Do women really have the power in speed dating? Our expert reveals why and just what each gender is looking for within those few minutes.
Whatever you think of Cosmo — and chances are, you have a strong opinion one way or the other — we decided to ask our favorite women's lifestyle editors and our Twitter followers what lessons it has taught them over the years. With the recent death of legendary Cosmo editor Helen Gurley Brown, we thought it would be the perfect time to examine some of the love lessons (and wacky sex tips) the magazine has imparted on us.
To many people, the idea of a love addiction seems far-fetched or made up to explain irrational behaviors. However, love addiction is not a new concept, nor is it fabricated. Early literature and history are full of references to people — often very powerful and famous people — who allowed their dependence on others to destroy them.
You know the saying: You never get a second chance to make a first impression. These words speak volumes and are absolutely true. Be it a business or social situation, we are judged by the way we look in a blink of an eye ... well, actually less than seven seconds, which is not much time at all, and certainly not enough time for our marvelous qualities to shine through.
Alas, the haters and criticizers have spoken, and already Marissa Mayer is under a ton of scrutiny coming from a lot of different sides — primarily dealing with the company's current financial situation, and the fact that Mayer is expecting her first child.
As a woman, especially a woman entrepreneur, you have incredible power to be in control of your business, your life, your money, your relationships, and yes, even your own success and happiness. However you define those things, you alone have the power to control the outcome. It's when we choose not to use our power, either consciously or unconsciously, that we inadvertently turn over our power to someone else.
Here in New York, we know so many inspiring women who are kicking butt in the digital media world. With social media playing a larger and larger role in our lives — including dating lives — every day, it's great to see women taking the reins.
The problem with buying into common untruths In high-powered corporate jobs, women experience greater success with more masculine energy. The opposite is true in love. When women bring an abundance of masculine energy to love, they have a difficult time finding true and lasting love with a masculine man.
Do you scare away the men in your life because you come off as too controlling? Do you want to learn how to take a backseat in your relationships and let the other person lead for a change? Help! My Boyfriend & I Always Argue In this video, Relationship & YourTango Expert Jasbina Ahluwalia helps a reader who is often criticized by the men she dates that she's too controlling. She wants to be able to hold on to her power as a woman but also maintain a healthy and balanced relationship.
One of my guilty pleasures on a cold winter weekend is to settle in and hold my own private classic romance movie marathon. These gut-wrenching, heart-warming tales of regret, love lost and love found, still move me to tears no matter how many times I watch them. No matter what the era, the classics usually come full circle and the boy gets the girl in the end. Love triumphs, and everyone lives happily ever after. I like happy endings. Life is meant to be full of happy endings.
As they say, behind every great man is an even greater woman—or at the very least, one who's calling the shots when their husband isn't willing to do so. Whether or not you consider Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney or Donald Trump great, one thing you can't deny is that they're all very ambitious men, and all three of them have their wives to thank for it.
Joris Lammers, a professor from Tilburg University in the Netherlands, studied answers to an anonymous questionnaire given to more than 1,500 business magazine readers ranging from top execs to the clerks in the mailroom. Respondents were asked about their thoughts on power, how confident they were about their own status at work and how willing they were to take risks. Lammers found that women at the top are just as likely to cheat as their male colleagues. "The strongest predictors are not religion or moral belief but power and opportunity," he told the Daily Mail. "Power can undermine your morality and increase your risk-taking, and the effect of power on women is just as strong as on men."
Unfaithful politicians are all over the headlines; just look at the tabloid history of Bill Clinton, Elliot Spitzer and John Edwards, all forced to suffer the repercussions of being caught with their pants around their ankles. But political figureheads aren't the only ones who cheat. Look at Tiger Woods. Or Donald Trump. They all have two things in common. First, their infidelity. Second, their positions of power.
There is a legend—an accepted legend but a legend nonetheless—that strong-headed, career-focused women are very difficult to please in the head, heart and baby-makers. Some combination of stress, perfectionism and immaculately kempt hair (periodically in a bun so tight that it makes changing facial expressions nigh impossible) make us think that she hasn't been properly rogered in eons and would probably be a drill sergeant in the sack. As it turns out, common knowledge is mad wrong, yo.