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Make the Most of November With Our Power of 11 Sale

Where has the time gone this year? Whether you’ve still got unfinished business this year or want to prepare for the next, these magazines in the Power of 11 sale can help.

If you’re like most of us, looking at the calendar today had you asking: November 1, already? As it does every year, time flies by, leaving a trail of unfinished projects or not-quite-accomplished goals in its wake.

But this November, we’re offering you the “Power of 11,” a sale that kicks off today—the first day of the eleventh month—and continues for eleven days featuring select magazines on sale for just $11.

Based on what you want to accomplish this year—or put on your list for the next—these magazine categories may speak to you.

The Do-It-Yourselfer

You had an ambitious to-do list this year, whether it was making some simple upgrades around the home or restoring an older one. If so, you’ll find some much-needed direction in titles like Family Handyman and Old House Journal.

The Interior Designer

Maybe you’re a do-it-yourselfer but you prefer to focus on the inside. In that case, Old House Interiors or Arts & Crafts and the Revival magazines offer inspiration for both older home design or newer home decor in period style.

The Ultimate Getaway

Whether you’re in the middle of building a cabin for an easy escape or you’re lucky enough to already have one, several sale titles are directed at you. Country’s Best Cabins, Log Home Living and Timber Home Living cover everything from the construction process to the interior design.

The Reader

The holidays and all their end-of-year preparations and obligations can quickly eat into that leisurely time you’d like to spend reading. Rather than give up your favorite pastime, subscribe to Reader’s Digest, known for its busy-reader friendliness.

The Hostess

You look forward to elaborate Thanksgiving feasts, holiday parties and entertaining. Whether it’s preparing for the meal or a casual little get-together with your friends, Taste of Home will help you pull off the appropriate menu.

Skewers on the Grill

The 10 Best Magazines for Great Grilling Recipes and Advice

Whether you’re a grill master or an aspiring one, you’ll find all the tools of the trade and plenty of recipes to make while honing your skills in these ten magazines.

Grilling season may unofficially run from Memorial Day to Labor Day, but don’t think you have to have to put away the grill and tongs just yet. Fall is the perfect time to keep it burning!

The weather’s nice and cooler, plus what goes hand in hand with tailgating better than breaking out the grill?

Whether you’re watching the game from your own luxury suite at home or you’re traveling to support your favorite team, you’ll need plenty of good recipes and advice to try something new or hone your skills, if even just a little.

These are the ten best magazines for tips, shortcuts and recipes for any occasion or meal, so don that apron and fire up the grill!

1. Food Network Magazine: Every issue contains pointers from the network’s celebrity chefs, including grill master Bobby Flay.

2. Southern Living: In the South where football is nearly akin to religion, this magazine reveres the tailgate. In fact, check out its recently published Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook too, which is packed with spirited treats prepared on and off the grill.

3. Cooking Light: Enjoy the fruits of the flame even by cutting back on calories, fats and more, all while searing in good—and good-for-you—flavor.

4. Every Day With Rachael Ray: An all-grilling issue is published in the summer, but Rachael’s still got great advice and recipes to share year-round.

5. Food & Wine: If you want to go beyond the grilling basics—chicken, beef and pork—you’ll find tips for preparing other meats, like lamb, here.

6. Cook’s Illustrated: Marinade not sticking? Meat overdone? This in-depth how-to publication explains what’s going wrong—and how to make it right.

7. Everyday Food: Throw the whole meal on the grill, including simple and flavorful sides often found in this magazine.

8. Taste of Home: Don’t forget dessert! Fruits like peaches can be prepared over the open flame to complement a main dish, enjoy as an in-season appetizer or after-dinner treat.

9. Clean Eating: Vegetarians and carnivores alike will find palatable recipes in this healthy publication. Think everything from grilled Portobello burgers to grilled shrimp skewers.

10. Whole Living: Turn here for tips on preparing the healthiest of grilled fare while being mindful of your environmental footprint. For example, opt for charcoal rather than using lighter fluid as it’s easier on the ozone. Same goes for fabric napkins and sturdy plastic flatware—over just tossing the cheaper versions after one use.

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Get “Back to You” With Back to School Magazine Deals for the Whole Family

Don’t let back to school become the same old routine. Keep your mind and body energized and focused on you with these deals for everyone in the family.

With school in session, it’s time to shake off summer mode and get back into the regular routine. No more weekend trips to the beach (unless you live close to one), no more weeklong vacations to get away from it all—or at least for a while until the kids get a break or a holiday.

But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice you when the school-homework-activity carousel begins again. At least not with our specially-priced Back to School magazine deals for everyone in the family. These limited-time prices—starting at just $5—on some of our most popular titles will help give Mom, Dad and kids of all ages a mental vacay when they need to refocus on themselves.

For Moms

Marie Claire: Transition your closet from summer to fall with upcoming fall trends, beauty must-haves and the latest hairstyling tips and techniques.

Good Housekeeping: Get your home in order (and keep it that way) with time-savers on everything from cooking and organizing to applying makeup and getting fit.

Yoga Journal: Do something for your mind and body by taking up yoga—even if it’s just incorporating a few meditative or stretching postures into your day.

For Dads

Popular Mechanics: Get your gearhead fix by delving into how the world works and more importantly—at least when it comes to cars, electronics and woodworking—how to fix it.

Family Handyman: Tackle the honey-do list with every issue’s handy hints, step-by-step instructions and product reviews that ensure you’ve got the right tools.

Outside: No need to forgo the adventure in your life. Just flip through the pages for tales of outdoor thrills, plus tips on fitness, travel, technology and more.

For Moms and Dads

Taste of Home: Put delicious home-cooked meals on the table in no time with this magazine that’s packed with recipes—including some easy enough for the kids to make.

Wine Enthusiast: Raise your glass to some “me” or “we” time with recommendations on the best in wine and spirits, as well as dining and travel advice for a romantic getaway.

Reader’s Digest: Get your mental exercise by grabbing  a quick read or put your brainpower to the test with word puzzles and teasers in every issue.

For the Kids

Highlights: Encourage your child’s imagination with this kid-friendly magazine full of stories, riddles and experiments. Recommended for ages 6 to 12.

Sports Illustrated Kids: Got a budding sports lover in the family? Sign him (or her) up for news on top athletes, great photos and more. Recommended for kids 10 and up.

Seventeen: Your fashionable teen will find style and beauty tips, plus advice on college, careers and relationships in this popular magazine. Recommended for ages 15 to 21.

The 50 Powerful Foodies List Gives Insight Into American Food Values

The 50 Powerful Foodies List Gives Insight into American Food Values

The 50 Powerful Foodies List Gives Insight Into American Food Values

What can you decipher about American food values from who made the Top 50 list?

Health dominated The Daily Meal’s 50 Most Powerful People in Food this year. And while that’s no surprise, you may be surprised to discover just who made the list.

Think you’re the main influence behind your food choices? Think again. Sure, you’re responsible for the end result—what or where to eat. But the truth is that a lot of other companies and causes make the bulk of the decisions that influence what you see on your grocery store shelves, what’s available on restaurant menus or even which establishments you might patronize.

Essentially the Forbes list for foodies, the second-annual America’s 50 Most Powerful People in Food list has been released by the website The Daily Meal, and it’s easy to see what’s becoming of greater importance by breaking down why these particular leaders made the list.

Some obvious heavy-hitters, like the founders and CEOs behind grocery chains Kroger, Walmart, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods checked in. We do have to eat after all. But some of the reasons why corporate giants like Walmart made the list may surprise you. Turns out the discount retailer is also the nation’s No. 1 customer for organic foods. Plus—like quite a few others on the list—the mega-chain earned high marks for its dedication to the environment.

That familiar names like Dole—the largest producer of fruits and vegetables—and Kraft—the world’s second-largest food and beverage company—rated recognition is not much of a surprise, either. But don’t mistake their corporate influence for lack of conscience. Dole’s production methods have been recognized for their water conservation, while Kraft is launching a new division focusing exclusively on snacks—which could also mean making them healthier since CEO Irene Rosenfeld built a reputation for that when she held the same position at Frito-Lay.

Speaking of healthier eating, First Lady Michelle Obama made the grade for her campaigns to raise awareness about childhood obesity and encourage better habits among the nation’s youth. In a somewhat similar vein, Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit, was recognized for its dedication to ending childhood hunger.

Several magazine editors, executives and other media moguls made the list as well, such as Food & Wine magazine editor Dana Corwin and Catherine Cassidy, VP and editor-in-chief of Taste of Home Media Group, which publishes Taste of Home and Simple & Delicious magazines. Of course, Martha Stewart made the grade, as did Brooke Johnson, president of Food Network.

While several food critics and bloggers also got the nod, another notable inclusion in terms of social media was Yelp co-founder and CEO Jeremy Stoppelman. Yelp is the restaurant-goer’s online review site, the average person’s Zagat if you will. According to the Daily Meal, more than 22 million people have sounded off on anything and everything regarding their restaurant experience since the site’s founding, and it generates more than 60 million unique visits each month. The site has gotten even savvier, allowing for photos and restaurants to respond to ratings.

Check out the full foodie list to see who made the cut this year and learn more about what Americans value when it comes to our food.