The next magazine

I started with the New Scientist  magazine as I had to feed the geek in me. New scientistIt was a great read and I subscribed to it for over a year. I was fascinated by the articles on new technology, strange discoveries about animals and humans. I remember reading one particular article about memory and how one woman of 91 could remember things that happened to her when she was 8. In contrast, there was a man of 60 odd years that had a disease so that he could not remember what happened 15 minutes ago….. Fascinating stuff. As I said, it fed the geek in me.

Then one day, I decided that I needed to be “in tune” with the latest fashion trends (geek turned diva, I guess). But I could not afford to subscribe to two magazines so in a moment of impulse, I cancelled New Scientist and took LOOK magazine onboard. The copies started flooding through my door. I swear they have an issue released every other day or something! I must admit here that my motives were not all noble. The LOOK magazine was giving away free bottles of Cacherel 100ml perfumes with a first subscription! Perfumes: another addiction of mine. Alas, I couldn’t stop myself even if I wanted to.Look magazine I got LOOK for almost 2 years until I couldn’t take it anymore- they just came too often! I still have issues from last year that are still in the transparent bag. At this point, I knew I was wasting money on a magazine (no doubt an awesome on with all the latest fashion and is responsible in no small part for my semi-decent wardrobe) so I tried to think with my head and not my wardrobe. Cancel magazine.

So now I’m twaddling my thumbs again- ‘Will it be Harvard Business Review or the Economist?’ as I try (again) to feed yet another (business) addiction, allbeit a more noble one. But don’t expect to see a halo on my head because I’m no angel:-).

I'm no angel

Maybe I’ll wait until The Economist is giving out free handbags or something with a subscription of the magazine… Hmmm, are you thinking what I’m thinking? Nah, that will probably never happen.

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Comments

  1. Try an investment Mag. lol.
    I’ve toyed with idea of subscribing to one of those for a while now. I keep putting it off because something tells me that some of them might end up in my recycle waste bag, with the transparent wrap still on.

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  2. Lol, I remember the Look magazines…. Kept me awake way beyond my bedtime the last time I came to visit! I think subscribing to a serious magazine and a semi-serious one is not a bad idea. My ‘serious’ subscriptions are to the Economist and Newsweek; and because all work and no play makes Jill a dull girl, I also subscribe to Oprah.

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  3. You could subscribe to a women’s health magazine. They’re usually semi-serious and they have beauty tips too

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