Magazines to Read

Spring break can get a little busy, especially if you’re planning on hitting the beach or something like that. These suggestions are magazines that you should read while in a long car ride or on a plane. Whatever it may be, these suggestions obviously don’t require too much of your time. Anyone can make just a little bit of time for some magazine reading! Hey, who knows, if you love it you might even subscribe to the magazine so you’re able to read more and more of it!

This magazine always has the most famous celebrities on the cover. It also is filled with a lot of pictures and wise style and relationship advice. Glamour is starting to become more like Cosmo, it has a lot of really sexual tips. But I still recommend it because the fashion and general articles are still amazing. Plus getting a subscription to Glamour is so cheap and you won’t regret it!

W magazine is filled to the brim with stunning photographs. It always has such stunning photoshoots with the models and celebrities. It also is just an incredible fashion magazine and general magazine for women. It’s hard not to love these stories and pictures.

Hey, you gotta stay educated right? Time is the biggest news magazine out there. It has so many issues and always keeps you up to date on what’s going on in the world. If you like reading in-depth articles, this is the magazine for you. I find it so interesting because it informs you about facts you may not know about. Plus so much research is spent on these stories and you can’t help but respect that.

If you just really want to read about what’s going on in the movie and television world, look no further than EW. It’s filled with so many interesting celebrity interviews and general news. It always keeps me updated on what’s going on in the entertainment world and that’s always fun to read about. It’s not too heavy but it’s always entertaining and what more can you ask for during your break?

The New Yorker is definitely my personal favorite “literary” magazine. I included the quote marks because that’s not really what it is. It talks about everything and so many different topics. The New Yorker has pretty much everything stacked inside the magazine. It’s filled with pieces from some of the greatest writers. It also has detailed profiles on certain popular celebrities and it’s news stories are always on issues that are ongoing.

Despite the fact that the swimsuit cover is the most popular issue, Sports Illustrated actually has some really cool stories about sports. It keeps up with what sports on going on when. If you’re a fan of sports, this is obviously the top magazine. It profiles all the best and most popular athletes, both current and old. The stories are really in-depth looks and you can always count on them to be extremely well written.

Books That Teach You Something

I’m a total book nerd, I’ll admit it. These are some of the books that have taught me many facts about the world. I take these lessons and recall them on a fairly frequent basis. Who said learning wasn’t fun??

Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

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Pretty much everything I’ve learned, I’ve learned from this book. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve brought up an interesting statistic that I learned from this book ever since I first read it. Yeah, it’s pretty much useful information but it’s cool information that you’re going to love and bring up quite frequently in your day to day conversations.

What If? by Randall Munroe

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My dad introduced me to this really cool book by former NASA worker Randall Munroe. Munroe started this comic called xkcd which is a hilarious scientific look at the world. He also started answering questions that were sent to him which adapted into this book. Questions include: What would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90% speed of light? And also, what if everyone in the world just had one soul mate – one random person somewhere in the world? Could they ever meet? These are weird questions but it’s interesting to here his scientific and illustrated responses.

Rules For Writers by Diana Hacker

This is a key tool for college students. Basically any college paper that you have to write is going to be in MLA or APA format and this book takes you through all of that. Sure, OWL Purdue is pretty handy with MLA as well, but Rules For Writers is something that you can easily flip through and also offers tons of grammar lessons that you may need a refresher on. It also has helpful little quizzes throughout which are all really awesome.

On Writing by Stephen King

On Writing is a helpful non-fiction novel from the successful horror writer Stephen King. Not only do we learn more about the writer himself, but we also get a look inside what works best for him and different methods that you may not be too familiar with. I found this book particularly fascinating and I really love it.

Now I Know by Dan Lewis

I actually subscribe to Now I Know’s daily newsletter. You can always count on the facts that Dan Lewis comes up with to be intriguing and to teach you a thing or two about the world in general. It’s all really fascinating and I commend Lewis for spending so much time collecting these facts and sharing them in a cool way with the rest of the world.

The Book Of General Ignorance by John Mitchinson

There aren’t many books that are witty and hilarious like this one. Author John Mitchinson informs readers that the book will set you up to win Jeopardy! or Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? And that is very much true. I appreciate all of these facts because they are so random yet you learn so much about the world and stuff that you were unknowingly super ignorant to for all these years.

The History Buff’s Guide to the Presidents

I love and recommend all of the books in the History Buff’s series. However, I had to shout out to this one in particular because I love all of the trivia and facts it taught me. Now I know a lot more about the U.S. Presidents and I think this guide stands out from the other one due to its easy to read format and how it manages to keep your attention the entire time.

 

Taking a Trip Down Memory Lane

This is my first of two nostalgic based posts. My post tomorrow is a little bit different from this one because it’ll simply focus on one movie I enjoyed as a child but have no clue why I liked it looking back on it now. This post is going to focus on some of my favorite TV shows growing up. I’ll also talk about how it’s beneficial for us to look back on the shows that we watched and feel nostalgia.

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Lizzie McGuire was the coolest middle schooler ever. She was just like me: awkward and crazy about boys. She also had a crush on a boy that wasn’t too smart but was attractive and hardly knew who Lizzie was. Looking back on it now, I realize that Lizzie McGuire was a show that was pretty similar to every other show about growing up. You have your friends, the mean girl, the crush, the annoying parents, and the annoying little sibling. At the time, the show was completely in it’s own category and fit my life perfectly. I think it can be a good thing to rewatch this show because I still love it just as much as I did then. I still wish that I could be Lizzie so I could kiss Aaron Carter.

That's So Raven

I haven’t watched That’s So Raven in a really long time. I still believe that Chelsea is my spirit animal. Everyone wants to be like Raven because she always has the best intentions but they just don’t go according to plan. She’s a fun and relatable character because she loves shopping, boys, and music. She also fights a lot with her younger brother. As someone with a brother, I always understood this about Raven. Her parents were both hilarious characters that were constantly punishing Cory. Eddie was Raven’s fun second best friend who hungout with Cory sometimes. This show is still relevant regardless of how old you get because of the sentiment and lessons it teaches.

Even Stevens

This was our favorite Disney show in the Geiger household. Young Shia LaBeouf as Louis Stevens was the actor at his absolute finest. His incredibly high shrilled girly screams are classic. This is a fun one to go back and watch again. The episodes are pretty silly but somehow the characters still make it hilarious. The banter between Ren and Louis is an accurate portrayal of a brother and sister relationship. The two’s older brother Donny is clueless but loveable. The best character is easily Beans. Every second that he’s on screen is guaranteed to make me laugh.

My taste in what I watch has changed every year. Now I probably watch a little too much HBO so it can be nice to revisit these shows that I loved when I was younger. Taking a trip down memory lane can be fun to do just because of the family element that these shows provide. It can also be nice to get some of those cheesy lesson that you can count on from the episodes. It’s good clean entertainment and sometimes that can be a nice comfort.