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I'm very disappointed in this magazine's customer service department. I paid for my subscription in the first week of Feb. 2011. I contacted customer service twice...most recently this past Monday asking where is my first issue. No one has emailed me with a reply and now I've cancelled and put in a request for a refund. I was thinking of getting this magazine as a gift for a few ladies in my community ladies group...I doubt that will happen.
I have been a loyal reader for three years. I also am up for renewal. I have been so disappointed in the last two issues that I have read...Molly Sims? Bridget Moynahan? Really??!!I will not renew until you get back on track..there are plenty of beautiful,interesting,confident and talented women over forty that can be featured...You can do better. And shame on you for the shallow and self serving articals...the Amy Davidson "contribution"??...and just so you know,I want to look great AT MY AGE..If I wanted that "fluff", I'ld read People or Glamour! Get it back together.
I read the blurb in the March edition called "Wikipedia Wants You" (page 22)... And I can answer your question about why more women don't contribute. I wrote for Wikipedia for over a year, and I can tell you, the climate there can be quite hostile. And the hostility doesn't just come from male contributors; I had so many nasty run-ins with other female writers, I eventually gave up. Because writing for Wikipedia requires a lot of work, research, and dedication (for which you are NOT paid), the hostile environment there makes it not worth persuing in most cases.
I chalk it up to two factors: 1) an abundance of the well-known phenomenon of people using the cover of anonymity to behave badly, and 2) the fact that a venue like this attracts a large percentage of "know-it-alls" which can be frustrating for a writer just starting out.
Just as I was considering the renewal to More sitting near my checkbook, I flipped through the March issue. It did not take long to see Amy Davidson's insults to Governor Sarah Palin. Governor Palin did not step down as governor to star in a reality show. She stepped down to avoid putting Alaskans through defending tedious, costly lawsuits hurled their way by parasitic attackers. In essence, she allowed Alaskans to get on with the business of being Alaskans without the rigors of national politics. I am insulted by the lack of integrity shown by Ms. Davidson. We must not allow anyone to demean us, regardless of our politics. Consider my subscription non-renewable.
I am 44 and love More magazine, the articles are interesting and the fashion is mostly wearable. The one article I did not like was the excerpt from Ms. Roach's book. This woman is a complete whiner, in my opinion. The only reason she can be "retired" at 56 is because of the job at Martha Stewart that she constantly complained about. How fortunate for her to have a weekend home to escape to. And by the way,are we supposed to feel she has had a rough life with her $5,000 Saks shopping sprees and weekends at Miraval? Give me a break; show me someone real, who has to work (whether or not at their ideal job)to support a family, but finds balance and joy in life.
I loved MORE when you truly celebrated the mature beauty, wisdom and accomplishments of women 40, 50 and older. Lately too many of your beauty and fashion articles focus on anti-aging. I'd much prefer to see editorial content, fashion, photographs and advertisements that showcase us being the best we can be -- not trying to turn back the clock. I'd love to honor designers creating fashion for real and still beautiful women at 40, 50 and older. My friends and I -- all in our late 40's and 50's are very happy with who we are, and are bored by anti-aging articles.
With the sheer number of Baby Boomers, I would think your audience would be better served by showcasing women who are fabulous at 50.
I LOVE MORE ... I'm 44 and the format, content and even the pictures inspire me. I don't really notice the ages but all the women you depict are women of depth and character .... not sure I care so much what their age is.
Keep it coming and just got the March issue - Chloe Sevigny is wearing this AMAZING black dress on page 18 ... what designer is that? I want it. :-) Cheers!
"More magazine Celebrating Women Over 40"
Molly Sims is 38 and the March issue features Bridget Moynahan who is 39. Who's next, Lady Gaga?
I requested an issue sent to me for review. Frankly, I couldn't find anything interesting in the magazine, so I cancelled, never receiving another issue. I have repeatedly requested that you cancel my subscription, but yet I have received 4 or 5 past due notices. Does not your staff understand that after the cancellation, one no longer wants to receive your magazine. And yet today, I receive another past due. I DO NOT WANT TO SUBSCRIBE TO MORE - can you hear me now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So... Molly Sims, Chloe Sevigny... could it be that More has run out of beautiful and interesting women over 40?
What does it take to cancel a subscription to this magazine? I tried on October 19,2010 and I am still getting the magazine. When I subscribed it was with a money back guarantee. I guess they will stall until my subscription runs out in October 2011!
How come when I submit many good articles to More.com, they only reviewed a few and accepted two and published them. Two others were asked to be shortened and I have never heard since. It would be nice to be informed as to whether or not you want to publish them on More.com
Thanks Mrs. Elita Sohmer Clayman Baltimore, Md
I have been a long time subscriber and have noticed you don't publish the age of the models anymore. They all look very young also. I was excited when this magazine came out because it was directed to an older woman. Not so much anymore. Sad to say, I will not be renewing my subscrition. I am sure this won't matter to anyone at More. Oh, by the way, I am educated, 59 years young, and have money to spend. If I want to see young girls, I could have bought any number of other magazines.
How come you don't mention the ages of the women you profile or the models you feature anymore? The main reason why I loved More is that I felt you were acknowledging the middle aged woman but now I feel like you are trying to minimize it and just trying to grab a bigger audience. Very disappointing.
Is there a reason why none of the PDFs on training to do the MORE 1/2 or full marathon are to found ANYWHERE? I used one to train for a 1/2 last year and now none of the links work. I also subscribe to the 1/2 marathon newsletter and none of those links work either. Thanks!
I am disappointed in the article from newsmaker in the December 2010/January2011 issue, entitled "Health Reformer in Chief" This was obviously a cheer leading effort to promote the head of HHS, Kathleen Sebelius and the Obama Administration position on health care. Why no opposing view point? Only promotion of how great this is for women, when it is not. How about making these balanced? Contact Dr. David Janda and ask him about the program. Here are just a few things that are wrong with the reform: * Rations and denies access to healthcare. Denying access to healthcare is the most inhumane and unethical means of cutting costs;
* Costs $1 TRILLION ( $100 Billion more than The Senate Bill) ;
* Creates over 110 Federal Agencies, commissions and boards;
* Creates The Health Insurance Rate Authority….a direct violation of States’ Rights;
* Establishes a “ Comprehensive Database” on Americans;
* Establishes Individual and Employer Mandates (Mr. Obama’s own Chair of Council of Economic Advisors has stated that this alone would cost 5.5 Million jobs….more unemployment.);
* Institutes $748 Billion in new taxes;
* Cuts Medicare by $500 Billion, over a period when 30% MORE Americans will be added to Medicare rolls, (You do the math…);
* Imposes $136 Billion in tax hikes on working families making LESS THAN $250,000 (Americans for Tax Reform Analysis);
* Ends Medicare Advantage Program for Seniors and forces them to a more expensive plan with less benefits;
* Applies Medicare Tax to unearned income;
* Increases Medicare Payroll Tax from 2.95 to 3.8%; and
* Increases unfunded mandates on every State.
* Increases Capital Gains tax rate as of 2014 to 23.8%
* Creates 16,000 jobs for the IRS to implement penalties for those not buying insurance
You have done a disservice to women.