This week, we are celebrating the colors of spring, sports-inspired stories, and of course Mother’s Day. Take a look at the adorable ‘Thank you, Mom’ images on our Facebook page. (You’re going to want to Share.)

Also, happy 15th anniversary to ESPN The Magazine. Check out their look ahead at what the sports world will look like in another 15 years.

If you find any great articles we might have missed, please add them to the comments section or send us a tweet @nextissue with #WeekendReads. Your article might be featured next week.

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Next Issue Picks

50 Books That Will Change Your Life

Real Simple

John Green examines the magical relationship between reader and book, then some of today’s best authors share the novel (or memoir or children’s book) that worked its magic on them. Ready for an adventure? Start reading.

25 Small Companies Changing the World


Meet the scrappiest, most creative, most audacious companies in America. Starting a company from scratch is, by its nature, an act of audacity. Each of these 25 companies is original, ambitious, and totally uncowed by impossible odds.

The Me Me Me Generation


Millennials are known for taking pictures of themselves and posting them online. They are narcissistic, entitled and lazy. They are the new greatest generation. Read why millennials will save us all.

Waste Not!

Ladies' Home Journal

Sandy Fernandez was horrified when she started keeping track of the uneaten food thrown out each week. Here’s how her family learned to shop smarter, save money – and become friends with the fridge again.


How Trevino Tam3d Merion

Golf Digest

Check out Golf Digest’s comprehensive U.S. Open Preview, and read the fascinating story of how Lee Trevino tamed Jack Nicklaus–and a (fake) snake–to win at Merion back in 1971. Includes bonus audio.

We've Seen The Future of Sports. And It's Spectacular

ESPN The Magazine

ESPN is celebrating 15 years of The Magazine with a look ahead at sports 15 years from now: the athletes, the stadiums, what watching at home will be like. 2028 will make the sports world of 2013 look like 1913.

The Shooting Star and the Model

Vanity Fair

Oscar Pistorius faces murder charges in the Valentine’s Day shooting of his girlfriend. Sources say the Blade Runner had been spinning out of control, and that his future hangs on ballistics evidence and cell-phone records.

The Business of Shaq


A marketing professor once told Shaquille O’Neal, “I hope you make a lot of money in basketball, because big men don’t sell.” The former NBA star is proving him wrong.


Real Men Make Quiche

Food Network Magazine

Serve her breakfast in bed. Four Food Network stars share their recipes for this brunch-time favorite.

Family Affair

Harper's Bazaar

Some of fashion’s first daughters celebrate their powerhouse mothers.

Mother's Day Gift Guide

All You

Surprise and delight her this year with a gift that will garner a lot of cheer for a little cash.

Remembrance of Things Past in Egypt


Egypt is a trip back to an ancient world, but for Sandra Tsing Loh it was also a journey back to childhood and memories of her mother’s fleeting happiness. Includes Cairo travel tips.


Great Buys Under $100, $50, $25

People StyleWatch

Everything you need for the season, from notice-me dresses to colorful sandals, all at prices you’ll love.

What Color Should You Paint Your House?

HGTV Magazine

Trusted designers tell us their favorite color combos for siding, trim work, and front doors. This month’s HGTV Magazine is dedicated to color!

Bring Your Palette to Life


Top event designers show you how to use color to create an unforgettable extravaganza. Just find your favorite hue and build the perfect palette with these recommendations.

Quick Hits: Six Quick Smoothies

Cooking Light

Make bright and sunny smoothies. Just place 1 cup Greek yogurt in a blender, choose your favorite flavor combo, and proceed. Check these 6 flavor options. Staff fave = watermelon, cucumber and mint.