#WeekendReads | Marijuana Puts on a Suit | Score the Corner Office | Gifts for Grads

This weekend, we’re chanting “Three-Day-Weekend” with unbridled happiness!

We’ve got words of wisdom (and some gift ideas) to share with the grads in your life. And, since marijuana seems to be graduating too, we’re taking a peek inside the disruptive, lucrative business of pot.

Then, our business picks reveal success secrets from the best and brightest, from comedians to Ebola fighters. And our collection of all things career will send you back to work impassioned, inspired, and ready to move mountains! (Or at least upgrade your snack drawer.)

Happy Reading!

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Next Issue Picks

The Star on the Sidewalk

New York Magazine

Arielle Holmes was a homeless junkie when she was “discovered.” Now she’s the lead in a movie based on her own life, and thinking maybe she’ll give this acting thing a go.

Curry Flurry

Sports Illustrated

No player in the NBA gets hotter faster than Stephen Curry, whose incendiary shooting spells begin innocently enough—but have already reduced two playoff opponents to ashes.

Food Awards 2015

Southern Living

The Southern Living test kitchen taste-tested more than 300 of the newest artisan products to find the best southern-made foods. These are 24 of the favorites. Texas Sweet Heat pickles or Pork Clouds, anyone?

Aftershock

Smithsonian

A powerful earthquake in L’Aquila, Italy in 2009 killed hundreds of people. The criminal conviction of Italian geologists has been overturned, but the shaky science of earthquake prediction is still on trial.

Best in Business

The Brilliant 100

Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur’s annual showcase of the brightest and shiniest companies, ideas, and technologies that are driving change across major business sectors. Let them inspire the inventor or innovator in you, too.

The New Pioneers

Popular Mechanics

Men and women across the country are welding, chopping, sanding, wiring, and even sewing new ideas every day. In celebration of the unique American motivation that fuels the maker movement, here are 13 people embodying the way we make things now and the places helping you create.

The 100 Most Creative People in Business

Fast Company

Meet this year’s most inspiring leaders in technology, design, media, music, energy, marketing, science, sports, and more. #1, Charles Arntzen, for fighting Ebola with tobacco. #8, Amy Poehler, for making comedy grow.

The Icons

Inc.

Starting a business is like any other beginning: The first task is survival. How does one proceed from frantic founder to ultra-successful entrepreneur? To find out, take a close look at the monumental rise (and fall, and rise) of four icons.

Words of Work Wisdom

10 Ways to Ace Your Career

Chatelaine

By the end of this guide, you’ll have practical strategies to help make work a little better and a little happier. Come for the expert advice on failing intelligently and negotiating successfully, and stay for the upgraded snack drawer.

What Success Looks Like Now

Glamour

The corner office? Maybe. But for these 10 women—and 2,000 of you—getting ahead today is often something very, very different. Includes life advice from Jennifer Aniston, Melissa McCarthy, Taraji P. Henson, and more.

2015 Fierce List

More

This fifth annual collection of real-world role models—from the bench, the screen, the slopes, and the Internet—can embolden all of us to give the world more of our own audacity, perspicacity, and humanity.

Lessons From the Top

Canadian Business

Three of Canada’s most successful women—as determined by an annual ranking of top business leaders and entrepreneurs—share the secrets of success.

Congrats, Grads

The New Grad's Guide to Money

Money

So long, college. Hello, adult life. Here’s a quick and painless lesson in real-world finances for the class of 2015. Follow this handy outline and set a course for success.

Under $100 Tech Gifts

Family Circle

Here, 10 cool, cost-effective graduation presents that won’t bust your budget, from cool zip-up earbuds to a mini jumperpack to remedy a dead batter (car or phone).

Life Advice Worth $140,000

Dr. Oz The Good Life

Here, perspective-changing wisdom from brilliant graduation speeches, such as, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Steve Jobs, Stanford University, 2005.

With Honors

Seventeen

Presenting Seventeen’s Class of 2015. This group of smart, talented, game-changing women share their best advice to inspire you to dream big.

The Business of Pot

Runner's High

Outside Magazine

With pro-marijuana legislation sweeping the nation, it’s time to ask a serious question: Is pot a performance-enhancing drug? Only one way to find out.

Marijuana Tracking Goes Corporate

Bloomberg Businessweek

For newly legal pot dealers, tracking inventory and quality control are chronic problems. The industry is flocking to two cannabis-software startups.

The Great Pot Experiment

TIME

Legalization keeps rolling ahead. But because of years of research roadblocks, we don’t know enough about the dangers of marijuana—or the benefits. Here, the highly divisive, strangely promising world of pot science.

Up in Smoke School

Maclean's

It is the fastest growing industry in the U.S. For those looking to enter the booming, quasi-legal marijuana business, step one is pot class.

New Issues

Bon Appétit

Sports Illustrated

Sunset

The Ten Best Magazine Covers of 2015

The ASME have chosen the ten best magazine covers of 2015, and singled out The New Yorker as their Cover of the Year. The magazine’s ‘Broken Arch’ illustration, by Bob Staake, shows a split Gateway Arch and beat out every other cover in the country for the title.

New Yorker Cover

Across other categories – the awards span everything from ‘Brainiest’ to ‘Most Delicious’ – the ASME recognized celebrity photography, food styling and photo manipulation. The New York Times Magazine showed Lena Dunham as an ancient Greek bust, while Bloomberg Businessweek created an overweight Coke bottle to play on the brand’s “fat problem.”

Eight of the ten winners are available on Next Issue now and, because we offer access to their back catalogues, users can find and download the winning issues. Not yet a subscriber? Sign up for your free trial here, and check out our winners gallery below (* indicates available in Next Issue).

#WeekendReads | Moms Rule | Welcome, Princess Charlotte! | Smart Money 101 | Can the Apple Watch Save Lives? | Race Behind Bars: Convicts vs. The Community

Guest-Curator-mario-bonifacioAround here, we’re all about making life easier. Guest Curator Mario Bonifacio highlights four stories that take personal finance from intimidating to natural habit. Then, read on for one-minute wonders that pack tons of stunning features into one brilliant page.

To celebrate Mother’s Day, read four stories about the amazing women in our lives, and treat mom to her favorite magazines (a last-minute gift that’ll last all year). 

Happy Reading! 

 

Next Issue Picks

Digital Mavericks 2015

Details

Today’s most dynamic tech innovators are changing the way we communicate, consume, and create. These 26 pioneers are as varied as their disparate visions of the future, but all have the daring and the drive to make their ideas into our reality.

Will the Apple Watch Save Your Life?

Men's Fitness

As a health tool, Apple’s newest offering may be the tech giant’s most revolutionary product yet. It measures your heart rate with unprecedented accuracy and has ahead-of-its-time potential to transform your life.

The Wall

Runner's World

For inmates behind the 26-foot walls of the maximum-security Oregon State Penitentiary, running is one of their few releases. Eight times a year, the yard is converted into a 5K, 10K, and half marathon course on which convicts race outsiders.

Princess Charlotte: A Celebration

Maclean's

On Saturday, May 2, 2015, Kate and William’s daughter, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, made a speedy arrival and crowds shouted in celebration, “Princess! Princess!” This special section features photos, stories, and a review of Kate’s flawless maternity fashion.

Celebrating Moms

Moms of the Moment

Parents

In a time when “work-life balance” is analyzed and overused, these moms are too busy to stop and wonder if it can be done. They’re entrepreneurs, athletes, philanthropists, and celebrities who show us it’s possible to work harder and think bigger.

Mom Power

Woman's Day

When her son was struck with a rare and potentially fatal illness, Jennifer D’Auteuil felt so alone. Then a group of women she’d never met came through with some sanity-saving support.

Body Beautiful

Today's Parent

Having a baby changes your body—but that isn’t a bad thing. Here, moms who are embracing the many changes in their bodies after pregnancy and childbirth, all together in one gorgeous photo essay.

Mothers & Jaggers

Harper's BAZAAR

Jade Jagger and daughter Assisi Jackson had babies just weeks apart. Meet the latest additions to great-grandpa Mick’s rock ‘n’ roll brood.

One-Minute Reads

Cobain's Mashup

WIRED

Is this the weirdest mix-tape ever? Get the hodgepodge list of songs from a half-hour audio collage a 20-year-old Kurt Cobain made in the late 1980s.

Top Dogs

Family Circle

Only the best made The American Kennel Club’s list of Most Popular Breeds of 2014. Different as can be, these five pups really got tails wagging.

Viewpoint: Modern Love

Architectural Digest

As summer wedding season kicks into high gear, check out architect Hiroshi Nakamura’s chapel in Japan that puts a dramatic twist on matrimony.

Dream Machines

Flare

Choose your own adventure in one of these badass rides. The Ford Mustang GT, best for Detroit devotees. The Maserati Alfieri, best for aspiring superheroes. And three more. Just tap on each to read.

Reader Picks: Smart Finance

All-In on Oil

Forbes

This article leads with solid investment advice—bet on oil as it rebounds—but moves on to something far more interesting: the profile of a self-made billionaire who watched macroeconomic trends to get in and out of the loan market at all the right times.

101 Ways to Build Wealth

Money

While I normally tend to avoid exhaustive lists, this one was so well-written and so methodically laid out that it was fun to read it and check off the steps I was and wasn’t following.

Where to Invest $1,000 Now

MoneySense

This article surprised me; I expected it to tell me about one hot stock or one hot sector, but instead it offered responsible advice including getting on top of debt and ensuring my will and testament were up to date.

Lessons Unlearned

Entrepreneur

This article finds fault with a number of ideas accepted among the b-school crowd for starting your own business. I may not agree with all of the points, but I’m always stimulated when forced to challenge the conventional wisdom.

For Kids & Teens

Little Big Guys

Sports Illustrated Kids

Clippers superstar Chris Paul is one of many short players who haven’t let their lack of size stop them from rising to the occasion.

Keeping Up With Kylie

Teen Vogue

Back off, haters. Kylie Jenner, photographed with two of her closest friends, opens up to Amy Astley about Insta-bullies, beauty pressure, and her most important relationship.

Undercover Cats

National Geographic Kids

Dive into the secret lives of ocelots, the small, shy cats widespread in Mexico, Central America, and South America. They feel safer in dense cover.

A Tale of Two Sisters

Seventeen

They share clothes and college dreams, but a truth about their family and immigration laws could tear Rixa and Lorena apart one day.

New Issues

Reader Picks: Mario Bonifacio on getting smart about personal finance

Guest-Curator-mario-bonifacio

I’m Mario Bonifacio and I write about saving money, paying off debt, and investing toward financial independence at DebtBLAG.com and AdventuresinFrugal.com—two blogs I started to document my journey out of six figures of student loans and credit card debt through frugal living and getting smart about personal finance. Follow me on the blogs, or on Twitter at @mariobonifacio.

I use Next Issue to stay abreast of the always-changing economic climate and to find tons of personal advice. It’s great for both catching up on long-form articles on lazy Sunday mornings and for reading a quick bit of motivation on my commute into the office.

Hope you enjoy my picks on the markets and personal finance!

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Want to be the next Guest Curator? Shoot us an email.

The World Markets

All-In on Oil

Forbes

The article leads with solid, if not intuitive, investment advice—bet on oil as it rebounds—but moves forward with something far more interesting: the profile of a self-made, billionaire commercial banker who’s watched macroeconomic trends to get in and out of the loan market at all the right times over the past few decades.

Time, Peace

WIRED

There’s been no shortage of press on the cool features of the new Apple Watch, but this article finally answered why we might need yet another device: to get us away from checking our phones so frequently.

Verizon Ushers in the Era of "Skinny Cable"

Bloomberg Businessweek

No, cable isn’t the biggest line item on my monthly budget, but the limited options of all too similarly bloated packages are a real thorn in my side. Verizon’s first “skinny” cable offering may not yet be the game-changer we’ve been waiting for, but it’s at least a welcome sign of things to come.

Agenda: A World of Easy Money

Bloomberg Markets

This article dicusses far-reaching actions taken by dozens of central banks globally to implement expansionary monetary policy in response to what’s becoming undeniably clear—that we remain in a worldwide recession

Getting Smart: Personal Finance

America's Best, Freshest Supermarkets

Consumer Reports

This article not only explores the changing landscape of the best supermarkets in the country, but also explores our own changing view of what makes a supermarket the “best,” with the magazine’s own criteria expanding to include a new focus on freshness and locally produced goods. Even with the updated standards, a familiar face dominates the ratings.

101 Ways to Build Wealth

Money

While I normally tend to avoid exhaustive lists, this one was so well-written and so methodically laid out that it was fun to read it and check off the steps I was and wasn’t following.

Where to Invest $1,000 Now

MoneySense

This article surprised me; I expected it to tell me about one hot stock or one hot sector, but instead it offered responsible advice including getting on top of debt and ensuring my will and testament were up to date.

Lessons Un-Learned

Entrepreneur

This article finds fault with a number of ideas accepted among the b-school crowd when it comes to starting your own business. I may not agree with all of the points, but I’m always stimulated when forced to challenge the conventional wisdom.

#MomsAndMags: Nominate an outstanding mom to win the ultimate Mother’s Day gift

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This contest is now over. Visit us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see all of the outstanding entries. Congratulations to our winner, Arkya Martini! 

Browse through nearly any title in your Next Issue app. Now look all around you. The world is full of stories about the kind, courageous, and brilliant women we call “mom.”

This Mother’s Day, we’re recognizing all moms who deserve the absolute best. Now through Thursday, May 7th, help us gather stories about the outstanding moms in your life, and enter for the chance to win the ultimate Mother’s Day gift.

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The #MomsAndMags gift basket includes everything she needs to kick back, relax, and enjoy her favorite magazines more easily than ever.

THE WINNER

One lucky winner will be selected at random and announced on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you win, we’ll reach out to you on Thursday, May 7th to find out where you’d like to send the gift. You’ll have it by Saturday, May 9th—just in time for Mother’s Day.

Tell us your #MomsAndMags story for the chance to win! We just might include it in our Mother’s Day roundup on the Next Issue blog. Official contest rules below.

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#WeekendReads | Cop-Spotting App Tested | Talking to Dolphins | Clinton’s Dem-Party Pressure | Derby Parties & Travel Tips for Foodies

If you can’t find an excuse to throw a party this weekend, you never will. Fajitas and margaritas for Cinco de Mayo. BBQ and mint juleps for the Kentucky Derby. Beers and cheers for boxing’s epic battle. Make it happen with the party plans and menus featured here.

And when you carve out a slice of quiet time for reading, see if Waze helped a speeder in a hot car elude the long arm of the law and get the lowdown on 29 great spots where foodies want to get lost, and see how wearable fitness trackers are changing health care as we know it.

Don’t forget, Mother’s Day is just a week away. Your mom deserves some “me” time. Bake her a delicious cake, brew a pot of steaming coffee and give her unlimited access to all her favorite magazines. You’ll be her favorite child for a whole year.

Choose between 3, 6, and 12 month gifts. Buy Now.

Happy Reading!

Next Issue Picks

The Virtual Candidate

The New Yorker

Elizabeth Warren may not be running for President, but she has made a career of learning how to get her way on policy. And, even as a fellow Democrat, she’s expected to put the pressure on Hillary Clinton over economic issues.

Fight of the Century: Inside the Deal

Sports Illustrated

Two boxers, two SI covers: Mayweather and Pacquiao. And an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the six years of negotiations, low blows, and showboating that led to boxing’s richest bout.

The Waze: Catch Me if You Can

Car and Driver

Can Waze, the world’s most popular cop-spotting app, enable an orange blur of a McLaren to streak across Florida undetected? We head to Alligator Alley to find out. Johnny Law, you’re going to have to work harder.

Time for a Conversation

National Geographic

Three generations of these social animals have been the subject of the longest-running underwater dolphin study in the world. Now, scientists are attempting to break the communication barrier between dolphins and humans.

Throw a Festive Party

Get Your Fiesta On

EatingWell

Cinco de Mayo is here. Fire up a Mexican BBQ with Chef Roberto Santibañez. Since nearly everything on this menu can be made ahead, it leaves you free to, you know, actually enjoy the party.

Viva Mexican Night

Midwest Living

Why do restaurant fajitas taste so dang good? Here, your dish-by-dish guide to the slow-braised, salt-rimmed, lime-squeezed, mariachi-humming secrets to sizzling south-of-the-border flavor.

Get Down and Derby

EveryDay with Rachael Ray

Start strong out of the gate on Kentucky Derby Saturday: This fun party (great to throw for any of the Triple Crown races) will have everyone champing at the bit for race time.

Host Derby Day

Southern Living

Celebrate the South’s swankiest horse race with easy and elegant food, inexpensive decor, and (of course) hats. Includes recipes for grazing and the perfect mint julep.

A Beautiful Home

Colour Therapy

House & Home

Like her art, Bobbie Burgers’ serene Vancouver home blossoms with exuberant splashes of intense colour. Includes 10 easy ways to integrate artwork into your decor.

Tar Heel Tech

Dwell

Two West Coast transplants, priced out of San Francisco, build their dream home when they discover one of the nation’s largest inventories of architect-designed, midcentury modern homes in Raleigh.

Keeping It Real

Better Homes and Gardens

Oh-so-pretty meets practical in this welcoming family cottage where California cool merges with East Coast chic. There’s no trying to mask daily life here. Skateboards are as welcome as the pretty stuff.

My Favorite Room of All Time

New York Magazine

Seeing a really spectacular room can be a full-body experience. Here, twenty architects and interior designers on the New York residential space that has inspired them most over the years.

Life-Saving Science

The Body Shop

Smithsonian

At a lab in North Carolina, scientists are working furiously to create a future in which replacement human organs are grown on demand.

Is There an Autoimmune Epidemic?

Self

Thousands of women are going from fit and healthy to sick and tired—seemingly overnight. What’s going on? Meet the doctors and patients trying to unravel the mystery.

Smart Guns: They're Ready, Are We?

Fortune

The technology is available to limit the number of children who perish in gun accidents. That was the easy part. Includes bonus video on the business of smart guns.

Wearable M.D.

PC Magazine

Forget just staying in shape. Activity trackers, heart rate monitors, and other wearable fitness devices are about to change medicine and health care as we know it.

Movers & Shakers

The All-Seeing Eye

Forbes

A father-son duo came from out of nowhere with a more clever idea to protect networks from hackers— and now have a $1.75 billion startup with $160 million in the bank.

Can Intel Solve Tech's Diversity Problem?

Fast Company

The inventor of the microprocessor wants to transform Silicon Valley once again with a $300 million pledge. That sounds great, but what will it really mean for minorities?

Making Their Mark

Inc.

Meet this year’s 30 Under 30. These young founders are adding new tools to the old rules. And they’re inventive and bold enough to revamp the way we eat, sleep, and pay for it all.

Money, Changes, Everything

Entrepreneur

A year into his tenure at venture capital firm Y Combinator, Sam Altman, the whiz kid behind social networking app Loopt, is redefining his firm’s identity, making bigger and bolder bets on startups from across the spectrum.

Pack Your Bags

Wander Harder

Men's Journal

From exploring California’s islands to fishing in Alaska or racing across the Himalayas, here are eight trips that will test your limits, open your mind, and take you further than you’ve been before.

Will Fly for Food

Bon Appétit

If you’ve ever hopped a plane for a sandwich, snorkeled for your dinner, or boarded an overnight train just because you heard the dining car’s beef tenderloin is totally on point, this issue is for you. Here, 29 ways to get lost and fed.

The 2015 Hot List

Condé Nast Traveler

The world’s best new hotels, and 15 reasons they’ll make you want to board a plane right now. Are you looking for remote and wild, over-the top luxury, or the best bargain? It’s all here.

2015 Brides Best Honeymoons

Brides

Data doesn’t lie. Brides teamed up with TripAdvisor to find the 45 most crazy-romantic escapes for two. The results span the globe, from the U.S. and Canada to the South Pacific.

New Issues

ESPN The Magazine

MoneySense

OK!

Sports Illustrated

Sandra Bullock named World’s Most Beautiful Woman 2015

As long as I’m healthy and strong and I don’t let this mind of mine run amok with insecurities about what I’m not, I can look in the mirror and like what I see.”

It’s something we’ve always known—Sandra Bullock is far more than Miss Congeniality. She’s hilarious, talented, beautiful, and now she has the People cover story to show it.

sandra-bullock-people-magazineDespite all of her success, Bullock has never been one to take herself too seriously. She laughed when she first heard she’d appear on the cover, and divulged that “Real beauty is quiet…The people I find most beautiful are the ones who aren’t trying.”

Read the full interview in Next Issue, then continue for confessions from more of the world’s most beautiful women—from Jennifer Aniston to Kerry Washington.

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#WeekendReads | Vogue’s First Transgender Model | Florida’s Sex-Offender Haven | Up Your Grill Game | 5-Year-Old Hikes Appalachian Trail | Flat Belly Fitness Tips

 

Guest-Curator-ben-eisendrathThis week, Grillworks President Ben Eisendrath gets us ready for a “dude, you killed it” BBQ season. He put our new Search feature to work to find four stories on his chef friends and grilling inspirations. 

After that, go on an adventure with stories about the secret lives of wilderness guides, family camping fun, and fitness tips that take you outdoors. 

Happy Reading! 

 

 

 

Next Issue Picks

The New World

Vogue

Vogue features its first transgender model. With gender fluidity dominating the runways and inspiring political debate, Alice Gregory meets transgender model Andreja Pejic and asks, “Have we reached a turning point?”

Sex-Offender Haven: Welcome to Pariahville

GQ

When you’re a registered sex offender in America, you lose the right to choose where you want to live. By law. The nature of your crime doesn’t matter. Nor does your excuse. Only a few places will welcome you—like this place in South Florida.

Kindergarten Can Wait

Backpacker

When five-year-old Christian Thomas set out with his family to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, some skeptics said he couldn’t—and shouldn’t. But like a lot of kids, he wasn’t listening.

The Last Case of Alzheimer's

Prevention

Helene DeCoste’s mother lost her mind to Alzheimer’s. Her older sister was next. She herself may now have signs of the disease, yet even as she shrugs off her seemingly inevitable fate, scientists down the road are testing an astonishing new drug.

Reader PIck's: My Favorite Grilling Pros

Profile: The Chef Who Ate His Way to Health

Men's Journal

Rheumatoid arthritis hit Seamus Mullen hard at 37, flattening him right when his culinary star was first rising. (One of his worst attacks was during a filming of Iron Chef). He stepped back, rethought his lifestyle, tinkered with his diet until he found what made him feel good again, then staged a comeback that is still going strong.

A Meal to Remember

Saveur

Francis Mallmann is the standard-bearer for South American open fire cooking. I say cooking because he elevates the performance far past the realm of a back yard session to a place much closer to fire poetry. He likes to utilize whatever the setting has to offer, be it farm iron for planchas or wheelbarrows for fire pits.

10 Ideas: Cook With the Whole Farm

TIME

Dan Barber is force of nature in sustainable high cuisine. He recently unveiled his vision for the future of dining with his new book, The Third Plate. Though the art of cooking is not always perfectly “sustainable,” we must try to make changes, and they don’t have to be sacrifices. This article is just a taste of his philosophy, complete with a grilled parsnip steak.

Rising Stars of the Grill

Food & Wine

Lucky for us there is a whole new generation of grill stars coming up, and they’re showing great live-fire techniques at their restaurants. The places in this article all feature open kitchens. Show and tell. Dinner and a show. However you want to look at it, you can learn something to apply to your grill dinners at home.

Outdoor Adventure Inspiration

The Secret Life of Guides

Outside Magazine

Sure, the men and women who take us skiing, fishing, rafting, and climbing get to work in beautiful country. But they also have to deal with 16-hour days, dirty diapers, beach sex, rogue clients, hangovers, low pay, bear encounters, and love affairs that aren’t always a good idea. Just ask them.

Camp Sunset

May 2015

Among Northern California’s redwoods, two regular families (and really good sports) joined Sunset editors to become world-class campers. The tricks they learned will make your own next camping trip the best one ever.

Great New Stuff: Adventure Edition

Popular Mechanics

In this issue dedicated to adventure, you’ll find a guide to heart-pounding fun in all fifty states. And this roundup of the things you need in your life, from a handy multitool to a slim travel charger. Now get outside and use them.

Forces of Nature

Women's Health

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard of adventure travel. Here, 50 fresh fitness excursions that boast incredible souvenirs: a tighter bod, a lighter mind, and bucketfuls of Zen. Go ahead—dive right in.

Be Well

Flat Belly? Yes, Please!

Shape

Two-piece. Crop top. Cutouts. Bring it! You want to look amazing and feel confident in anything this season. Get tight, trim abs with this strategy backed by science.

The 2015 Fitness Awards

Men's Health

From the most innovative trainers and gyms to the best gear and tech, Men’s Health has outlined everything you need to make this year your strongest yet.

Refresh Your Life

Every Day With Rachael Ray

Good cooks know that a simple sprinkle of fresh herbs can turn a ho-hum recipe into hot damn. The same is true in life: Tiny tweaks make a big difference. Here, 51 upgrades that don’t require much time or money, but will improve your life in meaningful ways.

The Happy Family Playbook

FamilyFun

What would bring true happiness to your household? A vacation home on a faraway beach? A new minivan free of pretzel crumbs? Lasting family happiness isn’t about momentous events or acquiring more things. It’s about learning to savor life’s small pleasures…together.

Hello Beautiful

Beauty Breakthrough Awards

Good Housekeeping

Prettier! Faster! Easier! 39 game-changing innovations, all vetted by the GHI Beauty Lab, that will take your look to next-level gorgeous. Plus, five bonus videos.

75 All-Time Best Hair, Skin & Makeup Tricks

Redbook

Your perfect anti-agers. The ultimate low-maintenance hairstyles. Makeup that gets you glowing. Plus, every other pretty thing you need.

Runway Trends Fall 2015: Looks We Love

Allure

After four cities, two continents, 65 shows, and hundreds of air kisses, here’s some exclusive, insider news on this fall’s need-to-know hair and makeup trends.

SELF Approved Beauty Awards

SELF

A beauty routine is like a workout: You want to see results! SELF tested the newest products to find ones that will exceed your goals, from detoxing to hydrating and brightening to protecting.

New Issues

Fast Company

Men's Fitness

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Sustainable cuisine, open fire cooking & masters of the grill: Reader Picks from Grillworks President, Ben Eisendrath

 

Filming a Grillworks feature for Esquire with Greg Denton at OX, Portland—and capturing our fair share of outtakes.  

Ben Eisendrath designs and manufactures wood-fired grills for purists of the culinary community. His company, Grillworks, specializes in an Argentine approach to cooking, and in creating the most flexible, beautiful tools possible for the live fire master. Deemed “next-level machines” by the Wall Street Journal and “The Cult Favorite” among chefs by Bon Appétit, his pieces also won Esquire’s “Best Engine of Gastronomy” Good Food award and are favored by serious home grillers and a who’s who of professional chefs all over the world.

His father made the family’s first grills as a hobby. Ben’s taken that torch and lit some serious fires. See the Grillworks backstory in Popular Mechanics.

Ready to up your grill game this season? Ben has chosen key articles surrounding some of his favorite chefs and their contributions to the grilling world.

Guys With Grilling Game

Profile: The Chef Who Ate His Way to Health

Men's Journal

Seamus Mullen was an early partner of ours. At the time we met he’d just ended a hiatus from cooking brought on by Rheumatoid Arthritis, flattening him during filming of Iron Chef. He stepped back, rethought his lifestyle, tinkered with his diet until he found what made him feel good again, then staged a comeback that’s still going strong. His book, Hero Foods, is a must-read for those interested in food and wellness, or those who suffer from chronic disease.

A Meal to Remember

Saveur

Francis Mallmann is the standard-bearer for South American open fire cooking. I say cooking instead of grilling because Mallmann elevates the performance far past the realm of a back yard session or a trip to a grill restaurant to a place much closer to fire poetry. He prefers to cook with as little between the flames and the food as possible, and to utilize whatever the setting has to offer—be it farm iron planchas or wheelbarrow fire pits. His books are love stories about his cooking experiences, and must-haves for any grill, outdoor, or travel fan.

The Ideas Issue: Cook with the Whole Farm

TIME

Dan Barber: TIME 100 member, White House advisor, James Beard award-winner, and force of nature in sustainable high cuisine. We worked closely with him in designing our first Infierno grill for his restaurant Blue Hill at Stone Barns. Dan recently unveiled his vision for the future of dining in his new book, The Third Plate. His writing, talks, and food shake the world, but most impressive to me is how pragmatic and honest he is. Achieving a high level in the art of fine dining is not always perfectly “sustainable”, but we MUST try to make changes where we can. This article is just a—forgive me—taste of Barber’s philosophy, complete with a grilled parsnip steak.

Rising Stars of the Grill

Food & Wine

Lucky for us, there’s a whole new generation of grill stars coming up, and they’re showing great live-fire techniques at their restaurants. The places in this article all feature open kitchens where you can see everything the chef does on the fire, making for the perfect dinner and a show. Best of all, you can learn some things that apply equally to your grill dinners at home.

The Grillworks Backstory

A Beautiful Thing

Popular Mechanics

Finally, a story about how a father’s hobby was reborn as a son’s driving passion—mine.

Transgender model and Ultimate Guy contender make waves in Vogue and Men’s Health

From Bruce Jenner’s hugely-anticipated interview with Diane Sawyer to Cosmo’s recent feature on Chelsea Manning, America is talking about gender in a whole new way—and two Next Issue titles are playing a huge part in the conversation.

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Men’s Health is hosting the annual Ultimate Guy Search, and 27-year-old Aydian Dowling has a strong chance of being the first transgender man to grace the cover. Dowling has been transitioning for 5 years, documenting the journey on his Youtube channel. He trains other transgender males on becoming healthy and fit (both physically and mentally) and leads several groups dedicated to the cause. But does he have what it takes to be the next Men’s Health Ultimate Guy?

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Vogue is also breaking barriers with the May 2015 profile of Andreja Pejic—the first transgender model ever featured in Vogue. The fashion world has always been keen on shifting societal norms, and Vogue asked Pejic if she thinks we’ve finally reached the “transgender turning point.” Her response: “There are just more categories now. It’s good. We’re finally figuring out that gender and sexuality are more complicated.”

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