Therese Brochard, an author and blogger who focuses on overcoming depression, recently submitted a piece to Huffington Post titled, 12 Ways To Recover From An Emotional Affair. While Brochard's intention was to help happily married folks get over their crushes, we found the tips would work on just about any unrequited infatuation. After all, we all know the cruel trick our psyche plays once we realize the object of our affection doesn't feel the same way: we just fall harder. So while we're huge proponents of following our heart, here's a crash course in outsmarting the romance novel in your head with our favorite five of Brochard's tips. 1.) Schedule your obsessing. 2.) Replace your crush with something else. 3.) Admit you're lonely. 4.) It's all in your head. 5.) Write it out.
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It's finally springtime and so naturally, a randy young lady's thoughts turn to sexytime. But whether you're fantasizing about a longtime partner, a captivating new prospect or even your own bad self, it's important to remember your mother . . . Mother Nature, that is.
While 52 weeks may seem like a long time, Neena has been single all her life and despite the fact that she "doesn't consider herself a desperate single," at 43, the odds are stacked against her. Fans of professional matchmaker Rachel Greenwald may remember the sting of this statistic: There are 28 million single women over the age of 35, but only 18 million single men over 35.
Author Jessica Valenti appeared on The Today Show, this morning to discuss her book The Purity Myth. Railing against things such as purity balls and abstinence-only sex education programs, Valenti argues women are being given unrealistic expectations when it comes to sex.
According to a recent study by Texas A&M University in College Station, birth control pills may be the culprit behind a body that refuses to get toned. Researchers recruited 73 women, all between the ages of 18-31, and had them do identical workouts and eat the same amount of muscle-building protein for ten weeks. At the end of the session they compared and contrasted, and found that ladies who popped oral contraceptives had 60% less new muscle mass generated than those who didn't. Uh oh. But why? According to researchers, these ladies had lower levels of anabolic hormones in their blood (they influence muscle growth) and higher levels or cortisol (the stress hormone), which decrease muscles and encourage flab.
She had a tattoo that read "I Love Beards." Men were immediately drawn to her saucy way of talking. But beneath her sprite, pixie-haricut exterior was a twentysomething woman with a criminal mind who was listed on a Most-Wanted list, reports Doree Shafrir for the New York Observer.
Not everyone sees Helen Gurley Brown as a great feminist. Some, in fact, see her as completely the opposite of that. As the editor of Cosmopolitan for 32 years, she celebrated sex and consumption. And in her interviews and bestselling book, Sex and the Single Girl, she advocated for men footing the dinner bill and women using their feminine wiles as a weapon. But a new book by Jennifer Scanlon argues that Gurley Brown was, in fact, one of the great trailblazers, right up there with Betty Friedan (The Feminist Mystique) and Gloria Steinem. Entitled Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown, the biography inspired us to look back on some of the late, great editor's wisest words, and the lessons we can take away from them.
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My roommate went first. She was AMAZING! Better than some of the strippers in the club. She does Rocky Horror Picture Show, so she’s used to being on stage half-naked. This was just the natural next step.