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Meet Skin Deep, a terrifying magazine devoted to self-improvement and preservation through the miracles of modern technology. Given its mission to "educate readers about the fascinating, everchanging world of cosmetic plastic surgery, skin care, anti-aging and health and medicine," Carol Alt makes a perfect covergirl (she's clearly well-stitched). Surprisingly, the magazine is not running as an insert in Vogue — it'll be skanking up newsstands all by itself on January 26.

So, to sum up the current state of women's magazines: You should either look like Nicole Richie or a cyborg.

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