We’ve done it again. Two new titles, Running Times and Outside are now waiting for you in the newsstand. Check out our favorite stories from these magazines below, and get inspired to be ridiculously active in 2014.
Christmas is just days away, so we’re sharing some last-minute recipe ideas for any sort of holiday gathering you’re having, and a few topical conversation starters to go with them.
Merry magazines, happy holidays and, most importantly, happy reading!
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Next Issue Picks
The Pursuit of Happiness
Cutting-edge neuroscience is proving what many of us have known for years: The key to being happy starts with a balanced mix of exercise, nutrition, and outdoor play. But there’s more to finding happiness than that. “Outside” will launch you into the new year with simple, life-changing strategies.
Winter Trail Shoe Guide
Sometimes the difference between pleasure and pain is just a little sumpin’ sumpin’. That applies to footwear, especially in winter. Welcome “Running Times” by checking out their selection of new and updated running shoes. Your feet will thank you later.
25 Amazing Things
The world is teeming with incredible stuff. Here, a highly opinionated list of products, materials, and services that made House Beautiful editors look twice (and that you will totally fall for, too).
The Meaning of Life
This year’s annual collection of insight, wit, and extraordinary stories focuses on some of the most powerful partnerships in history. Like the ice cream masters, Ben and Jerry. (Also a great dinner conversation topic; see below.)
Dinner Conversation Starters
What the Duck?
Discuss: How in the world did a family of squirrel-eating, bible-thumping, catchphrase-spouting duck hunters become the biggest TV stars in America? And what will they do now that they have 14 million fervent disciples? (You’ll also read the controversial quote from Phil Robertson that has been cropping up in headlines all week.)
Sportsman of the Year: Peyton Manning
Discuss: What was your favorite 2013 Manning moment? Should someone else have received this prestigious title? Two years after his career appeared in jeopardy, the Broncos’ quarterback is burnishing his legacy with a record-breaking season, further inspiring a legion of Paytons to strive for excellence in his (and their) name.
The New Healthy
Discuss: How are you incorporating these healthy ingredients into your diet this year? Forty pages that celebrate what great cooking has always been about: the best possible ingredients, prepared smartly and consumed with at least a modicum of restraint. This how the BA staff eats, and they’ve “never felt better.”
Best and Worst of 2013: Movies
Discuss: There’s a lot of room for debate on the best and worst movies, TV, music, and books of 2013, but we want to talk specifically about movies. Best: “12 Years a Slave” and “Gravity.” Worst: “The Smurfs 2″ and “The Counselor.” Agree or Disagree?
Get Your Full of Fashion, Too
Out of the Cold
Out of the cold, and into cozy sweater weather. Snuggle up in this season’s fresh crop of warm, chunky and oh-so-stylish knits.
The Morning After
When designers push the boundaries of the creative black tie, the party goes on past the break of dawn.
The Glamour Top 10
Presenting the fashion ideas endorsed by “Glamour” for your year to come. There have never been so many ways to look this awesome.
Karl Lagerfeld's Workshop
On Chanel’s 100th anniversary, its legendary designer sees nothing but the future. Plus, a timeline of the brand’s storied legacy, from one style hit to the next.
Holiday Series: Recipes for Your Holiday Gatherings
No-Fail Holiday Stars
These main dishes will impress guests and delight family: showstopper centerpieces, casual braises, even a cozy brunch feast.
Any Excuse to Celebrate
With all due respect to Christmas and Hanukkah, sometimes the smaller soirees are the most fun—and have the best food. From tree-trimming fetes to post-yuletide get-togethers, here are the parties five hosts look forward to all year long.
Little Bites, Big Flavors
A festive meal for eight (or 80) is easy with an inspired make-ahead buffet: Go light and bright with fresh, seasonal foods that guests can nosh on while they hang out, catch up, and make merry.
Party for Noche Buena
Chef and TV personality Daisy Martinez puts her own twist on traditional bites and ethnic bebidas from Mexico to Argentina, and all in between. Whether you’re going to your familia’s for dinner or having friends over, whip up these crowd-pleasers for a memorable night.