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Magazine Subscriptions That Can Help You Keep the Most Popular New Year’s Resolutions

New Years Resolutions Most Popular Magazine Subscription Discounts DealsNeed help making that new year’s resolution stick? We’ve got a magazine subscription that can help! Get inspiration and motivation in your mailbox each month with these titles for each of the most popular resolutions.

Did you make new year’s resolutions this year? It’s a popular practice to vow to improve oneself as one year changes to the next, but according to the Journal of Psychology, fewer than 10 percent actually follow through on them.

There’s apps dedicated to helping resolution-makers stick to their plans, and even social media can be a useful tool to offer accountability. But we’d like to think that new inspiration and motivation arriving in your mailbox every month can help, too.

So with that in mind, here’s the magazine subscriptions we recommend to help you keep the most popular resolutions you—or someone you know—probably made this year.

1. Lose Weight and Get Fit: Getting in shape may be the most popular promise many make to themselves—and also the one most often broken. But Weight Watchers’ low-fat recipes and Health’s workout routine recommendations offer easy-to-follow instruction that can help.

2. Get a Better Job: Looking for a raise? Maybe better opportunities? If you don’t see much of a future in your current role, maybe it’s time to move on. That can mean striking out on your own with the help of Entrepreneur or brushing up on business trends with Fast Company.

3. Save Money: Resolution or not, saving a few more bucks is always a wise move. All You magazine is packed with coupons to help you spend less on everyday items, while Shop Smart is a popular source for smart spending advice on big and little purchases.

4. Eat Healthy Food: Whether you’re making a gradual change or a major one, you can find a food magazine that can help. Cooking Light is well-known for making over your favorite meals with less fat and calories, while Vegetarian Times is an ideal source for nutritious, but meat-free recipes.

5. Manage Stress: Taking up a hobby or pursuing a new leisurely activity is one way to get your mind off the daily grind. Crafters would find plenty of inspiration in magazines like Crochet Today! or Creative Knitting. Field & Stream is a popular choice for outdoorsy types, and budding shutterbugs can get started with tips and equipment reviews found in Popular Photography.

6. Manage Debt: Take saving money a step further by paying down your debts, planning for major purchases, or life changes like retirement with the help of the sound financial advice found in magazines like Money or Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

7. Take a Trip: Getting away from it all is another way to treat yourself—perhaps for staying on track for another resolution on this list. Plan the perfect getaway with the insider travel tips found in Travel + Leisure or Coastal Living if your ideal vacay is close to the water.

Magazine News Year in Review 2013

Top Magazine Stories of 2013

Magazine News Year in Review 2013The more things changed for magazines in 2013, the more they stayed the same. Several celebrated major milestones, some went digital-only, and one notable title announced its intent to return to print.

Another year in the magazine industry marked another year of changes. More magazines went digital, more made adjustments because of the changing nature of magazine readership.

But as much as digital made its mark on magazines in 2013, several other developments should be taken as proof that those traditional print editions aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. So with 2014 just days away, we take a look back at some of the top headlines in the magazine industry of the past year.

1. More Magazines Go Digital: In 2013, we said goodbye to several magazines in their printed form, like Whole Living in January and PC World in August. Perhaps none made bigger headlines than Newsweek, which started the year in its new all-digital form. By the end of the year, Newsweek’s new ownership announced it would be bringing the print magazine back in early 2014.

2. Everyday Food Supplement Debuts: Martha Stewart’s beloved digest-sized food magazine, Everyday Food, became a digital casualty of late 2012. Fans were promised it would live on online and in quarterly supplements to Martha Stewart Living subscribers. The first debuted in February.

3. Magazines Get a Makeover: Every year, we can usually count on a few titles to make a few tweaks in their look, but it’s rarely happened to The Atlantic. In March, the monthly unveiled a bolder cover look, a redesigned table of contents, and more engaging layout changes. Reader’s Digest debuted its makeover with its January 2014 issue (already on newsstands), and Popular Science will follow suit in February 2014.

4. More Female Writers Get Recognition: The National Magazine Award nominations were kinder to female writers and reporters this year. Half of the field of 34 awards finalists were women, compared to just seven of 24 a year ago. Women received recognition in each of the 23 awards categories, after being shut out of four in 2012.

5. Magazine Readership Posts Solid Numbers: Digital has long been thought to spell the end of printed magazines, but numbers released in May showed a 3 percent increase in readership—helped in part because of tablet editions. Among the more popular genres are magazines devoted to diet, fitness, and mental well-being.

6. New York Magazine Awarded Cover of the Year: New York Magazine’s Hurricane Sandy cover image titled “The City and the Storm” took top honors in the American Society of Magazine Editors “Cover of the Year” contest. The post-Sandy image captured the city that never sleeps in half-darkness.

7. Multiple Magazines Mark Milestone Anniversaries: 2013 was a banner year for major celebrations for major magazines. National Geographic marked its 125th anniversary in October with a special issue devoted to photography. Time celebrated its 90th anniversary in February, while Esquire turned 80 in October. Just more proof of the longevity of the printed word.

8. Time Inc. Unveils New Subscription Model: Starting with PEOPLE magazine in September, Time Inc. debuted its new subscription packages. The publisher offers traditional print-only or digital-only subscriptions, or print-plus-digital offerings for readers who want a taste of both.

9. Nancy Gibbs Makes Magazine History: Her byline has been attached to well over 100 cover stories of the venerable newsweekly, but Nancy Gibbs made magazine history in September when she was named Time magazine’s first female managing editor.

10. New York Magazine Scales Back: The longtime weekly magazine that covered the Big Apple announced earlier this month that it would cut back to bi-weekly production. Citing the higher costs of production and diminishing print ad revenues, the magazine said it would scale back its printed issues and also invest in its online presence as its digital ad revenues continue to rise.

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10 Magazine Gift Subscriptions for People Who Have Everything

Last Minute Gift Ideas Magazine Gift Subscriptions Discounts DealsIf you’ve waited until the last minute to do your holiday shopping, we’re not going to judge—we’re here to help! Find great magazine gift subscriptions at savings up to 90% off. They’re even perfect for the person who has everything.

Have you been putting off your Christmas shopping this year? Maybe you were hoping to avoid the crowds or waiting to take advantage of those deals that come along at the last minute. Or maybe finances have been a concern or you just don’t know what to get the people on your list who seem to have everything. Or you’re just not feeling too jolly.

It all happens to the best of us, but now with a day before Christmas Eve, it’s time to start making progress. But where do you begin?

We’d like to think Magazines.com is a good place to start. There’s no crowds, plenty of last-minute deals—at prices that won’t break the bank—and we can even help find the perfect gift for those hard-to-shop-for recipients. And what could get you in the holiday spirit more than that?

During our Last-Minute Gift Sale, you’ll find magazine gift subscriptions at savings of 60-90% on nearly 100 of our most popular titles. Such a great selection means you can find something for everyone on your list. Plus, we’ve got you covered with a FREE eGift announcement available with every purchase!

To help get you started, we’re suggesting these ten magazine gift subscriptions for the person who has everything:

1. Sports Illustrated: Don’t buy tickets to the big game or team-branded merchandise your sports fanatic already has. Instead, give insider access to all the latest headlines year ‘round with this magazine.

2. Entertainment Weekly: Your movie junkie never misses a premiere—or DVD release. Rather than add a duplicate to her collection, keep her up-to-date on the next must-see flicks with this title.

3. Cooking Light: That fitness buff already has a gym membership and workout gear. Help him take care of himself from the inside out with the low-fat and low-cal recipes in this magazine.

4. Southern Living: What gal doesn’t love classic Southern recipes? Give her the gift that preserves—and updates—those favorites, along with home décor and regional gardening advice.

5. InStyle: Your favorite fashionista already has all the latest in clothes, shoes, and accessories. Help her develop—and express—her own style with the trusted advice in this magazine.

6. Rolling Stone: The music lover on your list is always searching out the next up-and-coming band. Ensure your gift matches up with his changing musical tastes with a subscription to this magazine.

7. Reader’s Digest: Shopping for a bookworm is always a challenge. What books does she have, has she read, etc.? Give the gift of great writing—and reading—with this magazine.

8. Travel + Leisure: So you can’t afford a cruise or an exotic trip for your traveler. Help him prepare for his next big adventure with page after page of inspiration and useful travel advice.

9. Family Handyman: Whether it’s honey-do projects or hobbies your favorite handyman is working on, he’ll appreciate the tool reviews, project suggestions, and time-saving tips in this magazine.

10. Coastal Living: Keep your beach bum in a laid-back state of mind all year long with this magazine’s celebration of the coastal lifestyle and destinations close to home and around the world.

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Save an Extra $10 on 1-Year Us Weekly Magazine Subscription!

Us Weekly Magazine Subscription Discount Deal Extra 10 Dollars OffCan’t get enough of your favorite celebrities? Want an up-close look at their star-studded fashion? Now through the end of the year, save an extra $10 on a one-year Us Weekly magazine subscription!

Want to keep up with the Kardashians—or know someone who does? Now through Dec. 31, save an extra $10 off a one-year subscription to Us Weekly magazine, a go-to source for keeping tabs on the hottest Hollywood and reality stars.

More than just the latest headlines, Us Weekly is well-known for the peek it gives readers into the everyday lives of the celebrities it covers. One of the magazine’s popular features is the column titled “Just Like Us,” which captures the rich and famous doing mundane tasks like walking the dog, grabbing a coffee, or shopping for groceries.

The trials and triumphs of the Kardashian clan have made numerous covers of the magazine this year—from Kim’s pregnancy and delivery to Khloe’s upcoming divorce and momager Kris’ separation.

Other topical cover gals and guys have included Kate Middleton, prior to and after the arrival of Prince George, twerker extraordinaire Miley Cyrus, and weekly coverage of the reality show “The Bachelorette.”

Covers are a popular source for introducing a celebrity is pregnant or announcing the baby has arrived. In some cases, stars give Us Weekly exclusive access to their little one’s first photos, such as Jessica Simpson whose baby boy Ace made his debut on an August 2013 issue.

Scandals, such as affairs, breakups, divorces, and the like, usually play out on the magazine’s covers as well. Us Weekly also pays tribute to celebrities who’ve passed away suddenly, including Cory Monteith and Paul Walker this year.

In addition to celebrity headlines and gossip, fashion and entertainment news and reviews are covered in the weekly magazine. Regular columns like “The Red Carpet” recap red-hot fashion from Hollywood premieres, parties, and major awards shows. “Fashion Police” rates the stars’ looks by giving them a thumbs up or thumbs down. “Us Musts” highlight the magazine’s must-see picks in television shows and movies for the week.

One-year subscriptions include the magazine’s special issues it publishes throughout the year, such as “Hot Hollywood,” which celebrates the best young stars, “Best Bodies,” and “Best Makeovers.”

If you—or someone on your holiday shopping list—want an insider’s look into celebrities’ personal lives and glamorous looks, get an Us Weekly magazine subscription now through Dec. 31 and save an extra $10 off a 1-year term!

6 More of the Easiest Christmas Recipes on Pinterest

6 More of the Easiest Christmas Recipes on Pinterest

6 More of the Easiest Christmas Recipes on Pinterest Holiday Recipes Easy Appetizers DessertsToo busy? Can’t cook? No problem! You can still make the cutest holiday appetizers and treats with these super easy  recipes we scoured Pinterest to find. Even better—little to  no cooking required!

Oops, you did it again. You got so consumed in the decorating, the shopping, and the wrapping that there’s precious little time to devote to making all those festive holiday treats you found in December cooking magazines or pinned on Pinterest.

With Christmas Eve just a week away, don’t think you have to resort to serving a bowl of red and green candies. We’ve scoured the popular pinning phenomenon that is Pinterest to find the easiest, most festive ideas we could find.

The “6 Easiest Christmas Recipes on Pinterest” that we highlighted last year were so popular that this year we’re giving you six more (clockwise from left on photo)—so even the busiest, least creative, or cooking-challenged among us create a treat that’s the hit of the holiday party.

1. Edible Caprese Wreath: Start with a pretty platter or a pedestal dish, like a cake stand, and create a layer of basil. Then arrange mozzarella balls and cherry tomatoes on toothpicks in a wreath design for an easy and festive appetizer. No cooking required!

2. Grinch Kebobs: Fun for kids—or kids at heart—this treat could not be easier. Simply arrange a mini marshmallow, strawberry, banana slice, and a grape on a small stick. (Tip: Spritz banana slices with lemon or pineapple juice to keep from turning brown.)

3. Chocolate Reindeer Donuts or Snowman Donuts: Dress up your donuts for the season! Add red candies for the nose and pretzels the antlers to chocolate donuts to make reindeer. Use candy corn and pipe melted chocolate to turn powdered donuts into snowmen.

4. Santa Hat Brownie Bites: Bake your favorite brownie mix using a mini cupcake pan. Cool and remove from the pan, then add a swirl of buttercream frosting, and garnish with a strawberry with the top sliced off. Easy to pull off, even at the last minute!

5. Rice Krispies Trees: Take your Rice Krispies treat making up a notch. Add green food coloring, shape into trees and decorate with red sprinkles or small cinnamon candies. Top with a yellow candy, such as mini M&M’s and add a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup for the base.

6. Dipped Candy Cane Chocolate Marshmallows: For an elegant, but still very easy treat, stick a candy cane into a large marshmallow, then dip in chocolate and crushed candy canes. Melting the chocolate is the only “cooking” required!

For these and other easy Christmas recipes, check out our Pinterest board here!

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10 Reasons to Do Your Christmas Shopping at Magazines.com

Christmas Shopping Gift Ideas Magazine Subscription Discounts Deals Easy Shopping Hassle-Free Customer Service No CrowdsTime is ticking on the holiday shopping season, but you can save big and find everything you need to cross everyone off your list all in one place! Read on for all the reasons Magazines.com is your one-stop shop.

So many stores, so many deals, so many gifts to buy. It’s a common holiday shopping dilemma, and managing the list, the budget, and the time can threaten even the jolliest of dispositions.

As we get closer to Christmas, your time becomes more precious because there’s the wrapping, the cooking, the baking, and maybe even traveling to plan for.

At Magazines.com, we know how busy the holidays can be, and we do our part to help eliminate at least some of that hustle and bustle the season brings. To prove it, just take a look at the 10 reasons we think you should do your Christmas shopping with us!

1. You don’t have to fight the crowds. You’re always at the front of the line at Magazines.com and you always get a great parking spot.

2. There are no limited number of deals. Don’t worry about fighting over one of our great magazine subscription deals. We have plenty!

3. You can shop from home. If the weather outside is frightful, there’s no need to get out in it. You can shop ‘til you drop right from the comfort—and warmth—of your home!

4. You can shop anytime. Are you an early bird or a night owl? Either way, we’re always open and ready to help you save and shop when you are.

5. You always get the best deals. We’re constantly working to bring you the best deals on magazine gift subscriptions, so you can trust you’re getting the deepest discounts with us!

6. We’ve got you covered—even at the last minute. Forgot someone on your list or need a great last-minute gift? Send a gift card that’s delivered within an hour from your purchase.

7. There’s no gift wrapping. (Well, almost.) It’s hard to wrap a magazine gift subscription, but not impossible. Try these five creative tips, or these five, or these thoughtful ways to present it.

8. You can find something for everyone. We have thousands of magazine subscriptions, so that means we have titles to suit the men, women, teens, and children on your list.

9. We can help you with our gift recommendations. Need some direction on what to buy? We’ve got plenty of suggestions organized by recipient, interest, and more in our gift center.

10. We offer hassle-free customer service. We guarantee 100% customer satisfaction—and that’s not just the holiday cheer talking! If you (or your recipient) have any problems with your order, let us know and we’ll be happy to help.