I'm now 40 years old, childless and divorced (married to a professor for 15 years.) I feel ridiculously young, but I don't relate to the vapid pages reflected in those other magazines. So refreshing to see me, mature young feeding my need to know fashion and current affairs at the same time, reflected in your magazine. So much More for me and I thank you!
I will be subscribing moving forward.
I love the end point Linda Bacon tries to make in your article “Fat? Who Cares?!” What an important message: Happiness is not how thin you are. So disappointing that she gets there with shoddy data and vague studies- no useful information is given to the reader, and it doesn't serve her cause at all. Bacon says that "dieting almost never works." It would have been a great place to point out that that's because there's a lot of men and women out there dieting who don't need to. If your body is happy and healthy, starving it won't cause you to drop pounds and keep them off, and it would be a great place to talk about body image. Instead she tries to tell us it's because dieting is just a failure waiting to happen across the board. Another example- I find it hard to believe that using a sample of 5,000 people to represent an entire nation can be considered "important" without a lot of extrapolating.
You write for thoughtful, intelligent women. Do their minds justice by not printing articles that use low-quality statistics and wild assertions to make their case.
Thank you so much for that editorial! No conflict at all. I believe that one shows respect for others when there is an effort to look good. There was a scene from an old movie I saw while in high school years graduated "56". An American reporter was fleeing the Nazi's with a group of resistance fighters in one of the mountainous regions of Europe with other Americans. A male resistance fighter and a female resistance fighter decided to put up a suicide defense to hold off the Germans at a pass in the mountains while everyone else escaped. The only request the female resistance fighter had for the reporter was for her lipstick. Going down fighting looking good! That always stuck with me.
Also thank you for More magazine. Now that I have my own subscription, nothing to read at the beauty shop but People or Redbook—guess I'll survive.
--Juleen M. Paul
Regarding the feature on the Beauty Search winners: I'm surprised and disappointed that you selected women with such stereotypical ideals of “beauty." Other than the "readers' choice" each of these women is depressingly stereotypically beautiful, and model-perfect. And with one exception, each of these women is a "fitness fanatic" working out 5 or 6 times a week.
Where are the beautiful women who reflect real lives, don't conform to the ideal (a little extra weight? a few lines?) real living, and healthy lifestyles that don't require being a "fanatic"? Disappointing.
--Kate Campbell, Washington D.C.
I think the POST ON MORE.COM is the most brilliant feature created by a magazine.
FABULOUS IDEA. Thank you so much for this opportunity to be able to write and submit.
No complaints from me. MORE IS ONE OF THE MOST CREATIVE MAGAZINES AROUND.
NEVER A DULL MOMENT WHEN I READ.
--Cecilia Valentino, Writer/Presenter of HEART-TO-HEART GATHERINGS, Indian Head Park, Illinois