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Meet the Women in Charge of Helen Gurley Brown's Legacy

A New York Times piece from over the weekend details the complicated status of former Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown’s estate, introducing the world to the women at Hearst primarily tasked with controlling her words, her money, and her apartment: Eve Burton, general counsel and vice president at the Hearst… » 8/24/15 6:30pm Monday 6:30pm

Walmart Joins Rite Aid, Food Lion in the Important Fight Against Cosmo

Probably super bummed they weren’t the first to sign onto the groundbreaking campaign to block Cosmopolitan covers in grocery and drug stores around the U.S., Walmart has joined brands like Rite Aid, Hannaford and Food Lion in the fight against women photographed with text across their bodies.… » 8/07/15 3:10pm 8/07/15 3:10pm

Victoria Hearst's Dumb Campaign to Blind Shoppers From Cosmo Worked

For the past several months, Victoria Hearst, the great-granddaughter of Hearst Corporation founder William Randolph Hearst, has been working with the National Center on Sexual Exploitation to make sure issues of a magazine that helped make her family quite rich are appropriately blocked from the eyes of… » 7/30/15 6:40pm 7/30/15 6:40pm

What's Going on With Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill? A Timeline

Over the last week, fans, tabloids and this very website inferred from a series of cryptic Instagram posts that Her Minajesty, Onika Maraj, may have dumped recent manfriend Meek Mill right on his ass. Those posts included two May 31 photographs of Minaj quoting lyrics from Beyoncé’s “Best I Never Had” (“Thank God ya… » 6/05/15 11:10am 6/05/15 11:10am

Cosmo Is Taking Over the World, One International Website at a Time

As a (paywalled) article in the Financial Times reports, in the next few months, Cosmopolitan magazine will be launching versions of their ever-growing website Cosmopolitan.com in countries like Sweden, Norway and Denmark. They've already added Nigeria to the mix, and the next year will likely see other African… » 1/12/15 5:30pm 1/12/15 5:30pm

​Cosmo, Ms. Foundation Name Emma Watson Feminist Celebrity of 2014

It certainly has been quite a year for feminists (or maybe just the word "feminist") Over the course of the last month or so, the Ms. Foundation for Women and Cosmopolitan magazine held an online poll, asking readers to choose their top celebrity feminist. Congratulations to Emma Watson and all, but I don't know… » 12/20/14 3:30pm 12/20/14 3:30pm

Cosmo to Bring Women to the Polls on a Bus Full of Topless Male Models

Cosmopolitan magazine, aka a thesaurus for the word penis, really is taking their commitment to political issues to the next level—while totally preserving that Cosmo girl spirit. After holding a contest, they will be sending students from North Carolina State University to their local polling station to vote in a… » 10/28/14 2:45pm 10/28/14 2:45pm

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 gossiping… » 5/10/13 4:00pm 5/10/13 4:00pm