It’s the end of the year, so we’ll keep it brief: ideas to celebrate New Year’s (and how to detox if you overload); the best, most realistic and attainable resolutions; and super neat-o magazines you should try out next year.
And in case you missed it: The Best of WeekendReads 2013.
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Next Issue Picks
Cartoons of the Year
End the year on a happy note with an entire issue of hilarity. Over 250 cartoons, new features, new cartoonists, and new newness.
Countdown to the Snapchat Revolution
The ephemeral-photo-sharing app is having a moment. Can it figure out a way to make money before the clock runs out? Just one of the forward-thinking features in “Fortune’s” The Future Issue.
How to Do Everything Better
Including: busting down a locked door, pushing through pain, closing the deal, stashing more cash, seduction, staying energized, and cradling a baby. All very useful.
Reasons to Love New York
#5: Because there is a guy trying to draw all 8 million of us, one at a time. #8: Because we’ve never met a pastry we didn’t want to crossbreed with another pastry. #39: Because Prince played two secret shows at City Winery. One went till dawn. And 44 more.
Step One: Choose Your Resolution
Balance or Bust
One indefatigable woman takes on a marathon research project (2,330 pages of self-help), determined to master life’s juggling act—even if it kills her. Full of smart, practical, highly applicable rules to help keep your life (and your sanity) on an even keel.
The Domino Effect
Learn how a single healthy change can stop a free fall of bad habits. Then get on the path to making 2014 your fittest, happiest year yet.
Best New Money Ideas
Thirty-two great innovations and innovators to help you prosper in the year ahead. Money makers, money savers, time savers, and life savers included.
What to Cook Now: Energize Your Mornings
Kick-start the New Year and every day with these 13 fresh, fast, and healthy breakfast recipes inspired by author Carolyn O’Neil and Southern Living’s collaboration with her, “The Slim Down South Cookbook.”
Magazines You Should Try Next Year
The Saveur 100
20-year anniversary edition. “Saveur” highlights the 100 most mind-bending, eye-opening, and palate-awakening dishes, drinks, ingredients, people, places, publications, and tools out there right now. Why we love this magazine: It’s about more than just great recipes—it’s about the stories behind the food, too.
SportsKid of the Year
Jack Wellman, a 14-year-old from Newton, Connecticut was chosen as 2013 SportsKid of the Year not because he’s a promising three-sport athlete, but because of what he did after he got back up from a serious blow that ended his budding football career. Why we love this magazine: Great for the family without sacrificing on writing and photography.
My House: Leave No Trace
A house designed to be part of the landscape is at home among the trees in Venice, California. Why we love this magazine: Architecture, interior decorating, and modern design—it’s a niche anyone can fall in love with.
Squaw’s vibe—like its mountain—has always been take-no-prisoners extreme. Can the former Olympic venue, now under new ownership, go mainstream and still keep its mojo? You’re about to find out. Why we love this magazine: Besides being an amazing resource for skiers? Fantastic photography and seriously valuable insider tips.
Holiday Series: Party Like It's 2014
New Year's Day the Ali Larter Way
Actress and recent cookbook author Ali Larter shares her party philosophy: plenty of cocktails, a make-ahead main course and a big, gooey cake for dessert.
Or, instead of partying, spend New Year’s on a relaxing, reforming retreat. The Ojai Valley is California’s own Shangri-la, where a commitment to good health and a laid-back vibe have drawn wellness-seekers for decades. Where better to kick off the new year?
Fresh Gatherings: Chinese New Year
Celebrate this colorful holiday with a festive twist on tradition. 2014, the Year of the Horse, gets started right with these party ideas.
These detox smoothies are the cure for your impending New Year’s Eve hangover (and the entire holiday-season hangover, for that matter). Recharge, heal, and boost energy with fresh-tasting, customizable smoothies.