Oh dear, oh dear. Matts, we might seem like a bunch of sarcastic bastards to you, and indeed many of us are. But maybe because T-Nation hasn't quite corroded my soul completely I will warn you of one thing, that you may run away and hide from the scathing comments that I see coming your way.
Yes, you mentioned that magazine. What's wrong with it? You may ask. Well...nothing in particular, and yet...
This site is not just for bodybuilders, in fact, I would say the majority of people here are not bodybuilders. But we all share one thing: we want to be stronger.
Those people whose articles you printed out will help you achieve that. They don't write for the average bloke who wants to lose a bit of his beer belly, they write for people that want to be the best they can be. This is something the average men's magazine doesn't (and cannot) cater for. Learn about increasing your power and strength, and follow those workouts. Dozens of people on this site will attest to their effectiveness.
And about diet: At your height and weight, the last thing you need is "a diet." If you want to gain muscle, you will need to eat, a lot, a then probably a bit more (because I would guess you have a fast metabolism). John Berardi should be your guide throughout your culinary journey. Check out the Massive Eating Reloaded articles:
Massive Eating Reloaded, Part I
Massive Eating Reloaded, Part II
You'll also find many useful articles in Vroom's beginners (newcomers) thread here:
You have all the info you need to get big, so on you go!
And as soon as my knee starts working properly again and I can play basketball, I'll ask you some questions about it.