How many of your friends start their emails with “yesterday I had a ride-along with NASCAR…”? [Read more…]
I love More magazine, and I love More.com, their online version. They’ve been nice enough to publish several of my articles, including my favorite, Technology for Mummies. However, I have a bone to pick with the nice peeps at More: why the obsession with everything younger? Here are some recent headlines:
All-New! Is Your Closet Too Old?
Look Who’s Made Our 10 Sexiest Stars List Now
84 Don’t-Miss Hair Styling Tips, Tricks & Products
101 Ways to Fight Belly Fat
Let me ask you this: if you read the above headlines, how would you know you weren’t reading Glamour or Cosmo? The original mission of the magazine was to appeal to mature women, let’s say right around middle-age and better, but lately it seems we’re drifting more toward the younger market. I know that More asks readers all the time for input, so I should be talking with them, right? And I will, right after this. But for now, here’s my request: can you please help us feel satisfied if we’re 56 and look it (like me)? Sure, I wish I didn’t have impending TurkeyNeck, but I’d rather read an uplifting article about kicking butt in middle age than finding a sexy high-collared shirt or the right plastic surgery to help me look younger. What do you think?