Posts tagged "women"

Women In The Workplace Just Keep Mucking It Up

We ladies are just all butterfingers in the workplace! Thankfully, Citi has created a helpful list of things we women are doing wrong in the office. Transgressions include: “being naive,” “smiling inappropriately” and giving “limp handshakes.” So that’s why we get paid so much less than men! It’s not the institutionalized sexism or anything! Thank…

Julie Gerstein / September 10, 2010

Why Are So Many Afghan Women Killing Themselves?

More bad news out of the Middle East: Fresh off Time magazine’s cover story on the state of Afghanistan (with accompanying extremely disturbing cover photo), a new report from Afghanistan’s Health Minister found that more than 23,000 women and girls attempted suicide there last year — a “several-fold” increase on previous years.

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Julie Gerstein / August 11, 2010

No Children Is The New Motherhood

According to a new study, way fewer women are having kids these days. The percentage of American women in their 40s who have never popped one out is up to 18 percent. That stat is double what it was in the ’70s. Whoa, that’s a lot of non-breeders. So what’s going on? Researchers say that…

Ami Angelowicz / June 25, 2010

Women Spend How Much Time Shopping?

I love a good fashion study. Though I certainly don’t understand math, if the numbers and percentages relate to style, I’ll mull over the figures for quite some time. So when I found out that women spend three percent of their disposable income on clothes, I was more than intrigued. In today’s fashion-focused scientific research,…

Bianca Posterli / April 9, 2010

Can Maxi Skirts Ever Work For Short Women?

As an individual who is faced with the dilemma of being vertically challenged — I’m super short, 5’1″ to be exact — certain fashion trends just don’t work for me. Pants are pretty much impossible and even if I liked the harem style, I can totally forget about ever looking good in them. In fact,…

Bianca Posterli / April 5, 2010

Let’s Hear It For The Ladies!

For seemingly inexplicable reasons, the fashion industry has always been a bit of a boy’s club, despite the fact that women are the main consumers. But Sarah Mower of the Telegraph recently issued a bold statement by claiming that all of the designers to watch right now are women, and in doing so, she name…

Bianca Posterli / October 28, 2009

Why Are Women More Into God Than Men?

This is interesting: a new study done by Trinity College confirmed that more women than men believe in God. In a survey of Americans who claim to be unaffiliated with any religion, 19 percent of men were nonbelievers while only 12 percent of women were. These stats are particularly ironic because, historically, major religions have…

Ami Angelowicz / October 16, 2009

Are You A Rage-aholic?

Last week, I was in line at the grocery store. I had just finished a hardcore workout at the gym and was starving, so I popped in to pick up a few things. Meanwhile, my Blackberry was going off … emails, questions, work to be done. My mom was calling. My friends were texting about…

Ami Angelowicz / October 6, 2009

Do Women Prefer Doin’ It While Drunk?

Who hasn’t had a drink or two before hopping in the sack? I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve been guilty. I mean sex—especially with a new person—can be a daunting task. A nice little buzz can help alleviate some stress or spice things up a bit, right? But hold on one second before…

Ami Angelowicz / September 24, 2009

Why Are Women So Unhappy?

All right ladies, we have something seriously sad to chat about—our unhappiness. In fact, we are so increasingly unhappy that Arianna Huffington of The Huffington Post is devoting an entire series of blogs to explore what the heck is up with us. Before you blame it on our society, know this: Study after study show…

Ami Angelowicz / September 18, 2009

What Makes Women Cry?

Men may spend an average of 43 minutes a day — roughly a year of their lives — ogling women, but a new study has found that women spend six months more than that crying! Researchers found that “between birth and the age of 78 a woman will cry for more than 12,000 hours,” or…

Wendy Atterberry / August 12, 2009

Shocker: Women Eat Way Less When Dudes Are Around!

Admit it: When you go on a date with a cute guy, you don’t order a big, greasy quarter-pounder and a giant plate of fries, even if you really, really want to. A Canadian study has confirmed what we all know to be sad but true: Women eat smaller meals with fewer calories when dude…

Nikki Dowling / August 11, 2009

Confessions Of A (Maybe?) Excessive Drinker

Last night, I got drunk. (A few too many Blue Moons.) The night before that, I got drunk. (Vodka tonics.) The night before that, I got really drunk and accidentally made out with a dude two degrees skeevier than I would normally go anywhere near. (Shots followed by champagne.) The night before that, I …

Anonymous / August 11, 2009

Connecticut’s “Nurse Of The Year” Not Really A Nurse. And Other Female Impostors.

Betty Lichtenstein, a 56-year-old in Connecticut, is a really great nurse. So great, in fact, that she was dubbed “Nurse of the Year” by the Connecticut Nursing Association last year. The association spent lots o’ cash setting up a celebratory dinner to bestow Lichtenstein with their top nursing honor. Only, it turns out…she wasn’t actually…

Man-Ogling, We Bet You Do It All The Time

Yesterday we reported on a survey that claims men spend 43 minutes a day, or almost a year of their lives over a lifetime, eying up the ladies. Great. Fascinating. Not that surprising. Then the study went on to say that us lady-folk stare down our male counterparts about 20 minutes each day, ogling around…

Nina Carbone / August 4, 2009

Summer Is Bad For Women’s Health

Damn, it seems like us gals just can’t catch a break! First we found out about summer on-set depression. Now a bunch of new studies are saying that summer is hazardous to women’s health in other ways. And I mean, legitimately dangerous. Sorry to be a downer, but researchers have linked the sunny season to…

Nikki Dowling / July 31, 2009

White-Collar Women Who’ve Ripped Off The System

Robin Katz is your average cute, 25-year-old girl who worked as an investment adviser at Chase Bank by day, and partied hard by night. But it looks like she might be spending some time on Rikers Island soon, after being accused of ganking $110,000 from a Manhattan millionaire’s private account. Robin bounced out of NYC…

Nikki Dowling / July 23, 2009

For Women, Arousal Comes After Sex

A new study shows that for women, desire follows – not precedes – sexual arousal. Rosemary Bason of the University of British Columbia explains that, “for many women, desire is not the cause of lovemaking, but rather, its result.” Women often begin sexual experiences feeling sexually neutral, she says, but by the end of the…

The Frisky / July 22, 2009

Female Movie Directors Kick Ass In The Boys’ Club

When I found out that the director of “The Hurt Locker”—a testosterone-rific movie about a team of soldiers disarming roadside bombs in Iraq—was directed by a woman, I wanted to kick myself. Not out of surprise, but because I was surprised. Why did I automatically think that only a man could direct an intense war…

Daniela Guernica / July 20, 2009

Women: The Best Stimulus Package

If you want a job done right, hire more women. According to data from Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs, Columbia University, and Pepperdine University, having more women in senior management positions means higher profits for a company. So could turning up the estrogen level in big corporations be a lasting fix to the financial crisi…

Daniela Guernica / July 14, 2009