This Month in Cosmo: Should You Try to Snag a Hot Techie Boyfriend?

Did you know that "Hollywood It Girls are snatching up web entrepreneurs like they're the latest iPhone upgrade?" If you read June's issue of Cosmopolitan magazine you do! It includes an article that explains how and why these unnamed sorceresses (and me when I was still dating my ex-boyfriend) date techies and how… » 5/16/14 12:20pm 5/16/14 12:20pm

Condé Nast Fires Self Editor and Vice President/Publisher

In news that's very interestingly timed, Condé Nast said Thursday that Self magazine editor Lucy Danziger had been let go from the publication, as had vice president/publisher Laura McEwen. Danziger is being replaced with Cosmopolitan executive editor Joyce Chang and McEwen is being replaced by Mary Murcko from the… » 4/03/14 5:40pm 4/03/14 5:40pm

September at Cosmo Means Putting a Condom on a Dude Using Your Feet

The September issue of Cosmopolitan has a very thorough 12-page guide to contraception, which includes two pages about all the options and their efficacy; two pages dedicated to the Pill and its side effects, and two pages on condoms. In a sidebar on the condom spread, the mag teaches "sexy" ways for a woman to put a… » 8/13/13 4:00pm 8/13/13 4:00pm

How We Got the Idea That Ladymags Don't Publish 'Serious Journalism'

Women's magazines aren't serious. That's the perception that exists anyway. It might be a matter of what consumers think about them, or maybe it's just how the people who work at them are judged by their peers in the media. But they're not taken seriously, and it's not because of their content. It's because our… » 6/17/13 12:20pm 6/17/13 12:20pm

Drive Your Mom Wild With These Mom-Pleasing Tips

You know what all the other girls will be doing for their moms this Mother's Day — the brunching, the mimosas, the cards, the pedicures — YAWN! We here at COSMOMPOLITAN know you're not like those other girls; you're a fun fearless female offspring who wants to make this Mother's Day one that will have her… » 5/10/13 4:00pm 5/10/13 4:00pm

Cosmo and Harlequin Join Forces for Series of Inevitably Ridiculous…

Well, isn't this just a match made in boring sexy heaven! It was announced yesterday that romance publisher Harlequin will partner up with dumb-dumb lady magazine Cosmopolitan to produce Cosmo Hot Reads, a series of erotic e-books that will begin dropping in May, with two books (each title hovering around 30,000… » 12/06/12 2:25pm 12/06/12 2:25pm

Cosmo Latina Majorly Fails With 'Latin Style' 50 Shades of Grey Tips

For months, lazy publicists and writers have been riffing off 50 Shades of Grey mania by pitching everything and anything Grey related, from sex toys to ties to nail polish. Perhaps Cosmopolitan for Latinas' Ariel Nagi deserves props for managing to combine lazy with offensive in her post, "50 Shades of Grey Sex -… » 10/01/12 5:15pm 10/01/12 5:15pm

We Read So You Don't Have To: The Year's Biggest Ladymags, Rated and…

In Ladymag Land, the biggest issues of the year are the September issues. And this year, Vogue, Queen of the Ladymags, had its biggest issue ever. Nine hundred sixteen pages: Absolutely GIGANTIC. But all of the Ladymags celebrated the fall season in a huge way, and we could not let this momentous occasion pass without… » 9/06/12 4:00pm 9/06/12 4:00pm

10 Shades of Stupid: Cosmo's Worst BDSM Tips

I knew this was coming when the cashier in Barnes and Nobles saw me looking at Fifty Shades of Grey and stage-whispered: "I bought that for my mom, and now I'm just terrified that I'm going to go home and find my dad. In a cage. Bleeding or dead." BDSM is like soccer and socialized medicine; fascinating, but hard for… » 8/23/12 2:00pm 8/23/12 2:00pm