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Add 3 Extra Issues to Select New Magazine Subscriptions for Just a Penny!

Magazine Subscription Discounts Deals Penny Sale New Subscription Offer Extra Issues for a PennyGet even more of your favorite magazine subscriptions for less! Now through Feb. 23, add three extra issues to new subscriptions to these titles (and more) for just a penny!

In this plastic age of debit cards, what good is change anymore? It accumulates in the bottoms of purses and pants pockets, eventually dumped in unceremonious piles on the dresser.

But that change can be put to good use during our Penny Sale! Now through Feb. 23, you can extend your new subscription to select magazines by three months for just one cent.

Plus, you’ll save up to 77 percent on a select group of titles that features a magazine subscription that’s perfect for almost anyone. Here’s just a small preview of what’s available:

Us Weekly: Get even more of the latest headlines about your favorite celebrities and reality stars, from the Oscars and the Kardashians. You’ll love this celebrity magazine because it gives an insightful peek into the stars’ real lives—which, in some ways, are similar to ours.

Bloomberg Businessweek: Keep up with the latest business news close to home and around the world with this weekly business magazine. In addition to features on iconic leaders and up-and-coming entrepreneurs, technology, lifestyle, and investment advice is also covered.

Tea Time: Has your love of “Downton Abbey” awakened an appreciation of tea? If so, this magazine can help you enjoy a good cup of it or an elegant afternoon party with its tea reviews, etiquette pointers, history, recipes, and everything else you can imagine.

Taste of the South: Love the South’s signature dishes? Experience everything from fried chicken to banana pudding with this magazine. Issues include recipes to prepare at home, as well as restaurant recommendations in some of the region’s top and out-of-the-way destinations.

Fashion Magazine Covers Spring Fashion Trends 2014

6 of the Most Fashion-Forward Spring Magazine Covers

Fashion Magazine Covers Spring Fashion Trends 2014 Best CoversWant to look runway-ready this spring? Take some inspiration from these trendy fashion magazine covers which showcase some of the season’s hottest styles!

Back in the fall, the top fashion designers unveiled their spring looks on the runway. In the past couple of months, what are being called this season’s hottest trends have made their way onto magazine covers.

Whether you’re a diehard fashionista or prefer to set your own trends, you’ll be inspired by these looks that top fashion magazines declare as being hot right now. Here are some of the season’s most fashion forward spring magazine covers:

New York Magazine, Spring Fashion Issue:  Actress Lupita Nyong’o is everywhere these days—the big screen, the red carpet, and now fashion magazine cover girl. The artistic execution—which we love—serves a dual purpose here, as it showcases an eye-catching floral print that’s all the rage this spring.

Cosmopolitan for Latinas, Spring 2014: Rising star Naya Rivera of “Glee” fame wears several spring trends on the cover of this Spanish-language magazine. In addition to the colorful floral print, Rivera’s top is both athletic-inspired and cropped—the latter of which we’ve seen on quite a few magazines.

InStyle UK, March 2014: English actress Anna Friel also shows off a couple of in-style looks on this British fashion magazine. For starters, the boxy shape of her dress is said to be a popular cut in both blouses and jackets. It also appears to be a dressier sweatshirt material, which going to be hot this season.

Vogue, March 2014: Singer Rihanna lights up the cover of this iconic fashion magazine, rocking four spring trends. The cropped top is one, but it’s also mesh and is embellished with beads and sequins, like her. Finally, her top is fringed to round out her very fashion-forward cover girl look.

Marie Claire, March 2014: Everyone’s favorite she-vampire takes center stage on this fashion magazine. Her heavily beaded dress earns high marks for incorporating two seasonal trends. Embellishments are hot now, and her dress is certainly that, but its graphic design adds another stylish dimension to it.

People StyleWatch, March 2014: “American Idol” judge Jennifer Lopez highlights one of the hottest—and easiest—trends on this celebrity style magazine. White blouses, white dresses, and white pants are everywhere this season. Lace details on her blouse also add a sheer touch which is popular this spring.

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Our Favorite Romantic PEOPLE Magazine Covers (Plus a Subscription Deal to Love)

People Magazine Romantic Magazine Covers Celebrities Magazine Subscription Discount Deal Extra 10 Dollars 1 Year Subscription Print DigitalWe’re falling for some of PEOPLE magazine’s most romantic magazine covers today, as well as the subscription deal that can help you keep up with all those blushing brides and handsome grooms!

Love is in the air today on Valentine’s Day, and there’s certainly no shortage of the agony and ecstasy of it on celebrity magazine covers pretty much every day.

So many headlines focus on breakups, makeups, engagements (broken and otherwise), marriages, and divorces.

If you want to keep up on all the ever-changing relationship statuses of your favorite celebrities, sign up for a 1-year PEOPLE magazine subscription and save an extra $10 through today. This deal includes print issues, as well as immediate digital access.

In the spirit of this day devoted to the celebration of love, we’re going to highlight our favorite romantic PEOPLE magazine covers. Get ready to fall head over heels for these:

The Royal Wedding, May 16, 2011: We all love a good fairy tale, and the courtship and marriage of William and Katherine had the makings of a modern-day one. This special collector’s issue cover captured the beauty and bliss of their big day.

Reese Witherspoon & Jim Toth, April 18, 2011: The second time down the aisle appears to be a charm for actress Reese Witherspoon. She stunned in the role of blushing bride during her California wedding to talent agent Jim Toth.

Beyonce & Jay-Z, April 21, 2008: This super-musical couple tied the knot in a super-secret New York City affair. Of course, Beyonce—the celebrity magazine’s “Most Beautiful Woman in the World” honoree in 2012—lived up to that coveted title.

Trista & Ryan Sutter, December 22, 2003: In proof that sometimes love can be found on a reality show, the star of the first season of “The Bachelorette” found happiness at the end of her journey. She and firefighter Ryan Sutter wed in California in a televised ceremony—what else!

Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Guy from Pinterest

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Him DIY BouquetsCan’t think of a great gift for your guy this Valentine’s Day? Make your own with the help of these crafty DIY bouquets we found from, where else, Pinterest!

Roses, chocolates, jewelry—there’s an endless supply of Valentine’s Day gift ideas for her out there. But when it comes to the main man in your life, flowers and heart-shaped diamonds probably aren’t at the top of his wish list.

Thankfully, there’s some pretty crafty—and creative—gift ideas for him that you can find, and no source is more popular these days than the pinning phenomenon that is Pinterest.

Rather than settling for a gift that’ll leave him less than enthused, resort to a thoughtful gift that you can make yourself that he’s sure to love.

In the spirit of all the flowers that will be delivered this week, we limited our easy DIY gifts for him to bouquets of some of his favorite things. Here’s four of our picks from Pinterest:

Candy Bar Bouquet: Does your guy have a sweet tooth? Indulge him in all his favorite candy bars or other sugary treats with this perfectly festive presentation. This pin from Buzzfeed doesn’t overlook details like using rose cupcake wrappers to give it an authentic bouquet look.

Bacon Rose Bouquet: If the way to your man’s heart is through his stomach, then perhaps this is the way to go. In just four easier-than-you-think steps illustrated in this pin from our own Magazines.com blog, you can create a delicious and manly Valentine’s Day bouquet.

Minis Bouquet: Give your main squeeze a dozen (or more) mixers for his favorite cocktail with this drinkable bouquet. This idea from MBDesire is highly customizable, which means you can demonstrate how well you know your man and what he loves.

Themed Bouquet: Go for a themed presentation if you really want to flex your creativity. This “You Comfort Me” bouquet via Trusper combines comfy socks, undies, and Southern Comfort minis, for example. Again, personalize away to show you’re well aware of all his favorite treats and things.

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Save $5 Instantly on These Gold-Medal Magazine Subscription Recommendations

Gold Medal Savings Instant 5 Dollar Coupon Magazine Subscription Discounts DealsIn honor of the world’s greatest athletes performing on the world’s biggest stage—the Winter Olympics—we’re featuring some top-rated magazines that will make you stand up and cheer! Plus, save $5 instantly on these and more than 180 other titles.

One of the greatest spectacles in sport will get underway this week. With the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia set for tomorrow night, we thought we’d mark the occasion by highlighting some magazine subscriptions our customers consider to be at the top of their game.

Now through Feb. 23—the duration of the Winter Games—you can save $5 instantly with coupon code GOLDMEDAL on a varied selection of more than 190 magazine subscriptions that includes something for everyone.

But in the spirit of the medal stand, we’ll limit our preview to some of the magazines our customers have rated 5 stars—the highest on our scale. These gold-medal magazines, if you will, consistently deliver on interesting content, practical advice, and reliable entertainment.

The Atlantic: A source of bold, new ideas and discerning editorial, this magazine gets high marks for providing sage advice and eye-opening commentary on a range of subjects, such as current events, world affairs, business, science, technology, education, the arts, and social issues.

Birds and Blooms: America’s No. 1 bird and garden magazine brings nature’s beauty to life in its pages, and customer after customer praised it for its colorful photographs. Other highlights of the magazine include its gardening inspiration, DIY projects, and educational bird-watching tips.

Digital Photo: Written for aspiring to serious shutterbugs, this magazine is packed with a wealth of useful information for the digital photographer. Each issue addresses photo-taking, editing, printing, techniques, and equipment ratings, making it an indispensable—and highly rated—resource.

Arts & Crafts Homes and the Revival: Industrious homeowners building, renovating, or furnishing a home in the Arts and Craft spirit will find plenty of guidance in this magazine. Each issue features trends, inspiration, and how-to’s for those who value handcrafted pieces and design.

Ladybug: Teach your children early that learning is fun with the help of this magazine. Recommended for ages 3-6, issues contain engaging stories, colorful illustrations, poems, activities, and songs that awaken a child’s curiosity that also provide an introduction to world cultures.

Louisiana Cookin’: Get a taste of the bayou with this magazine! Hundreds of reader-favorite recipes in each issue highlight creole, Cajun, and other regional favorites, like gumbo, jambalaya, seafood, king cake, and pralines. In addition, points of interest in Louisiana are also featured.

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The Ugly Truth About Fashion Magazines and Body Image-Photoshop Controversies

Fashion Magazine Covers Body Image Double Standard Photoshop Controversy Design CompositionFashion magazine critics claim they’re pushing for the industry to accept and feature beauty of all colors, shapes, and sizes. But why is it they don’t cry Photoshop foul when a pencil-thin model or celeb graces a magazine cover?

If it’s not a body image debate that’s abuzz in the fashion magazine world, it’s a Photoshop controversy that’s brewing. You can file Lena Dunham’s February Vogue spread under the latter, but unlike most photo-retouching controversies, this one failed to gain much steam.

It started when Jezebel, the popular feminist blog, offered $10,000 to the fashion magazine for the original images from “Girls” star Lena Dunham’s photo shoot.

Rather than discovering Dunham had been photoshopped to the extreme, the before-and-after photos posted on the site show only minor touch-ups—such as lifting the dress’s neckline, a tuck at the hip, smoothing a wrinkle, removing bags under the eyes—were made.

Many commenters on the blog were more offended by Jezebel’s “mean girl” attack on Dunham—criticizing her posture, pointing out wrinkles and other imperfections—than the use of Photoshop in basically making small enhancements to the photos that appeared in Vogue.

These days Photoshop has become a dirty word in the magazine industry. Once considered a helpful tool to make minor edits to avoid expensive reshoots, its use now is often assumed as a means of creating a deceptive image.

But, ironically, that controversy seems to bubble up when a fashion magazine steps out of its size-2 cover girl comfort zone and features a plus-sized celebrity.

In recent months, Elle magazine came under fire for “hiding” funny girl Melissa McCarthy under a baggy coat on one of its “Women in Hollywood” covers. And it was criticized again when Mindy Kaling—the Indian-American star of “The Mindy Project”—was featured in black and white on one of its “Women in Television” covers.

McCarthy and Kaling’s cover girl peers were featured wearing body-hugging clothing in full-color photos. Which led many to believe that magazine was subtly pushing a double-standard when it came to body size and ethnicity.

Both have publicly said they were pleased with their cover looks, but that didn’t stemmed the criticism. Even Lena Dunham said she felt her appearance in Vogue was an accurate reflection of her style. She told Slate, “I don’t understand why, Photoshop or no, having a woman who is different than the typical Vogue cover girl, could be a bad thing.”

The truth is that isn’t a bad thing. But this rampant distrust of Photoshop and demand for equality and acceptance of all shapes, sizes, and colors of beauty has created an ugly response.

Since when does anyone—ANYONE—take a perfect photograph? Where is the demand for unretouched photos of Beyonce, Reese Witherspoon, Kate Moss, and a hundred other skinny, model-perfect examples of beauty that are pushed upon us every month? When any one of them is featured closely cropped or covered up, where is the outrage that their bodies are being hidden?

The critics howl the loudest when a plus-sized star makes it on a fashion magazine cover, insisting that the industry still can’t accept more than one version of beauty. And just when Vogue seems to embrace the notion that it is in its pages, then some way, somehow Photoshop must be to blame.