From The Australian By Stephen Lunn WOMEN who return to work part-time after having children have more difficulty juggling career and family than mothers in full-time jobs. And those who think they can solve the problem by starting their own business are wrong, with self-employed women even more likely to be stressed because they lack time. "It is a double whammy for part-time working women - their jobs aren't the best career option and more is expected of them on the home front," said Barbara Pocock, head of the Centre for Work + Life at the University of South Australia. Professor Pocock conducted in March the first national survey of work-life outcomes, called Work, Life and Time, polling 1435 male and female Australians.
If you were required to get a license to wed, would you pass the test?
From The New York Post’s Page Six By Paula Froelich June 25, 2007 -- JUST as David beat Goliath, upstart OK! has given People a knuckle sandwich in the ongoing weekly-celebrity-magazine wars. Sources said People "laid the groundwork" for landing exclusive photos of Eva Longoria and Tony Parker's July 7 wedding - but Page Six has learned that OK! won the frenzied bidding. Sources close to the negotiations said OK! paid more than $2 million. It was a surprising - and costly - end to the battle for the privilege to snap the nuptials, which the "Desperate Housewives" hottie and her San Antonio Spur fiancé plan to hold in a romantic castle in Paris. Tango’s Take
He's your gay best friend and no straight man can live up to him. But does he keep you from dating other people? Do you secretly wish he were straight? No matter how much platonic love you have for him, romance probably isn't in the cards for the two of you. Ephi Stempler, a gay man who is no stranger to this type of intimacy, explores how this friendship can damage your chance for healthy relationship. He calls it the "Will and Grace dilemma". Stempler writes, "One of the sitcom's primary contributions to popular culture was its ability to candidly portray the feeling of being in love with one's best friend. As the title characters slipped into codependency worthy of an all-consuming romance, they found it increasingly difficult to cultivate meaningful relationships with other men. And because the list of women I've known and loved is—sadly—twice as long as the list of men I've loved and slept with, I, too, have fallen prey to the 'Will and Grace dilemma.'"
From People By Emily Fromm "I'm not sure when or why the tabloid angle on me was decided that I am a cad," the Scrubs star writes on his MySpace blog. "I would have much rather it had been that I am secretly a dentist or that I love soup." He continues: "I am in fact, merely doing what every other single 32 year old man in NYC is doing this summer. I am dating. If you must read that stuff, please don't digest it as fact." That "stuff" could include reports that he was spotted "all over yet another hot young blonde" (the New York Post) and has been "deploying pickup lines such as 'You have a nice bottom' and 'You have a hot bod' " (Radar online). Tango’s Take
From The Advocate There's a split in John Edwards' household over same-sex marriage, but he says his difference of opinion with wife Elizabeth hasn't created any awkward moments. ''It's not the only thing we disagree about,'' the Democratic presidential candidate quipped Monday on ''The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.'' ''She actually says what she thinks,'' Edwards said. Elizabeth Edwards kicked off San Francisco's annual gay pride parade Sunday by declaring her support for legalizing same-sex marriage. ''I don't know why someone else's marriage has anything to do with me,'' she said. The former North Carolina senator, sitting with his wife on Leno's couch, said he was unaware of her position on same-sex marriage and was surprised to learn about it while reading the newspaper. Tango’s Take
What woman hasn't dreamed about being whisked away by a noble prince, living out the rest of her days in a beautiful castle? Make your fantasy a reality by planning a stay in a royal-residence-cum-hotel. These luxe locales will transport you to old world romance without skimping on modern amenities. So pack your bag (and your tiara!) and these palatial destinations will do the rest—all you have to do is provide your own prince. Who says dreams don’t come true?
If love is the answer, then what are the questions? And if there are armloads of magazines about shopping, shouldn’t there be at least one about love? Three years ago, I looked around me and realized that there was nothing on the newsstands that spoke to women—and their partners—about the most fundamental part of their lives: their relationships. Yes, women talk about their clothes, their shoes, and their hair.