So ... now that I'm "old", what kind of magazines??
Haha. I recently had some kids competing in the IEA national finals and had to fly to Syracuse, NY from GA. Since most of my reading is now done via the iPad, and there is that block of time where all electronic devices are banned on the planes, I wanted to pick up a magazine or 2 to pass the time. Um ... I realized that I have NO idea what to buy!! Women's World seems a little too *mature*, but the Cosmo I picked up seemed completely irrelevant.
So, what about you? What magazines do you read? I'm 34, already have several horsey subscriptions so I'd already read those. I'm not big on gardening or decorating, so Home and Garden type magazines are fairly irrelevant too. Shape? Women's Fitness? Help!! Lol.
Glamour! Lots of style and makeup advice, without as many "2345 Ways to Please Your MAN in Bed!" If I'm not in the mood for girlie stuff I like National Geographic, Outside (hiking/adventure), Time, and The Atlantic. Oh, and People is my airplane guilty pleasure.
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out." ~John Wooden
I like Vanity Fair for long flights, lots of lengthy profiles and articles. For style I really like More Magazine, although it's targeted older than you! They do a lot of articles about successful women in all kinds of fields as well as the typical beauty, health/fitness and fashion stuff. Their clothes features really pricey but the ideas can be adapted - and frankly I don't get too dressed up anymore anyway!
It's just grass and water till it hits the ground.
I like Outside, and for women's magazines Real Simple or Glamour. But I got awfully tired of "women's" magazines when we started doing ad analysis assignments on them and compared the articles to the ads - most of the reviewed products, for example, are proximal to the advertisements for the same items in many magazines. Allure is particularly bad about that one. I like reading Reader's Digest (it's the only one I have a subscription to because my sister reads it and gets a 2 for 1 subscription) and Marie Claire is a guilty pleasure when I have a couple of hours at school to kill (in the bookstore they have a reading area where you can get a cup of coffee and sit down on a comfy couch with a magazine for free. I can pretty much give you the blueprint for a Marie Claire magazine, however - they have x number of "human interest" stories,, x number of "I survived x tragedy stories," etc. Teaching magazine writing REALLY killed my love of the short form :P.
Ooo, thank you all so much! I seriously bought a Cosmo for the plane ride because that's what I *used* to read, pre iPad. Wow. Yes, 4 million ways to pleasure your man and how to deal with your pmsing co-workers. Hmmm ... it felt a little awkward, lol. I will definitely check out those suggestions, didn't even think about Reader's Digest; my mom used to have a subscription to that!
I like Southern Living. Might be a little gardening--homey for you. Great recipes, a travel article, a house plan (I love house plans) and great recipes. A little bit of everything.
Heck, I had a subscription when I was a teenager. I loved the recipes especially.
I like to look for the log-cabin plan books and those sort of 'cabin life/country living' magazines (and daydream about what I'd do if I could afford to build one). I sort of liked the "girl' magazines when I was in college, but now not only are they all kind of trashy, they're about 75% advertising for crap I would not buy.
National Geographic is good though I have a subscription so I probably wouldn't buy it.
..okay, I'll often get Motor Trend, Car and Driver, or (if it's there) Top Gear.
If you live near a major metro area, subscribe to the local lifestyle magazine(s). I get great ideas of things to do and places to go near me from mine.
My "fun" magazines are InStyle and Vogue, and I actually enjoy my mom's copies of More that she lends me.
I ended up cashing in frequent flyer miles that I couldn't use for a few magazine subscriptions including: Town&Country (fun, but a bit much), Entertainment Weekly (okay), and Glamour (eww, makes me feel so prudish!)