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In our time poor society, finding a spare half hour during the day to relax is somewhat of a rarity. When it does happen and we find ourselves with a little relaxation time, what better way to enjoy it than to sit down with a cuppa and flick through a favourite magazine?



Women's Magazines


With so many women's magazines available to buy, selecting an appropriate glossy can be a little overwhelming.

Perhaps Vogue would be the fashionista's choice, highlighting the latest fashions from the catwalk to the high street, Women's Day for celebrity gossip, Cosmopolitan for real-life stories, Donna Hay for the cooks in the house, or Frankie for crafty and vintage loving folk.

There are magazines to meet every interest and hobby, but which magazines in your opinion have the best content to while away your precious relaxation time?

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I like the Women's Day for the interesting articles and juicy gossip. I also prefer Take 5 for the interesting articles and hordes of competitions giving the reader opportunities for winning heaps of wonderful things. But winning things is only part of the fun, the competitions are usually thought-provoking and quite good in passing some relaxing time.
I like Bust magazine for it's feminist articles.
I am not a really big magazine fan. However, I found out recently that the public libraries have an online system where you can download magazine for free. However, if I had to buy a magazine it would be something that is practical that I can use over and over again, like recipes, crafts or sports!
Thank you for letting me know about this idea, Chipp. I guess a staff member in the library will be able to show me know to download a magazine, as I'm afraid I don't know anything about downloading anything, being the old age I am!
by Miro
Depends what you're looking for really. I love Australian Geographic but the best all-rounder for me is Who. It's got the celebrity stuff (which is more credible than many of the more questionable articles in some other magazines), as well as interesting feature articles, recipes, fashion and the rest.
I never buy magazines, but I do flick through them at the dentist or at the hospital waiting rooms. I enjoy the Woman's Weekly, & the New Home Designs, which also show you new kitchen appliances. (NOT that we're looking for a new home!) Then, If I'm still waiting, I'll go for the New Idea or the Woman's Day.
by Miro
I find Reader's Digest quite interesting. Others include Australian Women's Weekly (good mix of content), Better Homes and Gardens.
If I get a spare moment to myself, my choices would be Peppermint Magazine or Frankie Magazine.
Frankie and Women's Health
I have always enjoyed reading Oprah's magazine. It has a lot of practical and inspirational articles
I think most of the common magazines have distorted headlines on the front covers in order to entice you into purchasing them and when you read the articles, they don't contain the front cover information at all. I buy New Idea, not for any factual stories, but for the puzzles.
I enjoy Yours. A friends buys it and passes it on to me. In cafes I enjoy flicking through Vogue and Instyle. Sometimes it is just to see how much money I am saving by buying from op shops rather than buying designer clothes! I also enjoy the free magazines with articles about the local area.
I find some of the womens mags have a lot of ads in them, and a waste of money, I tend to go for Take 5 and that's life, I love to read the real life stories in them.
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