The 50 Best Places to Live Now
Here’s a big shoutout to everyone who voted on our March Magness bracket this week! With your help, we ended up with four outstanding sports stories covering the secret life of golf cart girls, the man who ran across world, the most dangerous sporting event ever, and of course March Madness itself.
After your sports binge, kick off spring with a collection of Easter crafts to try at home, from egg-dying techniques to bunny-approved treats, and catch up on the latest news from around the world—Iraq, Iran, Italy, and at home.
Happy Spring and Happy Reading!
Next Issue Picks
Greetings From the Quiet Zone
In the town of Green Bank, West Virginia, cellphones, Wi-Fi routers, and broadcast antennas are all but absent. It’s a rare refuge from wireless technology—where you’ll find a community of electrosensitives that consider (radio) silence a virtue.
The 50 Best Places to Live Now
What’s the best place to start a business? Visit the ocean on your lunch break? Buy your dream home? Men’s Journal guides us to the reborn cities, surf towns, and mountain meccas where life is good.
What You (Really) Think About Your Friends
More asked and 1,000 readers answered. Here’s what they said about how they get, keep, treasure, reconnect with—and sometimes drop—friends. Perhaps juiciest of all: Which famous women they’d most love to be friends with.
Your Top 10 Most Googled Parenting Questions
Today’s Parent asked the folks at Google what new parents most often type in that little white search box. Save yourself some scrolling—get all the answers, all in one place. P.S. Put your own kid on the cover with just one tap!
March Magness: The Final Four
Who Can Clip the Cats?
Kentucky rolled through the regular season unbeaten, but not without revealing a few critical weaknesses. Here, the five teams that might be able to upset the Wildcats (and why).
40 Million Steps Around the Globe
Endurance junkie Tom Denniss spent 622 days running 16,300 miles through 18 countries. Here, the stories of moonshine, floods, and near misses that were part of his record-setting quest.
The Secret Life of Cart Girls
Writer Keely Levins goes undercover as a cart girl to find out just how bad, and bawdy, the ruthless flirting can get. The exchanges with patrons are verbatim, as recorded by a stealthy spy pen.
A Glorious Way to Die
The most scrappy, alcohol-soaked, dangerous competition of all time also happens to be the event that could save the sport of whitewater paddling. Go behind the scenes of the Whitewater Grand Prix.
A Hoppy Easter
Want to whip up some holiday treats for your table? Here, adorable deviled chicks, chocolate nests, dip-dyed marshmallows, and an egg-cellent centerpiece.
Calling all cottontails! Get a jump on Easter fun with these adorable crafts, treats, and egg-decorating ideas for you and your honeybunnies.
Craft stylist Suzonne Stirling hatches a few fresh ways to decorate your eggs this year—sponged, tattooed, and lacy.
Whether you’re celebrating the arrival of Easter or just the end of a long winter, seasonal centerpieces will add a splash of color and whimsy to your home.
In The News
What About Bob?
In the past several decades, true-crime documentaries have emerged as a kind of secondary appeals system. Go inside the strange allure of Robert Durst and “The Jinx.”
Diplomacy of Distrust
U.S.-Iran nuclear talks are hampered by decades of suspicion. Can two nations that are sworn enemies even figure out where to begin building bridges?
The New Trials of Amanda Knox
Four years after she was cleared of murder charges, Amanda Knox faces extradition and another pummeling from Italy’s legal system. Will her case turn from sex-murder scandal to international diplomatic showdown?
Baghdad on the Brink
As ISIS beats a bloody path to the gates of Iraq’s capital, the hard men of the city are fighting back the only way they know how: with their own reign of terror.
Healthy, Happy Living
Your New Antidepressant Goes Remarkably Well With Blueberries
Maverick psychiatrists are dishing out probiotics in place of drugs. This may be outside the bounds of proven science. It’s also worth a shot.
Your Complete Guide to Going No. 2
Read this highly informative guide and your gut will thank you. Because understanding the ins and, yes, the outs of your body is essential for good health.
The greatest health tip ever is something you can practice 20,160 times every day. Just learn how to breathe to boost your energy, build strength, and banish pain all day long.
6 Major Fitness Myths Busted
Ditch these common workout mistakes and you’ll get stronger, slimmer and fitter. Plus, three things your gym teacher was right about.