When I saw Cosmo posted a story called "28 Mind-Blowing Lesbian Sex Positions," for one second I thought, "Oh wow!" "Look at that!" "Cosmo is becoming more inclusive!" But it wasn't one second later before my bubble was eternally and mind-shakingly burst.
If today's Cosmo is "capitalizing on the widespread interest" in "a buffet of light and heavy" that now "is an established formula for success," it's cashing in on a formula as inventive -- and traditional -- as the American women's magazine itself.
Brad Pitt might be the first modern hero who doesn't need a superhero power. Because unlike Superman -- who stands brooding and alone, has not one but two father complexes and something of a messiah issue to deal with.
Do I believe that you should follow every trend and obsess over your hair? No! Do I think every woman needs an expensive, fancy wardrobe? Not at all. But what I've learned along the way is that getting your fashion and beauty ducks in row lets you obsess less and accomplish more.
If there is a straight and sometimes-high-five-throwing male out there who can claim more influence on their life from Helen Gurley Brown, I'd love to meet him. Until then I'm proclaiming myself as her absolute number one fan.
I am read and listened to and this is a pleasure, but I would never have had this opportunity without first having been a Cosmo Girl for the late and charming Helen Gurley Brown, who created part of my arsenal of experiences from which I draw upon to write.