With the cost of magazines rising daily, I often buy mine at the thrift store. Yes, they are a little out-dated at times, but unlike newspapers, with magazines old news can still be good news, if you're dealing with recipes, decorating, exercise or beauty tips, etc.
Recently, I noticed a magazine that I had not read. It is called "Real Simple" (Life Made Easier). Naturally, that caught my eye, because who doesn't need their life to be made easier? I surely welcome all suggestions. Most issues contain advice about getting organized, easy recipes, health and exercise tips, cosmetic and beauty suggestions, fashion, relationship advice, etc.
I especially enjoyed the healthy recipes, and design tips for those on a budget. There was an article about spending less on everyday items, that gave tips on shopping from home, either online, through catalogs, or TV shopping networks. (My favorite way to shop from home is Ebay, and I have gotten some terrific bargains. I also enjoy shopping in thrift stores for home accessories, antiques, collectibles, and glassware.)
There was also a section on "Simple Solutions" that discussed new uses for old things, featured products of the month, and an article that answered questions to practical dilemmas. All in all, this was an enjoyable magazine, with a little more substance than some. I found it pleasant to thumb through at the end of the day, when my mind was too exhausted to focus on deeper issues. Magazines are a great way to relax for a few minutes, and this one was informative and entertaining.