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Sex and the Single Girl

Success in Midlife and Afterlife: At Sea with P.D. James

Steve Leveen | Posted 02.20.2015 | Books
Steve Leveen

When I boarded the Queen Elizabeth 2 at Southampton, UK, for my first Atlantic crossing in August 2002, I felt like an impostor.

PHOTOS: 7 Timeless Life Lessons From Helen Gurley Brown

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 08.15.2013 | Women

Including what you should do with a cat. Not a euphemism.

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...

Sex and the Single Teen: Internet Porn and Body Image

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 10.20.2012 | Parents
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Talk to them -- yes, both girls and boys -- about the enhanced images and videos that they will be exposed to. Tell them that pornography is like false advertising, the goal being to sell and market products, not necessarily to convey truth and honesty.

On the Passing of the Real Cosmo Girl

Catherine Clinch | Posted 10.16.2012 | Women
Catherine Clinch

If I had to pick out one year from my childhood that most stands out in memory, it would be 1964 -- the year my mother introduced me to Sex and The Single Girl.

What Helen Gurley Brown Taught Us About Money, Sex and Power

Christina Patterson | Posted 10.15.2012 | Women
Christina Patterson

Sexual intercourse, said Philip Larkin, began in 1963. For unmarried women in America, it began the year before, when a 40-year-old woman named Helen Gurley Brown published a book called Sex and the Single Girl.

Is Meryl Streep Our Generation's Next Helen Gurley Brown?

Suzanne Braun Levine | Posted 10.15.2012 | Fifty
Suzanne Braun Levine

The fact that Meryl Streep's new movie "Hope Springs" opened and Helen Gurley Brown died in the same week seems to me a passing of a very important baton. The baton our Post50 generation needs to get us moving toward an honest and candid discussion about sex.

Helen Gurley Brown, I'll Miss You

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 10.14.2012 | Fifty
Nancy Wurtzel

When I found out Girly was actually Gurley, I was taken aback and perplexed. How could I have gone years and years and never known this? I'd felt an affinity for this woman who could appear so relaxed and so at comfortable in her own skin. Her nickname, "girly," made her relatable.

Me, A Cosmo Girl?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 10.14.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

"Good girls go to Heaven, but bad girls go everywhere." So said Helen Gurley Brown, longtime editor of Cosmopolitan and game changer for women.

Helen Gurley Brown: Champion Of The Single Woman

Melanie Notkin | Posted 10.13.2012 | Women
Melanie Notkin

While Friedan set out to help make women equal among men, Gurley Brown set out to make single women equal among all women.

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.

LOOK: Women React To Helen Gurley Brown's Death On Twitter

Posted 08.13.2012 | Women

As the news broke Monday afternoon of Helen Gurley Brown's death, women took to Twitter to mourn the loss of the iconic former Cosmopolitan editor in ...

Helen Gurley Brown: 90, And As Quotable As Ever

Posted 02.18.2012 | Women

If you ever watch the women of Sterling Cooper navigate the sexual mores of the early 60s and think, simultaneously, "Thank god that's not me" and als...

Helen Gurley Brown and The Ostentatious Orgasm

Jill Robinson | Posted 12.06.2011 | Women
Jill Robinson

A few months later, Helen called, "I'd like you to write about the female orgasm." "What is that?" I asked. "It's a response women should get from good sex. And most women don't know what it is either."

The Word Man who Won Oscars

Steve Leveen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Steve Leveen

David Brown, who produced some of the most notable movies to come out of Hollywood, told me that the most important job of a producer is to pick the director, to whom he surrenders utterly. After that, it's to provide lunch.

The Chick Lit Curse

Deborah Schoeneman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Deborah Schoeneman

Today, the book Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough by Lori Gottlieb goes on sale, sure to start flying off the shelves faster than Manolos at a sample sale.