Posts tagged "women"

If Women Feel Most Beautiful At 32, What Happens At 33?

Great news for those of us who are 32: we’re totally hot! At least, this is the age we report feeling the most beautiful, anyway. A new survey of 1500 women found that 40% of respondents said they felt most attractive at this age. At 32 women say their life “had the mix of confidence…

By: Wendy Atterberry / January 28, 2009

Estrogen May Make Women Promiscuous

A new report released this week suggests that high levels of estrogen, known as estradiol, may make some of us act a bit slutty. Apparently, the hormone not only makes us feel pretty, it makes us horny, as well -- and not just for the one we’re with. "Women with higher estradiol reported a greater…

By: Wendy Atterberry / January 15, 2009

A Man’s Take On Advice In Women’s Magazines

“Why won’t he commit?” “Get your man to say ‘I do!’” “Why don’t guys call when they say they will?” Peruse any magazine rack and various Web sites and you’ll see headlines such as these splattered all over. Inside you’ll read article upon article about how women can decode, seduce, corral, turn on, and coerce…

By: DivineCaroline.com / January 6, 2009

Are Noughties The New Feminists?

The Times says there's a new brand of feminist on the march: Noughties. Instead of old school feminism, in which, to varying degrees, women worked together to achieve a common goal, the new new feminism is like a gender politics remix: "It’s like a pick-and-mix feminism, where you can choose the bits you care about…

By: Susannah Breslin / December 24, 2008

Six Date Traits To Investigate On A First Date

Common sense says to keep first dates light and breezy, to stay away from controversial topics, and to avoid discussing former relationships at all costs, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn some very important things about your date. In fact, it’s your obligation to learn six particular date traits to save yourself time and…

By: Wendy Atterberry / December 10, 2008

Bedtime Stories

There is no shortage of pornographic material available to the average adult. Anyone with a computer has access to a plethora of naughty and not so nice images. Whether we’ve wanted to or not, most of us -- whether through an error in a Google Search or the “witty” antics of a friend -- have…

By: DivineCaroline.com / December 9, 2008

Does College Turn Women Into Drunks?

New York Magazine reports a recent study shows alcohol consumption is up -- way, way up -- in women. Dr. Richard Grucza, an epidemiologist and professor at Washington University School of Medicine, compared studies conducted in 1991 to 1992 and in 2001 to 2002 to see how same-age groups responded to questions about alcohol consumptio…

By: Wendy Atterberry / December 8, 2008

Girl Scouts Want To Ban Airbrushing

Their uniform isn’t the only thing the Girl Scouts, or “Girl Guides,” as they’re called in the UK, are modernizing; their manifesto is getting updated, too. No longer so focused on sewing, cooking, and making Mother’s Day corsages out of pink tissue paper, modern-day scouts are more concerned with putting a ban on “the airbrushing…

By: Wendy Atterberry / December 2, 2008

Brits Blame Promiscuity On Women’s Rights

A recent study found Britain to have more casual sex than any other Western nation. The study was conducted by asking more than 14,000 people in 48 countries to fill out anonymous questionnaires. Participants were asked about their number of partners and one-night stands, how many people they expected to sleep with in the next…

By: Wendy Atterberry / December 1, 2008

Lipstick and Playboy Economics

If history is any indication, you may want to stock up on your favorite lipstick before every tube is sold out, and go ahead, splurge on that cupcake — curves are coming back in vogue. Since our recent economic crisis, people are once again talking about the Leading Lipstick Indicator, a surprisingly reliable theory that…

By: Wendy Atterberry / November 18, 2008

Why Does Sarah Palin Bring Out The Mean Girls In Us?

Any female who's survived the treacherous battleground of a junior high school slumber party knows that no one can bring a girl down harder and faster than another girl. Slumber parties from my past always included as many crying jags, jabbing insults, hurtful gossip, and broken friendships as they did romantic comedies and popcorn balls.

By: Wendy Atterberry / September 29, 2008

Girl Talk: I Love Testosterone TV

The boys are back in town! The guys of "Entourage," that is. I’ve spent the last two Sundays demanding silence at ten o'clock. What can I say? I love testosterone TV. So why does a girly girl like me, who watches "Gossip Girl" and "90210," have so much love for "bros before hos" shows? Find…

By: Leigh Raines / September 16, 2008

Where the Girls Aren’t: Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Doesn’t Include Many Women

Vanity Fair has posted the latest version of its annual New Establishment list. But, hey! Where are all the women? Out of the 100 moguls, entertainers, and businessfolk who made the list as the top 100 "leaders of the information age," just how many are women? A whopping nine. Who are they, you ask? Oprah…

By: Susannah Breslin / September 16, 2008

Nike Women And Nicola Sanders Reveal What It Feels Like For A Girl

As part of Nike Women's new "Here I Am" ad campaign, British Olympic runner Nicola Sanders exposes what it's like to be a world-class female athlete -- on the inside. In the virtual reality video, her brain shouts directions while her heart pushes her to win. Other inspiring videos in the series feature Swiss triathlete…

By: Susannah Breslin / September 16, 2008

Quote of the Day: Debi Mazar On Being A Woman

"When you call us a bitch, we take it to mean strong, opinionated, and sassy. When you call us the c-word, you better cross the street." -- Debi Mazar [Esquire]…

By: Susannah Breslin / September 16, 2008

Girls Like Math

More and more of us are studying math in college, and not just Stats 101 to fulfill a requirement. According to research released in the journal Science, women earned 48 percent of undergrad degrees in math. Sadly, we still lag behind in physics and engineering. Maybe the Nerd Girls will change that. [AP via WSJ]…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 24, 2008

Bond Is Going To Be A Broad

Do you like wearing dark suits? Can you keep a secret? Does a tear well up in your eye when you hear the Mission Impossible theme song? Well, the British spy network M16 is looking for some tough bitches. Since the London subway bombing in 2005, the secret service has been trailing 21,000 people and…

By: Simcha / July 16, 2008

Women Are Being Put To The Test

We’ve all taken risks -- tried things and people we weren’t sure of and chalked it up to experimentation. It’s all part of being a liberated woman. But sadly we’re are missing out on some of the most important testing that is actually guaranteed to give us what we need: clinical trials. Research has show…

By: Simcha / May 29, 2008

Where Women Rule

We’ve all wondered: What if women ruled the world? While it may seem far fetched, we’ve already got a town -- McLean, Texas. It’s got one stoplight and a whole lot of unstoppable women. Since 2007, the mayor, her five aldermen, the post office master, the justice of the peace, school principal, the bank, nursing…

By: Simcha / April 22, 2008

Start Taking Care Of Yourself

Bad news, guys. For the first time since the early 1900s when the Spanish Flu was killing people off, the life expectancy of American women is falling. In nearly 1,000 counties -- most evident in the Deep South, Appalachia, and the lower Midwest -- women's life expectancy is now shorter than it was in the…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 22, 2008
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