To me, CosmoGIRL! was the magazine that your cool babysitter read while you were watching Sesame Street on PBS. The articles are well-written, the fashion editorials are much quirkier than those of Seventeen (which makes sense, because the two magazines have different concepts), and even if you're ashamed to admit it, those 'first kiss' tips really helped.
I could not believe my eyes when I read on WWD that CosmoGIRL! is folding. I'm somewhat frightened for the state of the economy and its effect on the media -- and I'm desperately hoping that Teen Vogue and Seventeen remain standing far beyond my teenage years so that I can pass down my teen magazine subscriptions to my little sister. Reading Elle, Vogue, and i-D as a 13 years old is an admirable enterprise (my obsession with fashion magazines began long before that age anyways) but the in-between years of adolescence guarantees a special need for relatable magazines.
When I visited the CosmoGIRL! offices last spring, I could never have fathomed that the print magazine would be gone at the end of the year. Count your blessings.