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

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"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!



ICYMI: Growing up Biden, the Face of Fox News, and Summer’s Biggest Blockbuster.

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Talk about a triple threat! Jodie Foster, George Clooney, and Julia Roberts collab for the first time ever in their upcoming summer hit Money Monster.


"When Stars Align," Entertainment Weekly, May 20, 2016
“When Stars Align,” Entertainment Weekly, May 20, 2016

Has Megyn Kelly already won the 2016 election? And 11 other questions answered by the face of Fox News.

"12 Questions with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly," TIME, May 23, 2016
“12 Questions with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly,” TIME, May 23, 2016

The Supreme Court may be undecided on the ‘contraceptive mandate,’ but Marie Claire is unwavering in its pro-choice stance. Read Part 1 and Part 2 of their reproductive rights series.

"Mission Critical: The Abortion Debate," Marie Claire, June 2016
“Mission Critical: The Abortion Debate,” Marie Claire, June 2016

Step aside Gigi, is Bella the new “it” girl?

"BELLA," Elle, June 2016
“BELLA,” Elle, June 2016

In an exclusive interview with Popular MechanicsVice President Joe Biden and son Hunter discuss the tragic loss of  Beau Biden, the bond between the Veep and his kids, and what growing up Biden truly means. This is one of those stories that makes you want to hug your kids —or call you parents.

"One Unit, Right to the Very End," Popular Mechanics, June 2016
“One Unit, Right to the Very End,” Popular Mechanics, June 2016


By Popular Demand: ‘The Atlantic’ Joins the Texture Lineup

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Readers asked. We listened. With The Atlantic—one of the most-requested titles—now available in Texture, members have access to even more coverage and analysis of current events, international affairs, and culture.


The Atlantic joins TIME, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, and more as part of Texture’s News & Politics lineup, bringing the full Texture catalog to over 180 of the world’s top magazines.

Since its inception, The Atlantic has given voice to some of the most provocative ideas of its time, from Henry David Thoreau’s blunt naturalism to Martin Luther King’s calls for justice.

Texture members, tap here from your phone or tablet to read The Atlantic‘s most recent issue or back issues, featuring stories such as Obama’s Hardest Decision and Alaska, The Land of Missing Persons.

Early Access: Angela Merkel is TIME’s Person of the Year

Texture members, read the TIME Person of the Year 2015 cover story now, and look out for the full issue in Texture this Friday.


For being this year’s go-to world leader as she bailed out Greece, kept tabs on Putin, and kept her country’s borders open to over a million refugees, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is TIME’s Person of the Year 2015. Raised behind the Berlin Wall and now fulfilling her tenth year of office, Merkel is the first individual woman to be named Person of the Year since 1986.

“For asking more of her country than most politicians would dare, for standing firm against tyranny as well as expedience and for providing steadfast moral leadership in a world where it is in short supply, Angela Merkel is ‘Time’s Person of the Year’.”

– Nancy Gibbs, Managing Editor for TIME


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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.

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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.

New & Noteworthy Stories, by the Numbers

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The dollar amount that Katy Perry will pay in cash for the $14.5 million purchase of an 8-acre estate in Los Angeles if she prevails in a legal battle involving a dwindling religious order, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, a restaurateur in remission from late-stage cancer, and, yes, five aging nuns. The nuns say the pop star “represents everything we don’t believe in,” writes Billboard in this week’s issue. They would prefer to sell the property to nightlife impresario and restaurant owner Dana Hollister, who is willing to pay $15.5 million and plans to turn the compound into a hotel. Read all about it.

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The duration of time, in seconds, during which broadcaster Dick Stockton remained silent after Red Sox player Carlton Fiske’s epic, once-in-a-lifetime walkoff home run, which ended Game 6 of the 1975 World Series. Sports Illustrated explores the significance of that play—and that game—both for Major League Baseball and for the relationship between sports and television. Just before his silence, Stockton uttered the now-famous words, “There it goes! A long drive…. If it stays fair…. Home run!” Even now, decades later, he tells the magazine, he cannot walk through an airport without someone recognizing him and repeating those words to him.

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The number of refugees, mostly Syrian, that Germany will welcome by the end of the year. In a break with other European Union countries, Germany believes that Middle Eastern migrants present an opportunity, rather than a crisis. Fortune explores the possibility that an influx of refugees could actually bring significant economic growth to the countries that take them in, rather than drain resources. “If we manage to quickly train those that come to us and get them into work, said Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s vice chancellor, “then we will solve one of our biggest problems for the economic future of our country: the skills shortage.”

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The distance, in miles, over which a polar bear can pick up the scent of a seal. These Arctic carnivores need to be really, really good at tracking down food, because they live in a bitterly cold environment. They also can have up to four inches of fat—covered by two layers of fur—to help keep them warm in winter! Learn more amazing animal facts like these in National Geographic Kids look at The 20 Cutest Animals of All Time. Cutest photo: sea otter floating on its back. Cutest fact: Male emperor penguins huddle together by the hundreds for warmth—and regularly rotate so each penguin gets a turn in the toasty middle. Awwwwwww.

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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’s New & Noteworthy: By the Numbers

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The number of years between the elections of Justin Trudeau and his late father, Pierre Trudeau, to the role of Canada’s prime minister. Read an insightful 2014 MacLean’s interview with Justin—who won the top job in a landslide victory just last night. The younger Trudeau, a liberal who spent time as a snowboard instructor and teacher before entering politics, plans to lead by the motto “sunny ways.”


The duration, in hours, of the pedal-fatigue test conducted by Specialized Bicycle Components to simulate the effect of cumulative forces of years of riding. That’s just one of the quality assurance measures counterfeit bike parts do not undergo—putting consumers at risk. Read more about the multi-billion-dollar counterfeit industry in Bicycling.

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The dollar amount, in millions, that online benefits, h.r. and payroll company Zenefits has increased in value for each workday it has been in business. Read about this and other “unicorns”—privately held companies valued at more than $1 billion—in Forbes.


The number of days this season missed by injured Mets third baseman David Wright, which allowed the team to collect insurance for 75 percent of his $20 million contract. That in turn provided the team with extra money to acquire new players, which in turn helped them clinch the Division Series, according to New York Magazine.


The amount of time, in minutes, you should spend on each interaction when meeting people for the first time at a party, according to Mister Manners, etiquette expert Thomas P. Farley. For more helpful tips on being the best guest, check out Real Simple‘s Party Guest Protocol.

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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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