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.


  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.


  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.


  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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