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Top US Magazines

Updated on January 14, 2012

Top Magazines

I love to read so magazines are a good fit for me because I can take them everywhere. Whether I am traveling, sitting at home or waiting on a colleague, I read. Usually, I will read whatever, but after years of traveling and learning , I have learned there are certain magazines that are better then others. Or maybe not better, but more enjoyable for my taste. Below is a boutique list of magazines that I recommend for any and all;

National Geographic




Real Simple


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Pick a magazine that interest you and read it. I promise you, you will learn something new after you finish it. A magazine is a little piece of knowledge that we are all hungry to ingest.

In random order are the top US magazines.

National Geographic’s magazine is in-depth writing by some of the finest writers that I have ever read (in my opinion) the flare of the magazine is about various animals, going green, travel tips and much more. The articles are delicious and what you take away is forever imprinted into your brain. This magazine have tips on cultures, if you are traveling overseas (or into American), it has helpful tips for kids and many extra’s to boot. The website is as good as the magazine, however, when I am traveling on a plane or waiting on my son in the dentist office, then I prefer the magazine, reading it does actually relax me. Make sure you check out the “daily news” section of the website or magazine, it’s just insightful and very interesting to read.

People Magazine, as much as I would like to deny this, I wait for my People magazine, on Friday, I look forward to it in my mailbox. People is pure entertainment with a twist of real life stories. The stories centered around people that have overcome obstacles, life lessons or how they are educating us on bad people (yes, bad people that are hurting others). I read people when sipping a glass of wine (when all is quiet) or when I have time for myself (like on a plane). I read it from cover to cover because to me, it’s that good. The entertainment element of the magazine is very entertaining, just love hearing how the other side of socitey lives is rather amusing. The website has the latest news, gossip and trends to read as well.

Kiplinger Magazine, this small magazine that helps everyday people like me to learn how to manage money. Yes, it’s a magazine that is simple in turns of explaining investing, money, stocks, companies, bonds and much more. In essence it’s a financial planner for everyday normal blue collared workers that need a little help understanding what to do with their money. The website is first-rate too and it will send you daily tips on your email address if you wish. Some of these tips are very helpful; in fact, it has helped us a lot with our taxes, so keep that in mind when browsing the website or reading the magazine. The articles are refreshing, light and informative so I highly recommend it. I read this magazine in the morning, when my head is on straight and I am focused on the money that I have and need to invest. The simple tips are priceless.

InTouch Magazine, yep, trash with a side of entertainment, it’s pleasurable and straightforward. Effortless reading that is easy, breezy and no thinking required. I usually read this magazine when I need to just put my mind in a stress free environment. I love the pictures of the celebrities and I enjoy all the styles and fashions that they highlight. The stories are short and uncomplicated with a bit of humor. It is a true stress reliever for me. Plus, I am learning some fashion trend tips that I need from time to time. The website is fun with the up-to-date gossip on all the celebrities. Gossip, fashion, news, an entertainment, what else can a person ask for? I recommend this when traveling, waiting for something or someone or walking on the treadmill, it’s just an easy read.

Real Simple Magazine, this magazine has everything, recipes, home tips, health tips, work, life and so much more. Seriously, this magazine is awesome, it is the whole package. The information in this magazine is brilliant and most of all useful. I have learned a lot from this magazine, from how to clean out cat urine to making the best chicken dish possible. It has it all and I highly encourage all to read it. In addition, the website is pretty cool too. I prefer the magazine only to keep with me, because the tips and helpful information is useful and I pull these out of the magazine and keep for future mishaps or needs. The recipes are easy to follow and perfect for my family. This magazine is more “real life” and when the say “real simple” they are true to their word.

These top 5 magazines are perfect for the everyday person that needs a little bit of life added into theirs. Reading and learning is always important and these magazines do give us a huge amount of entertainment, a bit of trash, a wealth of knowledge, helps to reduce our problems, if not solve them and helps people in everyday life. Pick one and see what I mean, magazines are fun, informative and helpful. Pick your magazine and sit down and start reading.

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    • Ladybird33 profile image

      Ladybird33 7 years ago from Fabulous USA

      drcrischasse, yes, that is very true. Great comment. Thank you for reading!

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      drcrischasse 7 years ago from NH/Foxboro

      Magazines are great but it is even greater that they can be reqad on my IPad

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      Ladybird33 8 years ago from Fabulous USA

      The Rope, thank you so much for reading and commenting. I do appreciate it.

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      The Rope 8 years ago from SE US

      I used to be a magazine junkie. These are all great choices, it would be hard to pick a favorite. Thanks for a great read.

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      Ladybird33 8 years ago from Fabulous USA

      wrentfrost56, thank you so much, yeah, I love national geographic.

      Cagsil, what is your favorite magazine? thanks for commenting.

      Clara, thanks so much for reading and commenting.

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      Clara Ghomes 8 years ago

      I love reading magazine and when it is people.. it is awesome.. cool hub..

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      Cagsil 8 years ago from USA or America

      An interesting Hub. Thank you for sharing. I didn't participate in your poll, because my favorite magazine isn't on the list.

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      wrenfrost56 8 years ago from U.K.

      I love a good magazine, I voted national geographic but my absolute favourite is glamour! Great hub!

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      Ladybird33 8 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Truth, Thank you so much!

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      Truth From Truth 8 years ago from Michigan

      thanks ladybird33

      that was a very good post.

      I enjoyed it.

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      Ladybird33 8 years ago from Fabulous USA

      HealthTip, I thank you everyday (wink, wink)! Sorry, this came in after I commented and I haven't circled back. I hope you know I am always thankful for your comments, seriously, I am. Hope you are well.

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      Ladybird33 8 years ago from Fabulous USA

      lorlie6, I had forgotten about Harper's, awww...good one. Thanks for sharing.

      Legacy, yes, you are write, some of these are younger for me (I am in denial :) But yes, National Geo is awesome.

      Dr. Chris, Nat'l Geo, can not be beat, no doubt. I have it going to my son too, the Kids Nat'l Geo.

      Fastfreta, yep, Hubpages can't make you an addict :) But it's a great place to be.

      Mtisi1098, I do love Kiplinger, it has taught me a lot. Thanks for reading! And Commenting.

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      mtsi1098 8 years ago

      Ladybird33 - my vote is Kiplinger because I like the content and agree with you on its simplicity - thanks

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      Alfreta Sailor 8 years ago from Southern California

      I consider myself an avid reader, however I find that my reading has suffered a bit with my constant web surfing. Although I've begun reading voraciously here on HupPages lately. I use to have subscriptions to most of the Woman's magazines, but not anymore. But my one passion is Woman's World, magazine, I surmise because it is such a short read. At any rate, I'd like to get back to reading, monthly periodicals, but as long as I have this (little beast), the computer, that probably won't happen too soon. Oops, did I just try to rewrite your hub, sorry, and you did such a good job. You listed two of my all time favorites, National Geo, and People. Very good hub.

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      drcrischasse 8 years ago from NH/Foxboro

      I love National Geographic. I have every copy saved since 1984.

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      Legacy Wellness 8 years ago from Katy, Texas


      I really like the nature and animal photos in the National Geographic magazine at my present age, but I must confess there were other pictures in the magazine that captured my attention when I was a youngster. I'm sure you know what I mean. lol

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      Laurel Rogers 8 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      I really enjoy your favorites, Ladybird, but my personal choice would have to be "Harpers," I love the writing, and bits and pieces they dig up on authors no longer with us.