Are you kidding me with this garbage? I have LOVED your magazine in the past few years because it actually had clothes, makeup, articles relevant to my life as a 47 year old mother of 4. I have a busy 2nd career life running a memory care neighborhood in an assisted living community.
When I started reading the February issue I could not believe my eyes...Some ridiculous crap translating the beautiful, expressions of love and passion of some of our greatest poets into some teenage/twenty something garbage text/sext language? Really?????
I don't buy cosmo because it assumes we are all sex kittens wanting to read up on the latest tricks in bed, or how to flirt, or most embarrassing moment with your lover.
The short snippets of trivia and fun newsworthy notes in your "notebook" section are great, but give me a break!!!
I have enjoyed your magazine because it actually was worth my time, and hard earned money. I love reading about ways to reinvent your life, or make over your metabolism. Living without a to-do list sounds great! That represents my diverse interests. I love to know how to dress well, have a great haircut and make sure I have enough money for retirement.
I found "If great poets had sexted to be crass, offensive, juvenile and not only a waste of space in your magazine, but completely unworthy of your readers.
I have never gotten around to actually getting a subscription to More, and now, with junk like that, I'm wondering if I should even bother.
I love the magazine in so many ways. Thank you for putting your money where you keyboard is and not accepting advertising dollars from organizations that are inconsistent with the principles and images that you adopt.This is why it was so shocking to see the TArget ad on page 23 of the February issue. REALLY!? did ANYONE at the magazine even LOOK at that ad? I can't believe that the positive aging messages that you promote and the extensive effort you put in to show that women look, feel, act and are terrific at any age would exist next to an advertisement like that. Poise pads, Depends, safety coated aspirin, reading glasses, and some kind of arthritis medication? seriously? I nearly fell out of my chair. Shame on Target for thinking that is appropriate in ANY women's magazine. Shame on More for accepting that advertisement in their magazine. Wow!
I subscribe to MORE because it is one of the seven publications I relate to (subscribe to). It is perfect for women in our fifties. I really like Katie Couric in the Feb. issue, but the majority of this issue was a downer - abortion, cancer, "spending to piss of my father"
I can go on line and research abortion & cancer if I want information. The spending article was "whiny" and negative.
I hope for UPLIFTING articles which you usually do. Also, the "Skin Secrets" p. 50 was nothing more than product reviews. I didn't learn anything. Usually your beauty articles have great tips from dermatologists & cosmetologists and there's great suggestions for how to look better now, a week from now, a month from now, six months from now, etc.
I have enjoyed many other issues which is why I subscribe, but if the magazine continues to be a downer like the Feb. issue, I may not renew. I'm hoping for the great, positive stuff you usually have. I especially like "this is what 54 looks like". I am 56 and everyone says I look way younger than my age. I wear little makeup so I attribute it to good health, exercise, positive relationships, etc. I'm a teacher- a regular person like most of your readers. If you'd ever want me for "this is what 56 looks like" I'm up for it!
Thanks for all the other great issues & please don't be offended by my complaints about the Feb. issue. I think after reading this you'll see what I mean about this issue. I write to you because I care about the magazine. I love reading magazines & MORE is one of my favorites.
Thanks for listening.
--Jeanne Marie Blystone
P.S. I always enjoy reading your page !