makeup and apply to upper lip in an upward, sweeping motion. Repeat this technique on the cheeks and eyes to create a light crosshatch. Using black makeup and an eyeliner brush, make short, light, sweeping strokes on lips and add a short line in middle of chin to create a cleft. Using white makeup and an eyeliner brush, gently sweep across the lips. 5. Tease the hair up, using a fine-tooth comb and plenty of hairspray, and you have your zombie!

Other Haunted Halloween Ideas in Next Issue:

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From the runway to the pages: The 7 steps of the fashion editorial process

Anna Wintour and Oscar de la RentaImage: Corbis

This week, the world was touched by Anna Wintour’s glowing tribute to her cherished friend Oscar de la Renta, who passed away at the age of 82.

The famous friendship got us thinking about the ever-present love story between runway fashion and editorial. How do designers’ runway masterpieces make their way into the pages of ELLE, Harper’s BAZAAR, Vogue and the likes?

Here, the 7 steps of the fashion editorial process, complete with insights from Vogue and Oscar de la Renta. 

From the runway to the pages of VogueFrom the runway to the pages: Images via TrendsEve and Vogue

Step 1: Fashion designers create collections two seasons ahead of time, debuting them at Spring and Fall Fashion Weeks around the world.

Oscar de la Renta talks inspiration on New York Magazine’s “The Cut”

Step 2: Fashion editors analyze each designer’s collection, identifying the top trends and planning stories at least three months in advance. Check out Vogue’s exclusive look behind the scenes as they pitch and plan a shoot (and face Anna Wintour’s harsh criticisms).

Step 3: Editors are in charge of every detail that goes into a shoot, from the pieces selected, to the models that will wear them, to the set design and lighting.

Step 4: The day of the shoot, there can be as many as 30+ people on set to make sure everything goes as planned. With editors, producers, models, hair & makeup artists, tailors, lighting specialists, and more, one day of shooting involves many cooks in the kitchen. (The second part of Vogue’s documentary is all about the big day).

Step 5: All the images from the shoot are reviewed by the editor-in-chief and storyboarded for production. (Watch Anna Wintour’s review of the final photos).

Step 6: Feature editors craft and refine the wording of the piece before it goes into final production.

Step 7: We all get to enjoy beautiful fashion features in the Next Issue app!

Vogue September 2014

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Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive 2014 (and other ways to add a little “sexy” to your day)

penelope cruz for Esquire magazinePhotos by Nico for Esquire

It’s hard to put a finger on it—but there’s something that makes Penelope Cruz the undeniable choice for Esquire’s “Sexiest Woman Alive.” Maybe it’s her smoldering gaze. Perhaps it’s her unruly mane of dark hair. Or maybe it’s her captivating smile, which always seems to be concealing the juiciest secret.

And she’s definitely got more than a few secrets.

Penelope Cruz, Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive

Having been in Hollywood for 20+ years, Cruz has managed to remain more or less out of the spotlight when it comes to her personal life. In her interview with Chris Jones, Cruz refused to discuss her marriage, her children, the film she just worked on, the film she’s currently working on, or her recent political stunt.

Does she come off as cold, or simply a perpetual mystery? Read the full story here and enjoy even more exclusive photos in your Next Issue app (Esquire, November 2014).

penelope cruz for Esquire magazine

While you’re at it, Esquire‘s got plenty of other ways to add a little more “sexy” to your day. Enjoy! 

1) Don’t forget about last year’s Sexiest Woman Alive! In the bedroom with Scarlett Johansson. 
2) The evolutionary science behind what men find sexy, as illustrated by gorgeous model Elsa Hosk.
3) A look back on the sexiest moments of 2013 – can’t wait for this year’s roundup!

#WeekendReads | 29-Year-Old Cancer Patient Chooses ‘Death with Dignity’ | Would You Take a (One Way) Trip to Mars? | A Taste of North America | History of Drones (1898-Now)

Next Issue Guest Curator, Jamie GallPrepare to be amazed by stories of science and technology like you’ve never seen them before. From the man taking a willing group to Mars (forever), to biometrics in the NBA, to the woman ending her painful battle with cancer on her own terms.

Then, embrace the fall season. Minnesota girl Jamie Gall brings us her favorite fall foods, styles, and global getaways.

Happy Reading!

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Next Issue Picks

Bas Lansdorp Has a Posse

Popular Science November 2014

A Dutch entrepreneur has inspired thousands of people to apply for a one-way trip to Mars (and star in a reality TV show along the way). Is he a good dude, or a dangerous megalomaniac?

Young, Gifted & Homeless

Sports Illustrated October 20, 2014

More than 100,000 students on U.S. youth, public school, and college teams have no stable place to live. They often go hungry, drop out more frequently, and are more likely to suffer physical and sexual abuse. How do they survive—and even thrive?

Kidnapped in Syria

Men's Journal November 2014

Last May, veteran war reporter Anthony Loyd was grabbed by armed thugs in Syria. Blindfolded, beaten, and shot twice, he only narrowly escaped. Here, he recounts his time in the most dangerous place in the world.

Cancer Patient Brittany Maynard: Ending My Life—My Way

People October 27, 2014

On Nov. 1, this terminally ill woman plans to take a fatal dose of barbiturates in the presence of her husband, mom, stepfather, and best friend. A look inside her fight to stop suffering and her emotional last days.

The New Face of Tech

Breakthrough: The Comeback

Popular Mechanics November 2014

The Breakthrough Awards honor the innovators most responsible for changing our world. See how crippling pain derailed Molly McCarthy's body, life, and future until a device implanted in her spine restored it all.

How I Found My Family Online

PC Magazine October 2014

From family tree websites to Facebook to DNA testing, exploring every branch of your family tree is quicker and easier than ever before.

Get Ready for Drone Nation

Fortune October 27, 2014

In demand by Fortune 500 companies and heavily funded by Silicon Valley, unmanned aircrafts are rapidly invading the world of business. Includes a history of drones, which—surprise—starts in 1898.

Invasion of the Body Testers

ESPN The Magazine October 27, 2014

Some say NBA players, like Formula One cars, are luxury machines that perform best if vigilantly monitored and maintained with advanced biometric testing. But what do the players think?

North America, A Taste Tour

Catskills Collective

Condé Nast Traveler October 2014

Just a few hours from New York City, a group of small-town restaurateurs with big ideas are creating a new culinary weekend getaway. Dig in.

Entertain the Easy Way, Coast to Coast

Chatelaine November 2014

Make the most of the season by hosting a fabulous festive cocktail party. Chatelaine brings us six simple recipes that celebrate all the diverse flavors of Canada...bite by delicious bite.

The 20 Best Dishes in Texas

Food & Wine November 2014

A chef, a barbecue expert, and a hotelier choose their favorite dishes from Austin to Marfa. Their picks—an entire pig's head, a giant beef rib, porterhouse steak for two—prove that everything's bigger (and meatier) in Texas.

Land of Plenty

Coastal Living November 2014

You can't throw a stone in Central California without hitting something fresh, local, and organic. Between Santa Cruz and Big Sur, a new wave of restaurateurs is making farm to table more flavorful than ever before.

Jamie Gall's Seasonal Selections

96 Tips for Total Thanksgiving Success

Every Day with Rachael Ray November 2014

We're a few weeks out from Thanksgiving now, and let me tell you, this article has everything! I had a blast looking through the fun illustrations, drool-worthy photos, and creative tips for making the perfect meal.

Find Your Perfect Winter Coat

All You November 2014

I'm a Minnesota Girl, born and raised, and I can't stress enough that in the dead of those cold winters, it's SO important to have a winter coat that's both warm and chic. I like to keep up with the latest styles, and always keep my eye out for a future "go back home to visit" coat.

The Glories of Garlic

Saveur November 2014

This past summer I went to my first Garlic Festival, and I've been intrigued by the powerful ingredient ever since. This read gave my plenty of ideas for delicious (with a kick) recipes for the cooler nights coming up.

The Traveler 50

National Geographic Traveler October 2014

I'm drawn to stories that put the focus on cities in a fun, educational way. Since I'm kind of a tech geek, this story about the world's smartest cities was calling my name.

For the Love of Lists

2015 Resort Guide

SKI October 2014

Make it your best season ever with this guide to the Top 50 resorts in North America. From the toughest terrain to the juiciest steaks, no detail went uninvestigated.

Women Who Dare

Harper's BAZAAR November 2014

What makes a daring woman? Vision, commitment, style—and a total lack of fear. Bazaar celebrates the trailblazers pushing the world forward.

The Forbes 400

Forbes October 20, 2014

Thanks to a booming stock market and the irrepressible energies of a new generation of entrepreneurs, the class of 2014 has an average net worth of $5.7 billion—and 113 U.S. billionaires are too poor to make the cut.

Supermarket Stars 2014

Women's Health November 2014

Packaged foods get a bad rap, and some deserve it. But these picks don't taste like they've come out of a can, bag, or box. They are full of nutrients and may even help you lose weight. Plus, they'll motor you through your day.

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This 29-year-old woman has two weeks to live. Here’s why she chose that date herself…

Brittany Maynard, People Magazine

Chances are, this isn’t the first time you’ve heard about Brittany Maynard. In the past weeks, the 29-year-old cancer patient has become the face of the right-to-die movement. Instead of struggling through a painful and debilitating decline, Brittany—diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2013—plans to take her own life, swallowing 100 sedatives in the company of her husband, mom, stepdad, and best friend.

Read the exclusive story on Brittany (her adventurous spirit, her diagnosis, and her decision) in the October 22 issue of People, available in Next Issue now.

Watch Brittany and her family explain why the right to die with dignity is so important to them:

Reader Picks: Minnesota Girl Talks Life, Love & Travel

Next Issue Guest Curator, Jamie Gall
As a lover of all things travel, wine, and food, you can imagine how many magazines I enjoy digging into. What fuels my magazine-obsession even more? The holidays are right around the corner, and each glorious page is filled with winter styles, beautiful beach getaways, and drool-worthy recipes.

Ever since I discovered Next Issue, it’s quickly become my go-to source for reading material every night as I tucker down before bed. And the best part?  Being able to pick and choose what I want to read to fit my mood each evening.

This past weekend, I scoured the latest magazines to find my top faves in the realms of seasonal bucket list items, and my inspirations as a Minnesota girl living in Sonoma, CA. Hope you enjoy!

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Jamie's Seasonal Selections

Tips for Total Thanksgiving Success!

Every Day with Rachael Ray November 2014

We're a few weeks out from Thanksgiving now, and let me tell you, this article has everything! I had a blast looking through the fun illustrations, drool-worthy photos and creative tips for making the perfect meal.

Find Your Perfect Winter Coat

All You November 2014

I'm a Minnesota Girl, born and raised, and I can't stress enough that in the dead of those cold winters, it's SO important to have a winter coat that's both warm and chic. I like to keep up with the latest styles, and always keep my eye out for a future "go back home to visit" coat.

Autumn's Glow

Better Homes & Gardens October 2014

Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year, and I always seek inspiration for new decorating ideas that just scream autumn. The gorgeous photos in this article had me stopping to read more.

The Glories of Garlic

Saveur November 2014

This past summer I went to my first Garlic Festival, and I've been intrigued by the powerful ingredient ever since. This read gave me plenty of ideas for delicious-with-a-kick recipes for the cooler nights coming up.

Life, Love & Travel

The Real Sonoma County

Sunset October 2014

Residing in Sonoma County for the past year, I've fallen in love with beautiful Wine Country. I'm always drawn to articles that showcase expert's favorite Sonoma suggestions and point me to destinations I haven't yet explored. This article does both.

The New Kid on El Blok

Travel + Leisure November 2014

Truthfully? I'm always dreaming of my next vacation, and those tropical photos sure fueled some gorgeous daydreams. A beautiful new Puerto Rican resort with equally stunning views ...what more can a girl ask for?

Taylor Swift: Queen of Her Own Heart

People October 20, 2014

Want in on a secret? My other half recently admitted that his "celebrity crush" is none other than Taylor Swift. Lo and behold, there she was on the cover of People's 40th Anniversary issue. I had to find out what's just so captivating about the song-writing beauty.

The Traveler 50

National Geographic Traveler October 2014

I'm drawn to stories that put the focus on cities in a fun and educational way. Since I'm kind of a tech geek, this story about the world's smartest cities was calling my name.

iOS Update: Easier Access to Your Favorite Magazines

Introducing favorites and categories

Today, we’re excited to announce the latest app update for iPad and iPhone users. Existing users, just go to the App Store on your iPad or iPhone and tap Updates to get the new features.

The video will give you a quick rundown; read on for more details on favorites and categories!

Easily Find Your Favorites:

Next Issue Favorites

All of the magazines you’ve previously added to your personal library now appear in Favorites. You can add to or change your Favorites as often as you want. You can choose to have your Favorites auto downloaded, and be notified by email or push notification when new issues are available—so your faves are always at your fingertips.

Browse by Category:

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Now it’s easier than ever to explore the 140+ magazines in the Next Issue catalog to find something you love—no matter what you’re in the mood for. See a new title that interests you? Tap the star to add it to your Favorites.

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Delicious National Dessert Day Recipes (Featured: Sweet Potato Cheesecake)

Next Issue Presents Your National Dessert Day Menu

Are you a cake person, or do you prefer a fruit cobbler à la mode? Warm chocolate chip cookies, or sugar cookies you can decorate for Halloween and Thanksgiving?

Whatever your sweet tooth fancies, Next Issue has just what you need to make the most out of National Dessert Day. 

Get inspired with the menu above (or even MORE delicious desserts on Pinterest) and find the full recipes right inside your Next Issue app.

Now for the featured recipe, a family favorite from Sweets: A Collection of Soul Food Desserts and Memories author Patty Pinner.

AINT HELEN’S SWEET POTATO CHEESECAKE (As seen in Midwest Living | September / October 2014)

Sweet Potato Cheesecake


  • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 22 crackers)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened


  • 3 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups mashed cooked sweet potatoes
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

1. Lightly grease the bottom and sides of a 9-inch springform pan; set aside.

2. For crust: In a large bowl, thoroughly mix together graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. press mixture firmly into the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of the prepared pan.

3. For filling: In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in condensed milk, followed by sweet potatoes, until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the 1/4 cup maple syrup, the cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Beat until blended. pour filling into crust in pan. (The filling will come higher than the crust).

4. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 60 to 75 minutes, or until a 2 1/2 inch area around edge of cake appears set when gently shaken. Leave cheesecake in oven, but turn the oven off and leave the door cracked. After 1 hour, remove the cake from the oven and carefully run a small knife around the rim of the pan to loosen the cake. Let cake cool in pan on a wire rack for 2 hours, then transfer to refrigerator and chill, covered, overnight.

5. For topping: In a medium saucepan, combine 3/4 cup maple syrup and the cream. Bring to boiling over medium heat, stirring often, until mixture thickens, about 15 minutes. Stir in pecans. Remove from heat; cool to room temperature.

6. To serve, remove sides of pan. Spoon some topping over the whole cheesecake. Pass remaining topping. Chill leftovers.

Makes 12 servings. 

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