Gender and the Body Language of Power

Philosopher Sandra Lee Bartky once observed that being feminine often means using one’s body to portray powerlessness. Consider: A feminine person keeps her body small and contained; she makes sure that it doesn’t take up to much space or impose itself. She walks and sits in tightly packaged ways. She doesn’t cover… » 9/11/13 6:30pm 9/11/13 6:30pm

Men and Women Are Easily Distracted by Different Things When a Boring…

New research into what men and women look at while they're talking at each other's faces is bolstering the claim that men are more likely to misinterperet non-verbal cues than women, probably because men constantly being distracted by bright objects, kinetic in their peripheral vision. » 7/31/12 11:55pm 7/31/12 11:55pm

Snag Yourself a Man With These Handy Body Language Tips


Body language expert Tonya Reiman stopped by today's GMA to let you in on a secret. Turns out, when it comes to dating, non-verbal signals matter. Did your mind just get blown? Well, piece your brain back together because Tonya "Stop the Presses" Reiman has some advice for using your body to catch a man (assuming,… » 1/18/12 12:30pm 1/18/12 12:30pm

Cosmo Has Your Man All Figured Out, Ladies

Ladies, here's the deal: every single thing your partner does has a hidden message. I know this to be true, because I've just spent a good 5 minutes browsing Cosmopolitan's recent articles on decoding your man's body language. » 7/25/10 7:00pm 7/25/10 7:00pm

Science: Ovulating Women Give Off A Bad Vibe

A study finds that a women's gait changes during the course of her menstrual cycle. Well, I should think so! Anyone who's had to endure wearing a heavy-flow pad could tell you that much. But how do men respond? » 3/29/10 4:20pm 3/29/10 4:20pm

It's In Her Feet

According to psychologist Geoff Beattie, the easiest way to tell if a chick is digging you is by examining her feet. The way women move their feet can indicate sexual attraction, he claims, while men's motions often indicate nerves. [UPI] » 12/04/09 9:20am 12/04/09 9:20am

Body Language "Expert" Weighs In On Vogue's Anna Wintour

We invited our body language "expert" Tiara Dew Dots to analyze Anna Wintour's body language and facial expressions during her appearance on David Letterman's show last night. Ms. Dots' discoveries, after the jump. » 8/25/09 3:00pm 8/25/09 3:00pm

Sherri Shepherd Freaks Out GMA Host With New Body

The View may be on hiatus this week, but Sherri Shepherd brought her much-publicized new, thinner body over to Good Morning America today, where she screamed and wiggled around, much to the chagrin of host Chris Cuomo. » 8/20/09 2:00pm 8/20/09 2:00pm

Body Language Expert: Twilight Stars In Love

The tabloids are convinced that sparkle vamp Robert Pattinson and costar Kristen Stewart are in love. So is our body language "expert" Tiara Dew Dots. She knows exactly what RPatz and KStew are thinking, based solely on snaps from Comic-Con. » 7/24/09 2:40pm 7/24/09 2:40pm

You Don't Have To Have A Personality If Your Glass Has One For You

Dr. Glenn Wilson recently analyzed the body language of 500 drinkers to come up with 8 distinct glass-holding personality types, stating that the way one holds one's glass represents "the person you are." Oh really? » 5/30/09 3:30pm 5/30/09 3:30pm

"The Place We Live": Susie Orbach Talks About Bodies

Psychoanalyst Susie Orbach is giving a whole slew of interviews to promote her new book Bodies. She makes some valid points — and some strange ones — about the relationship between capitalism, pop culture, and the body. » 3/12/09 1:30pm 3/12/09 1:30pm

The Final Frontier: Can A Woman Ever Wink?

Nowadays, women can do a lot of things. We can hold high offices, wear trousers, ask men out, drink whiskey in public. What can't we do? Wink. Women winking is always, always inappropriate. Why? » 12/10/08 2:20pm 12/10/08 2:20pm

Cosmo Takes The Fun Out Of Cuddling

In its ongoing quest to add maximum self-consciousness to every facet of life, Cosmo » 11/19/08 1:20pm 11/19/08 1:20pm brings us " in which you're apparently supposed to spy on your "man" while cuddling for "insight into his personality, naughty desires, and more." Because as we know, in land, why try direct communication when there are tricks and…

Sarah Palin: John McCain's Mouth Says Yes, But His Body Says No

John McCain was on 60 Minutes » 9/21/08 8:30pm 9/21/08 8:30pm tonight and, naturally, the Arizona senator was asked about the foreign and economic policy "experience" of his running mate, Governor Sarah Palin. While McCain can't find anything to recommend her on either point other than her experience cutting taxes (which might have paid for too many

Cosmo Understands Men So You Don't Have To

If you're a regular Cosmo » 9/10/08 1:40pm 9/10/08 1:40pm reader, you already know that men aren't capable of using words to express emotions. That's for those of us with two "x" chromosomes. To understand a man, you have to read his body language, much as you would, well, a dog. How do you decode his mysterious slumps and slouches? October has a…

Why New York Sucks

The April Cosmo goes bar-hopping at some local dives and snaps photos of couples talking to submit them for body language analysis. This guy's body language revealed him to be the biggest player. Click on the pic to see. His face is blurred out, but seriously... » 3/05/08 4:20pm 3/05/08 4:20pm