People is an American weekly magazine of celebrity and human-interest stories, published by Time Inc. a subsidiary of the Meredith Corporation. With a readership of 46.6 million adults, People has the largest audience of any American magazine. People had $997 million in advertising revenue in 2011, the highest advertising revenue of any American magazine. In 2006, it had revenue expected to top $1.5 billion. It was named "Magazine of the Year" by Advertising Age in October 2005, for excellence in editorial and advertising. People ranked number 6 on Advertising Age's annual "A-list" and number 3 on Adweek's "Brand Blazers" list in October 2006; the magazine runs a 50/50 mix of celebrity and human-interest articles. People's editors claim to refrain from printing pure celebrity gossip, enough to lead celebrity publicists to propose exclusives to the magazine, evidence of what one staffer calls a "publicist-friendly strategy". People's website, People.com, focuses on celebrity news and human interest stories.
In February 2015, the website broke a new record: 72 million unique visitors. People is best known for its yearly special issues naming the "World's Most Beautiful", "Best & Worst Dressed", "Sexiest Man Alive"; the magazine's headquarters are in New York, it maintains editorial bureaus in Los Angeles and in London. For economic reasons, it closed bureaus in Austin and Chicago in 2006; the concept for People has been attributed to Andrew Heiskell, Time Inc.'s chief executive officer at the time and the former publisher of the weekly Life magazine. The founding managing editor of People was Richard B. Stolley, a former assistant managing editor at Life and the journalist who acquired the Zapruder tapes of the John F. Kennedy assassination for Time Inc. in 1963. People's first publisher was another Time Inc. veteran. Stolley characterized the magazine as "getting back to the people who are causing the news and who are caught up in it, or deserve to be in it. Our focus is on people, not issues." Stolley's religious determination to keep the magazine people-focused contributed to its rapid early success.
It is said that although Time Inc. pumped an estimated $40 million into the venture, the magazine only broke 18 months after its debut in March 1974. The magazine was sold on newsstands and in supermarkets. To get the magazine out each week, founding staff members slept on the floor of their offices two or three nights each week and limited all non-essential outside engagements; the premier edition for the week ending March 4, 1974 featured actress Mia Farrow starring in the film The Great Gatsby, on the cover. That issue featured stories on Gloria Vanderbilt, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and the wives of U. S. Vietnam veterans; the magazine was, apart from its cover, printed in black-and-white. The initial cover price was 35 cents; the core of the small founding editorial team included other editors, writers and photo editors from Life magazine, which had ceased publication just 13 months earlier. This group included managing editor Stolley, senior editors Hal Wingo, Sam Angeloff and Robert Emmett Ginna.
Many of the noteworthy Life photographers contributed to the magazine as well, including legends Alfred Eisenstaedt and Gjon Mili and rising stars Co Rentmeester, David Burnett and Bill Eppridge. Other members of the first editorial staff included editors and writers: Ross Drake, Ralph Novak, Bina Bernard, James Jerome, Sally Moore, Mary Vespa, Lee Wohlfert, Joy Wansley, Curt Davis, Clare Crawford-Mason, Jed Horne an editor of The Times-Picayune in New Orleans. In 1996, Time Inc. launched a Spanish-language magazine entitled People en Español. The company has said that the new publication emerged after a 1995 issue of the original magazine was distributed with two distinct covers, one featuring the murdered Tejano singer Selena and the other featuring the hit television series Friends. Although the original idea was that Spanish-language translations of articles from the English magazine would comprise half the content, People en Español over time came to have original content. In 2002, People introduced People Stylewatch, a title focusing on celebrity style and beauty – a newsstand extension of its Stylewatch column.
Due to its success, the frequency of People Stylewatch was increased to 10 times per year in 2007. In spring 2017, People Stylewatch was rebranded as PeopleStyle. In late 2017, it was announced that there would no longer be a print version of PeopleStyle and it would be a digital-only publication. In Australia, the localized version of People is titled Who because of a pre-existing lad's mag published under the title People; the international edition of People has been published in Greece since 2010. On July 26, 2013, Outlook Group announced that it was closing down the Indian edition of People, which began publication in 2008. In September 2016, in collaboration with Entertainment Weekly, People launched the People/Entertainment Weekly Network; the network is "a free, a
Real Simple is a monthly women's interest magazine Published by Meredith Corporation. The magazine features articles and information related to homekeeping, childcare and emotional wellbeing; the magazine is distinguished by its uncluttered style of layout and photos. Out of the 7.6 million readers, 90% are women. Headquartered in New York City, the magazine is edited by Sarah Collins, who began serving as interim editor-in-chief in September 2016 after the departure of previous editor Kristin van Ogtrop. Real Simple expanded to include a TV show of the same name, with two seasons of a half-hour program airing on the Public Broadcasting Service in 2006-2007. A TLC show entitled Real Simple Real Life aired over two seasons in 2008-2009. In December 2010, Real Simple launched its first application on the iTunes Store sponsored by Sara Lee's Hillshire Farms. "No Time to Cook?", targeted iPhone, Android and iPad users, it features over 850 step-by-step recipes. In 2010, another app titled. To-Do Lists helps users organize their lives into lists.
Additionally, in Mother's Day 2012, Real Simple created a Gift Guide app available on the Apple App Store that had a selection of items for people to buy. Users had the option to donate to the launch partner, March of Dimes. Sarah Collins Heather Muir—Beauty Director Victoria Sanchez-Lincoln—Fashion Director Dawn Perry—Food Director Betsy Goldberg—Home Director Official Site PBS Web Site
Travel + Leisure
Travel + Leisure is a travel magazine based in New York City, New York. Published 12 times a year, it has 4.8 million readers, according to its corporate media kit. It is published by Meredith Corporation, its main competitors are Condé National Geographic Traveler. Published in 1937 as U. S. Camera and Travel, the magazine assumed the name Travel + Leisure in 1971; the predecessor titles focused on travel photography, but the name change signaled a shift toward travel coverage in general. The magazine specializes in leisure travel and features articles written by novelists, artists and non-travel journalists, it covers featuring models lounging in upscale environments. Its World's Best Awards, an annual reader survey rating airports, cruise ships and islands have been announced every August since 1995. Votes added by the magazine's readers are taken into consideration to recognize and give out the awards. Other annual features include the T+L 500, a list of the world's top 500 hotels, America's Favorite Cities, where readers rank U.
S. cities in different categories. Travel + Leisure magazine was purchased from American Express Publishing by Time Inc. on October 1, 2013. Current and defunct international editions: Travel + Leisure Australia / New Zealand, ceased after December 2009 issue Travel + Leisure China Travel + Leisure Mexico Travel + Leisure Russia Travel + Leisure Turkey Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia Travel + Leisure South Asia Travel + Leisure India Official website
Beauty is the ascription of a property or characteristic to an animal, object, person or place that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure or satisfaction. Beauty is studied as part of aesthetics, social psychology and sociology. An "ideal beauty" is an entity, admired, or possesses features attributed to beauty in a particular culture, for perfection. Ugliness is the opposite of beauty; the experience of "beauty" involves an interpretation of some entity as being in balance and harmony with nature, which may lead to feelings of attraction and emotional well-being. Because this can be a subjective experience, it is said that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder." However, given the empirical observations of things that are considered beautiful aligning with the aforementioned nature and health thereof, beauty has been stated to have levels of objectivity as well. The classical Greek noun that best translates to the English-language words "beauty" or "beautiful" was κάλλος, the adjective was καλός, kalos.
However, kalos may and is translated as ″good″ or ″of fine quality″ and thus has a broader meaning than mere physical or material beauty. Kallos was used differently from the English word beauty in that it first and foremost applied to humans and bears an erotic connotation; the Koine Greek word for beautiful was ὡραῖος, hōraios, an adjective etymologically coming from the word ὥρα, hōra, meaning "hour". In Koine Greek, beauty was thus associated with "being of one's hour". Thus, a ripe fruit was considered beautiful, whereas a young woman trying to appear older or an older woman trying to appear younger would not be considered beautiful. In Attic Greek, hōraios had many meanings, including "youthful" and "ripe old age"; the earliest Western theory of beauty can be found in the works of early Greek philosophers from the pre-Socratic period, such as Pythagoras. The Pythagorean school saw a strong connection between beauty. In particular, they noted that objects proportioned according to the golden ratio seemed more attractive.
Ancient Greek architecture is based on this view of proportion. Plato considered beauty to be the Idea above all other Ideas. Aristotle saw a relationship between the beautiful and virtue, arguing that "Virtue aims at the beautiful."Classical philosophy and sculptures of men and women produced according to the Greek philosophers' tenets of ideal human beauty were rediscovered in Renaissance Europe, leading to a re-adoption of what became known as a "classical ideal". In terms of female human beauty, a woman whose appearance conforms to these tenets is still called a "classical beauty" or said to possess a "classical beauty", whilst the foundations laid by Greek and Roman artists have supplied the standard for male beauty in western civilization. During the Gothic era, the classical aesthetical canon of beauty was rejected as sinful. Renaissance and Humanist thinkers rejected this view, considered beauty to be the product of rational order and harmonious proportions. Renaissance artists and architects criticised the Gothic period as barbarian.
This point of view of Gothic art lasted in the 19th century. In the Middle Ages, Catholic philosophers like Thomas Aquinas included beauty among the transcendental attributes of being. In his Summa Theologica, Aquinas described the three conditions of beauty as: integritas, claritas In the Gothic Architecture of the High and Late Middle Ages, light was considered the most beautiful revelation of God, heralded in design. Examples are the stained glass of Gothic Cathedrals including Notre-Dame de Paris and Chartes Cathedral; the Age of Reason saw a rise in an interest in beauty as a philosophical subject. For example, Scottish philosopher Francis Hutcheson argued that beauty is "unity in variety and variety in unity"; the Romantic poets, became concerned with the nature of beauty, with John Keats arguing in "Ode on a Grecian Urn" that Beauty is truth, truth beauty, —that is all. Ye know on earth, all ye need to know. In the Romantic period, Edmund Burke postulated a difference between beauty in its classical meaning and the sublime.
The concept of the sublime, as explicated by Burke and Kant, suggested viewing Gothic art and architecture, though not in accordance with the classical standard of beauty, as sublime. The 20th century saw an increasing rejection of beauty by artists and philosophers alike, culminating in postmodernism's anti-aesthetics; this is despite beauty being a central concern of one of postmodernism's main influences, Friedrich Nietzsche, who argued that the Will to Power was the Will to Beauty. In the aftermath of postmodernism's rejection of beauty, thinkers have returned to beauty as an important value. American analytic philosopher Guy Sircello proposed his New Theory of Beauty as an effort to reaffirm the status of beauty as an important philosophical concept. Elaine Scarry argues that beauty is related to justice. Beauty is studied by psychologists and neuroscientists in the field of experimental aesthetics and neuroesthetics respectively. Psychological theories see beauty as a form of pleasure. Correlational findings support the view that more beautiful objects are more pleasing.
Some studies suggest that higher experienced beauty is associated with activity in the medial orbitofrontal cortex. This approach of localizing the processing of beauty in one brain region has received criticism within the field; the characterization of a person as “beautiful”, whether on an individual basis or by community consensus, is based on some combination of inner beauty
Jennifer Joanna Aniston is an American actress, film producer, businesswoman. The daughter of actors John Aniston and Nancy Dow, she began working as an actress at an early age with an uncredited role in the 1987 film Mac and Me. After her career grew in the 1990s, Aniston has remained a well-known public figure and established herself as one of the leading and highest-paid actresses in Hollywood as of 2018. Aniston rose to fame portraying Rachel Green on the television sitcom Friends, for which she earned Primetime Emmy, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild awards; the character was popular while the series aired and was recognized as one of the greatest female characters in American television. Aniston has since played lead roles in romantic comedies, her box office successes include Bruce Almighty, The Break-Up, Marley & Me, Just Go with It, Horrible Bosses, We're the Millers, each of which grossed over $200 million in worldwide box office receipts. Her most critically acclaimed roles include the dramedy the drama Cake.
Aniston co-founded production company Echo Films in 2008. Divorced from actor Brad Pitt, to whom she was married for five years, she is separated from actor Justin Theroux, whom she married in 2015. Aniston was born on February 11, 1969, in the Los Angeles suburb of Sherman Oaks, the daughter of Greek-born actor John Aniston and actress Nancy Dow. One of her maternal great-grandfathers, Louise Grieco, was from Italy, her mother's other ancestry includes English, Scottish, a small amount of Greek. Aniston has two half-brothers, John Melick, her older maternal half-brother, Alex Aniston, her younger paternal half-brother. Aniston's godfather was one of her father's best friends; as a child she moved to New York City. Despite her father's television career she was discouraged from watching television, though she found ways around the prohibition; when she was six, she began attending a Waldorf school. Her parents split up. Having discovered acting at age 11 at the Waldorf school, Aniston enrolled in Manhattan's Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, where she joined the school's drama society.
Anthony Abeson was her drama teacher. She was in The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window by Lorraine Hansberry and Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov. Aniston first worked in Off-Broadway productions such as For Dear Life and Dancing on Checker's Grave, supported herself with part-time jobs which included working as a telemarketer and bike messenger. In 1988, she had an uncredited minor role in Me; the next year she appeared on The Howard Stern Show as a spokesmodel for Nutrisystem, moved back to Los Angeles. She obtained her first regular television role on Molloy in 1990, appeared in Ferris Bueller, a television adaptation of the 1986 film Ferris Bueller's Day Off, she starred as a teenager going to summer camp in the made-for-television film Camp Cucamonga, as a spoiled daughter followed by a vengeful leprechaun in the horror film Leprechaun. A 2014 retrospective from Entertainment Weekly identified Leprechaun as her worst role, Aniston herself has expressed embarrassment over it. Aniston appeared in two more failed television comedy series, The Edge and Muddling Through, guest-starred in Quantum Leap, Herman's Head, Burke's Law.
Depressed over her four unsuccessful television shows, Aniston approached Warren Littlefield at a Los Angeles gas station asking for reassurance. The head of NBC entertainment encouraged her to continue acting, a few months helped cast her for Friends, a sitcom, set to debut on NBC's 1994–1995 fall lineup; the producer wanted Aniston to audition for the role of Monica Geller, but Courteney Cox was considered more suitable. Thus, Aniston was cast as Rachel Green, she was offered a spot as a featured player on Saturday Night Live, but turned it down to do Friends. She played Rachel until the show ended in 2004; the program was successful and Aniston, along with her co-stars, gained worldwide recognition among television viewers. Her character was popular and was recognized as one of the greatest female characters in American television; the actress received five Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including a win for Lead Actress. She was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and won in 2003 as Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Aniston became the highest-paid television actress of all time with her $1 million-per-episode paycheck for the final season of Friends. Her character's relationship with Ross Geller, portrayed by David Schwimmer in the show, was popular among audiences, the couple was voted as television's favorite couple in polls and magazines. Following a four-year hiatus, Aniston returned to film work in 1996, when she performed in the ensemble cast of romantic comedy She's the One. Aniston's first starring vehicle was Picture Perfect, in which she played a struggling young advertising executive opposite Kevin Bacon and Jay Mohr. While the film received mixed reviews, it was a moderate commercial success, Aniston's performance was more warmly received, with many critics suggesting that she had screen presence. In 1998, she appeared as a woman who falls for a gay man in the romantic comedy The Object of My Affection, the next year she starred as a restaurant waitress in the cult film Office Space.
Mary-Kate Olsen is an American fashion designer, actress, writer and producer. She began her acting career one year after her birth, sharing the role of Michelle Tanner with her twin sister Ashley Olsen in the television sitcom Full House, they starred in numerous films together. In 1993, the production company Dualstar Entertainment Group was founded, which produced a long string of TV movies and direct-to-video releases featuring the girls, they starred in Getting There, When in Rome, The Challenge and made cameos in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle. The last film she starred in with her twin sister was New York Minute, she continued with her acting career independently as an adult until 2012. She and her twin sister co-founded luxury fashion brands The Row and James, more affordable fashion lines Olsenboye and StyleMint, they are members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Mary-Kate Olsen was born in Sherman Oaks, the daughter of Jarnette "Jarnie", a personal manager, David "Dave" Olsen, a real estate developer and mortgage banker.
Along with her twin, she has an older brother, Trent, a younger sister, Elizabeth Olsen, two half siblings and Jake, from her father's second marriage. Olsen's parents divorced in 1996, she attended the Campbell Hall School in Los Angeles. Mary-Kate and Ashley attended New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, beginning in 2004, she began her acting career at the age of nine months old when she and her twin sister, Ashley Olsen, were hired to share the role of Michelle Tanner on the popular television sitcom Full House. She starred alongside her twin sister in the films, To Grandmother's House We Go, Double and Trouble, How the West Was Fun, It Takes Two, Billboard Dad and in the television series, Two of a Kind. In 1997, the Olsen twins guest starred in an episode of Sister, alongside rival twin actresses Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry. In 1993, following Mary-Kate and Ashley's success on Full House, a limited liability company, Dualstar Entertainment Group was created to produce Mary-Kate and Ashley-branded products.
It produced direct-to-video releases featuring the girls. They starred in Passport to Paris, Our Lips Are Sealed, Winning London, Holiday in the Sun and in the television series, So Little Time, they became household names and popular figures in the preteen market during the late 1990s and early 2000s, with Mary-Kate's likeness seen in clothes, fragrances, magazines and posters, among others. There were fashion dolls of her made by Mattel from 2000 to 2005, they starred in the films Getting There, When in Rome, The Challenge and made cameos in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle. In 2004, the twins appeared in New York Minute. In 2004, both Mary-Kate and Ashley took control of Dualstar, becoming joint-CEOs and presidents of the company, which at the time had its merchandise being carried in over 3,000 stores in America and 5,300 stores worldwide. Olsen and her sister became co-presidents of Dualstar upon their eighteenth birthday; these ventures, combined with an array of licensing deals for their names and likenesses, made Olsen wealthy at a young age.
In 2004, Olsen's wealth was estimated at $137 million. Olsen's first solo acting appearance was in the movie Factory Girl, her one short scene was cut from theatrical release, but was included on the film's DVD. In 2007, she had a recurring role on television show and the twins said that if they became involved in movies together again, it would be as producers. In 2008, Olsen made a guest appearance on the ABC comedy Samantha Who? as a self-destructive girl that Samantha tries to help. She appeared in the film The Wackness. Olsen appeared in the motion picture adaption of the Alex Flinn novel Beastly, her final acting project. In March 2012, both Mary-Kate and Ashley indicated their interest to retire as actresses in order to focus on their careers in fashion, they felt that their futures were in fashion, not in acting and discussed wanting to open a store as one of their future fashion-based endeavors. In 2015, it was announced that John Stamos signed on with Netflix to produce and co-star in Fuller House, a spin-off of Full House that would reunite the original cast members for a 13-episode series.
Mary-Kate and Ashley announced in May 2015 that they will not reprise their role as Michelle Tanner. Nickelodeon acquired the rights to the Olsen twins' video library in 2015. Mary-Kate and her twin Ashley's success has been marked by their inclusion on every Forbes The Celebrity 100 list since 2002. In 2007, Forbes ranked the twins jointly as the eleventh-richest women in entertainment, with an estimated combined net worth of $300 million. Forbes had the twins on their 30 Under 30: All-Star Alumni list in 2017. Following a high volume of public interest in their fashion choices, the sisters began work in collaboration on a string of fashion lines available to the public. Starting as young girls, the Olsen twins started a clothing line in Wal-Mart stores across America for girls ages 4 to 14 as well as a beauty line called "Mary-Kate and Ashley: Real fashion for real girls". In 2004, they made news by signing a
Sports Illustrated Kids
Sports Illustrated Kids is a monthly spin-off of the weekly U. S. sports magazine Sports Illustrated. SI Kids was launched in January 1989 and includes sports coverage with less vocabulary and more emphasis on humor; the magazine's secondary purpose is to market sports to children. The first issue featured Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame member and former Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan on the cover. Sports Illustrated Teen was a bound multiple-page insert within regular monthly issues of SI Kids, written for the older readers of the children's magazine, its contents featured more statistics, in-depth looks at both team-based and extreme sports. Sports Illustrated Teen first appeared in the January 2004 issue, being published until it was cancelled in the March 2010 issue and was replaced with a selected article from Sports Illustrated. In March 2006, the Topps company and Sports Illustrated Kids announced a marketing alliance to increase the overall awareness of trading card collecting among kids.
The magazine advertises the inclusion of sports cards within every issue. Monthly features include comics, humorous captions of athletics photos, child reporters, player interviews; the magazine's recurring mascot is Buzz Beamer, a buzz-cut blond-haired Caucasian boy always in dark glasses. He stars in most of the comics in which he plays a variety of sports and appears in several flash cartoons on the official website. Buzz is drawn by award-winning cartoonist Bill Hinds. Other works have been published under the magazine title including video games, a television show, books; the December edition of the magazine features the SportsKid of the Year. Each issue features a poster. Most covers by athlete, 1989–2011 Spot Preview Editions 1989–2011 Special Editions 1989–2011 Won the "Distinguished Achievement for Excellence in Educational Publishing" award 11 times Won the "Parents' Choice Magazine Award" 7 times SportsKid of the Year Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated Almanac Sports Illustrated Women Faces in the Crowd Phillie Phanatic SIKids.com – official website Sports Illustrated Kids Teacher's web site Topps and SI Kids announce a partnership 20 Years of SI Kids Covers