I admit it. I’m old fashioned. In this digital crazy world, I still love to read magazines. You see magazines are moveable objects that I don’t have to boot up, and I don’t have to sit down at a computer or press one single button. And better yet, I can plunk my body in a cozy, comfortable spot and just veg out with a half cup of M&Ms (healthy dark chocolate, of course).
To digress, I think M&Ms have replaced Fannie May because they are budget friendly.
Back on the magazine trail, I recently found a five star goody. Shopsmart is sponsored by Consumer Reports. As the cover says, no ads and no hype. I just browsed the latest issue and discovered that Cascade dish detergent passed the new green tough test. Only Cascade cycled through to win the best of all the rest for clean, filmless dishes. I can use this info.
Little tidbits of wisdom on a bazillion different things keep us informed of new trends. The older issues of this monthly magazine, going back a year, are likewise worth a check out.
Almost all magazines also provide websites to feed your mania. If you are caraholic, Motor Trend is for you. Our selection of magazines covers a dizzying array of choices. Not all articles are fluff and nonsense, many of the writers deal seriously with serious issues.
One of the important characteristics of magazines is their current and up-to-date approach to their topics. Researched and well written, the writers try to make most magazines quite readable. Once in a while you’re bound to hit an esoteric bore. Ah, well, march on.
On the next rainy day, come to the library and find a comfy chair near the magazine section and just explore. To find older issues, just lift the shelf. Or go to the cafe, and sift through your choices. It’s relaxing, cozy, and fun.
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