I've been debating for some time now whether to renew my subscription when it runs out in the fall. I'm 65 and most of the articles are geared toward women in their 40's and 50's. The make-up and fashions featured are largely irrelevant to my life, now that I've retired to rural Vermont. I do enjoy reading about strong women, especially those who have reinvented themselves successfully. Then your June issue arrived and made my mind up for me. A $1,345 plastic bag? Are you serious? I hope any of your other readers who thought for even a second of spending that much money on that tote will stop and send the amount instead to the Irene Recovery Fund (www.vtirenefund.org ). It would go to so much better use for those Vermonters still struggling to recover from last August's flooding.
Turkey burgers with umami paste recipe
The turkey burgers with umami paste were so moist and flavorful. I've made them twice and shared the recipe with several coworkers. I will make them on a routine basis. Thank you.
While I appreciate the article on Title IX as well as the athletic opportunities it has afforded girls, I wonder why no one is questioning the role of women in professional sports? That’s great that these young girls get to play sports during their school years, but then what? Young boys can aspire to be just like Derek Jeter or Dwayne Wade. But young girls don’t have the same pro athlete stars to look up to. I know we have the WNBA, but those women don’t get the same coverage as their male counterparts (and probably not the same inflated paychecks, I’m assuming). What about women’s baseball? Women’s soccer? Heck, women’s football? If I had the means and the business know-how, you can bet I’d be bringing back the All-American Girls (WOMEN) Professional Baseball League.
--Laurie LeaheyGood for you—always open to suggestions!
April issue: Makeup must-haves . . . where are we? Nothing after 60.
May issue: The best ever! Yes, Zumba is great at 80!
June issue: Skin doc confidential = super rating!
Where are we who are 65 to 85? After 60, I got cancer and a black belt; I biked across the U.S., skied to the North Pole and ran Boston . . .
We are active and out there with money (because of savvy decisions) and time. Need a pull-out section (we no longer save stuff or buy green bananas) devoted to 65 and successfully climbing called “More with Amour”! Don’t forget us!!!!
Love and hugs,
I am a big fan of your magazine. It is the first magazine that has the courage to address the women over 20-30 years old.
I read your editorial this month, and I had to put my opinion in. I am all for the older woman looking good, and if it takes a laser or plastic surgery procedure to do so, then I am there. But you seem to stop at the 40- to 50-year-old women. What about the rest of us? The baby boomers who are 65 and our mothers who are 90+. I am 65, and I still want to look the best I can.
I exercise, keep my weight down, try to shop for fashions that look good on me without calling out to the skin that has betrayed me and the age spots that defy me. Whenever I see the word “diminishes” fine lines and wrinkles, I know that it will do me absolutely no good. I am over the diminishing stage. However, I still try everything. And how about my 91-year-old mother, who looks fantastic with her glowing silver hair and beautiful God-given blue eyes. We want articles about us. You think your magazine is special because you put a 40-year-old model on the cover. When I was 40 years old, I could compete with any woman in the good-looks department. No problem. Now, let’s consider the 65-year-old woman and the 91-year-old woman. We exist. We buy cosmetics and fashion. We probably have more money to spend than the 40-year-old girls. I want to see your picture as editor-in-chief when you are 65. Let’s get a bit more real with MORE. You really could put yourself on the map if you went for the baby boomers who are full of life and want a magazine that supports our needs.