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Magazines for National Nutrition Month

Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month?garden

According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the day was created to remind people of the importance of “making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.” This year’s theme is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.” The goal is to combine taste and nutrition to create healthy meals that individuals will enjoy. “It is important that we find the balance between choosing the foods we like with those that provide the nutrients we need,” said registered dietitian nutritionist and Academy President Dr. Glenna McCollum. “This year’s ‘Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right’ theme reinforces that the two choices are not mutually exclusive.”

Here are a few things to keep in mind:

1.) Strive for Balance

Rather than trying to go cold turkey on day one, aim for proper balance. Instead of completely cutting out all sugary sodas and desserts, begin by reducing the amount that you consume. Instead of swearing off pizza forever, start by serving pizza with a healthy vegetable salad and fruit. Remember that it’s okay to enjoy portions of your favorite foods in moderation, as long as you’re also eating proper amounts of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. (The Academy recommends making sure that half of each meal consists of fruits and vegetables.) Try to reduce the amount of calories you eat each day by cooking with reduced fat ingredients. Remember that healthy habits are achieved over time, not in the course of a day.

How we can help: We sell subscriptions to Cooking Light, a magazine with reduced-fat and low-fat recipes. It’s a great asset for anyone wanting to enjoy healthy renditions of their favorite foods.

2.) Prepare Your Own Food

Bringing lunch to work or cooking dinner at home is often much healthier than dining out. Try a new fruit or vegetable each week so that you can find healthy new foods that you enjoy eating. You can also consider preparing old favorites in new ways. For example, rather than making French fries, you can roast potatoes. Rather than boiling vegetables, you can saute them. Experiment so that you can find new ways to make old foods.

How We Can Help: We sell subscriptions to several magazines such as Vegetarian Times and Eating Well, which are packed with healthy and delicious recipe options. If you’re dedicated to eating better but aren’t sure what to cook for each meal, these magazines will be perfect for you.

 3.) Exercise Regularly

In order to achieve a healthy and balanced lifestyle, eating properly and exercising regularly must go hand-in-hand. Mayo Clinic recommends aiming for at least 30 minutes of exercise per day. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, “When it comes to physical activity, some is better than none, and more is better.” If you don’t currently exercise, then any increase in physical activity will be beneficial for you. It’s important to remember that you don’t have to work out for 30 consecutive minutes. You can also exercise for shorter intervals throughout the day. The most important thing is just to make sure that you are beginning a lifestyle of regular exercise.

How we can help: We sell subscriptions to several health magazines that give important information and helpful tips about exercise and workouts. Women would enjoy a subscription to Health, a women’s fitness magazine that features informative articles on how to stay fit and feel great. Men would benefit from a subscription to Men’s Fitness, a magazine filled with workout routines and suggestions for healthy food.

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Celebrate National Oreo Day With Deals & Recipes

url102 years ago, American baking company Nabisco decided to create a new kind of cookie by pairing two chocolate disks with a rich crème filling. The delectable result: the Oreo cookie that we all know and love. Today, Oreos are so well-loved that they are now the best-selling cookie in the United States!

March 6 is National Oreo day, so why not celebrate with some delicious recipes from Taste of Home? (And, to make this day even sweeter, we have deals on several popular cooking magazines!)

 

1.) Oreo Cookie Truffles

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These chocolaty Oreo truffles require only three ingredients and are ready in minutes, so they couldn’t be easier to prepare. The tiny truffles are the perfect fancy finish to a nice meal, and they also make great gifts.

Ingredients:

1 package (8 ounces) softened cream cheese

3 cups finely crushed Oreo cookies

16 ounces semisweet chocolate, broken into pieces and melted

Instructions:

1.) Mix the cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.

2.) Shape into 48 (1-inch) balls. Freeze 10 min. Dip balls in melted chocolate; place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan.

3.) Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.

 

2.) Cookies-and-Cream Cake 

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You know that moment when you experience something that’s almost too good to be true? This Oreo cake is such an occasion. Not only is the cake laced with cookie crumbs, but the frosting is decorated with crushed Oreos and topped with whole ones. We would say it’s an Oreo overload…but the truth is you can never have too much of a good thing!

Ingredients:

1 package white cake mix (regular size)

1-1/4 cups water

1/3 cup canola oil

3 egg whites

1 cup coarsely crushed Oreo cookies (about 8)

Frosting:

1/2 cup shortening

4 to 4-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar

1/4 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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Instructions:

1.) In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, oil and egg whites; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on high for 2 minutes. Gently fold in crushed cookies.

2.) Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

3.) For frosting, beat the shortening, sugar, milk and vanilla in another large bowl until smooth. Spread frosting between layers and over top and sides of cake. Decorate the top with cookies and the sides with crushed cookies if desired.

 

3.) Oreo Cookie Pie

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This delectable recipe combines two of the best things in life: Oreos and peanut butter. The result is a rich, smooth, pie that will have your family and friends clamoring for seconds. Although it looks like you fussed, the reality is that you can prepare this pie in less than half an hour.

1-1/4 cup Oreo cookie crumbs (20 cookies)

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup butter, melted

Filling:

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

1 cup creamy peanut butter

1 cup sugar

1 tablespoon butter, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped

Additional crushed Oreos

Instructions:

1.) Combine cookie crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a 9-in. pie plate. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

2.) For filling, beat the cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar, butter and vanilla in a large bowl until smooth. Fold in whipped cream. Gently spoon into crust. Garnish with cookie crumbs. Store in refrigerator.

Americans have eaten over 350 billion Oreos since their invention in 1912. Somehow, though, the age-old question still remains: what is the best way to eat an Oreo cookie? Do you dunk it in milk? Twist it apart and eat the cream first? This question may be debated for centuries to come, but one thing is for sure: you don’t want to miss out on trying these delicious recipes, or on our great deals!

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Magazines.com Celebrates “Read Across America” Day

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“Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away! You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.You can steer yourself any direction you choose!”

Those opening lines from Dr. Seuss’ classic book “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” have both entertained and inspired children for decades. Although the catchy book is a beloved children’s story, it’s also a popular graduation gift for young adults preparing to embark on new life journeys. The book was one of over 60 that Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, penned throughout the course of his prolific literary career. From “The Cat in the Hat” to “Green Eggs and Ham,” his playful, entertaining books permeated American culture so deeply that The Denver Post pronounced he had influenced nearly every American who learned to read.

In 1997, when the National Education Association (NEA) came up with the idea of hosting a nationwide day focused on children’s literacy, they decided to hold it on Seuss’ birthday. Today, their initiative, the Read Across America program, helps children cultivate a lifelong love of reading. The program kicks off in early March with a Read Across America day, where teachers, librarians, writers, celebrities, and athletes gather at community events and pep rallies designed to get kids excited about reading. While Read Across America day is a fun tradition, NEA’s true goal is to encourage children to read 365 days a year.
If you’re looking for ways to cultivate a love of reading in your child, why not consider giving them a magazine subscription? Receiving a new magazine about one of their favorite topics can motivate them to continue reading all year long. Here are a few that they are sure to love:

1.) American Girl magazine
Based on the popular American Girl doll series, this bimonthly magazine provides an age-appropriate alternative to other teen magazines. The issues are filled with articles that encourage girls to bolster their creativity and develop a healthy sense of self-esteem. The magazines feature sections on crafts, contests, photos, snacks, parties, and advice. It’s perfect for inquisitive young girls.

2.) Sports Illustrated for Kids magazine
If you have an athlete in their home, this sports magazine will be perfect for them. The magazine profiles famous athletes, provides extensive coverage of games and sporting events, and offers advice for young athletes. The magazine is chockful of beautiful color photographs, tips about warm-up and workout routines, advice from professional athletes, and information about the rules of various games. If your child loves sports, they’ll look forward to receiving this magazine each month.

3.) Highlights magazine
This beautifully illustrated magazine is designed for children ages 6-12. Highlights magazine encourages children to learn, play, and enjoy being a kid. Filled with jokes, crafts, advice columns, puzzles, riddles, comic strips, drawings, poems, and stories, Highlights magazine will keep kids entertained for hours.

This year, Read Across America day is on March 3. To help celebrate this special day with your kids, buy them a magazine subscription they can look forward to all year long. For, as Dr. Seuss himself said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

Red Carpet Magazine Subscription Discounts Deals Celebrity Magazines Awards Season

Best Red-Carpet Magazine Subscription Deals for Stargazing

Red Carpet Magazine Subscription Discounts Deals Celebrity Magazine Subscriptions Awards Season OscarsWhen awards season is over, you can still follow your favorite stars with these celebrity magazine subscriptions! Even if you’re over Hollywood and reality TV, our Red-Carpet Sale includes something for music lovers, fashionistas, and sports fans!

Awards season will end with the presentation of the Oscars Sunday evening with all the pomp, circumstance, and stunning red-carpet fashion we’ve come to expect. But that doesn’t mean your stargazing has to end with the announcement of the “Best Picture” award.

Celebrity magazines offer fans the opportunity to observe their favorite stars year ‘round. Even if you’re not a big movie buff, there are still plenty of titles in our Red-Carpet Sale to give you the celebrity fix you crave. Even better, you can save up to 90% on more than 90 titles that include these top stargazing picks.

People: America’s most popular magazine brings you the latest headlines and inspirational real-life stories from leading entertainers, reality stars, and regular people—in addition to healthy coverage of all the major awards shows and red-carpet fashion.

Us Weekly: Take a peek into the stars’ lives underneath their red-carpet finery with this celebrity magazine that tracks their everyday activities. You’ll see stars at their flawless finest, but you’ll also see them dressed down to run errands (just like we do!).

Entertainment Weekly: Keep up with the hottest celebrities and up-and-coming stars on stage and screen with this entertainment magazine packed with insider recommendations for movie buffs, who prefer to dissect the next blockbuster rather than the latest Dior.

Rolling Stone: Admire the tunes and the lyrics—and the artists—behind them with this up-close-and-personal look this music magazine affords. They share their musical inspiration, favorite tunes, and other details of their lives outside of the recording studio.

InStyle: Get the scoop on star style with fashion tips and beauty must-haves straight from the celebs themselves. Awards show looks get a lot of attention, but much of its fashion advice is accessible enough for those of us not planning to walk a runway or the red carpet.

Sports Illustrated: Prefer the gridiron over the red carpet? No problem with this leading sports magazine that covers the latest news about the biggest names and controversial topics. In addition, the magazine is well-known for its insightful features.

Magazine Subscription Discounts Deals Penny Sale New Subscription Offer Extra Issues for a Penny

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.