What do you in your free time? Some people watch TV, some go outing, some may relax, but there are people who love reading and catch-up with the updates about what going around. Then best option for entertainment is a Magazine. What makes a magazine great? Let’s see, the writing, the ideas or the photography? Well the most important thing is how it catches a reader’s attention; here are top 10 testimonies to the perfect mix of a great read.
Wired was published in January 1993 and is owned by Conde Nast. It is a monthly American magazine. The edition has articles which report on technologies, culture, economy and politics. If seen the other way this magazine comprises everything that a person might have interest in or want to know about a certain topic. Whether it is a man or a woman it is made for both. The topics discussed in the magazine are on the day to day life, with which a common can relate. It’s headquarter is in San Francisco, California. Wired is first issue de-emphasized the Internet and it covered interactive games, digital special effects and Japanese otaku etc. In May 2013, it announced five original web series including the National Security Agency and the series Mister Know-It-All. The Wired magazine also carries out an award ceremony and Vaporware award is presented .It was among the first magazines to list the email address of its authors and contributors. Now it is rated as the most popular and subscribed magazine.
2. National Geographic
33 men met and formed the National Geographic Society. On January 27, 1888, the National Geographic Society was conceived in Washington, D.C. The National Geographic Magazine, is the official magazine of the National Geographic Society. Nine months after its inception, the first issue was published , National Geographic Magazine came to be known for its outstanding and pioneering photography. It is the first to print natural-color photos of sky, sea, animals and the North and South Poles. The revenues generated from the magazine are used to sponsor expeditions and research projects. By 2011, the magazine was circulated worldwide in thirty-six language editions. It is monthly published magazine and additional map supplements are also included. The joke remains that the pictures are so deep and amazing you can’t help but read about it.
Cosmopolitan Magazine has been launched in 1886 and it has seen quite a great deal of change over time. Today The Cosmopolitan Magazine is known as Cosmo. In its early days, The Cosmopolitan was tagged as a woman’s fashion magazine. There were articles on home, family and cooking, but it did include articles on Art and Science. Later it focused more on showcase for new fiction and published works by authors. Each issue comprised around five to eight short-stories, a novelette, a short novel, and some article on fashion and health. The cover of it depicted an art and even today it retains the same even though the cover features the celebrities. Today Cosmopolitan retains almost no remnants of its origins. It is fascinating to see how it has shifted with the generation keeping stride with the glamorous society and how we are influenced by it.
4. O, The Oprah Magazine
O, The Oprah Magazine, was introduced in April 2000.It is a monthly magazine that has become one of today’s leading women’s lifestyle publications. It created a magazine history when it was launched. Oprah Winfrey is the one who has started the magazine. As the sales was high and response was really good, she even launched her first international edition in Africa in 2002.The magazine’s real aim is to inspire and motivate readers. The articles in the magazines present information, advice, and tools focused on self-empowerment. In 2010 they launched a digital issue of the magazine. The magazine has glossy over-sized pages with attractive photos. Must say a great photography makes reading the content more interesting! Each issue offers compelling stories and ideas stamped with Oprah’s unique vision on health and fitness, relationships, beauty and fashion, home design and food.
5. Time Magazine
The first edition of Times Magazines was brought out on March 3,1923 by two young journalists-Henry R. Luce and Briton Hadden. Time’s format became standard for almost all the other news magazines, which consisted short articles summarizing information on subjects of general interest and covering such fields as national and international affairs, business science, medicine, law, religion, education, sports, books, and the arts. It became the most influential news-magazine in the United States. Time is published in several foreign-languages and the company publishes a number of annual issues with the popular titles like Time Person of the Year and the Time 100 lists, designating the most influential persons of the year in different areas. It also publishes Time for Kids which is a weekly children’s magazine. It is one of those magazines that instantly create a healthy impression on anyone who sees you with it. Grab your copy today.
6. Entertainment Weekly
It was first published in 1990 and created by Jeff Jarvis. It is not a celebrity-focused magazine but concentrates on media news and reviews. Entertainment Weekly magazine provides a comprehensive synopsis of news from the entertainment industry. Article topics are written on upcoming movies and television shows to the latest projects of popular musicians and artists. Each issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine provides a specific review from all industries right from the movies to television, books to DVDs etc. Annual special issues comprise of reviews of the industries’ upcoming development, Academy Awards etc. Rooting away from the gossip and tabloids with typical page 3 feel, Entertainment Weekly magazine sticks to the facts and information from an insider.
7. People’s Magazine
People’s magazine was started in 1974.It is the most popular weekly magazine in America and perhaps the world. The magazine covers the personal life of celebrities whether they be actors or sport-person. The magazine has gained popularity as the people love to keep up their lives with the celebrities they adore and are a huge fan. Well who wouldn’t want to know what cooking in celebrity’s life. People are more entertained with the gossip than any other news, so no doubt that why this magazine ranks 7th and people love it so much. The celebrities are featured on the cover page of the magazine and the magazine got so popular that they started printing it even in Spanish. No wonder why the name is People’s Magazine.
8. Better Homes and Gardens
Better homes and Gardens was 1st published in 1923 by Meredith Corporation. It was then published as Fruits, Garden and Homes. As reflected in the cover, the main mission of the magazine is to direct the homeowners with do-it yourself activities. Better Homes and Gardens was first published during a time when the fight for women’s rights was reaching a peak. though the issues are not raised in the magazine, it is visible through the articles that the women are much more in the house than they seem. The magazine has been marketed to mainly females, and more recently toward female homeowners. It’s emphasis is towards the cost-saving budget idea that a woman can implement in her life. So ladies/homeowners if you want to not only just transform your house but also your lifestyle without spending an extra penny this is the magazine you are looking for!
9. Reader’s Digest
Reader’s digest is a US based magazine. It is founded by DeWitt and Lila Wallace. The first publication came out in 1922 as a digest of topical interest and entertainment value. In 1934 it started publishing the real material. Reader’s digest offer credible content on health, food, travel, car, chances to win prizes etc. It is circulated in more than 70 countries and is published in 21 languages. Reader’s Digest publishes bi-monthly a series of softcover anthology books called Reader’s Digest Select Editions. Reader’s Digest mission to create products that has the ability to inform, entertain and inspire people of all ages and cultures around the world. It has been world’s biggest selling magazine for almost 9 decades.
10. Game Informer Magazine
Game Informer is a 22 year old magazine. It is owned by video-game retailer GameStop. The subscriptions to the magazine are allotted with its PowerUp Rewards Pro Card. The customers receive discounts and coupons, which they can use in the store when they sign up for he loyalty card. This magazine previews and reviews the video games. It then becomes very easy for the readers to buy the video games and even get familiar with the choices available in the market. All the details of the games are displayed which become very easy for the readers to compare and the people who have some specific interest also get aware of other types of games and learn about them. They have even started their tablet collection, but they are still struggling to get worldwide popularity. The tablet collection is nothing but the digital replica of the magazine. This magazine is a treat for the video game lovers and probably one magazine that can make a gaming-enthusiast read!
These were the top notch magazines read and enjoyed all over the world. With a little something for gaming enthusiasts to home-makes and kids as well, the world still seems to enjoy the written words.