Southern Living is a widely looked at lifestyle magazine aimed at readers in the Southern United States featuring recipes, house plans, garden plans, information on soil erosion, and information about Southern culture and travel. It is published by Birmingham, Alabama based Southern Progress Corporation, a unit of Time Inc. The magazine was started in 1966 by The Progressive Farmer Company, the publisher of Progressive Farmer magazine. In 1980, the company changed its name to Southern Progress Corporation to reflect its increasingly diverse business, and in 1985, it was purchased by Time, Inc.for $498 million. Southern Living is now the largest regional lifestyle publication in the U.S. One of the major topics in Southern Living is food, and since 1979, the magazine has published a popular Annual Recipes book each year. Southern Living regularly features floorplans, and over the magazine's history, a number of these have become popular home styles in the Southeast.
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