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Time is an American weekly news magazine published in New York City. A European edition (Time Europe, formerly known asTime Atlantic) is published in London and also covers the Middle East, Africa and, since 2003, Latin America. An Asian edition (Time Asia) is based in Hong Kong. It is the world's largest circulation weekly news magazine with a readership of 25 million, of which 20 million are in the US. It is widely regarded as one of the most popular magazines in history.

Newsweek is an American weekly news magazine published in New York City It is distributed throughout the United States and internationally. It has 22 bureaus: nine in the US as well as overseas in London, Paris, Berlin, Moscow, Hong Kong, Beijing, etc. It is the second-largest news weekly magazine in the US, having trailed Time in circulation and advertising revenue for most of its existence. Newsweek is published in four English language editions and 12 global editions written in the language of the circulation region. In 2003, worldwide circulation was more than 4 million. In November 2010 Newsweek merged with the news and opinion website The Daily Beast.

BBC Knowledge Magazine is a magazine covering science, nature and history which was launched in 2008. The magazine's website gives such description: “BBC Knowledge Magazine is the new magazine about science, nature and history...invention, innovation and more. Sir Francis Bacon was right about knowledge. It is power. Ben Franklin agreed, "An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." The magazine was chosen as one of the top ten magazines launched in 2008 by Library Journal. BBC Knowledge Magazine reprints articles from BBC Focus, BBC History and BBC Wildlife magazines.

Vogue is an American fashion and lifestyle magazine that is published monthly in 19 national and one regional edition by Condé Nast.

In 1892 Arthur Turnure founded Vogue as a weekly publication in the United States. In 1909, Condé Montrose Nast picked up the magazine and slowly began growing its publication. He changed it to a bi-weekly magazine and also started Vogue overseas in 1910s. He first went to Britain in 1916, and started a Vogue there, then to Spain, and then to Italy and France in 1920, where it was a huge success. The magazine's number of publications and profit increased dramatically under his management. 85% of the magazine’s readers agree that “Vogue is the Fashion Bible”. The magazine is considered to be one that links fashion to high society and class, teaching its readers how to ‘assume a distinctively chic and modern appearance’.

NOW is a British weekly entertainment magazine launched in late 1996 and is published by IPC Media Limited.

It is a weekly magazine in the UK, with a regular circulation of 384,356. It is a mix of celebrity news, gossip and fashion and is primarily aimed at women. It also features movie and music reviews, real life stories, shopping and style feature together with major celebrity interviews.

Discover is an American science magazine that publishes articles about science for a general audience. The monthly magazine was launched in October 1980 by Time Inc. Most issues contained an in-depth essay by a well-known scientist. Another common article was a biography, often linked with mentions of other scientists working in the field. The April 2006 issue saw the introduction of a new design and new monthly columns dedicated to medicine, human body, modern technologies, etc.


Scientific American (informally abbreviated SciAm) is a popular science magazine. It is notable for its long history of presenting science monthly to an educated but not necessarily scientific public, through its careful attention to the clarity of its text as well as the quality of its specially commissioned color graphics. Many famous scientists, including Albert Einstein, have contributed articles in the past 167 years. It is the oldest continuously published monthly magazine in America.

Popular Science (PopSci) is an American monthly magazine founded in 1872 carrying articles for the general reader on science and technology subjects. Popular Science has won over 58 awards, including the ASME (American Society of Magazine Editors)awards for its journalistic excellence in both 2003 (for General Excellence) and 2004 (for Best Magazine Section). PopSci has been translated into over 30 languages and goes out to at least 45 countries.

Wasted Youth is a Canadian magazine created for young punk rock teens. The first issue was published in November 2004 in black and white and then republished and distributed nationwide in color in June 2005.

Topics include music and band reviews (usually focusing on punk, emo, goth and alternative rock), local skateboarding (including street maps or park guides) and art and tattoos. Each issue includes a music sampler CD produced by the magazine featuring indie Canadian punk rock bands. Wasted Youth hosts a number of concerts in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.

Youth Leader Magazine is an online magazine that had several regional (such as Asian, Arab World, Oceania, etc.) and national editions (such as Indian, Vietnamese, etc.), as well as editions by area (such as activism, citizenship, agriculture, etc.). Currently, the magazine has been merged to one global edition. It is also available in some other languages than English. It is an official project of UNESCO and United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.The magazine is mainly targeted to the youth worldwide. Its objective is to inspire young minds to be positive change makers. The creative director is Eric Schneider (Germany).

i-D is a British magazine dedicated to fashion, music, art and youth culture. i-D was founded by designer and former Vogue art directorTerry Jones in 1980. The first issue was published in the form of a hand-stapled fanzine with text produced on a typewriter. Over the years the magazine evolved into a mature glossy but it has kept street style and youth central to every issue.


Culture Magazine is free youth lifestyle magazine that was founded by entrepreneur Glynn Pegler in 2000. It was launched as a regional glossy magazine in 2001. It is distributed on a bi-monthly basis throughout the United Kingdom. Culture Magazine features articles on music, fashion, sports, advice, health care, films, and other topics.



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