The Stack

Happiness in magazines

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17 February 2018

Episode 286

30 minutes

It’s the cruellest time of year: the nights are long and the willpower to maintain new year’s resolutions is in short supply – if not already exhausted. For the sake of moral support this week we’re speaking to three people who make magazines that make you feel good.

17 February 2018

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Chapter 1

‘Women’s Health’

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Under the guidance of Claire Sanderson, ‘Women’s Health’ has bucked market trends and gone from strength to strength. She tells us about how the magazine has capitalised on the wellness boom among women.

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Surf photographer Craig Levers

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Award-winning photographer Craig Levers seems to be living the surfers’ dream: his house overlooks one of New Zealand’s best surf beaches, he edited ‘New Zealand Surfing Magazine’ for eight years and has ridden the waves with the best Kiwis in the business for practically his whole life. Sounds like an idyllic existence – but, as Craig explained to our contributor Clair Urbahn, shooting surfers isn’t always a barrel of laughs.

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‘Perdiz’

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Spanish title ‘Perdiz’ is a magazine about about people and the things that make them happy. We covered its launch four years ago – now it’s up to issue nine, with subjects ranging from a computer programmer turned professional corpse to a hedge maze designer.

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