I am 72 years old and have no intention of letting my age define me. I work every day and love the challenge. Your April issue, on the cover reads "Anti-Aging Beauty Ideas At 30,40,50,60" after 60 we still care and do our best to be up to date with the many changes that confront any age. Just thought I would write to express this thought. I still love the magazine and will continue to be a subscriber. Have a great year and take care.
I just read the article “The Caregiver Chronicles.” Thank you. Rarely has a piece of writing about this subject transported me back to my own caregiver experiences as poignantly, and beautifully, as it just did. A pleasure to read. I cried, smiled and thoroughly enjoyed the article.
This month’s issue of More (Julianna Margulies) had some curious articles and advice. In “The Drinking Woman’s Diet,” a suggestion was “imbibing your third-choice beverage” to consume less. Huh? Who has a third-favorite drink? That didn’t even make sense. Another wellness article suggested caffeine could boost a workout. Now, this is such old news, I’m not sure it is even worth repeating. What was really ridiculous was the science quoted about consuming a certain amount of caffeine to actually make an impact on your body: “A 154-pound person, for instance, consumed [about the amount in] three LARGE McDonald’s coffees.” Did anyone read this?
Normally your magazine has interesting, useful and current information and advice. This was not one of those issues, at least in the two instances above.
Over my 61 years of existence, I have read hundreds of magazines. I no longer subscribe to any magazines other than More, reason being that most of the content relates to me as a mature woman. Needless to say, I have read many letters by the editor. I usually find myself getting annoyed and feeling like the letters are fluffy, unreal or difficult to relate to, but I always enjoy your letters; in particular, the April letter really struck me. I love your words regarding the 13-45 years as trying to “jam, squish or squeeze eight more activities than is physically possible,” and laughed while I totally related to “Then all at once our children allow us to pee alone.”
In this letter, you totally hit the nail(s) on the head(s). I am now retired and finally able to really slow down, choosing to do things I truly want to do more than things I need to do. When people ask me what I do in all my time as a 61-year-old retiree, I answer, “Whatever I want to do!” There are so many more things I want to do and to try, but I will do them when I feel like it!
Thank you for a wonderful magazine and for your fantastic articles . . . you are wiser than your years.
I love your magazine and all that it stands for. I enjoy the articles about real women and all they have achieved in their lives. I do have one complaint: Why don’t the models reflect the age of your readers? I’m sure that there are many older models out there—40 to 60 years old—that would better reflect us. Please consider!!!
After picking up a couple of issues of More on the newsstand, I subscribed this winter. I’ve enjoyed it very much and planned to write to send you my feedback after a year. I was so impressed with the April issue, however, that I’m writing earlier.
One’s first question might be why I subscribed. I live in an isolated mountain community, and like most of my contemporaries, wear little makeup and dress simply. I’ve never dyed my hair in my life and never intend to. Furthermore, at 66, I appear to be on the shady side of your target demographic.