Fired? Dumped? Oprah Says "Self-Distance" Instead Of Sobbing!

I like O: the Oprah Magazine » 9/23/08 12:00pm 9/23/08 12:00pm. It's consistently the least condescending, most reasonable women's magazine around ("most reasonable women's magazine" is sort of like "nicest Nazi," but I digress). editors feature meaty articles and contributions from an incredibly diverse and impressive group of writers — Mary…

Oprah Winfrey: One Thing American And Saudi Women Have In Common

Oprah Winfrey "struggles with her weight. She overcame depression. She rose from a childhood marked by poverty and abuse. On all these levels she appeals to a Saudi woman. People really idolize her here » 9/19/08 11:00am 9/19/08 11:00am," Riyadh spa owner Princess Reema bint Bandar al-Saud tells the in an article about Oprah's very devoted Saudi fan…

5 Possible Reasons Why Women's Magazine Sales Are Plummeting

Over on Portƒolio's site today, Jeff Bercovici reports that many of the major women's magazines sales are down for the first half of the year. And not just by a little bit: We're talking double-digit numbers. The newsstand average of Glamour dropped 10%; Marie Claire fell 11%, Vogue and Teen Vogue both slumped 15% and… » 7/29/08 4:00pm 7/29/08 4:00pm

Is There Such A Thing As Too Much Relaxin'?

I usually have few objections to O. Well, there is the matter of that green jacket, but we're here to talk substance, and the cover story "5 Things Every Happy Woman Does", like all women's magazine features with numbers in the headline, is surely a thing of substance. Most of the rules are dog-themed — you can't feed… » 2/22/08 12:00pm 2/22/08 12:00pm

Is The Internet Making You Live Life Like A Drunk Driver? Take O's Quiz!

Today, like every day, I began by washing down ten milligrams of Adderall with a bottle of Kombucha and about 24 ounces of Arabian Mocha Sanani. Just getting all this shit together — today for some reason my pills were underneath the couch and my coffee grinder was above the fridge — is enough of a challenge; then… » 10/23/07 2:00pm 10/23/07 2:00pm

Simply Vera Leaves Us Simply, Um, Excited? About Fashion?

This we'll say for wedding dresses: they're predictable, monochromatic garments you buy more on the basis of quality and craftsmanship than fads and brand names — all traits we look for on the rare occasion we buy clothes. Maybe that's why we keep marveling every time we catch a glimpse of one of the hundreds of… » 8/14/07 3:30pm 8/14/07 3:30pm

Suzy Welch Dispenses Female Career Advice In 'O' Magazine; Somehow…

In the latest issue of O former General Electric CEO Jack Welch's latest wife Suzy diagnoses the five types of hateful co-workers — the Star, the Slider, the Self-Promoter, the Boss Hater and the Pity Party — in what would be a decent column if any space were given to the different ways men and women assume these… » 8/13/07 3:20pm 8/13/07 3:20pm

Sweatshops? Don't Sweat 'Em! NY Times Columnist Tells 'O' Magazine…

We were totally down with the message of the O magazine August cover story "Chill: 21 Things You Should Stop Worrying About Right Now" (Sample entry: 'Worry Lines — stop worrying about 'em!' LOLZ.) But we really related to the question, "When I buy clothing made in Third World countries, am I exploiting the poor?" We… » 7/26/07 12:30pm 7/26/07 12:30pm