#WeekendReads: Reinvent Turkey Leftovers | 2015’s Top 20 CEOs | Smartphone Stocking Stuffers

It’s official: The holiday season has arrived! We’re ushering it in with delicious inspiration for your turkey day leftovers and bright ideas for your Cyber Monday shopping.

HHTY (Happy Holidays to You)


Our Editors' Picks

The Interview: Bernie Sanders

Rolling Stone

The self-styled “democratic socialist” is the unlikeliest of political sensations. Here, he talks about challenging Hillary, taking on the one percent, and why he believes his radical campaign will prevail.

Yes, You Can Eat Fat


Don’t ban the F word from your diet. The right kinds (monounsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids) can reduce your risk of cancer and obesity, protect your heart, and make you brainier.

Big Short, Big Screen

Vanity Fair

Nothing about Michael Lewis’ best-seller, based on the 2008 financial crisis, said, “This could be a major movie.” And then Brad Pitt and Adam McKay happened. The author talks about his spectator role as his books go to the big screen.

It's More Than Just Oil

Bloomberg Businessweek

So far, U.S. efforts to cut off Islamic State’s funds have failed, and the terrorist army has diverse nonoil assets. Here’s why ISIS has all the money it needs.

Reinvent Leftovers

Holiday Cookbook: Leftovers

Cooking Light

Turkey sandwiches get old fast. Here, Thanksgiving leftovers are made over into sliders, snacks, casseroles, and more. No one will guess they’re leftovers.

Leftover Love


No matter how delicious your holiday meal was, you want those turkey leftovers to taste like something new, right? Here, five day-after recipes that deserve to be their own tradition.

Reinvent Your Leftovers

Clean Eating

Leftover turkey can easily be used up in sammies and casseroles. But what to do with those leftover sides? Here are a few ways to turn green beans, cranberry sauce, and stuffing into all-new recipes.

Make Leftovers Legendary

DRAFT Magazine

Rather than putting your microwave on overdrive, take a few minutes to mix up these super-simple recipes that use the ingredients you already have—plus beer—and bring new life to holiday classics.

Gift Guides: Tech, Gadgets & Gear

Best Stuff of the Year


To find the most drool-worthy gadgets and gear, the GQ team spent 12 months riding hoverboards and electric motorcycles around the office. Bad for maintenance, good for you.

Smartphone Stocking Stuffers

PC Magazine

Not every gadget needs to break the bank. For the phone lovers in your life, there are plenty of quality accessories for less than $25—and not just in that bin by the checkout.

Wish List


Sixty-eight of the coolest products for giving, getting, and drooling over this holiday season. Find gifts for friends who like to entertain, create, stay active, and more.

2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Sound & Vision

You don’t want to be the one who gives questionable—OK, useless—presents. Here, a dozen pre-screened gifts at prices starting as low as 30 bucks.

Movers & Shakers in Business 2015

"These Things Can't Fail"

Fast Company

As Facebook has grown, so too have CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s ambitions. An inside look at how his vision for virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and drones will cement his dominance for the next decade.

The Coors Family Branches Out


The billionaire clan is known for beer. But more of its wealth now comes from a secretive ceramics company that is redefining how a family business operates.

2015's Top People in Business


This annual ranking of corporate chieftains is all about concrete results. Sure, intangibles and inspiration matter, but what counts most is cold, hard cash—and these superstars delivered.

Innovators: Cloud, Star Wars, and Unicorns


2015 was a year of big ideas, big gambles, and big changes. Some businesses looked to the cloud; others to the stars. Here are the entrepreneurs behind the milestone moments that shaped 2015.

New Issues

Car and Driver

Consumer Reports

Men's Fitness

Celebrate Thanksgiving with the Texture Team


It’s a Thanksgiving tradition. Every November, the Texture team gathers for an epic potluck feast. And of course, all of the delicious recipes can be found in the Texture app.

Keep scrolling for some of the best turkey day recipes we tried and tap the links to find them in the app. Not yet a member? Start your free trial today.


Brussels Sprout Leaves with Chorizo and Toasted Almonds from Bon Appétit

These scrumptious sprouts have been a Texture favorite for the past two Thanksgivings, and are sure to make an appearance in the years to come. Once you’ve trimmed and halved the sprouts, anyone from a football-watching spouse to a child with passable motor skills can separate the leaves. Time to delegate! Get the recipe.


Classic Cranberry Sauce from Food Network Magazine

What’s any Thanksgiving feast without a side of cranberries? We looked to Food Network Magazine for this delicious sauce and some riffs on the classic—Cranberry-Apple Chutney and Jalapeño Cranberry Sauce included. Get the recipes.


Cheddar-Chive Biscuits from Woman’s Day

Fluffy, savory, and cheesy, these biscuits were another second-time guest at the Texture Thanksgiving potluck. Even better, they can be made ahead of time and frozen for up to three months—all it takes is 10 minutes to reheat. Get the recipe.


Buttermilk Cardamom Pie from Better Homes and Gardens

Silky texture. A flurry of sweet spice. And one elegant update to the classic. This new take on pumpkin pie was a major hit at Texture! Get the recipe.

Happy Reading and Happy Thanksgiving!

- The Texture Team

#WeekendReads: NEW Title | 100+ Gifts Under $100 | Sexiest Man Alive | Countdown to Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving and Black Friday less than a week away, we’re focused on good food and gift lists. In the app, visit Thanksgiving Headquarters for everything from last-minute meal ideas to the perfect hostess gift.

This week also brings exciting updates: Mother Jones joined the lineup, we introduced new features for Android users, and the Refer A Friend giveaway has one weekend left.

Happy Reading and Happy Thanksgiving!

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Our Editors' Picks

Sexiest Man Alive: David Beckham


Sure, he’s confident bending it like you-know-who, but at heart he’s a self-effacing East London boy who can’t believe he scored the Sexy Man crown. All about the humble heartthrob.

Biography of a Face

New York Magazine

Three months ago, Patrick Hardison’s face belonged to a young Brooklyn bike mechanic. A story about cutting-edge medicine and the mysteries of identity.

Men of the Year: Barack Obama


What will he miss most about being President? The year’s biggest free agent, HBO’s Bill Simmons, chats with the biggest free-agent-to-be about the Obama era and beyond.


Mother Jones

New science says too much milk is harmful to adults. Current dietary guidelines advise three cups of milk per day. Is it time for new guidelines—and new nutrition campaigns?

Thanksgiving: T-Minus 5 Days

30-Minutes Stand-Out Sides


This is the year to make easy the new holiday tradition. These sophisticated takes on everything from green beans to cranberry sauce keep time on your side.

Save Room for Pie

Better Homes and Gardens

Forget plain old pumpkin. Enjoy a little reinvention of the classic with these five recipe twists, including one that will satisfy your chocolate craving (and sneak in some heat).

All-Star Stuffing

Food Network Magazine

Food Network chefs show us four new ways to make the ultimate Thanksgiving side. Includes Alton Brown’s oyster dressing.

Turkey Day Traditions


Get inspired by Parents staffers’ favorite holiday recipes. You just might find one or two new ideas perfect for your little Pilgrims.

Gifts Under $100

Tech Buyer's Guide: $100 and Under

CNET Magazine

Your guide to the best gadgets for everyone on your list. What can you get for a Benjamin? From peace of mind to good lighting and more, there’s plenty of cool tech to be had.

100+ Gifts Under $100

People StyleWatch

The presents on these pages are so OMG-worthy—not to mention affordable—you’ll be able to grab something for everyone you know (including yourself!)

Great Gifts Under $50


Polish off your list in one fell swoop (and treat yourself for being a smart saver) with these fantastic finds. 120 great finds starting at $8.

The All You Gift Guide

All You

Tis better to give than to receive, but best of all is when you can score the prefect present without investing much time or money.

The Tragedy in Paris

All of France is Suffering


Parisians are clinging to the ideals of fraternité and liberté. Still, on the streets, there are fears of dangerous divisions and more trouble to come.

Beating ISIS


The war against the terror group requires a new brand of leadership. Includes a timeline of ISIS attacks and an examination of the lack of action by many countries.

Special Report: Tragedy in Paris


A spirited Friday in the French capital ended in horror. Here, a tribute to the fans and industry professionals who lost their lives. And a look at how the tragedy will alter the live music industry.

A Long Twilight Struggle


The November 13 attacks in Paris were shocking, but don’t expect them to mark the end of a war that began almost a decade and a half ago.

New Issues

Dr. Oz The Good Life




Countdown to Thanksgiving: Friendsgiving Success!

Every year, Texture staffer Corrie Keegan hosts a “Friendsgiving” before everyone heads out of town to their family celebrations. This year, she found great recipes—and last-minute saves!—in the app. Last weekend she fed 15…scratch that…17 hungry pals and roommates, cooking only dishes she found in Texture. Here’s what Corrie had to say about making Thanksgiving happen with a little help from her favorite food magazines:

Cake in TS Feed
The Thanksgiving Headquarters, where I found quite a few of my recipes.

With so many great features and articles in the app, Texture is a daily destination for me—but it was also the most helpful tool in my kitchen this past Sunday as I hosted my yearly Friends-Thanksgiving.

These past few weeks, I’ve had little time to properly plan a sit-down dinner for 15, so I’ve been sneaking in recipe planning on the go. While on the train to a wedding, I browsed the latest issues in the Thanksgiving Headquarters category for inspiration.

Cranberries Found in Search
There were lots of requests for the Classic Cranberry Sauce I made last year. I found the recipe in the app.

As I traveled to a friend’s engagement party, I used Search to find the heavily requested Classic Cranberry Sauce from last year’s November issue of Food Network Magazine.

There are dozens of mouth-watering recipes (Mexican Chocolate Pumpkin Pie, anyone?) and ideas saved in my Thanksgiving collection in My Library, and having my final recipes all in one place made food shopping and day-of prep a breeze. Texture played the role of Thanksgiving sous chef: It was so easy to flip through the recipes to write a grocery list, and my friends were able to pull up the same recipes in the app on their devices, so they could offer cooking assistance.

This last-minute mango & pumpkin spice cake was a huge hit. Definitely making it again.

As with all major holidays, you can never plan for the unexpected—in my case, more guests than originally expected. This left a potential dessert shortage one day before go-time! But no reason to worry, as Saturday-morning browsing in the Thanksgiving Headquarters feed on my Highlights screen led me to Pierre Thiam’s Mango & Pumpkin Spice Cake, featured in “A Brooklyn Holiday with the Flavors Of Senegal” in the November 2015 issue of Saveur. It was easy to make and beautifully presented, with the perfect combination of Thanksgiving flavors. My guests thought it was the centerpiece of the meal all along—and now it’s saved in My Collections, so I won’t have to search for it next November.

My Colleciton Photo
Recipes I saved in My Collections.

Friends Thanksgiving is always hectic and always a little down-to-the-wire, but we pulled it off! Can’t wait for next year.


See more of Corrie’s favorite articles and recipes below. From your phone or tablet, click a link or image to open the article in the app. You can find thousands more recipes, kitchen hacks, decorating ideas and everything else you need for the holiday in Texture’s Thanksgiving Headquarters.

Not a subscriber yet? Click for a free trial.

Happy cooking!

Turkey, Gravy & Dressing

Cooking Light

From Side to Side

Food Network Magazine

Make-Ahead Thanksgiving

Southern Living

Mexican Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

Better Homes & Gardens

Today’s Highlights: Charlie Sheen Breaks His Silence | Idris Elba’s Indescribable Appeal | France’s Solidarity

Every day, the Texture Editorial Team brings you fresh content on the Highlights page so you can easily discover what’s new, noteworthy, and trending. Tap the links below on your phone or tablet to read these stories in your Texture app. Not yet a member? Start your free trial.


Charlie Sheen: Breaking His Silence

Father of five Charlie Sheen has been living with HIV for the past four years, as he confirmed to Today host Matt Lauer earlier this week. HELLO! Canada reports on Sheen’s decision to come forward with the diagnosis, and the reactions from his family and friends.


The Best of Details: Idris Elba

Today we explore some of our favorite cover stories from Details, the men’s magazine that will publish its final issue next month. See the full collection in Highlights in your Texture app, or dive right into one of our most popular: ‘The Undeniable, Indescribable Appeal of Idris Elba.’


‘All of France is Suffering’

Parisians are clinging to the ideals of fraternité and liberté. Still, on the streets, there are fears of dangerous divisions and more trouble to come. Maclean’s reports on Paris, the spiritual heart of France, and the citizens united both in mourning and a solidarity stronger than terror.

Countdown to Thanksgiving: Make-Ahead Dishes

Spend the holiday with your loved ones, not the stove, by cooking ahead

Let’s face it—as wonderful as Thanksgiving is, it’s also a ton of work to prepare multiple dishes, most of which have to be on the table at the same moment. The chef is usually trapped in the kitchen while family and friends hang out together in the other room, which can be…unfulfilling.

But what if there were a way to prepare an abundant and delicious meal while also getting to enjoy the day? What if hosting didn’t have to mean kitchen exile? Well, there is, and it doesn’t, because Southern Living has finally cracked the hosting code with “Make-Ahead Thanksgiving”!

IMG_2491[1]With these yummy recipes and strategic planning tips, you can cook in advance and feel as relaxed as a guest at your own gathering. They’ve covered it all, from Parsnip-Potato Soup to Dry-Brined-and-Marinated-Smoked Turkey to Slow-Cooker Sweet Potatoes with Bacon, and so much more. You’ve got one week to get a head start. Fire up the oven, get thee to the cutting board, and get ready to spend next Thursday feeling grateful, not frazzled.

We’ll be posting a recipe (or group of recipes) here every day until November 26. Click on the photo or link on your phone or tablet to see this article in the app, and check back tomorrow for more!

Not a subscriber yet? Click for a free trial.

Happy cooking!

New Features for Android: Top Stories and Time to Read

We’ve just made magazine reading better than ever for our Android users, adding three new features to the Texture app. Simply install the latest update to get Top Stories, an updated look for Categories, and the Time to Read icon, on top of all the new features we released in August.


Top Stories
Just head to your Favorites to see the Top Stories from the magazines you care about most. Selected from your favorite titles daily, Top Stories reflect the trending topics that other Texture readers are buzzing about.

We introduced Categories for Android users back in August, but now a new look for smartphones makes it easier than ever to browse the entire Texture catalog. Tap any Category at the top, then swipe down to check out every magazine that covers your interest.

Time to Read
Looking for a quick read? The new Time to Read icon lets you know how long a Top Story will take to read, so that you can dive in now or come back to it later.

Not yet a subscriber? Access all our new features when you start your 30-day free trial.

Happy Reading!

Count Down to Thanksgiving with Texture: Side Dishes

Veggie sides delicious enough to steal the show!

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Today we look at the part of the meal that may secretly be everyone’s favorite: the side dishes. Yes, turkey is amazing. Yes, stuffing is scrumptious. But the sides are where variety, family tradition, cultural nuances and creativity come in.

We say let the sides shine with these seriously delicious recipes from Vegetarian Times: Seared French Beans with Hazelnut Picada, Mushroom-Miso Gravy, Winter Squash and Root Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie, Brussels Sprouts with Kimchi, and so many more.

Tap the photo or link on your phone or tablet to go right to the article in the app, and remember to come back tomorrow for more! Every day until November 26, we’ll select one fantastic recipe (or set of recipes)—from new and archived issues of your favorite magazines—and link to it here.

For more divine dishes, plus loads of hosting tips, wine pairings, holiday cocktails and table decor ideas, check out our Thanksgiving Headquarters in the app. iOS users can find it in the Categories bar at the top of the Highlights screen. Not a subscriber yet? Click for your free trial.

Until tomorrow, happy cooking!


Texture Highlights: Obama’s “Career Year” | Woman Crush Wednesday | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the Paris Attacks

Every day, the Texture Editorial Team brings you fresh content on the Highlights page so you can easily discover what’s new, noteworthy, and trending. Tap the links below on your phone or tablet to dive into these Highlights in your Texture app. Not yet a member? Start your free trial.

Bill Simmons’ Q&A with the President of the United States


“At one point during the hour I spent interviewing [President Obama] at the White House this fall, he casually compared himself to Aaron Rodgers, and he wasn’t bragging.” In GQ’s exclusive white house interview, the leader of the free world sits down with the free agent of the year—HBO’s Bill Simmons—to discuss the Obama era and beyond.

Woman Crush Wednesday: Amber Heard and Claire Danes



Growing up, Amber Heard was determined to leave the confines of her small Texas hometown—and she’s done it in a big way. The world-wandering actress, who costars in this month’s ‘The Danish Girl,’ has made the world her playground.

Claire Danes may disappear in to intense roles, but in real life, she reveals herself to be goofy, funny, and a bit philosophical. See Amber Heard in Marie Claire, Claire Danes in Allure, and the rest of our woman-crushes on the Highlights page in your Texture app.

 ‘Paris Was Not About Religion’ by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar


After the attack on French newspaper Charlie Hebdo back in January 2015, six-time NBA champion and New York Times best-selling author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had this to say. “Violence committed in the name of religion is never about religion—it’s about money.” Read the full commentary in TIME.

NEW Title: Fearless Journalism from Mother Jones


Mother Jones reports on the most urgent issues of our day, from politics and climate change to education and the food we eat, delivered through revelatory scoops and deep-dive investigations. In the latest issue, our newest magazine asks difficult questions about how we identify mass shooters, and takes readers inside the race to stop them. Then, a look at Jeb Bush’s governorship in Florida examines the Sunshine State’s history of felon disenfranchisement.

Texture subscribers can catch up with the magazine’s most gripping cover stories from the last year, thanks to unlimited access to Mother Jones back issues as far back as July / August 2014, and can tap any of the stories below to start reading.

Not yet a Texture subscriber? Start your free trial to access all of these stories, plus an all-you-can-read pass to every magazine in the Texture catalog.

Can Bernie Sanders change politics for good?

Maaaybe a wild-haired socialist from Vermont won’t win the presidency. But Bernie Sanders’ run just might change politics forever.

The Surprisingly Cheap Way to Fix Homelessness

More and more cities are finding that giving the homeless a place to live saves millions. Can common sense scale?

Are You Racist?

Science is beginning to unmask the bigot inside your brain.

The Making of the Warrior Cop

Drones, sniper rifles, armored vehicles, and a billion-dollar credit line: 72 hours with the nation’s top SWAT teams.