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Helen Gurley Brown Cosmopolitan

PHOTOS: 1969 Cookbook Wants You To Seduce With Meat

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 08.13.2013 | Taste

We love a woman who can compare a meat dish to a Bill Blass suit.

Six Decades Of Cosmo Covers Show How 'Sexy' Has (And Hasn't) Changed

Posted 08.13.2013 | Style

Cosmopolitan has been around since 1886, but it wasn't until Helen Gurley Brown took the reins in 1965 that things starting getting... sexier. As the ...

LOOK: Helen Gurley Brown Sums Up What Your Place Says About You

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 08.13.2013 | HuffPost Home

On this day last year, I learned that my imaginary fairy godmother Helen Gurley Brown passed away. Though she's departed this world for the great edit...

WATCH: You Won't Believe What Helen Gurley Brown Was Doing At 80

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 08.13.2013 | Fifty

There's no excuse for the rest of us, is there?

Helen Gurley Brown: The Great Cosmo Girl, Editor, Trailblazer and Friend Remembered

Liz Smith | Posted 12.22.2012 | Media
Liz Smith

Helen didn't tell women how they had to be. She offered them a choice. With a cherry on top, a push-up bra, an often overlooked pragmatism, and plain good horse sense.

Want To Be The Narrator Of Helen Gurley Brown's Famous Book?

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 08.23.2012 | Women

Calling all women with "sultry," "perfect" voices! Audible Studios wants YOU to narrate the audiobook version of "Sex And The Single Girl," the famous...

Helen Gurley Brown: A Celebration of Life

Dr. William R. Kapfer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dr. William R. Kapfer

Helen Gurley Brown passed away last Monday at 90. I had the pleasure of knowing HGB for nearly two decades. She was a delightful and valued friend, a mentor and my honorary Godmother.

Why You and I Need to Thank Cosmopolitan's Helen Gurley Brown -- RIP

Bonnie Fuller | Posted 10.15.2012 | Entertainment
Bonnie Fuller

When Cosmopolitan magazine's legendary editor Helen Gurley Brown, 90, passed away on Aug. 13, I lost a friend and mentor. But we all lost the woman who blew open the doors of opportunity for us all.

Helen Gurley Brown: Remembering The One And Only (And First!) Cosmo Girl

Liz Smith | Posted 10.14.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

I had a ball for years working with Helen, a woman I very seldom agreed with, but who I admired and loved for her bravery, her chutzpah, her elaborate endeavor to "save" women from themselves by getting them to marry well, have sex as they pleased, and get to the top any damn way they could.

Dear Pussycat: Remembering Helen Gurley Brown

Jocelyn Kelley | Posted 10.14.2012 | Home
Jocelyn Kelley

She was so cutting edge that the magazine still retains her voice to this day. While her magazine work is enormously impactful on our media culture, her books will have indelible staying power.

LOOK: Helen Gurley Brown's Best Quotes

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.13.2012 | Women

Helen Gurley Brown unquestionably changed the face of women's media. She transformed Cosmopolitan when she served as its editor-in-chief of from 1965 ...

A Salute To The Ultimate 'Cosmo Girl'

Brie Dyas | Posted 10.13.2012 | Style
Brie Dyas

To proclaim to be a "Cosmo girl" nowadays is to have the world look at you with a half-smirk and assume your literary knowledge is limited to romance novels. You're just that: A girl, not a woman. But that wasn't always the case.

PHOTOS: How Helen Gurley Brown's Timeless Style Will Have A Lasting Impact

Posted 08.13.2012 | Style

Throughout her influential life, Helen Gurley Brown was known for pioneering a sexually-empowered lifestyle (think: Joan Holloway from "Mad Men"). And...