You can learn a lot from Cosmopolitan‘s “50 States, 50 Bachelors” expose. For example, these guys have a startling number of things to say about what a woman should and shouldn’t outfit herself in. Want proof? Check out all the advice they have to give about what a woman should wear to turn them on. That’s a lot of perfectly sculpted abs telling us how we should dress! Because these guys know what you should wear (also, maybe this was just an excuse to post a bunch of hot dudes, whatever).
Pictured here, South Carolina’s Casey Pratt, who wants to see you in anything “purple or lime green.” So, will a California Raisins costume do?
After the jump, we’ve compiled a list of Cosmopolitan‘s 2010 Bachelors’ sartorial advice. Keep reading »
Last week marked an important date on the Cosmopolitan magazine calendar: The annual Man Summit — a time to explore how men really feel about themselves and the women in their lives. Because, apparently, Cosmo doesn’t pander to the needs, wants and thoughts of men enough, the Cosmo Man Summit surveyed around 1,500 guys on the serious issues pertaining to men. They then held a five-guy Man Summit panel — populated with psychologists and sociologists — to reflect on the findings.
“We’re asking so much more of men today. We want them to be great providers — but we also want them to get pedicures,” said Cosmo‘s Editor-in-Chief Kate White at last week’s summit. Really? We are? More wisdom from the world of Cosmo after the jump … Keep reading »
The Cut picks this Cosmopolitan image as its “Best Story Illustration” from the August fashion magazines, but we beg to differ. Sure, the piglets are cute, but a girl eating like a pig is the message, and that doesn’t sound right. The caption on the left reads: “Keep eating like that and no one will be calling you Babe.” Agreed, no one needs to pack away an entire pizza, but all being equated to pigs makes us want to do is squeal. [The Cut] Keep reading »
Most guys look at Cosmopolitan magazine the same way that women tend to look at Maxim — as a ridiculous, over-the-top, hyperbole-filled look at sex that has no bearing on actual real-life relationships.
Yet, men still read Maxim (or look at it and grunt), and women still revel in Cosmo‘s softcore porn-filled pages. But while many of Cosmo‘s columns are relatively harmless, the “Things to Try In Bed” features are occasionally so far off track that they threaten to ruin relationships and mental health.
From a guy’s perspective, here’s a look at a few of Cosmo‘s most insane, useless sexual tips and why you should never try them, after the jump. Keep reading »
The first biography of Helen Gurley Brown, who was Cosmopolitan‘s editor-in-chief for three decades, hits stores today, and we’ll be snapping up a copy after work. Written by Jennifer Scanlon, a professor of gender and women’s studies at Bowdoin College, Bad Girls Go Everywhere looks at Helen’s life from her start in an Arkansas town in the Ozarks to her rise from secretary to advertising copywriter to editor-in-chief. Scanlon compares Brown to feminist figures like Betty Friedan. Brown believed sex was a “powerful weapon” for single women and changed the Cosmo format so it addressed real women’s lives — sex and all. (However, she omitted certain realities from the magazine, including children and AIDS.) While Brown cared about looking put-together and slept with her bosses, she didn’t let those things replace any of her substance. To her, hard work was always the most important thing in getting what you wanted — making the most of your features and getting your dream job. Keep reading »
Cosmo, consider this probably the only time I will whole-heartedly agree with you about something. John Krasinski, who plays the world’s best TV boyfriend, Jim Halpert on The Office, is indeed a “fun, fearless male”. He’s also hot, sexy, smart, and funny, but I digress. Keep reading »