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Annual Women in Pain Conference Focuses on Relationships

Annual Women in Pain Conference Focuses on Relationships

Coral Von Zumwalt(NEW YORK) — In many respects, Cynthia Toussaint is unlucky.  She was a ballerina who had a role in the show Fame.  Then she was brought down by a then-nameless chronic pain disorder that left her mute and in a wheelchair fo…

Planned Parenthood President: Women’s Issues Are Economic Issues

Planned Parenthood President: Women’s Issues Are Economic Issues

ABC News(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — Women voters may be more concerned with putting gas in the car and having enough money for groceries than they are with reproductive rights and women’s health care.  But Planned Parenthood’s president, Ceci…

Evolution Drives ‘Lipstick Effect’ During Recessions, Researchers Say

Evolution Drives ‘Lipstick Effect’ During Recessions, Researchers Say

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A group of psychologists have added a twist to the so-called “lipstick effect” — the idea that women will buy less-expensive luxury goods in hard economic times — saying women spend more on beauty products to incre…

Don’t Stand So ‘Clothes’ to Me at Work

Don’t Stand So ‘Clothes’ to Me at Work

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — “Dress for success, go easy on the excess” should be a rule of thumb on the job, according to a digital media company Captivate Network’s survey of 600 white collar workers.Women who think that flaunting the…

Eyebrows 101: 6 Tips to Get the Perfect Brows

Eyebrows 101: 6 Tips to Get the Perfect Brows

Ralf Nau/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Eyebrows are the new focal point for the face. The trend right now in the brow world is “big is beautiful,” so we asked expert Damone Roberts, aka “the Eyebrow King,” for his best brow advice.Rober…

A City of Saudi Women: Segregation Setback or More Women in the Workplace?

A City of Saudi Women: Segregation Setback or More Women in the Workplace?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(EASTERN PROVINCE, Saudi Arabia) — Separate has never meant equal in Saudi Arabia. Yet a new women-only development in Saudi’s Eastern Province is aimed at moving women forward, easing more women into the workplace.The new …

‘Scarcity’ of Women Leads to Costlier Dates, Engagement Rings

‘Scarcity’ of Women Leads to Costlier Dates, Engagement Rings

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Research published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology shows that sex ratios, or the percentage of men and women, have a larger effect on our decisions than we think, including finding that men may pay …

Stressed Men Prefer Heavier Women, Study Suggests

Stressed Men Prefer Heavier Women, Study Suggests

Hemera/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Gentlemen may prefer blondes, but stressed men prefer heavier women — at least according to a new study.In the study, published Wednesday in the journal PLoS ONE, researchers at the University of Westminster in London subj…

Obama to Stoke ‘War on Women’ Debate in Colorado

Obama to Stoke ‘War on Women’ Debate in Colorado

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(DENVER) — President Obama kicks off a two-day campaign swing through Colorado on Wednesday by stoking a debate over an alleged Republican war on women.At his first stop in Denver, Obama will thrust the issue of women’…

Two Doctors Arrested for Filming Unsuspecting Women

Two Doctors Arrested for Filming Unsuspecting Women

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Two doctors, including a prominent plastic surgeon, were busted in Los Angeles and New York in separate incidents this week for filming unsuspecting women. Dr. Lance Everett Wyatt, a Los Angeles-based plastic surgeon…

Study: Women, Children Not Most Likely to Survive Sinking Ship

Study: Women, Children Not Most Likely to Survive Sinking Ship

Universal History Archive/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A sinking ship doesn’t exactly inspire nobility, a new study from Sweden observes.Economists at Uppsala University have turned on its head the idea that women and children are attended to first …

1 in 13 Pregnant Women Drink Alcohol

1 in 13 Pregnant Women Drink Alcohol

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Older and more educated women are more likely to drink alcohol during pregnancy, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study published Friday.About one in 13 women drink while pregnant, according…

Stressful Jobs Put Strain on Women’s Hearts, Study Says

Stressful Jobs Put Strain on Women’s Hearts, Study Says

Dynamic Graphics/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — A new study found that women who rate their jobs as highly demanding and stressful were at an increased risk of heart attack, stroke or dying from heart disease.Heart disease is one of the leading killers of both …

Women Get Short Straw for Pay on Capitol Hill

Women Get Short Straw for Pay on Capitol Hill

(File Photo) Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Testifying on Capitol Hill as a woman can be tough. But being a woman working for the Republican leadership can also be tough — on your pocketbook.Men who work for House Republican leaders — a…

Women Beat Men on IQ Tests for First Time

Women Beat Men on IQ Tests for First Time

John Rowley/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — New research is providing an answer to the age-old, delicate question: who is smarter, men or women? A new study has come down on the feminine side of that argument, finding that women now score higher on IQ tests th…

Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Help Women’s Bones, Joints

Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Help Women’s Bones, Joints

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Two new studies suggest that drinking alcohol can help ward off two diseases that affect millions of women: rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis.  But the research is among several studies that paint a confusin…

Higher Doses of Vitamin D Reduce Hip Fracture Risk for Elderly Women

Higher Doses of Vitamin D Reduce Hip Fracture Risk for Elderly Women

Creatas Images/Thinkstock(ZURICH) — Not all studies have drawn positive conclusions about vitamin D. Now a new study published in a prestigious medical journal suggests it can have a powerful positive impact on the elderly, who account for about 75 pe…

“Seventeen” Magazine Pledges to Not Digitally Enhance Body Shapes

“Seventeen” Magazine Pledges to Not Digitally Enhance Body Shapes

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A Maine teen won her battle against digitally altered images in Seventeen magazine.“I hoped that Seventeen would do this but I guess I didn’t think it would actually happen,” Julia Bluhm, 14, said.  “I…

Study: Many Men Are Happiest When Doing Chores

Study: Many Men Are Happiest When Doing Chores

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Many men are happiest when making an equal contribution to household chores, according to a University of Cambridge study that concludes what many women might have considered unimaginable.“Contrary to expecta…

Relationships: Ten Things Men Should Know About Women

Relationships: Ten Things Men Should Know About Women

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If you’re a man who hasn’t figured out what makes a woman tick, you may want to heed the advice of Astroglide.The lubricant brand has released a list of “10 Things to Know About Women” — advice for single men, …

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