Helen Gurley Brown

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Cosmo Editor Gurley Brown Dead at 90

'Sex and the Single Girl' author embraced sexual revolution

(Newser) - Helen Gurley Brown, the longtime editor of Cosmopolitan magazine who invited millions of women to join the sexual revolution, has died. She was 90. Brown died today at a hospital in New York after a brief hospitalization, Hearst CEO Frank A. Bennack, Jr. said in a statement. Sex and the ... More »

History's Greatest Sex Lives

Genghis Khan to Madonna, not just about numbers

(Newser) - Taking into account sheer numbers, global impact, and inventiveness, James Brady Ryan counts down the history’s top sex lives for Nerve . Some highlights:
  • Genghis Khan: When 8% of the population of Central Asia (which includes 17 million males) are your direct descendants, you did something right.
  • Madonna: “No
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Cosmo Editor Breathed Fun Into Feminism

Helen Gurley Brown made movement sexy and smart

(Newser) - For proof of the burgeoning reconciliation between second- and third-wave feminism, look no further than Michelle Obama, who thrives as a thinking woman's fashionista. For that, Obama and other feminists can thank Helen Gurley Brown, Naomi Wolf argues in a Washington Post review of Bad Girls Go Everywhere, Jennifer Scanlon’... More »

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