I love this magazine but many things are repetitive and the page that has websites you can go to to supposedly register for prizes or do certain things such as one of the latest to design your room [..] never work. I have not been able to do one thing on any I have ever tried.
I have been subscribing to Womans World for years--in fact, back when they printed knitting patterns and I was hooked at that time. I personally feel that Readers have had enough of diets so I skip that section entirely. This is normal for most magazines that I subscribe to--including, First, Self, BH&G, etc., etc. I wish WW would print more craft patterns and healthy recipes.
I enjoy Woman's World magazine tremendously. The cost of the magazine is amazingly low and has many interesting article minuse the numerous pages of ads.
It took a while as most magazine subscriptions do but it is going to my friend now! THank you!
Before Christmas 2007 I purchased a Woman's World Magazine with a variation of the 3-day Diet in it. I have lost the magazine and can't remember all of it. Is there anyone that can help me?
One of the more curious things about Woman's World is that the influence of the British press is rather evident -- there are near-identical publications in most commonwealth countries, and the UK is littered with publications that, as Punch once put it, "like to be nice to people."
WW is extremely formulaic -- not necessarily a bad thing, since you have to appreciate somebody who finds what they do best and sticks with it. In this case, it is
* weight-loss tips (usually in the form of 1200 calories a day, and ideally with some celebrity connexion, no matter how tenuous)
* hearty, filling recipes for the whole (presumably large) family
* cute items: baby pictures, funny things children say, and part of the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" franchise
* tragic items: a child's medical drama, an adult's accident drama, and part of the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" franchise
* benign fashion and beauty tips: this week at T.J. Maxx; indifferent 'make-over'
* quotations ad nauseum, country-type crafts, household hints, grotesque sugar-bomb candy-cake recipes, and other assorted filler including love and mystery ultra-short stories
...all neatly packaged in readily digestible supermarket weekly format. There is an overt Christian and middle-lower-middle-class flavour to WW; the tragedy/miracle stories frequently involve God in the ER, and it is taken for granted that your family loves meat but cannot afford steak on a regular basis -- this is entirely written for the Heartland, not the urban domestic scientist.
That said, it is something of a relief to find recipes that are not entirely "How to Remove Fat From All Foods and Render Them Useless"; there are many good household hints, and the low price of the magazine might well be recouped if you followed its economizing tips -- the "what's on sale this week" part is particularly useful. The stories are somewhat heartening, and the language is simple and the entire publication is PG, making it suitable to pass along to children for a read-through, should they be interested.
The problem with all this is the Punch one; WW seems to exist solely to be nice to people. It is so bland and attitude-free that you're left wondering if the target audience is supposed to be aware of a world outside subdivision and the Piggly-Wiggly or Overwaitea's[*].
For those of you unfamiliar with those parts of the continent, those are two bona-fide names of supermarket chains. The latter is indeed correctly pronounced "over-weighty's."
Woman's World is crammed with cute and positive real life human interest stories. I'm not a regular reader because I sometimes find it a little *too* cutsie-wootsie for my taste but it does provide lots of interesting short stories and helpful advice to help buoy struggling women.
I'm especially fond of the mini-mystery, horoscope, puzzle and Last Laugh. This magazine has the same features usually found in other women's magazines such as fashion, beauty, and diets but it seems to goes a little further by adding tons of practical suggestions for running a smooth household. It seems geared mostly towards married women with children and since I've chosen not to have kids, I guess that's why I don't identify with some of the articles. I consider it a "feel good" magazine- something that lift my spirits a little but nothing that excites me enough to rush out and buy it every week.
I have been reading this magazine since 2001; that's when they had a better format. It's changed to being almost boring. After this year I won't buy it every week like I have for the past years. It had better and longer articles.
The June 2007 issue of Woman's World magazine featured a diet created by a woman known as Kimmer or Heidi Kimberly Diaz. Since that time, the woman has been conclusively proven to be a fraud, the diet nutritionally bankrupt and the so-called success stories posted on her website featured pictures of men and women found mostly on Russian mail-order mate sites.
Still, no retraction from Woman's World. Why is that? Why would they not want to set the record straight? Everyone makes mistakes. In my opinion, they need to do some serious house-cleaning if their editors can't be bothered to source a story correctly and get an "outside" expert to review the claims made within the story.
As a journalist with 15-years of professional experience, some glaring errors were made in the reporting of the Kimkins story. News outlets such as KTLA have done stories revealing the fraud that is Kimkins so-called diet plan, yet despite the evidence and being made aware of it by several victims, Woman's World will not do a retraction. This silence by the Woman's World editors is proof that they have no ethics and do not feel bound by even the most lax journalistic standards. They are trading making a quick buck off their weekly "miracle" diet for influencing people to try the dangerous Kimkins diet program. Their promotion of such is tantamount to approval of the plan, even though it is crystal clear that they never checked into it in any manner.
I, for one, will NEVER purchase another Woman's World magazine. It is presented as though it contains factual information intended to improve the lives of its readers. In reality, it is no better than the National Enquirer or other such tabloids. I do not trust them and I hope their advertisers will hold them to a higher standard or pull their financial support.
Why would anyone pay for a magazine filled with half-truths and lies? It is one thing for a magazine to print half-truths and lies about a celebrity's life. It is quite another to print false and partially true weight loss information that could endanger or seriously damage someone's health. It is morally wrong.
Woman's World magazine is pure fluff. Every single issue has a miracle diet on the cover, right next to a photo of a super fattening, gorgeous dessert. (EVERY issue!!!) Some of the diets are simple fads that can be unhealthy (like the lemon juice/cayenne pepper/maple syrup fast) and the ones that are more healthy are condensed down to a 2 page article, not giving you enough information to follow the true plan.
I was interviewed by Woman's World a few years ago for losing a lot of weight. I counted calories religiously, exercised regularly doing yoga, walking, strength training, and belly dancing. Because I ate Bakers Breakfast Cookies now and then-they reduced my hard work, and that of other successful women. They titled it "Lose Weight Eating Magic Cookies" or something like that...and right next to one of the weight loss successes on the cover was a humongous cake for 4th of July. It was about 4 layers high, covered in Jell-O Jigglers in the shape of stars.
If you want a couple cartoons, the so called "miracle" diet of the month, and a fancy cake recipe to try once you fall off the wagon, read Woman's World.