Magazines have been a woman’s best friend since times immemorial. Helping her kill the long hours in the beauty parlours and spas, advising her to how to be a better housekeeper or how to handle a new-born child, comforting her when her relationship is on the rocks by telling her that worse has happened to others and that she can pull out of it by keeping a calm head, and also keeping her fashion in check by telling her what is trending in the market : Prada or Dolce Gabana? Women magazines are more than every girls best friend. They are a life savior when it come fashion, home, parenting, career, relationships or cooking. There are a lot of magazines in the market selling out advice for free, but some are better than the other. And some have been around the block for too long. Here is a list of the top ten women magazines of current times:10. Lucky: The ultimate shopping guide: fashion, beauty, home and more. And they give you the best deals putting in a lot of hard-work to provide you with relevant information. Myth has it that the editors hit the streets to find the best new looks and the best deals! Since its launch in December 2000, Lucky has been one of Condé Nast’s biggest successes, with circulation going from 500,000 to over 1.1 million. Unlike other magazines that advise their readers on a broad spectrum of issues, Lucky’s consumerist tendencies are not confined to the advertising pages (of which there are many), but fill each issue in articles with titles such as: ” What I Want Now “, ” Trend in the Making “, ” My Foolproof Outfit “, and ” Do Good While You Shop “. Every issue features a spread on some of the cover girl’s favorite clothes and trends. (img source: elementeden.com) 9. Shape: The publications for this women magazine began in 1981 and it has been doing incredibly well since then being a woman’s guidebook to a happy and healthy life. It contains fitness, healthy diet, weight loss, diet tips and fashion for women of all ages. Their team of nutrition, fitness, healthy, beauty and psychology experts strive to provide females with confidence and tips to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Shape is also a believer in being green. As a supporter of the environment, they are the primary user of recycled paper among all major North American women’s lifestyle magazines. It is estimated that Shape saves 17,723 trees annually by printing on recycled paper. (img source: global-runway.blogspot.in) 8. Teen Vogue: They say this is a magazine every mother can give to her daughter with pride. Full of teenage related problems, fashions and beauty tips, this magazine is for every mother who she herself read Vogue as a child. The adult counterpart of this magazine is higher on our ratings, but it is very rare for both a magazine and then its other version to remain in the top ten. And for all those of you who don’t know this women magazine is published in a smaller 6¾”x9″ format, allowing it a unique cover size and more visibility on the front of a magazine selling shelf, and some flexibility getting into a digest size slot at checkout stands. (img source: img2.bdbphotos.com) 7. Bust: It is said to be a a revolutionary magazine that taps into everything a woman needs to know; from the latest in fashion to more serious, feminist issues. And with a first issue design like this: you can sense that the owners (Debbie Stoller and Laurie Henzel) wanted to be heard out loud. “Our intention,” Stoller once said, “was to start a magazine that would be a real alternative to Vogue, Cosmo, Mademoiselle, and Glamour, something that was as fierce and as funny and as pro-female as the women we knew.” (img source: img1.bdbphotos.blogspot.in) 6. Tango: Despite being a very recent publication (2005), the reason TANGO is at number 6 is because it is the only magazine totally devoted to the issues of LOVE. From revealing couples’ most private moments to tackling romantic myths, TANGO provides insights you won’t find anywhere else. It offers gripping stories, provocative views, and expert advice on all that matters in your relationship: communication, sex, money, leisure, career, home, and family.