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French Women Prefer Chocolate To Sex

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2014 | Home

PARIS, April 30 (Reuters) - French men believe sex is the surest route to happiness but for French women the key to felicity is food, according to a...

11 Fashion Rules Inspired by French Vogue

Ada Polla | Posted 01.26.2014 | Style
Ada Polla

When speaking with a friend this past week about fashion icons and comparing notes in terms of who we turn to for fashion inspiration, the name Emmanuelle Alt came up.

End the Tyranny of the Turkey

Layla Demay | Posted 01.26.2014 | Taste
Layla Demay

We, French people, don't eat turkey for Thanksgiving, for the simple reason that we don't celebrate Thanksgiving.

6 Things The French Can Teach Us About Aging Well

Shelley Emling | Posted 11.04.2013 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

Before moving to the New York City area, I lived in London for seven years. During that period, I traveled more than two dozen times to France, a place where five- or six-week vacations are the norm and many people retire comfortably at 60 or younger. I made many wonderful French friends and was more than a little awed at the way they aged so gracefully.

7 Things French Women Can Teach Us About Sex And Love

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.20.2013 | Women

Given that Paris is the most romantic city in the world, it makes sense that our French counterparts know a lot about the art of love. This summer...

Jane Birkin Reveals The Secret To French Beauty

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 08.17.2013 | Style

We're always trying to figure out what exactly French women have that we don't. Is it superior taste? An ability to look effortlessly cool in ballet f...

My Ten-Item Wardrobe for Spring

Jennifer L. Scott | Posted 07.07.2013 | Style
Jennifer L. Scott

By narrowing down my wardrobe to these core items I have liberated myself from the closet clutter and endless cycles of shopping that used to be my reality.

A French Woman's Guide to Preparing for the End of the World

Layla Demay | Posted 02.19.2013 | Comedy
Layla Demay

Mais bien sûr, I had my legs waxed and my hair styled, because I wouldn't want to be caught with a bad hairdo, especially for the end of the world. There might be a photo op on the way.


Layla Demay | Posted 09.17.2012 | Sports
Layla Demay

I've been living in this country for the past sixteen years and I still don't get your sports teams, your sports rules, your sports scoring, or your sports player transfer policies.

Happy Bastille Day!

Layla Demay | Posted 09.12.2012 | Home
Layla Demay

Just wrapped up your 4th of July festivities? Done celebrating your Independence from those damn Brits? Good! Because you're right on time to celebrate La Fête Nationale, aka Bastille Day. Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité.

What Would a French Woman Do?

Layla Demay | Posted 09.05.2012 | Home
Layla Demay

I'm French and in your country, I'm as divine as the Holy Ghost. I know, I know, I didn't create the universe. I accomplished far better.

French Women Worry About Getting Fat, Too

The New York Times | Posted 06.11.2012 | Women

The delivery box that carries a three-day sampling of meals from the weight-loss company Jenny Craig is tantalizingly large. Inside is a plastic-foam ...

Femmes Fatales Fight It Out: Samantha Brick Disses French Women

Debra Ollivier | Posted 07.18.2012 | Women
Debra Ollivier

French women have deep, enduring friendships with each other, but many do tend to identify as much with men -- sometimes more so -- as they do with women.

Feminists Enraged After France Drops Sexual Harassment Law

Reuters | Posted 07.04.2012 | Home

PARIS, May 4 (Reuters) - France repealed a sexual harassment law on Friday on the grounds that the definition of the crime was too vague, sparking r...

Drag Queens Don't Get Fat

Gabriel Rotello | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Gabriel Rotello

What I saw looking around at the lovely women of Bordeaux is that drag queens essentially are -- and always have been -- not faux women but faux French women. Drag is simply another timeless French cultural gift to the world.

French Feminists Want To Ban The Word 'Mademoiselle'

Worldcrunch | Posted 11.28.2011 | Home

PARIS - French feminist associations sure know their priorities! If further evidence was needed, the "Chiennes de Garde" (Watchdogs) association and i...

The "DSK Affair" & American Independence Day: An Open Letter to the Women of France

Ellen Freudenheim | Posted 09.02.2011 | Women
Ellen Freudenheim

To French women who want to see sexual innuendos dropped, and sexual harassment stopped, in your workplaces, American women offer vigorous support.

Is Gaining Weight Grounds For Divorce?

Vicki Larson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

A headline two years ago grabbed my attention and probably a few others': Being Fat Ended My Marriage. In the Ladies Home Journal article, the author...

What's Wrong with the (Fighting) French?

Debra Ollivier | Posted 06.29.2011 | Home
Debra Ollivier

These French strikes are far less about two years of retirement and far more about preserving an infrastructure of social benefits that are sacrosanct to the French and the bedrock of their culture.

Why French Women Wear Scarves

Susan Sisko Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Susan Sisko Carter

Scarves intimidate me. Until this precise moment. The saleswoman places the scarf around my neck... and voila: She reveals the secret of how French women tie their scarves.

On Julie & Julia, the Fake Movieland France and My Non-Buttery Menu

Barbara Probst Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Barbara Probst Solomon

This past weekend, I was dumbfounded at the movie vision of a 1948 Paris resplendent with sumptuous food portrayed in Julie & Julia. That year much of Europe was suffering from starvation.

Catherine Breillat on a Yacht at Cannes: "Great Directors" Party

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Breillat thinks the French don't like her because she makes films where its women, not men, who are talking about sex.

French Women Don't Get Fat? It's the Sugar!

Pamela Newton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Pamela Newton

I have taken the research to a new level, and have turned my own body into a test case for theories about European vs. American diets.

French Women Discuss Dating In France: "We Don't" (VIDEO) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The word dating doesn't exist in Paris; they call it meeting because "date" is a code for flowers, dinner, goodnight kiss, etc. It's not spontaneous. ...

What We Can Learn From French Women

Huffington Post | Anya Strzemien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Ah, the allure of les femmes francaises. How do they do it? Here are some possible explanations. 1. They have a natural approach to beauty. The more...