This Week’s Top 10: Melania Trump’s Family Secrets, Anthony Weiner’s Meltdown, and Tips to Save Your Money

Catch up on the political features, health and home tips, vacation guides, and other stories our readers loved this week! To read the full stories, tap the links from your phone or tablet. Not a member yet? Start your free trial here.

"The Bold One," Allure, June 2016
“The Bold One,” Allure, June 2016
  1. You won’t believe what you see when a psychologist peels back a layer and examines the extraordinary mind of Donald Trump.
  2. Meet Elizabeth, the other (more candid) Olsen.
  3. Weekend work list? Make the most of your space with tips from an artist and her husband.
  4. Get in on the gossip. Melania Trump dishes on her marriage and her politics.

    "Lady and the Trump," GQ, June 2016
    “Lady and the Trump,” GQ, June 2016
  5. What does New York Magazine critic David Edelman have to say about the Weiner documentary?  “We’re voyeurs at a grisly spectacle, a modern political tragicomedy… Poor Huma [Abedin]. Poor us.”
  6. Texture’s first exclusive book excerpt was a hit! What do you think of The Bridge Ladies? The true story of a mother and daughter who repair their broken relationship over the game of bridge.
  7. Good Housekeeping insists we get our color on! Spend your weekend giving these hot color combos a try.

    "Best Family Beach Vacations," Coastal Living, June 2016
    “Best Family Beach Vacations,” Coastal Living, June 2016
  8. The 5 ways you can train your brain to save… because who doesn’t want more money?
  9. School’s (almost) out for summer! A guide to the 5 best family beach vacations.
  10. Want to get your body ready for the beach and still be a total beach bum? Maybe these 10 foods will help you lose those pesky pounds.

Happy Reading!



Today in Texture: Break Out of Your Rut, Into Your Summer Body, and More!

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Having the Hump Day blues?  If we’re being honest, our same bowl of oatmeal and daily trek to and from the home office here on Park Ave. made us feel a bit sad today. But taking a page from Beyoncé (cause that’s what we’re supposed to do, right?), we decided, starting tomorrow, we’re gonna lemonade our life. Yoga Journal shares how, suggesting a dance class over yoga and 12 other “Break Out of a Rut” rules. 

"Shake Things Up," Yoga Journal, June 2016
“Shake Things Up,” Yoga Journal, June 2016

Seeking more inspiration: We went looking for a hero, and found one in former lawyer and artist Roberta Gibb, who, in 1966, applied to run the Boston Marathon and was denied permission by the Amateur Athletics Union. Their reason? Women were “not physiologically capable of covering 26.2 miles on foot.” Runner’s World shares the story of the runner who proved them wrong and went on to become the “First Lady of Boston.” Every time you lace up your Nikes, say a little thanks to Ms. Gibb.

"First Lady of Boston," Runner's World, May 2016
“First Lady of Boston,” Runner’s World, May 2016

And then there’s this ultimate butt-kicking revelation: Memorial Day is less than two weeks away!  That’s why HIIT is the word. (Okay, technically, the acronym.) In Texture’s Summer Body Plan Collection, you’ll find the hottest routines from Oxygen, Men’s Health, and more. Plus, The Busy Woman’s Workout for the best ways to kick butt without killing time. Let’s do this, people.

"The Busy Woman's Workout," Cosmopolitan, June 2016 - From "Your Summer Body Plan" collection on today's Highlights screen.
“The Busy Woman’s Workout,” Cosmopolitan, June 2016 – From “Your Summer Body Plan” collection on today’s Highlights screen.

High Times with Aspen’s Cannabis Kingpin

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Jordan Lewis runs the ritziest pot store in the country: Aspen, Colorado’s Silverpeak Apothecary, where sommelier-like “budtenders” sell gourmet ganja in a designer showroom. But soon after he arrived, he found himself under siege from locals worried about that skunky smell wafting over their mountain valley. It’s enough to drive a man to toke.

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NEW Title: GF Recipes and Lifestyle Tips with Gluten-Free Living

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Our newest food and cooking magazine, Gluten-Free Living, is the first and only magazine devoted to the gluten-free lifestyle. Every issue offers easy, healthy recipes alongside in-depth stories on labelling and ingredients, the latest news on medical research, and tips on raising a gluten-free child. Expert journalists, backed by medical professionals and nutritionists, offer advice for both beginners and GF devotees.

Texture subscribers can access every issue of Gluten-Free Living dating back to July / August 2014, or tap any of the stories below to dive straight into the latest issue.

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From Paris to Provence

Famed French cuisine increasingly includes GF choices, from baguettes to galettes.

A Bowlful of Comfort

One-bowl wonders are an effortless, weeknight-friendly way to pack protein, vegetables and grains into the same meal.

Kids Kitchen: Cool Kabobs

With the help of cookie cutters, fresh fruit and skewer sticks, kids will love making these fun fruit kabobs.

The Evolution of Support Groups

Gluten Intolerance Group’s Cynthia Kupper on how celiac disease advocacy organizations avoid becoming dinosaurs in changing times.

Today in New & Noteworthy

“Nobody really reads books, so I’m just going to fill the shelves with white books, for looks.” -Los Angeles real estate developer Nile Niami, talking about staging a home he plans to sell for $500 million

File Oct 29, 6 33 40 PMIt’s rough when you just can’t quite squeeze the gun range into the floor plan, right? Real estate developer Nile Niami managed to shoehorn everything else into the 100,000 s.f. mansion he’s building in Bel Air, like the five swimming pools—including the infinity pool…for the guesthouse—as well as the moat, sky deck, putting green, lounge with walls made of jellyfish tanks, nightclub, casino, motor court, 40-seat screening room, glass-walled library (the one with the white books no one will read), two-story waterfall and 6,000-s.f. master suite. Read it all in Details.

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One day last year, Daniel Boulud got a call no chef ever wants to receive: It was the head of the Michelin restaurant guide, letting Boulud know that his famed restaurant, Daniel, was being demoted from three stars (the highest ranking) to two. Vanity Fair speaks to Boulud and other chefs about the ratings, the persistent French influence on fine dining, and how losing a star is “like losing a girlfriend.”

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A history of breast cancer only matters on your mother’s side, right? Wrong. Health busts five medical myths so deeply ingrained, many doctors still believe them. The magazine polled a range of experts and compiled a list of accepted medical “facts” that are not only incorrect, but could have serious, even life-threatening consequences. In addition to the whoppers, they’ve included four less-serious but still surprising factoids. (Spoiler alert: Drinking lots of water does not help your complexion. Bummer.)


File Oct 29, 6 34 17 PMZoey loves pizza and admires Kylie Jenner’s style. Leo is majoring in film. Brooklyn was voted prom queen earlier this year. Arin says he finds happiness in the mountains. They sound like just about any teenager from Anytown, USA, but these kids have worked hard for their normalcy: They’re all transgender. Read more about them, and about trans activist and reality star Jazz Jennings, in Seventeen.

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Monday’s New & Noteworthy Stories

Marie Claire Millionaire“I’m so far from where I started that I feel like I’ve already made it.” -Jean Brownhill Lauer, founder of Sweeten

For a little Monday motivation, read about three women who struggled to pay the bills before working their way into hugely successful careers. Jean Brownhill Lauer grew up poor, down the street from crack houses. Elle Kaplan came to New York City with $200 and a simple goal: to help women take charge of their own money management. Kat Cole started out as a Hooters hostess…while working two other jobs. Learn where these trailblazers are today—and how they did it—in Marie Claire‘s “I went from flat broke to millionaire.

Cosmo Demi Lovato

What’s that screeching sound? (Covers ears.) Oh that? That’s just the sound of a million young girls reacting to this morning’s announcement that Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas are going on tour together! Tickets to the Forever Now tour go on sale November 7. Until then, content yourself with reading about the unstoppable, unfathomably awesome Demi in the September issue of Cosmopolitan.


Bloomberg Businessweek 2015-10-26 00:00:00 CoverBonnie Ross is the executive behind the guns-a-blazin’ action and elaborate world-building of video game Halo 5: Guardians, which comes out tomorrow. Most of us don’t think of the words “women” and “gaming” in the same sentence, but Ross has been running the Halo show since 2007. Read more about her path to the top job—and the pressure on Halo 5 to save the Xbox—in Bloomberg Businessweek.

Health UnBoob Job

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and it’s important to remember that breast health means many things. Health magazine explores the trend of women getting an “(un)boob job”—having their breast implants removed. Some women have an “explant” because their feelings about their appearance have changed; others do it to avoid costly surgeries down the line. Many choose to undergo the procedure because, as they age, they become concerned that their implants will prevent a mammogram from spotting trouble. Find their stories in the November issue.


Smithsonian Tituba

The Salem witch trials have been investigated, reported on and fictionalized in every possible medium, but not much is known about how the whole mess started. Renowned author Stacy Schiff explores the Satanic tipping point—and the little-discussed but crucial role of an Indian slave named Tituba—in the November issue of Smithsonian. How did Tituba come to play such a major part in the crisis? And why, over the years, has her identity shifted “from Indian to half-Indian to half-black to black” to, finally, a “Negro slave”?

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Saturday in New & Noteworthy Stories

GQ Robert Bales“Bales got out of bed and dressed. He put on a green T-shirt; camo pants, boots, and gloves; and a combat helmet equipped with night-vision goggles. He loaded up with his Heckler & Koch nine-millimeter pistol and his M4 rifle.” -Brendan Vaughan, in GQ

In 2012, U.S. Staff Sergeant Robert Bales murdered 16 Afghan citizens, including several children, in their homes. His horrid crime has been called the worst American wartime atrocity in generations. He speaks for the first time, to Brendan Vaughan at GQ, about his actions and how his life came to that moment. A gripping read that explores the far-reaching effects of violence and war—and what it means to be an American man and soldier in our day—this story resonates deeply.

Wired Get Up Stand Up

Technology has played a role in the Civil Rights Movement since the use of WATS lines in the 1960s—phone numbers that bypassed switchboard operators, who would most likely not be on the side of the cause. Today, #BlackLivesMatter was born in the heart of social media, and continues to use modern tools to press forward. Bijan Stephen discusses the relationship of tech and social change in Wired.

Men's Fitness Adventures 2016Another beach vacation? Yawn. Maybe it’s time to try something new: Men’s Fitness has a list of “outsized adventures” for 2016. From relatively tame endeavors like, you know, diving with Caribbean reef sharks and 200-lb. grouper off the coast of Cuba, to the 162-mile grueling trail run around the peak of Kilimanjaro, there’s something for everyone with a little bit of grit.

Women's Health groceriesTired of going to three grocery stores to find the healthiest and most convenient products at the best prices? Read Women’s Health‘s list of Supermarket Stars 2015 for nutritionist-approved snacks, breakfast items, ingredients and more—all of which can be found at your local supermarket. Happy, healthy eating!

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Friday’s New & Noteworthy Stories

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“…the Kardashians provided the family he’d never had, until he discovered that their dynamic was nearly as dysfunctional as his own.” -Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated

The life of Lamar Odom—who was recently found unconscious in a brothel and spent several days in a coma—has been laced with tragedy. His suffering became part of his narrative, as the famously friendly basketball player struggled to find stability. Read more in this week’s Sports Illustrated.

Macleans Trudeau 2“To chalk Justin Trudeau’s victory up to luck or nice hair sells him short, though it really is nice hair.” -Paul Wells

Read more about Trudeau’s sweeping victory—and Canada’s renewed focus on a positive, hopeful future—in “The Winner Takes It All” in the latest issue of Maclean’s.


RS Chris Rock“Obama is like the polio vaccine of racism—people still get polio and die, but there is a vaccine. They don’t have to get it.” -Chris Rock

Chris Rock has signed on to host the Academy Awards for the second time, and we couldn’t be more excited! Last year, the comedian and filmmaker talked to Rolling Stone about “sleepwalking” through life, racism, Kanye West vs. Jay Z, and turning 50. “Rich 50 is like 36,” he said.


Hello Rolls Royces“The Rolls-Royce collection is made up of 45 models manufactured over a period of more than 100 years. It’s alive—all the cars still work!” -Maria López-Tapia de la Vía

Miguel de la Vía had two intertwined passions in life: his medieval fort in the Basque region of Spain, and his world-class collection of classic cars. Read about Loizaga Tower—where he had played among the ruins as a child, and which he renovated and filled with his breathtaking collection, HELLO! Canada. The most important of his 75 cars is the Phantom IV, which was built in the 1950s and belonged to the emir of Kuwait.

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Today in New & Noteworthy Stories

EARLY ACCESS: Read This Old House‘s Top 100 Best New Home Products 2015 right now, before it hits newsstands!TOH Top 100 products

Whether you’re planning a remodel or just looking for some new throw pillows, the options out there are endless. You could spend weeks picking bathroom fixtures, right? Enter This Old House, America’s long-trusted source for ideas, instructions and recommendations. The magazine’s editors have chosen the 100 best new home products this year, in seven categories: kitchen, bath, tools, home tech, outdoor, building products and finishing touches. From blenders to snowblowers, circular saws to chalk paint, TOH has you covered.

New York Mag 23andMeGet ready to spit into a tube: Genetic testing company 23andMe announced this week that it will partly resume…well, part of…its original mission: providing consumers with their own genetic health information. In 2013, the FDA ordered the company to stop selling its $99 “spit test,” which allowed customers to send in a saliva sample and receive detailed health and ancestry information. 23andMe will now be able to provide people with a smaller range of information—about diseases they could pass on to their children. Read about the company and founder Anne Wojcicki in New York.

Wired Serena WilliamsSerena Williams remembers what it’s like to be the odd person out in the field you love. There weren’t a lot of tennis players who looked like her when she was coming up the ranks—and she knows her experience is not unique. As guest editor of this month’s issue of Wired, she writes, “we need to see more women and people of different colors and nationalities in tech.” Read about the trailblazers who, like Serena, are working toward that goal.

Marie Claire date rape drugIt’s a nightmare scenario straight out of a movie: Woman goes out, woman sips drink, woman wakes up the next morning with no recollection of the sexual assault that has occurred. What could possibly make this worse? No legal recourse. Many victims of drug-facilitated sexual assault have no way of proving what happened to them, because the drugs leave their system quickly or standard toxicology tests are insufficient. Marie Claire investigates this disturbing issue.

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Today’s New Collections

We search for the most compelling and relevant stories of the day and group them by topic or theme. Find new Collections daily on the Highlights screen.

Men's Health Firefighter BonifaceMan Crush Monday (4 stories)
If you think Liam Hemsworth and Sam Claflin are spectacular, wait til you read about The Ultimate Men’s Health Guy of 2015. These are the men who save lives, push themselves and others to do—and be—better, and generally remind us of the goodness in human nature.

Shop Smart This Holiday (4 stories)
Halloween is almost upon us, and from there it’s just a hop skip and a jump to Thanksgiving and…yup…Christmas. Start thinking about smart ways to prepare and save with these articles.

Time Jeb BushMonday News Rush (4 stories)
Keeping you informed about Hillary Clinton vs. Jeb Bush…again, illegal immigration myths vs. fact, and the complexities of the NRA.

Quick Reads: Take a Quiz (4 stories)
Which is yuckier: a cutting board, a toothbrush holder or a pet toy? Find out in Family Circle‘s How Healthy Is Your Home Quiz. Plus, get to the bottom of other pressing questions, such as: Which gourd are you? What’s your pumpkin IQ? And should you relocate your business?

Food Network Magazine weeknight dinnersWhat’s for Dinner? (4 stories)
You know why there are so many slow cooker recipes out there? Because slow cookers rock! Check out these recipes, plus loads of other ideas for the dreaded weeknight meal.

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