How Steph Curry Balances Basketball & Family


Is This Why He’s Such a Happy Warrior? The best basketball player on the planet discusses his winning life off the court, with wife Ayesha, a rising culinary star, and their adorable daughters, Riley, 3, and 10-month-old Ryan. How The Couple First Met: In a church group, but, she says, “I wasn’t allowed to date. We always laugh we were both focused on God.” How He Proposed: “It was like something out of The Notebook,” he says. The Only Stat that Matters to Him: “Riley is at the age where she asks where I am and when I’ll be back, counting down how may ‘sleeps’ until Daddy gets home.” Plans for a Home Team Expansion? They’ve agreed to press pause and revisit the idea in about a year. “He’d have three more kids right now if he could,” says Ayesha.

Get a sneak peek of the Q&A with Steph and his wife from the June issue of Parents magazine.

So your date night is getting to watch him play?

SC: It’s not a date night. We’re in the same building, but it’s all eye contact from the stands to the court. And then we have the drive home.

AC: The drive home is the date.

Tell me more about eye contact during a game. 

SC: We have a pregame ritual right before tip-off where I do a sign, and she does it back.

What’s the sign?

SC: Should I give it away?

AC: No.

[Awkward pause.]

SC: We have matching tattoos.

AC: I guess he’s giving it away. [Stephen lifts his sleeve and reveals a tattoo on his left triceps of two arrows pointing at each other.] Why are you flexing your muscles?

SC: I have to show it. This signifies that the past is behind us and the future is in front of us, so we stay in the middle, in the moment I smack my tattoo and she does the same.

AC: It’s a reminder for him to have fun. I never want him to forget that.

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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 (including video) now live in Texture

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Sports Illustrated Swim 2016 is live in Texture today, and this year’s cover is making waves. For the first time, SI has crowned three cover models: Ronda Rousey, Ashley Graham, and Hailey Clauson.

In the words of Assistant Managing Editor MJ Day, “The three covers of Hailey, Ronda, and Ashley celebrate the new SI Swimsuit. All three women are beautiful, sexy, and strong. Beauty is not cookie cutter. Beauty is not ‘one size fits all.'”

Watch the moment the three covers were revealed. 

In addition to the history-making covers, this year’s Sports Illustrated Swim also features the first ever virtual reality photo shoot (with last year’s cover model, Hannah Davis), and athletes (Ronda Rousey, Lindsey Vonn, and Caroline Wozniaki) posing in nothing but body paint.

Tap from your phone or tablet to see the cover models hit the beach in beautiful Turks and Caicos. Then, explore this year’s issue along with those from previous years in your Texture app.

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Relive 2015’s Greatest Moments in Tech, Sports, and Pop Culture

For much of the year, the headlines were grim and relentless, but we took comfort in these stories of hope and willpower. Just tap the titles to read each story in your Texture app, or start a free trial now.

On the tech front, we obsessed about virtual reality, immortality, round-trips to Mars and dating at the swipe of a finger.

We witnessed some of the greatest moments in sports history, from American Pharoah’s triumph to Ronda Rousey’s candor in the face of a surprising defeat.

In entertainment, we shared in the excitement over the return of Adele, the continued ascension of Taylor Swift, and the total galactic takeover of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Here’s a look back at some of 2015’s most fascinating people and events.

Best of Tech 2015

Elon Musk: The Martian


One of his companies is trying to upend the auto industry. Another is trying to put people on Mars, and yet another is trying to bring electricity to everyone who needs it. Elon Musk wants to reinvent the world in a single lifetime. But is the future ready for Elon Musk?

Tinder Is The Night

Vanity Fair

Phones have become an all-day, every-day handheld singles club. But is Tinder killing romance? A debrief of twentysomethings who swipe reveals the downside of dating apps.

Mark Zuckerberg: "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, AI and drones will cement his dominance for the next decade.

Google Ventures and the Search for Immortality

Bloomberg Markets

“If you ask me today, is it possible to live to be 500? The answer is yes,” says Bill Maris, president of Google Ventures. And with $425 million to invest, he’s looking for companies that will slow aging, reverse disease and extend life.

The Year in Sports

Ronda Rousey's Painful Loss

ESPN The Magazine

In Ronda Rousey’s emotional first interview since her knockout loss to Holly Holm, she is sad, angry and determined. “I need to come back. I need to beat this chick.”

Ray Rice: "Man, They Just Don't Know Who I Am"

New York Magazine

Ray Rice was among the best running backs in football. And then came that infamous elevator video and a swift fall from grace. Here, his redemption campaign.

American Pharoah: He Could Not Be Denied

Sports Illustrated

His breathtaking victory at Belmont gave racing its first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, and American Pharoah made it look easy. His win was even sweeter than we hoped.

ESPN Body 2015

ESPN The Magazine

These athletes exhibit form and function at its furthest limits, but they also make themselves vulnerable. In this year’s lineup: Brittney Griner, Bryce Harper, The Colts’ O-linemen and more.

Having a Moment

Entertainer of the Year: Jennifer Lawrence

Entertainment Weekly

At 25, she’s an Oscar winner and Hollywood’s most bankable actress. Now, as she bids farewell to Katniss and hello to her most adult role yet, Jennifer Lawrence is done playing games.

An Empire Reboots

Vanity Fair

It’s been a decade since the last Star Wars installment. Episode VII director J.J. Abrams reveals the challenges and pleasures of taking over that “galaxy far, far away.”

The Showstopper: Misty Copeland


As the first African American principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland makes history, beautifully.

Gay Marriage: Wedlocked


After the Supreme Court settled the issue of gay marriage, David Moore and David Ermold applied for a marriage license in Kentucky. When they were denied, they fought back.

The Cover Wars: Adele vs. Taylor



Weren’t we told they don’t make pop stars this big anymore? Nobody bothered to tell Taylor Swift. GQ interrogates the most popular human alive.

Adele Is Music's Past, Present & Future


She’s been described as a “national treasure” and a “unicorn.” Her new album has hit historic sales numbers. But, says the humble artist, “You’re only as good as your next record.”

The Maxim Hot 100 #1: Taylor Swift


Dazzling, self-assured and ferociously talented, Taylor Swift is the world’s most relevant and intriguing woman. Now what will she do for an encore?

She's the One: Adele's Triumphant Return

Rolling Stone

With a record-setting 50 million YouTube views for her single “Hello,” Adele is back. Rolling Stone chronicles her triumphant post-heartbreak return.

Early Access: Serena Williams is Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year

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


Serena Williams is Sports Illustrateds Sportsperson of the Year, thanks to her “tyrannical three-year reign” at the top, her triumphant battles against injuries and, on one November evening, the successful pursuit of a cellphone thief.

“This year was spectacular,” Serena Williams told the magazine. “For Sports Illustrated to recognize my hard work, dedication and sheer determination with this award gives me hope to continue on and do better. As I always say, it takes a village — not just one person. This is not just an accomplishment for me, but for my whole team and all my fans. I am beyond honored.”


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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

SI Odom

“…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 & 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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