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How To Live Alone, Even If You Don't Like To

Posted 04.24.2012 | Women

By Pamela Redmond Satran When I was a kid, the only woman I knew who lived alone was my aunt Margie. Although Margie was nice enough in a peppermin...

My Secret Single Behavior

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 04.29.2012 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

The fact that women are more social yet still choose to live alone indicates a need among women for a place to be alone (Note: Virginia Woolf made this argument in 1929 -- highly recommended.)

Brennan Williams

Kim Coles: 'A Bunch Of Women Fighting Each Other' Not Good TV

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 11.21.2011 | Black Voices

For Kim Coles, appearing on the wildly popular 1990s comedy show "In Living Color" should have been a career milestone, but it was over almost as soo...

What Every New Census Report Shows: More Americans Are Single. But Why?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

How do the stories in the media explain the increase in the number of single people and decrease in the number of married Americans? One explanation did not seem to occur to anyone.

Does the Prop 8 Ruling Make the Case for Ending Marital Privilege?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

My question is this: Why should coupled people, but not single people, have greater access to health insurance, employment benefits, or anything else simply because they are coupled?

Sandra Bullock, David Brooks, and Misleading Claims About Marrying

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

In his column today, David Brooks writes that, "According to [one study], being married produces a psychic gain equivalent to more than $100,000 a year." What exactly does this mean?

Now We're Supposed to Fret that She's Not a Mother?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

Are you persuaded that Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is not gay, and that it should never have mattered anyway? Good, because now we can move on to her next supposed shortcoming.

'Relationship' Is a Very Big Word

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

There's something troubling about the use of the word "relationship" that excludes all relationships but romantic ones. All other adult relationships aren't just excluded in the wording; they're absent from the studies.

Harvard Press Was Right to Reject "The Case for Marriage"

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Bella DePaulo

I have news for Stanley Kurtz: The Case for Marriage was second rate and not worth publishing.

Should You Marry that Rude, Stinky, Creepy Person Since You're Not Perfect Either?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

Once upon a time, a reporter for a major magazine declared, in all seriousness, that women should just get married already - even if it means settling...

Women in Hip-Hop: The B-girl Be Festival

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Lauri Lyons

When it comes to women in hip-hop, don't call it a comeback. Women have been here for years.

More about Sonia Sotomayor, From Someone Who Knew Her at Yale

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

Rachel Moran: "The stigma of singledom seems to have disappeared when it comes to qualifying for high office, both for men like David Souter and women like Sonia Sotomayor."

The Fabulous Life Of The New "Old Maid"

tangomag.com | Anne Marie O'Connor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

I admit it, I love Bridget Jones. (In fact, I actually watched her in both the original and the sequel last weekend. For about the eleventh time.) Sti...