Journal is a word which covers a wide variety/ type of journals. A diary where an individual records his/ her events (a personal journal), a newspaper or other periodical (news journal) are two of many journal types.
Many other publications which are issued at specific intervals such as scholarly journals, academic journals are also examples. The word journal is also synonymously used to refer to a magazine. The concept of reading magazines to kill time or to gain knowledge or for any other reasons is pretty popular in America.
There are a few journals which are particularly famous in USA. The type or the field in which these magazines are published vary as does the frequency with which they are issued. The magazine by the name- Aarp the magazine, a bi-monthly thing is said to be the most popular magazine in USA.
The Aarp Bulletin is the second most popular magazine in USA. It was founded in 1960. While the former is a lifestyle magazine the latter includes categories like new information, health care, politics etc. Besides these- Game Informer- which is a video game based magazine is also one of the most popular in USA.
The other magazine names are Reader’s Digest, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, National Geographic and People.