Prepare to feast your eyes on the perfect Thanksgiving spread. These turkey techniques, dessert recipes, and leftover ideas will have you in the holiday spirit, whether you’re the cook or the certified “taste-tester.”
Ella Kay of The Court Jeweller is an expert on royalty. Here she’s curated her favorite stories on princes, princesses, duchesses, and dukes, from issues published throughout the year (gotta love those back issues). Fun Fact: Ella’s photo is actually one of her favorite historical monarchs, Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna of Russia.
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Next Issue Picks
In the shadows of American sports, there’s a continuing legacy of sexual abuse. For women like Anna Strzempko, who says she was raped by her swim coach at age 13, the nightmare will never really end. But justice may finally be on the way.
A writer spends forty years tracking down a long-lost bully. Why? His reasons are as interesting as what he discovers about how his tormentor’s life unfolded. Tap to scroll through photos from the author’s boarding-school days.
School of Hard Knocks
Brianne Bolin thought her master’s degree would guarantee her at least a steady income, but she barely makes enough to feed herself and her son. Alissa Quart reports on a growing segment of Americans: the hypereducated poor.
T+L's Guide to Drinking Around the World
Travel globally, sip locally: Whether in a bar or pub, enoteca or izakaya, sometimes all you need is a refreshing drink and a spirited crowd to get an inside view of a place’s culture. Expert picks for where, how, and what to imbibe now.
The Path to Business Success
Know how to prove your doubters wrong, build a killer team, work with your spouse, and more. Founders from Vosges Haut-Chocolat, The Knot, and more share tips on thinking bigger, working smarter, and rekindling your entrepreneurial mojo.
Shake It Up
Taylor Swift is the music industry. Yes, Taylor, you’re the only musician who matters. Stop pretending to be surprised. Find out why Scott Borchetta, founder of her Nashville-based label, says Spotify is a detriment to his business.
The Brain-Damaged CEO
Jonathan Goodman built Paladin Labs into Canada’s smartest drug company. Then he nearly died. Now, he’s building a (second) billion dollar company with some smart strategies to overcome memory lapses and other new issues.
Start Up. Drop Out. Welcome to the Garage.
Step one: A dozen supersmart Stanford students start their own idea factory. Step two: A pair of Palo Alto VCs give them a home. Step three: Someone’s about to quit school.
Anniversary Special: 30 Years in Pictures
To celebrate its anniversary, National Geographic Traveler compiled 30 photos from the past three decades. Gaze at this gorgeous gallery and you’ll feel like you’re seeing the world’s most beautiful places, most interesting people, and most fascinating traditions firsthand.
7 Tech Trends That Will Change the Photo Industry Next Year
From 3D printers to drones, new technology stands to change photography as we know it. Just how much will our imaging tools be transformed in 2015? Shutterbug peers into its crystal ball to present seven trends you should keep your eye on.
Mysterious, beautiful, and often charming, the creatures of the night make fascinating subjects. Here’s what it took to capture dozens of them in all their glory—using not much more than a DSLR, a hot-shoe flash, and a DIY cardboard studio.
The beauty of haute couture lies in hand embroidery, exquisite craftsmanship, and the ability to conjure a universe of its own. Photographer Erik Madigan Heck documents the beautiful couture looks on the winter runways.
Reader Picks | A Royal Occasion
Exclusive: Prince Felix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg
HELLO! Canada snags an exclusive interview with Prince Felix and Princess Claire, the son and daughter-in-law of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, chatting about their royal wedding, their vineyard in France, and their adorable new baby princess.
The New Royals: Artful Living
Two glamorous princesses—Maria-Olympia of Greece, daughter of the country’s last king, and Kendra Spears, wife of Prince Rahim Aga Khan—pose in magnificent jewels and gorgeous couture gowns.
After a difficult first few weeks of pregnancy, the Duchess of Cambridge is back at work, and People has details on the holidays, possible baby names, and that rumored upcoming trip to New York.
The Princess and the Photographer
This summer, Vanity Fair published a collection of some of their best articles about the British royal family in a special edition. Anne de Courcy’s piece on Princess Margaret’s marriage to the Earl of Snowdon is one of the best.
Your Thanksgiving Feast Made Easy
Pick a Pumpkin Pie
When it comes to dessert, do you dare mess with a classic? Try one of these unique and flavorful pumpkin pie recipes with a twist.
Holiday for the Heroes
At Napa Valley’s Bouchon Bistro, it’s a Thanksgiving tradition to honor American veterans with an incomparable family meal.
Party Tricks with Holiday Leftovers
From the turkey to the veggies to the pie, Thanksgiving has the building blocks for a “friends-giving” after party that will save you time and gain you raves.
The Ultimate Southern Thanksgiving Cookbook 2014
Whether you’re hosting your first big feast or your 50th, Southern Living’s got you covered with a gracious plenty—turkeys, sides, pies, and one grand table.