#NationalCoffeeDay: 8 Ideas (Besides Caffeine) to Up Your Productivity

 

National Coffee Day

It’s #NationalCoffeeDay! Try something new (Starbucks beer-flavored roast, anyone?). Make your own iced coffee at home. Take advantage of coffee’s more unconventional uses. And of course, don’t miss out on the companies giving away free coffee today. 

Here’s to a day of feeling extra awake, concentrated, and productive (and hopefully not jittery). But what about staying focused once the coffee craziness has come and gone? Check out 8 articles in your Next Issue app that are sure to keep you motivated, without requiring you to develop a full-blown caffeine addiction.

Productivity-Boosters In Next Issue
1) “Find Your Path” - Self – October 2014 – Companies big and small use mission statements to set goals and chart their futures, so why shouldn’t you?

2) “Get Inspired To…” - Cosmopolitan – October 2014 – 17 amazing ideas to spark your creativity, up your mojo, and make things happen, all coming from rockstars like Nasty Gal founder, Sophia Amoruso, “Brain Games” host, Jason Silva, and 49ers QB, Colin Kaepernick.

3) “8 Bright Ways to Feel More Positive” - Dr. Oz The Good Life – October / November 2014  - From retraining your brain, to planning some extra “me-time” in the morning, these 8 tips from the Doctor will get you up and ready for an outstanding day. 

4) “Higher Learning” - Entrepreneur – October 2014 - What better to get you motivated than the chance to work for yourself one day? Start with the Princeton Review’s ranking of the 50 best entrepreneurship programs in the U.S. 

5) “Mentors 2014: Who Made You the Man You Are Today?” - Esquire – October 2014 - Guys, listen up. Esquire polled 50 extraordinary men to help answer the question, “What makes a ‘good’ man?” Their stories will leave you nothing less than motivated to go out and be the best you can be. 

6) “Take It Outside” - Fitness – October 2014 - Is exercise your go-to productivity booster? Well here are 3 ways to improve your mood even more by combining physical activity with the benefits of the great outdoors. 

7) “76 Best Organizing Tips of All Time” - Real Simple – October 201 - I don’t know about you, but the first thing I do when I need to make a change in my work life is get organized. These 76 tips will help you lay the groundwork for uninhibited productivity. 

8) “What Brain Doctors Tell Their Friends” - Redbook – October 2014 - Tips from the doctors themselves on keeping memory sharp and productivity high. 
Enjoy your increased productivity today and every day!

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#WeekendReads | NEW: Smithsonian | Jeter’s Next Move | Autumn in Your Home & Garden | Guys: Tailoring, Winter Gear & Looking Great | ‘Space Tourism’ Takes Flight

 

New in Next Issue, Smithsonian

Dive into a wealth of history, science, and art with Smithsonian, the newest title in the next issue catalog. Read the October issue now, and impress friends all weekend with little-known secrets of American history.

Then, check out picks from photographer/writer/eyewear stylist Stacey Kelley of Spectacular Is. A self described tech geek, she delivered articles on everything from the best new iPhone cases to Richard Branson’s plan to take us all to space.

Happy Reading!

Next Issue Picks

Eliot Ness vs. J. Edgar Hoover

Smithsonian October 2014

In an issue dedicated to secrets of American history, this story is about the newly released files that trace the private war between two famous crime fighters. Who knew the leader of The Untouchables lost a mayoral race and was married three times? He blamed Hoover (for one of those failures, anyway).

Love Your Age

Prevention October 2014

Prevention's second annual "Love Your Age" issue celebrates what it means to age with defiance. To reinvent yourself, as these five readers have done, without worrying about the number on the cake. Ultimately, what your age means is defined by only one person—you.

Derek Jeter Opens the Door

New York Magazine September 22, 2014

As the retiring Bronx legend embarks on the next stage of a career he's determined to tightly control, he offers a photographer access to his world, providing an intimate glimpse into the life he's worked so hard to keep private.

No Limit

WIRED October 2014

Two gamblers found a king-size bug in a video poker machine—and went on a hell of a winning streak. It was the worst thing that could have happened to them. "The Game King lit up with its seventh jackpot in an hour and a half. Now [surveillance] knew there was something wrong..."

Home Sweet Home

How Swede It Is

Dwell October 2014

Architect Bengt Mattias Carlsson created a guesthouse to blend with a historic primary residence and the wooded land it sits on. To accomplish that, he combined modern sensibilities with centuries-old techniques.

Harvesting Style

Midwest Living September / October 2014

Embrace autumn inside your home with a spicy mix of burnt orange leaves, white pumpkins, rich dahlias, and dried florals arranged in unexpected, elegant ways.

Celebrate Fall

Living the Country Life Fall 2014

These five easy tips will help you make the most of your yard and garden. Tip #3: Stage your yard. Use the tricks that magazines use to make a yard look photo ready.

Layering on Romance

Traditional Home October 2014

A mother, daughter, and a decorator cast a relaxed Riviera spell on a respectfully restored California villa. The result? A charmed aura—and the feeling that the house has been this way forever.

Guys, Get Styled for Fall

Special Section: The Details Guide to Tailoring

Details October 2014

Fall will always feel like the right time to revamp your work wardrobe. Chalk it up to lingering nostalgia for back-to-school shopping. Here, the suiting trends and tips you need to know—and of-the-moment accessories to complete your look.

How to Look Great @ Any Age

GQ October 2014

Celebrate GQ's lifelong commitment to never not looking awesome (with or without your shirt on). Hosted by the towering Blake Griffin and four other modern gentlemen: Chadwick Boseman, Norman Reedus, Clive Owen, and Tom Selleck.

Resort Gear of the Year

Outside Magazine Fall / Winter Buyer's Guide 2014

To stand out in today's market requires ingenuity. Here, the best new alpine skis, jackets, snowboards, and more for your winter resort trip.

Watches: Glashütte ≮ Geneva

Bloomberg Markets Fall Pursuits 2014

When it comes to fine timepieces, the Germans aren't coming; they've arrived. How can you spot a German watch? Asymmetrical dials, outsize date display, and a power-reserve reading.

Reader Picks | Stacey Kelley

Lady In Red: Katy Perry

Harper's BAZAAR October 2014

First things first, I LOVE Katy Perry. In this photo shoot, she goes totally femme fatale. But in the interview, fans get a glimpse of the typical modern woman, approaching her 30s and learning not to take any bullshit. Katy's biggest lesson: Self-love comes first before you can truly love someone else.

Classy and Clever Cases

Macworld October 2014

I’m a tech geek at heart, and I especially love Apple. I enjoy flipping through this magazine every month to stay on top of the ever-changing news. I also think fashion and technology go hand in hand, so I really loved this article on stylish iPhone cases that reflect your personality (and serve multiple purposes).

76 Best Organizing Tips of All Time

Real Simple October 2014

I’m obsessed with keeping my apartment organized and clean, with pretty yet modern design choices. I immediately flipped to Real Simple's cover story for more ideas I could use. Guess I’ll be taking a trip to The Container Store this weekend.

All Systems Go

Entrepreneur October 2014

If I see Richard Branson on the cover, I’m definitely going to read it. As an entrepreneur with bold dreams, he is, in a word, my idol. This article reveals his plans for taking consumers to space. I can’t believe I just might have the opportunity to do this in my lifetime!

Weird Science (And Tech)

Living in a New Material World

Forbes September 29, 2014

Fungus buildings, algorithmic chairs, germ-fighting iPhone cases. Software giant Autodesk and others are ushering in a revolution in materials science you may not even see coming.

The Devils and the Deep Blue Sky

Popular Science October 2014

Forty years after Evil Knievel's attempt to jump the Snake River Canyon, a handful of stuntmen are racing to re-create the daredevil's feat—and to succeed where the legend failed.

Street Cred

Popular Photography October 2014

Digital photography, iPhones, and Instagram have drawn new converts to street photography and made it easier, too. These masters of the craft explain how to make it good.

Alibaba's Dynamic Duo

Fortune October 6, 2014

In an issue dedicated to the most powerful women in business, this story is about the giant Chinese e-retailer's reputation for fostering talented women, like Lucy Peng and Maggie Wu.

New Issues

Condé Nast Traveler

October 2014

Money

October 2014

Rolling Stone

October 9, 2014

The Smithsonian’s Expertise, Now in Next Issue

Smithsonian Magazine, now in Next Issue

We’re proud to welcome Smithsonian to the Next Issue catalog, bringing the studies and exhibits of the Smithsonian Institution straight to your device of choice. Open up your Next Issue app and find a whole new wealth of historical investigation, scientific reporting, and detailed insights on culture and the arts.

The October 2014 issue is a perfect example. Check out some of the features we loved the most below. Then, just tap (+) within the app to add Smithsonian to your library and start reading.

Smithsonian, October 2014

1) “Eliot Ness vs. J. Edgar Hoover” -  Newly-released files trace the private war between America’s two most famous crime fighters.

2) “Escape to Alcatraz” -  China’s most controversial artist breaks into America’s most notorious prison with a historic new show.

3) “Swimming Upstream” -  Can human ingenuity help salmon navigate the dangers of one of their last strongholds in the northwest?

4) “Cold Comfort” - The remote Cold War radar system set up to ring an alarm against nuclear attack may have new responsibilities due to climate change.

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Stacey Kelley: Photographer, Director, Magazine-Obsessed

Stacey Kelley, Next Issue Guest Curator

That’s right, I’m completely OBSESSED with magazines. My passion for beautiful content and photography finally led me to start a platform of my own. Spectacular Is is a lifestyle blog all about eyewear and eye care, featuring original photos and articles that showcase the lifestyles of regular people in their glasses.

With Next Issue, I can index my varied topics of fashion, photography, business, travel, food, and celebrities all in one place.  And of course, it’s much easier (and clutter-free!) to keep digital versions of all my favorite magazines.

Here, I’ve curated some of my favorite picks from recent issues in Next Issue—all about the topics I hold near and dear to my heart.

Check out Spectacular Is:  spectacularis.com

Or Follow Spectacular Is on Instagram:  instagram.com/spectacular_is

The Celeb Scene

Lady In Red: Katy Perry

Harper's BAZAAR October 2014

First things first, I LOVE Katy Perry! In her Harper's BAZAAR photo shoot, she goes totally femme fatale. But in her interview, fans get a glimpse of the typical modern woman, approaching her 30s and and learning not to take any bullshit. Katy's biggest lesson: self-love comes first before you can truly love someone else.

All Systems Go

Entrepreneur October 2014

If I see Richard Branson on the cover, that means that I’m definitely going to read it. As an entrepreneur with bold dreams, he is in a word, my idol. This article reveals his plans for taking consumers to space—a dream I’ve always had. I can’t believe I just might have the opportunity to do it in my lifetime!

Fall TV Preview

Entertainment Weekly September 19, 2014

IMHO, Entertainment Weekly is the best source of entertainment news. And this issue is a MUST because it thoroughly breaks down my favorite time of year: Fall TV premieres! Can’t wait for The Black List to start!

Brad & Angelina: They Do!

People September 15, 2014

Personally, I love Angelina Jolie and all she stands for. I've even met her through various jobs—an she's just as lovely in person. When I heard that she and Brad Pitt finally got married, I had to read the story and see the photos for myself.

The Way I Live

Classy and Clever Cases

Macworld October 2014

I’m a tech geek at heart, and I especially love Apple. I enjoy flipping through this magazine every month to stay on top of their ever-changing news. I also think fashion and technology go hand in hand, so I really loved the article on stylish iPhone cases that reflect your personality (and serve multiple purposes).

76 Best Organizing Tips of All Time

Real Simple October 2014

I’m obsessed with keeping my apartment organized and clean, with pretty yet modern design choices. I immediately flipped through to Real Simple's cover story on 76 organization tips for more ideas I could use. Guess I’ll be taking a trip to the Container Store this weekend.

DSLR Test: Nikon D810

Popular Photography October 2014

As a photographer, I’m always up on the latest trends and gear. Right now, I shoot with a Canon system, but I’m in the market for a Nikon to add to the collection. I like Popular Photography’s Lab section, which features a thorough test-run review of the latest Nikon, delivering high quality full-frame photos without the heavy files. Just what I’m looking for!

Can You Eat Too Much Kale?

Eating Well October 2014

It’s important to me that I stay healthy, so I'm always on the lookout for new recipes to keep me interested in nutritious food. I like Eating Well because they share recipes and new scientific breakthroughs. For instance, there’s a new fear that kale could affect your thyroid...but luckily it doesn’t sound too dangerous at the time being.

Derek Jeter, Welcome to the World of Publishing


Derek Jeter opens up - In Next Issue

Photo by Christopher Anderson, New York Magazine

Despite appearing in thousands of national broadcasts and media headlines since his rookie year in 1996, Derek Jeter has always been a private sort of guy—going so far as to make party guests check their phones and cameras at the door.

That’s why his next move comes as a surprise to loyal fans and haters alike.

This week, just before the shortstop’s final game at Yankee Stadium, Jeter Publishing debuted with the MLB icon’s first self-penned children’s book, “The Contract.”

The Contract by Derek Jeter

In October, fans can expect Jeter Unfiltered, “a collection of evocative, documentary-­style off-field photographs.”

And that surely won’t be the last we see of Jeter the media-mogul. In his own words, “Just because I choose to keep a majority of my life private, I still get the fact that content is important. There’s a lot of interesting people out there, and interesting stories, and I want to be able to share them.”

The privacy-conscious icon is quite literally opening his doors. See a never-before-documented sneak peak into Jeter’s world, also available in the September 22 issue of New York Magazine in your Next Issue app.

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John Malkovich as Lennon, Warhol & More in Iconic Photo Series


John Malkovich Photo Exhibit

Photos by Sandro Miller, originally in Esquire

John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Che Guevara’s iconic profile, Warhol’s famous celebrity silk screens, American Gothic. These are all the portraits we’ve seen time and time again…but this time there’s a twist.

Photographer Sandro Miller has embarked on an “homage to photographic masters,” and his subject is none other than the one-and-only John Malkovich. If you thought Malkovich was a chameleon on screen, just wait until you see the full collection, available in Esquire.

Emma Watson Urges Men to Help End Gender Inequality


Emma Watson HeForShe

By Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images

It’s all part of the U.N.’s HeForShe campaign, which aims to “galvanize as many men and boys as possible to be advocates for change.” As Goodwill Ambassador for U.N. Women, Emma Watson has been making waves in the fight for global gender equality for six months now. But her campaign-launch speech at the U.N. headquarters was a total game-changer.

Her point: Gender inequality is men’s issue too. After all, “How can we change the world, when only half of it is invited or feel welcome to participate in the conversation?”

Watson goes on to denounce the “women against feminism” movement and the “us vs. them” mentality concerning gender. Watch the full speech below (originally from Vanity Fair).

#WeekendReads | NEW Title: Maxim | Inside the Mind of a Mass Shooter | Fall TV Preview | Kid-Friendly Crafts & Tasty Fall Flavors | Fire, Lightning & Off-Road Adventures

Introducing Maxim

This week, we welcome a new player to the Next Issue catalog. Tap (+) within the app to add Maxim to your library, and start enjoying sports and style insights, the early word on new gadgets & toys, and of course the gorgeous starlets.

Next Issue guest curator, Chelsea Day

Get prepared for the first day of fall (next week!) with seasonal crafts from Chelsea Day of Someday I’ll Learn.

Chelsea says, “As a parent, my time to read is limited (and paper copies inevitably get shredded by one of my kids). Next Issue lets me catch a quick glimpse at what the rest of the world is up to while finding inspiration for tried-and-tested family fun.”

Also this week, check out some stick-to-your ribs fall foods, stories on Mother Nature at her finest, tips for healthy living, and a comprehensive look at the best shows on television.

Happy Reading and Happy Fall!

Next Issue Picks

Decadence and Delirium on the Gumball 3000

Maxim October 2014

Supercars. Celebrities. Suspended licenses. Once a year, a frenzied multinational convoy of jaw-dropping exotic cars speeds and parties through two continents and five countries in just seven days. Ride shotgun with this read.

Fall TV Preview: Critics' Picks

Entertainment Weekly September 19, 2014

A special double issue dedicated to fall TV and all the buzz on 125 shows. You'll get a Sunday through Saturday (plus streaming) breakdown of what's on and find out which six new shows the critics are in love with.

Everything We Think We Know About Mass Shooters Is Wrong

Esquire October 2014

Are we helpless to stop mass shootings? Is anyone even trying? The good news is that the answers are No and Yes. The bad news: The person loading up hasn't gotten the news.

The T&C Golden Compass

Town & Country TC Travel 2014

Want to dine in private on the Great Wall of China? Shop the secret stores of Florence? Swim with manta rays in the Maldives? Here, 27 extraordinary travel experiences and the people who can make them happen for you.

Taste of Autumn

Autumn Gathering

Chatelaine October 2014

Celebrate food, family and friends with a rustic feast as beautiful as it is delicious. Includes recipes for honey and herb turkey, four yummy sides, and apple crumble pie, along with eight pumpkin-centric centerpiece ideas.

New Ways to Roast

Food & Wine October 2014

Chefs have astounding tricks that maximize the flavor of almost any roastable ingredient. Here, ingenious tips and delicious, easy recipes. Rub it, butter it, wrap it, and more.

Soup & Sandwich

Food Network Magazine October 2014

Food Network stars give us their best soup and sandwich combos for fall. Who's craving grilled cheese and roasted tomato soup?

Three Simple Slow-Cooker Suppers

Southern Living October 2014

These comforting, slow-simmered dinners—tortilla soup, juicy brisket, and pulled pork—deliver big flavors with little effort.

Mother Nature's Majesty

The Complete Guide to Fire

Backpacker October 2014

Learn how to harness the strength of fire to cook, survive, and connect to a primal force as old as time itself. Includes 43 things you can do with a fire, how to tell a good campfire story, why you should never pee on a fire, and more.

The 2014 Heroes of Conservation

Field & Stream October 2014

To us, their hard work for fish and wildlife is selfless. They inspire us to do more than hunt, fish, and go home. To the six Heroes of Conservation finalists, it's a natural response to all the good outdoors does for them.

Take It Outside

Fitness October 2014

Stride or ride off-road for a hotter body and a cooler mind. Hike your booty off, run for the hills, or join the rough riders. Here's your so-easy guide. Just add sunshine.

The Body Electric

Outside Magazine October 2014

Of the 500+ Americans struck by lightning this year, roughly 90% will survive. Though they remain among the living, their minds and bodies are instantly, fundamentally altered in ways that still leave scientists scratching their heads.

Healthy Living

When to Say No to Your Doctor

Men's Journal October 2014

Every time you walk into a physician's office, you run the risk of overtreatment: Tests you don't need, ineffective (or dangerous) medications, procedures that cause more problems than they solve. When is it best to do nothing?

2014 Foodie Awards

Vegetarian Times October 2014

Too busy to plan every meal to perfection? Need more fast-yet-healthy choices? Here, the yummiest, most convenient vegetarian items for all sorts of eating—from breakfast to lunch to dinner. Complete with comprehensive shopping list.

The Anti-Breast Cancer Diet

Health October 2014

Can eating right really protect you against the C word? The latest research points to yes. It's also what you don't eat. Read on for the simple nutritional moves that can make a huge difference to your health.

The Art of Disconnecting

Working Mother October / November 2014

Technology creates a 24/7 connection to work, but moms at the Top 10 Best Companies say that making a conscious effort to disconnect is essential to becoming happier and healthier.

Reader Picks | Chelsea Day

Your Craft: Make a Burlap Wreath

all you October 2014

Adorn your door with this season's hottest fabric. Just cover a pre-formed wreath with burlap and have your kids pick out cute accent items to bring it all together.

In the Spirit

Family Circle October 2014

Use painter's tape and acrylic paint to create "wickedly wonderful" painted pumpkins. It's a fun way to decorate with little ones who can't wield a knife.

Mini Garden Bookends

Good Housekeeping October 2014

Plant succulents in clear plastic vases filled with smooth stones and use them as bookends to bring some plant life to your kids' rooms. They only have to be watered once a week!

Spooky Stoops

Parents October 2014

Create silly spiders by wrapping Styrofoam with yarn and adding knotty-looking leg pieces. Add googly eyes for an extra-goofy effect.

New Issues

Elle

October 2014

ESPN The Magazine

September 29, 2014

House Beautiful

October 2014

18 Fall Recipes, Crafts, and Pumpkin Decorating Ideas


A brisk breeze is beginning to blow, the leaves are slowly changing color, and all the covers of your favorite magazines are graced with pumpkins, pumpkins, and more pumpkins.

With the Autumnal Equinox just around the bend (August 23rd), we no longer have to hide our excitement for apple picking, comfort food, and plenty of fall colors in the home. If you’re an autumn-enthusiast too, check out our three collections below: Taste of Autumn, Harvest Season in the Home & Garden, and Pumpkin Perfection.

Visit our Very Best of Autumn Inspiration pinboard for full details on where to find each recipe, DIY craft, and pumpkin-decorating project in your Next Issue app.

Taste of Autumn selections in the Next Issue app.

Taste of Autumn, featuring selections from Country Gardens, Southern Living, Food & Wine, Country Living, Vegetarian Times, and Shape.

Harvest Season in the Home & Garden selections from the Next Issue app.

Harvest Season in the Home & Garden, featuring selections from HGTV Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, Living the Country Life, Midwest Living, All You, and Country Living.

The Best of Pumpkins from the Next Issue app.

Pumpkin Perfection, featuring selections from Country Living, Every Day With Rachael Ray, Living the Country Life, Country Gardens, Woman’s Day, and Parents.

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New in Next Issue: Maxim Magazine

Introducing Maxim

For over a decade, Maxim has been delivering content that guys can relate to. Useful and humorous articles. A fresh take on the sporting scene. The inside scoop on style and gadgets. And of course, gorgeous starlets.

In the October 2014 issue, you’ll find cover girl Angelina Lindvall talking motorcycles, men’s fashion, and sex, a roundup of the “baddest” athletes on the planet, and a behind-the-scenes look at Gumball 3000 (only the world’s craziest car rally ever).

What you'll find in Maxim magazine

Now you can add it all to your Next Issue library. Simply tap (+) in the app to start browsing Maxim today.

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