Avril Thinks It's All About Her; Men Are The "Vanilla Gender"

• Avril Lavigne teaches young girls the importance of narcissism. • Indianapolis is the most sexually satisfied city? Uh, okay. • France's only female 3-star chef is opening a cooking school in Valence. • Scientific breakthrough! Sexually inhibited women have a harder time getting off. • Men are the "vanilla gender"… » 4/17/08 5:00pm 4/17/08 5:00pm

Marriage Is The New Prozac, Unless You're Not Getting Laid

More from that Time magazine cover package about modern love: Being married is awesome. Just ask Miriam Kamin: Kamin went through some tough experiences: endometriosis, a divorce, single parenting. Then last year she got married, and now everything is A-OK! "I've struggled with depression for most of my life," she… » 1/25/08 4:00pm 1/25/08 4:00pm

British Women Twice As Likely To Suffer From Depression; Three Times As…

A trio of first person accounts about depression are coming out this year in England, causing Guardian scribe Stephanie Merritt (an author of one of the three memoirs) to call 2008 the year of the female depression memoir. These three books, Elle editor Sally Brampton's Shoot the Damn Dog, Lorna Martin's Woman on the… » 1/07/08 12:00pm 1/07/08 12:00pm

Do Antidepressants Really Ruin Your Love Life?

Psychology Today has a trio of articles about antidepressants and love/sex that I feel uniquely qualified to comment on since I am both on antidepressants and in love (and having sex). [Braggart! -Ed.] The main article, "Sex, Love, and SSRIs" wonders whether selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (the class of drugs… » 12/14/07 1:00pm 12/14/07 1:00pm