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Magazine - All the Single Ladies

Magazine - All the Single Ladies
In 2001, when I was 28, I broke up with my boyfriend. Allan and I had been together for three years, and there was no good reason to end things. He was (and remains) an exceptional person, intelligent, good-looking, loyal, kind. The period that followed was awful. Also see: The End of Men Earlier this year, women became the majority of the workforce for the first time in U.S. history. Delayed Childbearing Though career counselors and wishful thinkers may say otherwise, women who put off trying to have children until their mid-thirties risk losing out on motherhood altogether. Marry Him! In Search of Mr. Let's Call the Whole Thing Off The author is ending her marriage. The Wifely Duty Marriage used to provide access to sex. Sex and the College Girl "This is clearly a mess and not one that is going to clear up with magic speed on the wedding night." A Successful Bachelor (June 1898) "More interest should be taken in bachelors. Ten years later, I occasionally ask myself the same question. Related:  Women

The Startling Plight of China's Leftover Ladies - By Christina Larson The Spicy Love Doctor was running late. A well-heeled crowd one recent Sunday afternoon had packed into the second-floor lounge of Beijing's Trends Building -- home to the publishing offices of several glossy magazines, including the Chinese editions of Cosmopolitan, Esquire, and Harper's Bazaar -- to hear Wu Di, a contributor to China's Cosmopolitan and author of an alluring new book, I Know Why You're Left. The poised, professional crowd, outfitted in black blazers, leather boots, and trendy thick-framed glasses, was composed mostly of women in their mid-20s to mid-30s -- prime Cosmo readers and all there waiting patiently to hear Wu, who typically charges $160 an hour for "private romance counseling," explain their surprising plight: being single women in a country with a startling excess of men. The majority of her talk was devoted not to such timeless aphorisms, but to describing a new conundrum in China: the plight of its sheng nu, or "leftover ladies." But it's not just China.

Vlogger Sarah Austin Perfects the Work/Life Balance: One Seamlessly Feeds the Other Sarah Austin" /> This interview is part of our ongoing series related to The Influence Project. Not long ago I had lunch with the vlogger and lifecaster Sarah Austin. I agreed and she rolled tape. Looking back, I realize this is what Austin does. Austin hosts a weekly Webcast on Justin.tv/pop17 that attracts 50,000 viewers and has been endorsed by, among others, Leonardo Dicaprio, Steve Wozniak, and Demi Moore. We recently spoke about online influence and our conversation landed on the question of when we thought was the best time to break news. Read the Q&A, then prepare to reschedule your programming. Mark Borden: When did you first go online? Sarah Austin: I was 10 in 1996 and my dad had a PC in his home office. What is the most interesting thing you're working on right now? I'm relaunching Pop17 as a new media brand that tells personal stories and tracks and analyzes Internet fame, social media news, tech tools, and trends. How do you gauge a person's online influence? Robert B.

Study: Single Men Not Afraid of Marriage or Having Kids As Valentine's Day approaches and married people take a moment to express their boundless and eternal love for their spouse by buying chocolates made in faraway China a romantically long time ago, they tend to take pity on single folk. They imagine a vast tribe of female lonely hearts roaming an emotional Sahara, confounded by mirages that look like marriage-minded men. But according to what may be the biggest study of single people ever, that image is, like the enthusiasm for the chocolate, quite false. Single men are, on the whole, as likely to want to get married... Subscribe Now Get TIME the way you want it One Week Digital Pass — $4.99 Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS — $2.99 One Year ALL ACCESS — Just $30!

Why Do They Hate Us? - By Mona Eltahawy In "Distant View of a Minaret," the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short story with a woman so unmoved by sex with her husband that as he focuses solely on his pleasure, she notices a spider web she must sweep off the ceiling and has time to ruminate on her husband's repeated refusal to prolong intercourse until she too climaxes, "as though purposely to deprive her." Just as her husband denies her an orgasm, the call to prayer interrupts his, and the man leaves. After washing up, she loses herself in prayer -- so much more satisfying that she can't wait until the next prayer -- and looks out onto the street from her balcony. She interrupts her reverie to make coffee dutifully for her husband to drink after his nap. Taking it to their bedroom to pour it in front of him as he prefers, she notices he is dead. Yes: They hate us. But let's put aside what the United States does or doesn't do to women. But at least Yemeni women can drive. Hatred of women.

The Mediavore's Dilemma: Making Sustainable Media Choices The media business is becoming a complex game. A major study recently conducted by the Knight Commission concluded that the Internet and the proliferation of mobile media have unleashed a tsunami of innovation in the creation and distribution of information, a torrent teeming with hundreds of thousands of media channels and millions of media product choices. We also live in a world being confronted by an unprecedented array of environmental threats caused by human activities like agriculture, coal mining, oil extraction, industrial production, electricity use, transportation and deforestation — all of which contribute to climate changing greenhouse gas emissions. A factor making the media game even more complex is the carbon footprint created by media brands and their supply chains as they compete for advertising dollars and vie for consumer attention. * Can advertisers afford to ignore the environmental threats associated with their media supply chain choices? Game Change? The U.S.

Surprising facts about birth in the United States Just over 4 million babies are born in the United States each year, and the details of how, when, and where they arrive are always shifting. Inside pregnancy: Labor and birth The biggest news this year is that the U.S. birth rate is still slumping – down 3 percent in 2010 from 2009. "Birth rate" is an estimate of the average number of births a group of women will have over their lifetime. The U.S. birth rate grew every year from 2003 to 2007 and has been declining since. The number of births is down too. Many blame the tumultuous economy for the dropping numbers. Note: Most of the numbers in this article come from U.S. We also pulled a few interesting stats from the U.S. When and where U.S. babies are born The biggest day The most popular day for babies to make their entrance is Tuesday, followed by Monday. The biggest month In 2010 more newborns arrived in September than in any other month. Birth numbers and rates in the states States with the most births States with the highest birth rate

Magazine - The End of Men Earlier this year, women became the majority of the workforce for the first time in U.S. history. Most managers are now women too. And for every two men who get a college degree this year, three women will do the same. John Ritter In the 1970s the biologist Ronald Ericsson came up with a way to separate sperm carrying the male-producing Y chromosome from those carrying the X. In the late 1970s, Ericsson leased the method to clinics around the U.S., calling it the first scientifically proven method for choosing the sex of a child. Feminists of the era did not take kindly to Ericsson and his Marlboro Man veneer. Ericsson, now 74, laughed when I read him these quotes from his old antagonist. Even more unsettling for Ericsson, it has become clear that in choosing the sex of the next generation, he is no longer the boss. Why wouldn’t you choose a girl? Ericsson’s extended family is as good an illustration of the rapidly shifting landscape as any other.

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