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Linda Khumalo Jones is a voracious reader. She lives with her husband and two dogs in a house chock-full of books. They live in the U.S., but Linda regularly visits her native Johannesburg, South Africa. Thanks to Next Issue, lugging a stack of magazines for the 17-hour flight is a distant memory. Today, Linda shares a sample of what she’s been reading lately. Check the pub dates carefully because some of Linda’s picks demonstrate the beauty of back-issue access.

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Next Issue Picks

Buy Happiness

Men's Health May 2014

Twelve dreams you can actually afford. It's the smart man's plan for buying happiness on any budget, from a custom-made suit or a curated art collection to a Mount Everest expedition or wheels that really move you.

The Master Code

Popular Science May 2014

Oh, you know, it's just a small idea. Randal Koene simply plans to upload our brains to a computer so we can live forever. What used to be pure sci-fi seems tantalizing within reach.

Twenty-Five Mains in 25 Minutes or Less

Cooking Light May 2014

These dinners emerge from the kitchen in a flash. Whatever you’re in the mood for—accelerated Asian, quick comfort foods, speedy Italian, and more—it'll be on the table in no time. Plus, bonus tablet recipes.

DIY Tech: I, Coffeepot

Popular Mechanics May 2014

Alexis Sobel Fitts revved up her apartment with the Internet of Things. And then it sort of creeped her out. Here, the details of her home-automation learning curve, the "invisible butler" upside, and the "I didn't want that on camera" downside.

Community Picker | Linda Khumalo Jones

Farm to Market

Living the Country Life Early Spring 2014

The Zulu girl in me occasionally wants to sell all my possessions and move to a farm with my husband and dogs. Then I remind myself that a simple life is not necessarily an easy life. Thanks, Next Issue, for introducing me to a magazine I would never have picked up. “Living the Country Life” is the stuff of my dreams.

Why Can't a Smart Woman Love Fashion?

Elle March 2014

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of my favorite writers. In this essay, she writes about the unspoken but well-understood belief that a woman who pays extra attention to her looks and fashion is often not expected to be smart. Thankfully this view is not as prevalent as it was when I was growing up.

How to Fail in Business While Really, Really Trying

Fortune April 7, 2014

This is a story of rebranding gone awfully, recklessly and painfully wrong. There are so many lessons to be learned from what happened with J.C. Penney. This is a well-written article that leaves no stone unturned.

Escape From Your Vacation

New York Magazine April 7, 2014

This is a great list of places to visit to forget the tough winter. It gives you the city to fly into and a place about an hour away by car. Cape Town is on the list–I highly recommend it. I would have kept Paternoster a secret, but now that it’s out there, make sure you stay at Oystercatchers’ Haven. You won’t regret it.

Earth Day Every Day

Yard Sale Spectacular

Real Simple May 2014

There's an art to turning your trash into someone else's treasure. Here's your comprehensive, no-fail plan to cash in on your castoffs.

What to Do With Your Old Electronics

ShopSmart May 2014

Here's how to avoid clogging up landfills while making money on your gadget graveyard.

Energy 360: Burn It Clean

Dwell May 2014

With Europe leading the way, waste-to-energy plants are turning an unlikely resource—garbage—into electricity. And a ski slope?

Before & After: Beautiful Lawn Alternatives

Sunset May 2014

By ditching the lawn and turning their yard into a series of outdoor rooms, a couple finds themselves living alfresco. Good-bye thirsty lawn and hello low-water alternatives.

Profiles

Bush is Back

Maclean's April 28, 2014

Is America ready for a third Bush president? George W.'s brother Jeb is suddenly a leading Republican candidate, and he's wanted to be president since he was 8 years old.

How to Be a Picture of Confidence

Chatelaine May 2014

Per request, thousands of women shared their stories and unretouched pictures of themselves. Ten of these powerful, intensely personal journeys here. Let yourself feel inspired. Warning: Tissues may be required.

A League of His Own

Men's Fitness May 2014

As he steps up to the plate for "Million Dollar Arm," Jon Hamm—late bloomer, sports fan, classic Hollywood leading man—ponders life after Don Draper.

Game Face

Running Times May 2014

The Olympic bronze, American records, and national titles are nice, but Shalane Flanagan won't rest until she has a Boston Marathon victory.

New Issues

Esquire

Big Black Book, Spring/Summer 2014

Field & Stream

May 2014

Midwest Living

May / June 2014

#WeekendReads | The Snowden Saga | 15 Awesome Music Festivals | Boston’s Moonlight Marathon Ride | High-Tech Kitchen & Dinners Under $2

This week we’re celebrating music, money, and the moon.

‘Tis the season of music festivals—Coachella’s happening as we speak, and that’s just the beginning. ‘Tis also the season for taxes. We’ve included some inspiration for spending (woohoo) or saving (boohoo). And, finally, to celebrate the upcoming lunar eclipse, a roundup of things you might enjoy doing by the light of the moon.

Oh, and before you dig into our epic 20,000 word Next Issue Pick, “The Snowden Saga,” check out this animated teaser video giving you a recap of events-to-date in two minutes sharp.

Happy reading!

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Next Issue Picks

A Banal, Life-Threatening Crash

Newsweek April 18, 2014

Michael Schumacher, the world's most famous race-car driver, is lost in a coma. April 8 marked the 100th day since he fell while skiing in France.

The Snowden Saga

Vanity Fair May 2014

When N.S.A. contractor Edward Snowden leaked data from top-secret files to three journalists, he stunned the U.S. government and sparked a global debate about privacy and security. Here, the twists and turns, how and why he did it, who helped, and what's next.

Digital Mavericks 2014

Details April 2014

True innovation isn't easy or smooth. That's what makes it capable of shattering the status quo and rocketing forward. If there's one thing these 29 innovators have in common, it's the audacity to say "No, let's try it my way."

Rare Form

O, The Oprah Magazine May 2014

It can leap and lounge, stretch and sit, be tickled and dance the tango. Come along as we admire the peerless beauty, elegant function, and incredible capabilities of nature's greatest design marvel—the human body. Great in digital, with lots of tapping, scrolling, and animation.

The Music Scene

The Dead's Working Man

Rolling Stone April 24, 2014

"I found my true brothers through the art of music and a series of improbable coincidences." Two decades after the death of Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh is still figuring out what it all meant.

Benji Hughes's Infinite Songbook

New York Magazine April 7, 2014

The best songwriter you've never heard of sleeps in a studio closet, and he's putting the finishing touches on four new albums. Bonus tip: Check out his only commercially available (and awesomely weird) album "A Love Extreme."

The Culture: Buzzworthy. Pop Embraces a Dirty New Sound

TIME April 21, 2014

Khhhk. Zzsst. Zhrmm. Hear that? They're the sounds of dubstep, now crawling up the pop charts. Latest evidence: Imagine Dragon's "Radioactive," which is now the longest-running entry in the history of "Billboard" magazine's Hot 100 singles.

Music Reviews: Fifteen Awesome Festivals

Entertainment Weekly April 18, 2014

'Tis the season for seeing 80 bands in a day. Check out EW's guide, then grab your earplugs and your SPF and hit the festival circuit. (Also in EW this week: Summer Movie Preview.)

Under the Moonlight

Where the Wild Things Are

Parents May 2014

Spend your summer vacation going over the mountains and through the woods to see animals and sea creatures in their natural habitat. Want to feel like you're on a safari? Camp in a tent cabin at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Texas.

The Lightest Night

Bicycling May 2014

The Boston Midnight Marathon Bike Ride. Can this crazy, off-the-cuff, two-wheeled caper continue? And should it? The ride founder and his friends believe they can make this year's ride meaningful to the city—and the marathoners.

Not Your Grandfather's Driving Range

Golf Digest May 2014

With bright lights, thumping music, and a smoking hot bar scene, Austin's fast-growing TopGolf might be just what this stuffy game needs.

The 10 Essentials

Backpacker April 2014

From firestarters and first aid to shelter and socks, here are the top picks for this season's must-have gear.

Tax Time: Woo-Hoo or Boo-Hoo?

European Hideaways

Travel + Leisure May 2014

Woo-hoo! Time to splurge. More than two dozen places for your next dream escape. An idyllic port town off the coast of France. A medieval village in Spain. An English country retreat.

Calm, Cool and Connected

Better Homes and Gardens May 2014

How about a new kitchen? One with windows that close automatically when it rains and a washing machine that sends you a text when the load is done. See all the bells and whistles in this 2014 Innovation Kitchen.

Getting More From Your Store

Consumer Reports May 2014

Boo-hoo! Time to save. Rating of 55 supermarkets, and how to shop cheaper, smarter, and faster. Learn about layout, know the high-low game, beware of tricky signs, and more.

20 Dinners Under $2

Every Day with Rachel Ray May 2014

Two teensy bucks for weeknight meals that will have you happy in the checkout line and at chow-down time. Spicy chicken and broccoli or squash and ricotta pizzette, anyone?

New Issues

Glamour

May 2014

GQ

What to Wear Now 2014

#WeekendReads | NEW Magazine | Mustang Cool & Inner Peace | 3D Printer Saves a Life | Spring Pastels & GQ’s Stylish Not-Naked Guide

Congratulations to the newest Next Issue addition, “Working Mother,” on three and half decades as a magazine. My, how times have changed since 1979.

Speaking of milestones, it’s been exactly two years since we introduced our ground-breaking unlimited plans. Thank you so much for being part of our journey as we seek to create the best magazine experience ever.

In case you missed it, check out our evolution of magazines infographic, originally published in the fall when we hit 100 titles on Next Issue. Seems so long ago now.

Happy anniversaries and happy reading!

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Next Issue Picks

Birth of the Cool

Road & Track May 2014

In 1964, Henry Ford II wanted showroom success. Lee Iacocca wanted a pop phenomenon. What they got was a legend. Here's the fascinating history behind the Mustang. Cool trivia: Chicago's Gail Wise bought the first Mustang ever sold, and she's still got it. Wise indeed!

Best Cocktails of the Decade

Food & Wine May 2014

A salute to America's mixology madness. The innovators, the best bar crawls, the style trend favored by mixologists, and (of course) the recipes for six standout cocktails. Quiz: Preferred shape for the hand-carved ice in your whiskey on the rocks? Answer: Sphere.

Invisible Lines

Bike May 2014

A former Hong Kong resident returns to the world's most vertical city to rediscover the singletrack treasures behind the concrete and skyscrapers. We love the juxtaposition of the city-life imagery alongside the photos from the lush-looking, increasingly popular trail rides.

A Celebration

Working Mother April/May 2014

"Working Mother" launched in 1979, just as moms were joining the workforce en masse. Today, 68 percent of married mothers work outside the home. Here, words of wisdom from the magazine's president, plus new survey results that reveal how our moms' work choices impact our lives today.

Amazing Tech

Doctor Whom

Inc. April 2014

If business really is all about relationships, Neal Goldman's got it down to a science. His online platform, Relationship Science, uses the people you know to find a pathway to the rich and powerful ones you don't, tracking the connections of the one percent (whether they sign up or not).

Obsessed

Wired April 2014

It took four years and millions of dollars to construct the most audacious exploration vehicle ever. It's mission: Take four-year-old Kira camping. Scroll the images to see inside the Kiravan, designed to go 2,000 miles without a pit stop.

3D Printers Are Now Saving Lives

PC Magazine April 2014

Surgeons in Louisville, Kentucky successfully used a 3D-printed model to study the heart defects of a 14-month-old boy and save his life. Watch the video to see the doctors, engineers, and patient involved—and the printer at work.

Movers & Makers

Popular Mechanics April 2014

Meet 25 innovators reinventing the American Dream in garages, at kitchen tables, and in shared workshops. DIYers are empowered to design, manufacture, and market their creations as never before. Call it the Maker Movement, a fresh Industrial Revolution, or the New Innovation Economy.

Stylish This Spring

The GQ 100

GQ April 2014

"GQ's" third annual Style Bible includes a compendium of a hundred things every man should know about how to be stylishly not-naked now, from watches (with pop) and ties (that are summery) to shops worthy of a pilgrimage (even to Seattle).

Color Cue

Family Circle May 2014

Who knew a dash of cool mint, a splash of yellow, and a shot of coral could be so flattering? Follow this guide, complete with matching makeup, to wear these punched-up pastels.

In the Mix

Nylon April 2014

If you want to be a master of pattern clashing, get your head-to-toe inspiration right here. Photographed by Marvin Scott Jarrett. Styled by Michael Kozak.

Ray of Light

Vogue April 2014

Here comes the sun—and with it dawns an uplifting, ultrafeminine moment that brings an adult spin to girlishly romantic pieces, from white lace to pin-tuck pleating and winsome blooms.

Your Holistic Life

Veg 101: Mindful Beauty

Vegetarian Times April/May 2014

Even as more and more companies add botanical beauty-boosters to their products, some still rely on animal-sourced ingredients and chemicals that could mess with your health and the environment. Here, your guide to ditch the dirty stuff.

And Now Your Stress Will Float

Health April 2014

If you thought meditation was only for laid-back types, you'd be wrong. It's a proven stress buster that works even for the busiest minds. Go on: Relax.

From the Heart, Into the World

Yoga Journal April/May 2014

Yogis everywhere are doing good. But these passionate pioneers stand out with smart new approaches to teaching yoga to the people who need it most. Meet the Freedom Fighter, the 12-Step Guru, the Soldier's Advocate, and more.

Live so You Never Have to Cleanse

Redbook May 2014

Nine easy, everyday tricks to keep your body running (and looking) its best. Follow this advice and you'll never sip your dinner through a straw.

New Issues

Country Living

May 2014

Do-It-Yourself

Summer 2014

Parents

May 2014

#WeekendReads | Logos We Love & Great Escapes | Oak Trees & Easter Sweets | The Life of Stalin’s Daughter | Cardio Keeps Us Fat

 

Welcome to the “get” issue of #WeekendReads: get outside, get in shape, and get your Easter plans in place.

Also, get to know Joseph’s Stalin’s complicated daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva. Before you read, get a peek at the handwritten, scratchy letters she sent “The New Yorker” journalist Nicholas Thompson in this informative, story-behind-the-story video.

Happy reading (and watching)!

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Next Issue Picks

How's Your Money State of Mind?

Money April 2014

This "Money" poll reveals mixed emotions: Feeling pretty good about finances today, but full of worry for the long run. See what's keeping respondents up at night and what they say it would take to feel financially secure. Video extra: Is your money better off in stocks or under the mattress?

"At Some Point, All Our Movies Suck"

Fast Company April 2014

14 movies and 14 number one box office hits. No movie studio can compete with Pixar's success record. In an exclusive interview, Pixar's president explains how success is molded, and his advice applies to any company seeking to push boundaries.

Logos We Love

Entrepreneur April 2014

The best logos give companies a unique place in the world, connecting the heart of the brand with consumer desires. The logos on these pages are not from the big names you might expect (Pepsi, Nike), but they're all highly creative and craft-driven (check out Slice, Gotham Books, and Speak Up Africa).

My Friend, Stalin's Daughter

The New Yorker March 31, 2014

Joseph Stalin's daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva, is the Cold War's most famous defector. Journalist Nicholas Thompson wrote her a letter in 2006 while researching a book. That was the beginning of a relationship that lasted until Svetlana died in 2011. As a result, we get this revealing portrait of the "difficult yet charming" Svetlana.

Get Outside

Planet of Escapes

Outside April 2014

There are hundreds of great trips, apps, and lodges out there, but the 50 winners of "Outside's" 2014 Travel Awards have them all beat. Here's the best beach, best foodie destination, best SUP getaway, best desert trip, best deal, and much, much more.

Oak Land

Sunset April 2014

They're majestic, imperiled, and the most Californian of all trees. Follow this guide to see them in their spring glory. Includes a species guide and an eight-great-spots map.

Locals-Only Lunkers

Field & Stream April 2014

Maybe there's a monster fish in that pond at the park or that stream you drive over every day. Even if you don't live near a body of water known for holding giants, you might be surprised by what you can catch. Here's how to fine tune your home game.

Picture This: Night Light

Shutterbug May 2014

These beautiful pictures demonstrate the great photo ops of night. For each image, there's some cheat-sheet data on shutter speeds, ISO settings, zoom techniques, and more. Does it inspire you to capture some night lights?

Get Fit

The Power of 10

Running Times April 2014

The classic 10-miler is more popular than ever. It's long enough to be a double-digit challenge, short enough that you have to use your speed. Includes a 12-week training plan.

8 Minutes to Afterburn

Prevention April 2014

One session of METabata spikes your metabolism by 85%. How's that for 8 minutes of effort? Oh, and it reportedly feels good, too. Includes the why-it-works science and then step-by-step instructions for the workout, including pictures.

Crank Up Your Cardio

Fitness April 2014

Is cardio, in the form that we've known and loved, dead? Is cardio keeping us fat? New research shows that slow and steady doesn't win the race.

The Best Shape of Your Life

Esquire April 2014

More than ever, we're going to the gym and eating things like chard and bulgur on purpose. Still, we could be doing better. Here, a comprehensive six-week plan to improve your health. You'll eat better, get stronger, and maybe buy a new pair of shoes.

Get Ready for Easter

Easter With the Pioneer Woman

Woman's Day April 2014

Welcome to the ranch. Food Network star Ree Drummond shares her favorite springtime feast. "Making things ahead is the secret." On the menu: root beer-glazed ham, potatoes au gratin, and green beans with lemon vinaigrette.

Make Easter Extra Sweet

All You April 2014

Brighten your holiday table with whimsical desserts that are sure to please. Kids will love the bird's nest cake, cookie bunnies, or bunny cars made of Twinkies and Peeps.

The Easter Egg Challenge

HGTV Magazine April 2014

HGTV stars take a crack at dressing up eggs for Easter—no dyeing allowed! Behold the piñata egg, the ombré glitter, the stencil letter, and more.

Ready, Set, Spring

Chatelaine April 2014

These colourful crafts are surprisingly simple to make. Includes an Easter-appropriate centrepiece, place setting, and party takeaway. Plus, a natural dye guide for your eggs (tip: use onion skins for a deep orangey-red).

New Issues

Allure

April 2014

GQ

April 2014

Road & Track

May 2014

#WeekendReads | Family-Friendly Vaca Spots | Train Your Investing Brain | Chef Tusk’s Reads for Foodies | Writing Women & Parisian Graffiti

Each week, we look forward to sharing a collection of our favorite reads with you. We imagine you kicking back, enjoying some recharging downtime, and saying, “Hey, thanks for the pointer to that entertaining/informative/inspiring story.”

Just as much, we like to hear about the stories you’re discovering among our 130+ magazines. This week, subscriber and critically-acclaimed San Francisco chef, Michael Tusk, tells us all what caught his eye. (Hello food, food, and more food. You’re not surprised, right?)

Chef Tusk owns two yummy restaurants in San Francisco, Quince and Cotogna, where he creates refined, modern Italian and French cuisine inspired by the seasonal bounty of Northern California and his close relationships with local purveyors. Chef Tusk was named “Best Chef: Pacific” by the James Beard Foundation in 2011. He is Chef Chair for  Taste of the Nation San Francisco, which brings together top chefs, winemakers, brewers, and mixologists—all while helping Share Our Strength end childhood hunger.  It happens in San Francisco Thursday, March 27th, but you can see all of the events and cities here. Thank you, Chef Tusk, for your good reads and good deeds.

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Next Issue Picks

Train Your Investing Brain

MoneySense April 2014

Humans have the most complex and sophisticated minds in the animal kingdom, but when it comes to money our lizard brains take over. Here, tips for controlling the enemy within to become a successful investor. Then read "100 Sizzling Small Stocks" to find small-cap stocks poised to deliver double-digit returns.

The AIDS Cure

Popular Science April 2014

Can scientists end the epidemic? For decades they've struggled just to control HIV, but now they're testing ways to wipe it out completely. Read about the clinical trials inspired by the case of a patient officially declared cured of AIDS in 2009.

High-Seas Avenger

Men's Journal April 2014

For 33 years as a Greenpeace captain, Pete Willcox has sailed the world battling environmental offenders. He has occupied a Turkish power plant, was nearly blown up by French operatives, and landed in a Russian prison. Even though he admits it might all be a lost cause, he's not about to quit.

Great Novelists

ELLE April 2014

Are women writing the great American novel? Hell yes. There's plenty of proof here, along with evidence that the literary establishment has some catching up to do. Eleven authors recommend their favorite books by other female authors. Tap to buy when you find that must-read.

Community Picker | Chef Tusk

Big Night in Uruguay

Travel + Leisure April 2014

I've got a lot of respect for Gabrielle Hamilton. Not only is she a great chef, but she's an exceptional writer as well. This article makes me want to hop the next plane to Uruguay and head straight to La Huella for lamb cooked over the open fire and local wine.

Reinventing the Wine Bottle

Food & Wine April 2014

I'm a design and wine enthusiast, so this article fits the bill. Reinventing the wine bottle is an interesting thought. The FFerrone Design bottles look like something my wife Lindsay might add to our collection of wine vessels at Quince.

Roma Nuova

Condé Nast Traveler March 2014

A few weeks ago, I spent a week in Bologna, Italy researching pasta-making methods for our new Tusk Pasta line. Unfortunately, I didn't have the time to go to Rome. This article highlights that mix of old and new that makes the city so special. I hope to break away from the kitchen and return before too long.

Winter's Brightest Jewel

Saveur March 2014

At both Quince and Cotogna we love to use seasonal, California citrus fruit in everything from the salads to the desserts. Our Pastry Team makes some exceptional desserts that pay homage to the mighty citrus fruit. I like how this article celebrates citrus (grapefruit, in particular) and offers some good recipes.

Parenting Today

Proceed With Caution

Family Circle April 2014

Lecturing your teen on driving responsibly won't work unless you set a good example. Research says 59% of teens have caught their parents texting while driving. Put a brake on bad habits and your kids will follow your lead.

A Mother's Journey

More April 2014

What does it mean to become a parent at midlife? A decade after adopting a little girl, this writer still wonders. "I went to China because I wanted to love someone unconditionally. And now I do. Was that selfish? Could I have found another kind of meaning?"

Snapshots of the Modern Family

Today's Parent April 2014

From coast to coast, demographics and family traditions are changing. We're having kids later in life, coming up with creative child care solutions, and reimagining what a family looks like. This photo album celebrates the wonderful ways we're raising kids in 2014.

The 2014 "FamilyFun" Travel Awards

FamilyFun April 2014

Real families with kids ages 3 to 12 rate their favorite destinations across the country. Here, the top 10 winners in categories including theme parks, historic sites, zoos, and kid-friendly cities.

For the Love of Art & Good Design

Barbarians at the Porte

Bloomberg Markets Spring Pursuits 2014

As early as the 1960s, Paris artists elevated graffiti to an art, inspiring Banksy and American Shepard Fairey, among others. Here's the story about how overprotective Paris became the capital of street art.

Antiques Road Trip

Southern Living April 2014

There's no better time to find antiques than spring, and there's no better place to start your search than the south. Unearth a treasure trove of vintage finds on this 160-mile stretch through Maryland and Virginia.

Rustic Appeal

Living the Country Life Early Spring 2014

The true beauty of bespoke design is the story behind it. Nancy and Dudley Mitchell wanted their new home in Colorado to reflect their heritage, so they crafted it in the style of a Tennessee log cabin—right down to the old-fashioned nails.

A Private Paradise

Architectural Digest April 2014

This story captures the evolution, from late spring through early summer, of the landscape on architect Peter Marino's 12-acre Hamptons getaway. We recommend horizontal viewing of the gorgeous photography.

New Issues

Field & Stream

April 2014

Harper's Bazaar

April 2014

Marie Claire

April 2014

#WeekendReads | America’s Fittest & Fattest Cities | World’s Most Admired Companies | Spring is Coming | New York Magazine For Everyone

We’ve rolled the clocks forward and it’s officially spring next week. Ahh…fresh cut flowers, sunshine, and spring fever. To celebrate, we’ve rounded up some reading material about the sports we’re watching, home hints we’re following, and job-seeking advice we like.

And, good news: New York Magazine is now also available for our Unlimited Basic subscribers. Add this title to your library by tapping the (+) sign inside the app.

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Next Issue Picks

The Fittest & Fattest Cities in America

Men's Fitness April 2014

"Men's Fitness" gave America a physical, and looked at much more than just the vitals. Then they made a house call to the fittest city (where 86% of the population gets regular exercise) to learn its secret.

Wine Pairing for Beginners

Food & Wine April 2014

For F&W's simplest pairing guide ever, wines are placed into five basic categories with excellent, easy recipes to match from star chef, Hugh Acheson.

Tanya Brown: Murder's Painful Legacy

People March 24, 2014

Nearly 20 years after Nicole Brown Simpson was killed and her ex O.J. Simpson acquitted, Nicole's sister opens up about the nightmare, and is learning to live again.

O.K., Glass: Make Google Eyes

Vanity Fair April 2014

When Google co-founder, Sergey Brin, discovered his high risk for Parkinson's disease, thanks to his wife's genetic-testing start-up, his life changed. Now Brin's romance with Google Glass marketing manager, Amanda Rosenberg, has Silicon Valley asking big questions.

Spring Sports Stories

MLS Kickoff Time

Sports Illustrated Kids March 2014

The 2014 MLS season should be one of the most exciting ever. This year, some top American talent is playing at home instead of leaving for Europe. Plus, the MLS is adding more teams every season. Check out the map to see the cities that today's 19 teams call home.

The Game That Saved March Madness

Sports Illustrated March 17, 2014

By almost eliminating top seed Georgetown in a 1989 first-round tournament game, Princeton made sure Cinderella would always get invited to the ball. Make sure to check out the bonus video.

Upsets in the Making

ESPN The Magazine March 17, 2014

Every March, a few Cinderellas light up the tournament (and shred your bracket). But, thanks to this "Giant Killers" model, this year, you'll see them coming.

Tailing Tiger

Golf Digest April 2014

The Assignment: Follow Tiger Woods all around Augusta National, from arrival to departure. Here's what you didn't see on TV.

It's Your Career

Life Lessons: 5 Job Interview Mistakes to Avoid

Real Simple April 2014

Your handshake is firm, your eye contact exceptional, and your thank-you notes are the perfect mix of professionalism and personality. But hold on: Experts share the less obvious uh-ohs that could derail your chances.

The World's Most Admired Companies

Fortune March 17, 2014

Go work for the innovators, disrupters, and adversity-resilient companies that top "Fortune's" annual ranking. #17 Nordstrom. #7 Walt Disney. #1 Apple. Don't miss the five special covers, with "touch to see company name and rank" interactivity.

How to Get Hired

Glamour April 2014

Anyone who's job-hunted knows: It's all-consuming. Writing cover letters, getting the résumé together, asking friends for leads—it's worse than actually having a job! So how do you find a position you'll love next year, and maybe longer? Here, your seven-step master plan.

Fight for What You Deserve

Essence April 2014

Making less than you should? Take these steps to earn what you're worth. Also check out the Career Playbook story for tips on excelling on the job and turning setbacks into comebacks.

Hello, Spring

Clean Finish

Family Circle April 2014

Spray, swipe and sponge your way to sparkling rooms with these simple strategies.

In the Spring of Things

O, The Oprah Magazine April 2014

Curtis Stone celebrates the most vibrant of seasons with bright, versatile ingredients. Carrots, leeks, artichokes, peas, asparagus, and rhubarb.

$pring Cleaning!

Good Housekeeping April 2014

We bet you've got at least $200 hidden somewhere in your house—here's how to find it. Sell some gear with these top-dollar tricks.

Spring Awakening

Ladies Home Journal April 2014

Quick and easy decorating ideas to refresh and recharge every room in your house. Float some flowers. Paint an unexpected spot. Get creative with color.

New Issues

Bloomberg Businessweek

March 17, 2014

Dwell

April 2014

Popular Mechanics

April 2014

#Weekend Reads | New Titles | Buzzy Bitcoin Story | Never Say This To Your Kids | Lists We Love | Bobby Flay’s Expert Tips

 

We have three very important things to say.

1. New titles, Nylon and Domino, have been added to our catalog.

2. Women are awesome. Teachers and CEOs. Mothers and heroes. Breadwinners and bread bakers. Engineers and expert PB&J-makers. Olympians and politicians. There’s nothing they can’t do. Today is International Women’s Day and, ladies, today we honor you.

3. The “Newsweek” editor in chief said he was “ready for the shitstorm.“ So, is Satoshi Nakamoto the mastermind behind Bitcoin? Check out the hottest story of the week in our Next Issue Picks.

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Next Issue Picks

Second Nature

Domino Spring 2014

Designer Lauren Liess invites us into her family's Virginia home, where nature and simplicity rule. A great example of the (re)decorating inspiration you'll find in "Domino."

The "Dookie" Chronicles

Rolling Stone 3/13/2014

On February 1st, 1994, Green Day celebrated the release of their third album, "Dookie." Twenty years later, Billie, Mike, and Tré look back at the album that took pop punk from the gutter to MTV.

The Face Behind Bitcoin

Newsweek 03/07/2014

"Standing before me, eyes downcast, appeared to be the father of Bitcoin. Not even his family knew." Satoshi Nakamoto, the reclusive inventor of the troubled virtual currency, has been hiding in plain sight.

Putin's War

Maclean's 03/17/2014

Vladimir Putin's invasion of Crimea has touched off a high-stakes, Cold War-style clash—one that Russia can't afford to lose. It's the biggest threat to peace in Europe in decades. And the West is powerless to stop him.

What's In a List?

64 Important Numbers Every Homeowner Should Know

This Old House April 2014

In your favorite space, everything is just where it should be: Handles are easy to reach, drawers open unobstructed, there's light where you need it. The key is knowing the right numbers. This room-by-room guide takes the guesswork out of where to hang that towel rack or how long a curtain rod to buy.

10 Things You Should Never Say to Your Kids

Parents April 2014

You probably wouldn't use old-school phrases like "Wait until your father gets home" or "I wish you were more like your sister" with your kids. But there are lots of less obvious ones that you should avoid, for their sake and yours.

Shop Savvy

Bicycling April 2014

If you're feeling overwhelmed by your shiny new bike options, allow "Bicycling" to demystify the buying process. Here's everything you need to know—plus great new gear that will take your riding to the next level.

100 Cleanest Packaged Food Awards

Prevention March 2014

Eating clean doesn't have to begin and end at the farmers' market (though that is an admirable place to start). Convenience can coexist with clean ingredients, as proven by these low sugar, low sodium, sustainable award winners, in categories from breakfast to beverages.

International Women's Day Reads

Boss

Nylon March 2014

Mid-bite of curry, she looks up to see a group of people exiting a conference room, and her brow furrows. "Why wasn't I in that meeting?" she wonders, and then summons over a few staffers to quickly set things straight. Make no mistake: Jessica Alba is the boss.

United Nations of Bread

Organic Gardening April/May 2014

Hot Bread Kitchen turns out 1,000 units of bread a day—most made with local flours and organic grains—to appreciative New Yorkers. And the low-income, foreign-born women who work there are polishing both their culinary and language skills.

The Upside of Ego

Yoga Journal March 2014

It gets a bad rap, but your ego may be the key to happiness, if you know how to work with it. Ladies take note: A healthy ego means a strong sense of self, but if out of balance, you might define yourself by your appearance, house, or job.

The Bravest, Boldest Thing I've Ever Done

Ladies' Home Journal April 2014

Quitting a high-paying job for a passion, or quitting your job to travel, or traveling the world with a man you've never met—taking a risk is always scary. But these women learned it might also be the best choice you ever make.

Fooducate Yourself

Inside the Mind of Bobby Flay

Bon Appétit March 2014

Bobby Flay schools us on all the little things, from the power of lemon zest to why a smoking-hot skillet is a cook's best friend. Seventeen solid rules to cook by.

The New Mediterranean Diet

Every Day with Rachael Ray April 2014

The Mediterranean coast is more than Europe. Countries like Turkey, Israel and Morocco provide a broader take on the Mediterranean diet with bold, palate-awakening foods. Here, top chefs share their favorite dishes while health experts explain why you can feel good about eating them.

Have a Cow

Men's Health April 2014

He bought a cow from rural Pennsylvania's Sugar Hill Farm. Then he cooked it. And ate it. In the process, Paul Kita learned how buying grass-fed beef in bulk, directly from the source, can fortify your health.

Trips to Savor

Money March 2014

Eat your way through four fantastic food towns, wallet intact. Your waistline is another matter. Features Houston, Portland, Charleston and Playa del Carmen.

New Issues

#WeekendReads | Where Cute Animals Go Viral | Guest Curator | Oscar Reads | Hallucinogens In A Cup | Amazing Mechanics & Bacon (Again)

 


You know who loves magazines as much as we do?
 Jennifer Burke: Customer Relations & Marketing Manager at Ontario Lottery and Gaming Slots, Next Issue power user, and this week’s Community Picker. Three months into her subscription on the shiny new iPad she received for Christmas, and Jennifer’s already discovering tons of new magazines. See her top picks below, along with some from us about the Oscars, amazing mechanical thingys, and a lot more. 

Do you want to be a featured story-picker? Email us here. No experience necessary, just a passion for great stories.

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Next Issue Picks

The New Power Trip

Marie Claire March 2014

In our culture of downward-facing dog, juice fasts, and silent meditation retreats, a hard-core hallucinogen from the Amazon is fast becoming the next therapeutic fad. Look into the world of ayahuasca, and the women who swear it's enlightenment in a cup.

The Best in Business Writing: Distant Lands

Fortune Fortune's Classics

This edition (only available in digital) is a collection of excerpts from much longer articles published since 1930, with all the original layouts, photographs, illustrations and hand-drawn maps. It's not so much a time capsule as it is a way of seeing how "Fortune" viewed the world many decades ago.

How to Command a Room

More March 2014

Knowing how to captivate an audience is an essential skill—and one that can be learned. Whether you're directing volunteers, corralling family members, or angling for the corner office, here's how to be the person worth listening to.

Where the Wild Things Go Viral

GQ March 2014

Do you like animals? Like, *really* like animals? Could you spend all your waking hours watching cat videos or, even better, working with a team of like-minded connoisseurs to determine which is objectively cuter—clips of a tiny jungle cat or of an impossibly adorable hippo? Then there is a job out there for you. You shall be known as the Beastmaster.

Community Picker | Jennifer Burke: Educated Foodie & Magazine Aficionado

Cleaning Up the Farm

Prevention March 21014

With so many hidden chemicals and drugs in the food we eat, this article brings a researched approach to show that reducing or removing these practices is possible—and we will all be better off when it's done.

A Change of Seasons

Saveur March 2014

What a beautiful and inspiring article about a family-owned peach farm: Sharing the story of family roots, hard work, and growing your passion.

The Leadership Issue: Value Lessons

Entrepreneur March 2014

This article resonated with me in relation to my position and where I'm at within my career. It demonstrates what leaders need to consider to really make a difference within their organization to deliver positive customer experiences.

The Bacon Issue

Food Network Magazine March 2014

OMG! Bacon Issue. I don't think I can isolate just one article. Bacon makes the ordinary extraordinary and this is proven in the recipe section, starting with chocolate bacon cupcakes. Yum.

Drones, Submarines & Automobiles

A Boy and His Drone

Outside March 2014

Camera-equipped flying robots have quickly become a staple of the adventure world, filming first ascents and nailing poachers. But that's just the beginning. Affordable consumer drones will revolutionize how we experience the outdoors.

Flying Blind

Wired March 2014

Drones falling from the sky. Guided missiles swerving off-target. Communications blackout on the front lines. What will happen when the U.S. military loses control of the electromagnetic spectrum?

Audacious Tech

Inc. March 2014

Space isn't the only unexplored frontier. The "SeaOrbiter" is designed to help uncover the secrets of the abyss. The goal: Give the public a better understanding of how crucial the ocean is to Earth's well-being.

How to Build the World's Fastest Car in 12 Tortuous Steps

Popular Mechanics March 2014

1. Break the sound barrier. 5. Build it like a fighter jet. 6. Get indestructible wheels. 7. Put a rocket on it. 9. Figure out how to get from 1050 to 0 mph. It's part car, part airplane, part spaceship.

Everything Oscars

The Oscars Special

HELLO! Canada March 10, 2014

All the nominations, Hollywood heroes, leading ladies, hottest parties, go-to designers, and fun facts. Basically, your comprehensive prep sheet for the big awards show.

What the Oscars Say About America

Esquire Weekly February 27, 2014

"Despite the fact that the Oscars have now existed for 86 years, many still confuse them for a prize given to the year's best films and actors and directors." The 2014 Oscars: A celebration of gritted teeth and diminished expectations.

Winning Style

People Red Carpet 2014

Stars share the thrill of awards season—and how they dress the part. Includes 360˚ views of gorgeous red carpet looks.

The Lady Vanishes

Newsweek February 28, 2014

Every awards season prompts a flurry of articles asking whether the Oscars have a "woman problem." And crunching the numbers shows women-centric films do win fewer Oscars.

New Issues

Country Living

April 2014

Car & Driver

April 2014

Sports Illustrated

March 3, 2014

#WeekendReads | Sports Illustrated 50th Swimsuit Issue & More Photos of Gorgeous People | Don’t-Miss Special Issues | Mayor Rob Ford & David Sedaris | 50 Most Innovative Companies

This week Sports Illustrated released their 50th Anniversary Swimsuit Issue. Fifty years—that’s an impressive milestone. And a whole lot of nearly naked ladies. You don’t want to miss it (or the three other new special issues, featured below).

Did you catch our Community Picks last week’s #WeekendReads? We’re all about building a community of avid readers who love to share the great stories they find. If you want to be a guest curator, email us and we’ll fill you in on the details. (Did we mention participation earns you a free Next Issue t-shirt? We prefer our community members to be in uniform, thank you.)

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Next Issue Picks

Pillow Tweets

W March 2014

Eye candy for men and women: A sleepily seductive slideshow of bed-ready celebrities, with the Twitter and Instagram handles to match, so you can get in on some serious social networking. Photos by @mertalas and @macpiggott.

The Shadow of Your Smile

Harper's BAZAAR March 2014

A fast and funny read from David Sedaris, who knows lighting is about mood, and much more. "I shared an apartment with a straight guy named Rusty, who was terrific in every respect except one: He liked overhead lights..."

The World's 50 Most Innovative Companies

Fast Company March 2014

The annual guide to the businesses that matter most: #1 Google (duh); #4 Dropbox; #10 Yelp; #28 Square; #39 GoPro; #44 iRobot. Plus, the 10 most innovative companies in the 10 hottest sectors.

Gyno Update: 4 Out of 5 Women Will Get HPV

Cosmopolitan March 2014

If there was a shot to ward of cancer and STIs, you'd get it, right? Well, there is one...and hardly anybody seems to want it. "Cosmo" reports on what's scaring women away from the HPV vaccine and answers all your questions on this super-common, super-confusing germ.

Interviews & Portraits

Tween Machine

Details March 2014

Nickelodeon's twisted genius, Dan Schneider, made Miranda Cosgrove, Jamie Lynn Spears, Ariana Grande, and Amanda Bynes stars. After a 20-year streak of hits ("All That," "iCarly," "Drake & Josh"), he's facing competition from small-screen imitators and smartphones. Time to play.

Mayors of the Year: His Worship

Esquire March 2014

You may have wondered how it is that Rob Ford, the mayor of Toronto, has not been shamed from office. Here's how. And why, he says, things are likely to get even uglier.

The Cute One

Allure March 2014

An essay by Molly Ringwald, the leading lady of "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club," and "Pretty in Pink," and, surprisingly, the self-conscious redhead in a family of confident blue-eyed blondes. "One day, I snaked up the courage to ask my mother point-blank if she thought I was beautiful...'Molly, you're cute.'"

He Ran These Streets

Running Times March 2014

Kevin Castille spent a decade selling crack cocaine before getting serious about running. Now, at age 41, he's setting one record after the other. This is the unlikely making of America's top masters runner.

DId You See These Special Issues?

The Legends: A Portfolio

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2014

More than 20 cover models walked into a room...and all kinds of awesomeness broke out. Behold, for you will never see a collection of beautiful women like this in one place again. (And because this is the 50th Anniversary Swimsuit Issue, there are about 255 more pages just like this, but with less clothing.)

Cinema Tarantino: The Making of Pulp Fiction

Vanity Fair Oscar Nights 2014

Two decades ago, "Pulp Fiction" set off a cinematic revolution, changing the lives of John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, and Bob and Harvey Weinstein. Here's how the job went down.

Wear This to That

Southern Living Style 2014

This spring style guide is pure "Southern Living:" Nashville then and now, Hayden Panettiere's floral frocks, beauty buys inspired by Reese Witherspoon, and, here, how to dress like a local at Nashville's most iconic haunts.

Chapter 4: Updos

Allure Hairstyle Look Book 2014

This is the ultimate hair guide. Blowouts, curls and waves, ponytails, braids, and wild styles—six chapters, 41 styles, and all the instructions you need to duplicate these looks. Our favorite: updos.

Go Do This

Vegan 101

Cooking Light March 2014

Tim Cebula, omnivore, switched to an all-plant diet with expert help from well-known vegan chefs. He went in growling, but came out crowing. And you could too—give it a go.

Navigator: Whale Watching

Coastal Living March 2014

Whale watching? Why not! Bring a camera, binoculars, and your sense of wonder to these six destinations where excitement is in large supply.

Almost Paradise

Bike March 2014

This spring, try a ride that results in giddy laughter, high fives, and well-earned beers at the bottom. Oakridge, Oregon has $500,000 in grant money, 320 miles of singletrack, and the hope that the business of mountain biking will help revive the one-time boomtown.

USA! USA!

Family Circle March 2014

The Olympics bring out the flag-waving, Team USA-cheering amateur athlete in almost everyone. You watched the Winter Games on TV, but it's easier than you'd think to experience the thrill of victory firsthand at one of these sporty cities. Bobsled ride, anyone?

New Issues

Surfer

April 2014

Vogue

March 2014

Beautiful Women, Bathing Suits & Barbies—Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary Swimsuit Issue

 

The 50th Anniversary Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue has finally been released, drumming up a little more press and controversy than usual. In addition to the standard lineup of gorgeous swimsuit-clad women in exotic locations (as if that weren’t enough), to commemorate the 50-year milestone, SI included a slew of extra features, extra beautiful women than—and for those of us with the digital edition, behind-the-scenes videos—adding up to a beefy 260-page issue, the largest since its 25th anniversary in 1989. What’s more: an appearance from the epitome of impossibly perfect physiques, Barbie, whose involvement with issue swelled the annual debate about female body image and unrealistic media standards.

But first, the babes. (Sorry, this is just a teaser. Open up the app for the full-frontal experience.)

Heidi Klum, 1998 cover girlChosen to fashion SI's anniversary bathing suit, showing all 50 swimsuit issue covers. "Heidi embodies everything we hope for and wish for in one of our cover models," said MJ Day, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Editor. "Her loyalty to the brand, her enormous success."

The LegendsTwenty-one more cover girls from the past 50 years, now legendary icons, all brought together. In one room. That's a lot of pretty.

The RookiesEmbracing their SI Swimsuit virginity.

More Beautiful PeopleIn Switzerland, Brazil and Madagascar; on the Cook Islands and New Jersey Shore; body-painted in St. Lucia; athletes on Guana Island

Kate Upton, 2012 and 2013 cover girlFloating around in zero-gravity, demonstrating her ability to look flawless under any amount of atmospheric pressure (or lack thereof).

That's one way to sell golf clubsEven the ads are a bit cheeky.

Suited for your styleHoping to duplicate the sell-out success of many brands in the past, Target snagged the ad pages of "Five Decades of Sexy," an evolution of bathing suit style, to show off a new line of swimwear (in stores now).

And... Barbie?Speaking of grabbing coattails, Barbie's appearance in the issue, is questionably a bold move by toy maker Mattel. And somewhat perplexing.

Featured on the ad wrap for the printed magazine, and pictured alongside her 1959 self, Barbie flaunts the classic black-and-white striped bathing suit that started it all. While it may seem natural for the two to come together—they both, for better or worse, changed the standards of swimsuits and beauty—Barbie’s participation in something often criticized for objectifying women, and is counterintuitive to her position as a role model for young girls.

But Sports Illustrated’s Creative Director Christopher Hercik and photography legend Walter Iooss, who snapped Barbie’s photos, certainly aren’t complaining. ”She’s, in some ways, the perfect model,” Hercik said. “She doesn’t blink, she doesn’t move, she takes direction.”

In conjunction with the release of the issue, Mattel launched an “#Unapologetic” campaign, hoping to boost Barbie’s image and drive sales, which have been falling the last several quarters. Barbie herself spoke up, saying she is proud to pose with these women, models who are often dismissed as “playthings” by virtue of their job descriptions, but who “have broken barriers, established empires, built brands, branched out into careers as varied as authors, entrepreneurs and philanthropists.”

Beauty and brains are not mutually exclusive virtues, Barbie goes on to say “Ask yourself, isn’t it time we teach girls to celebrate who they are? Isn’t there room for capable and captivating? It’s time to stop boxing in potential. Be free to launch a career in a swimsuit, lead a company while gorgeous, or wear pink to an interview at MIT. The reality of today is that girls can go anywhere and be anything. They should celebrate who they are and never have to apologize for it.”

And now, a few words from Twitter.

See Barbie, the rest of the beauties, all the photos, videos, bathing suits, ads and more in the app. More coverage on the SI Swimsuit website.

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