I can't think of any outrageous things I've seen in the magazines in the 35 years I've been keeping my own house. I pretty much stopped reading them years ago when I realized each issue of almost every magazine was causing me to feel badly about myself. Everything in them was be a better homemaker, be a better mother, be a better scrabble player, be a better daughter, sister, aunt, drone. It never ended.
After a long hiatus, I will buy them occasionally, mostly because I love magazines of almost any type. But let's face it, everything they've got in them of value, like recipes, is available on the internet.