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5 Magazines for Black History Month

As February comes to a close, so does Black History Month. Even though 28 (sometimes 29) days is too short, BHM serves as a way to remind us of the many achievements of African-Americans, and underscore how much work remains in the name of equality. Like Grantland’s Rembert Browne noted, it’s a time when the entire country gets a reality check on the “nature in which [African-Americans] exist.”

Of course, the community doesn’t exist in a vacuum. The history of African-Americans is the history of America itself. With no one true take on the “African-American experience,” we found five perspectives, thanks to our MagMakers. Learn from them all:

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Get Lost in These 5 Cartography Magazines

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In the age of smart devices, it’s getting easier to find your way around with GPS and map apps. Map-reading becomes a handy skill when you don’t have access to the Internet. Hundreds of years of cartography and intrepid navigation yielded the very first maps, which were representations of land or space and their relationships to objects.

Here are 5 magazines that both examine maps and the technology that improves them:

 

Plans & Maps by Jared Bramblett: Maps aren’t only for directions, but presenting data […]

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Spotlight: Photographer Nicholas Goodden

My name is Nicholas Goodden. I’m an award winning urban photographer based in London, founder of the Street Photography London collective. I also specialize in social media and have written articles on both subjects for many top international publications. My urban photography can be seen on my website.

My love of photography originated from a need to be creative and this has led me to focus on London and shoot everything that makes this fantastic city what it is. It’s the perfect place to keep your creative juices flowing. Inspiration is all around.

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Spotlight: Pocket Marketing Manager Simran Thadani

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My name is Simran Thadani, and I’m part of the team at Pocket. My work in Marketing connects me to our user community, to the apps we make with pride and love, and to all the great content flowing through our platform: the stories, videos, blog posts, news pieces and links that millions of people save for later.

My love of the written word in all its forms has driven lots of my experiences, both personally and professionally. I’ve taught Shakespeare to undergrads; practiced calligraphy for 20 […]

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Off the Runway: 5 Magazines for Everyday Style

Secret’s out: the real fun at New York’s Fashion Week is far from the runway. Each season, the sidewalks swarm with the city’s most photogenic bloggers, editors and models. From Milk Studios to Midtown, it’s a sight to behold—and you don’t even need an invite.

Alongside street style shots from The Sartorialist, we’re helping you live vicariously through your average Fashion Week warrior with five magazines on style, makeup tips and fly kicks.

 

Street STYLE | Urban THINKING by David Grandison: Rule the sidewalk and get inspired by these outfits, from […]

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How to Turn a Magazine Into a Valentine’s Day “Card”

Got someone who’s always on your mind? Make them a magazine this Valentine’s Day. It’s a one-of-a-kind “card” that the object of your affections can follow and enjoy anywhere. And anytime you add to it, your sweetheart will get a notification and think of you! Here are a few ways to flip yourself into someone’s heart:

1. Collect articles for your sweetie to read. What’s your significant other interested in? Start by searching for topics around your partner’s interests. Use the “Flip It” button on the Web (or the [+] inside Flipboard) to flip articles you […]

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Spotlight: Personal Growth Expert Fabio Angeleri

My name is Fabio Angeleri and my medium is personal growth.

My love of meditation started when I was around 22 during very tough times. I was stressed, anxious and not being in the right place with myself.

One day something released in me. I started following the need to listen to my breath, enjoying darkness, relaxing my body in unusual poses and chanting—and immediately these experiences revealed themselves to be powerful and restorative. All my issues disappeared in a short time. I later realized that I spontaneously started meditating, practicing yoga and mantras.

Twenty years […]

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What’s in a Name? How to Make Your Magazine Title Stand Out

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A compelling magazine title can draw in a new person before they even start flipping. You can be funny, literal or figurative. There are pros and cons associated with each of these naming conventions.

You think you’re so funny…

 

Do you immediately follow some magazines because they make you chuckle from the get-go?

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Be conscious of inside jokes and obscure references. If you want to hook very specific subsets of people, it can work. Fandoms can benefit from this, almost like […]

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5 Magazines For Book Lovers

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Dearest Book Lover,

Isn’t it great to curl up with a good tome? These harsh winter months can be a great time to read a good story; to travel elsewhere through words. We’ve got authors to watch, reviews and reading recommendations, whether they be printed or e-published.

Here are five magazines to keep on your shelf:

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Library Lover by Margaret Garvin: Library news and an in-depth look at the act of reading.

 

 

Views & Reviews by […]

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Spotlight: Jawbone Product VP Travis Bogard

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My name is Travis Bogard and my medium is products.

My love of technology and its ability to make life easier and less complicated is what has driven me throughout my career, from my time at AOL, where we made it easy to communicate and access content anywhere and anytime, to Tellme, where we were trying to bring that same accessibility in the form of audio, to my time now at Jawbone, where we sit at the intersection of beauty and engineering in service of a better life.

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Are You Up For It? How a Personal Challenge Can Improve Your MagMaking Skills

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Creative challenges can jumpstart your brain and make you think about magazine curation in a new light. If you put in the work, you can showcase what you’ve accomplished in a beautiful magazine to share. We’ll walk you though and give you a few ideas to get started.

Set a goal

Determine what you would like to document. Is it a personal improvement or a collection for fun?

Here are some examples we’ve seen:

  • 365 Days of Happiness: Posting a photo or tweet of what makes you happy […]

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4 Examples of How to Use Flipboard on Your Website

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We’re seeing some great examples of people promoting their Flipboard profile and magazines on their web sites.  

  • Health insurance company Humana features a badge linking to their Flipboard profile alongside their other social media icons.

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  • Apartment Therapy’s “A New Way to Read Apartment Therapy! Check out our Flipboard magazines” contains magazine embeds. Readers can click through to check out what the home decor site is curating on Flipboard.

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  • Blogger Every Day Human Spirit has placed her Inspired […]

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Five Magazines to Cure Your Winter Blues

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Some of us would like to forget that winter is happening right now, but do not lose hope! We’ve got ways for you to keep warm, prevent boredom and equip yourself if you need to confront the cold.

Here are five magazines to cure your winter blues:

 

Bowls of Happiness by Victor Moruzzi: Got a cold? Or did you just come in from shoveling the driveway? A great way to defrost is a nice bowl of hot soup.

 

 

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Spotlight: Digital Designer Adam Skalecki

My name is Adam Skalecki and I’m a Senior Digital Designer at Crispin Porter + Bogusky. My love of making things is fueled by inspiration. At the end of our design process, we’re never completely satisfied with our work because we strive to be better.

I use Flipboard as a place to consolidate the mashup of my influences in design and creativity. It’s why I call my magazine “Chaos Theory.” There is beauty in chaos and we learn from things in a variety of areas. We’re naïve to think that we should only focus on our […]

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How Hashtags Can Help Your Magazines on Flipboard

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The # symbol, known as the “pound” or “hash” key on your phone, is now more popularly known across social media as the hashtag. You may have used it to confirm automated instructions with a bank or phone company or in a list of numbers, but in computing, the hashtag is a metadata tag or label for information. A hashtag is a word or phrase with no spacing or punctuation, preceded by the # symbol: #ThisIsAHashtag. When a hashtag is included in a post on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, it becomes […]

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Lights, Camera, Action! Six Magazines All about Movies

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With Sundance Film Festival kicking off this week and the Academy Awards at the end of the month, it’s time to see what the buzz is all about. Grab a bag of popcorn for movie trailers, Oscar nominees and brush up on what the critics are saying.

Here are six magazines for your viewing pleasure:

Sundance Film Festival by Crescent Vale: Explore the history of Sundance and the movies screening at this year’s event.

The Picture Show by Des Moines […]

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5 Fashion-Forward Magazines on Wearable Technology

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We may not have our flying cars yet, but we’re not far off from futuristic and glamorous gadgets. Today, ultra-smart electronics talk back to us and soon our shoes will lace themselves. Interactive fashion will be able to monitor our health, make us look pretty cool and make our lives easier.

Here are 5 magazines that explore the future of wearable technology:

 

Future of Wearable Tech by Intel iQ: A collaboration between PSFK and Intel iQ to look at the rise […]

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Spotlight: Architecture Photography Andy Marshall

My name is Andy Marshall and my medium is architectural photography at andymarshall.co.

My love of architecture has driven me into a career which involves engaging people with the beauty of our built heritage using the medium of photography. I treat the camera like the Proton Pack in Ghostbusters. Drawing the spirit and atmosphere of a place into a photograph has fascinated me since I was a young boy. It’s a common thread that runs throughout my work.

There isn’t an average day: you might find me filming in the Whispering Gallery at Saint Paul’s […]

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You’re Invited! How to Collaborate on Magazines with Contributors

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Adding contributors to your magazine can create a new dynamic for you on Flipboard. Another person’s perspective can expand your reach and round out your magazines with articles you may not have thought of or discovered yourself. Invite and motivate a friend who is trying the same diet as you or flip funny stuff to keep a group entertained on a trip. Tag-team on different days, weeks or months. Groups can benefit from magazine collaboration, too. For example, sports teams can collect practice advice for each other, editorial groups can stage […]

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5 Magazines for a Better You in 2015

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Need some extra motivation? It can be tough to stick with your resolutions all year but with the help of these magazines, you’ll be well on your way. Bettering yourself isn’t just about your body but your mind, lifestyle and even your bills.

Here are 5 magazines for a better you in 2015:

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Balancing Time & Energy by vivmca: A collection of articles related to managing your time better this year.

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Health and […]

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Spotlight: Live.Art.Love Co-Founder/Producer Tiffy Diamond

My name is Tiffy Diamond and I’m an advertising producer at LiveArtLove and a fashion blogger at CuteLA.com in Los Angeles.

My love of film and fashion is the result of always being a bit of a creative monster. Since I can remember, I’ve always wanted to be a producer—I love everything about film, from writing to development. I fell into advertising because I view each commercial as a miniature short film.

As for fashion, I started out modeling and got to the point where I wanted to help indie fashion […]

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Spotlight: Interaction Designer Noah Mittman

My name is Noah Mittman and my medium is the web.

My love of cinema and computers led me to the internet when it first was growing as a medium. My father worked pre-press at Rolling Stone, and I had grown up in the hallways of the magazine’s offices, so when leaving college I was determined to make my own version of Blender, a popular CD-ROM magazine at the time. Naturally, the internet quickly obviated the CD-ROM format, and I quickly joined other future-minded folk who were figuring out this new Wild West for this first […]

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Five Mags: The Art of Analogue Film

Why shoot on film? Anyone with either an entry-level DSLR or smartphone camera can snap some beautiful shots and share them with the world. Digital photography is more convenient, less expensive and still yields stunning results. So who are these diehards still fiddling with 35mm?

To answer that, you’ll have to see for yourself. It’s practically a cliché, but film teaches you to slow down, focus and choose your shots carefully—each one is pretty expensive, after all. Film also transforms mere snapshots into something closer to a painting. You learn to not only enjoy the mistakes, […]

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Spotlight: Spyden8or Illustrator Max Headroom

My name is Max, aka DJ Spyden8or, and my medium is digital content remixing. I’m an illustrator, musician and writer.

My love of digital art has drawn me into the newest technologies, which allows art to be expressed and reflect our mind’s eye in new and more exciting formats.

I use Flipboard as a digital content lens filter to focus on exactly what I want to read, watch, listen to or experience. In the past few years, the Internet has experienced information overflow. As it expands, the need for filtering becomes critical—especially if you need […]

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Spotlight: Opinionated Environmentalist Chris Maldonado

My name is Christopher Maldonado and my medium is questioning the norm, especially in terms of politics and the environment.

My love of the environment and natural sciences has shaped my life for many years. I have grown up in many places along the East Coast and as such, have experienced many different climates and views on the major topics and issues of today. I’ve consistently had to form my own opinions, stay strong in my convictions and always look deeper into the facts.

I use Flipboard as a tool to collect the most […]

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5 Modern Magazines to Celebrate Art Basel in Miami Beach

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Art Basel showcases new contemporary artwork with galleries and performance art in Basel, Hong Kong and Miami Beach. The newest edition in Miami serves as a winter gathering of international critics, gallerists, curators, and museum directors.

Here are 5 magazines to keep up with what’s debuting and trending in the art world this year:

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Art Basel Moment by The Moment Magazine: Discover the best of this week’s exhibitions.

 

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Yes please! by Kara […]

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Spotlight: Chef Calvin Canlas

My name is Calvin Canlas and my medium is food.

My love of food—which includes my ability to look at things from the perspective of a professional chef—all contribute to the perspective shared in my magazine. This statement by Alton Brown sums up my philosophy: “I’m an absolute connoisseur of cheeseburgers and like to think that I can detect even mere percentages of shift in fat content in ground meat in a burger and can actually name the temperature to which it was actually cooked to the degree if I’m, you know, really on my game.” […]

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Spotlight: Smile Mercantile’s Valerie Lloyd

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My name is Valerie Lloyd and my medium is handmade crafts.

My love of art and crafts is a result of the years I’ve spent studying, collecting and creating beautiful things. I run an online shop called the Smile Mercantile where I sell unique and vintage craft supplies, and heirloom-quality seasonal decorations that I make by hand. To see my collection, visit Smile Mercantile, or take a look at my Etsy shop right on Flipboard.

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Happy Hunger Games! May These 5 Magazines Be Ever In Your Favor

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Jennifer Lawrence returns to the big screen as Katniss Everdeen this weekend in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. Here are five magazines to prime your survival skills in the Capitol of Panem and beyond:

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The Mockingjay by beckiwinchel: Hunger Games news, updates and pictures.

 

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THG / CF Mockingjay by tk421: Behind-the-scenes footage and photos of the Mockingjay shoot.

 

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In the Bull’s-Eye […]

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Spotlight: Astronaut and Educator Leland Melvin

“Second chances”— it’s a phrase former NFL player-turned astronaut Leland Melvin uses to describe his extraordinary life. His first do-over happened in high school. With a college football scout in attendance, Melvin literally dropped the ball. As the scout got up to leave, Melvin caught the game-winning touchdown and was awarded a full scholarship to the University of Richmond.

After graduation, Melvin was drafted by the Detroit Lions. Benched by back-to-back hamstring injuries, his professional career was sidelined after three short years. But a sedentary life was never part of the plan, so Melvin went back […]

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Spotlight: Singer and Songwriter Carolyn Malachi

Music moves us but for a select few, it does plenty more. To hear Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Carolyn Malachi describe it, music is a mentality, a form of empowerment, and perhaps the best way to tell the truth.

But the truth is sometimes subjective. In Malachi’s case, it was a matter of being true to herself. Despite having a famous jazz pianist for a great-grandfather, her parents encouraged her to go to business school. As a natural born leader, it seemed like the perfect fit.

On a whim she took a music class. And her […]

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Easy Tools for Bloggers to Bring Content to Flipboard

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Are you a blogger? We’ve introduced a couple of tools to help get your content to Flipboard faster and to expand your reach. You may have already seen share plugins on your favorite blogs. They are a row of social media “badges” you can click on to share a post on a specific network. Some of them can display how many people have shared or viewed a certain article, too.

Flipboard is now an option on AddThis, ShareThis, AddtoAny and Shareaholic plugins. These services offer many ways to add custom share […]

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Spotlight: Journalist and Environmentalist Steve Hawk

Steve Hawk’s story started with a simple fact: he loved to surf. For him, riding waves taps into an energy source that plays a “fundamental role in the way the universe works.”

He also loved to write and sought to marry these two passions as the editor of Surfer magazine (1990-1998). There, as well as in the pages of Harper’s, The New York Times and Outside magazine, Hawk lifted the veil and wrote about surfing with a literary panache.

Today, he’s the executive editor of Sierra Magazine and also serves as a board member of […]

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So, What’s the Deal With the New Numbers on My Magazine’s Cover?

UPDATE (01/21/15): Today we have updated the way we count your followers on magazines and profiles. In the past, your follower number reflected the number of people *with Flipboard accounts* who followed your magazine or profile. However, there are many people who read Flipboard who’ve never created an account. Until today, we hadn’t counted any non-account holders as readers of your content. Now your follower number includes *all* Flipboard users—even those without accounts—so if you see your number go up, this is why.

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One of the most frequent questions we’ve heard since […]

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My Analytics: An Overview of Your Magazine Stats

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Knowing how your magazines perform on Flipboard can help you improve as a magazine maker. This new view gives you a sense of what types of articles resonate the most with your readers.

You can visit your new “My Analytics” stats dashboard from the Flipboard Editor. Look for this icon in the top right corner.Screen Shot 2014-10-28 at 11.04.11 PM

Once you sign into your account, you’ll see your profile stats and the list of magazines you’ve made to the left. To dive […]

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Spotlight’s On! Look Your Best Before Getting Discovered

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With the introduction of over 30,000 topics to follow on the new Flipboard, your magazines will get more exposure than ever before—they’re helping to power those topics—so that’s why it’s important to look your best.

We’ve updated the profile to help you shine. Besides an overall redesign, you can now see your entire catalog and more easily start new magazines. Be sure to complete your profile with an avatar and description, too.

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In celebration of your unique perspectives and personalities, we’re also […]

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