March 6, 2015 |
* UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT. Friday, Netflix. * DIG. 10 tonight, USA. FROM "That Girl" to "Girls," single women hoping to make it in the Big Apple aren't new to TV. Single women moving to New York after 15 years living underground in a doomsday cult? You can count them on one finger. There's nothing generic about the funny (and charming) "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," whose first 13 episodes premiere tomorrow on Netflix. Ellie Kemper ("The Office") stars as Kimmy, who's been through some stuff and emerged determined not to waste her life.
July 11, 2014 |
THERE ARE THINGS that go bump in the night, and then there are creeps who break into homes and stand over women like weirdos until they're awake. Tyrell Booker is of the latter variety, according to Upper Darby police. Booker, 21, of Yeadon, is the man police said is responsible for five break-ins in the Stonehurst section of the Delaware County township in the last three months. In each case, a woman awoke to find a strange man standing over her, police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said.
June 16, 2014 |
Retiring single has its privileges and challenges. There's freedom, and there's financial responsibility, which some people may find daunting. These sites help sort out the issues and answers. The Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement, at WiserWomen.org, provides this retirement planning page with links to retirement calculators, explainers on reverse mortgages, pensions, divorce, veteran's benefits, and a whole lot more. "Living alone as you approach retirement is hard work," notes this post at tiaa-cref.org, the financial-service firm for employees of nonprofits.
July 5, 2013 |
While I'm away, readers give the advice. On helping a friend who is being abused: After slowly being isolated from all friends and family - in short, everyone who made or was likely to make any comment about what a jerk my then-husband was to me - I had one single friend left, a particularly astute woman who was very familiar with abuse victims. She focused all attention on him when the three of us were together, thereby feeding his ego and need to feel powerful, which ensured he would not sever the connection and would allow her to have time alone with me. When we were alone, she bolstered my failing belief in myself.
June 25, 2013
S TOMACH Full, Penis Empty: A Woman's Guide to a Happy Marriage . That's what Niecy Nash, the former star of the Style Network's "Clean House," wanted to title her new relationship book, but publisher Simon & Schuster was skittish about getting a book with that name into Walmart. So, Nash, who celebrated her second wedding anniversary last month with a very tall, dark, handsome electrical engineer named Jay Tucker , renamed her new advice manual, It's Hard to Fight Naked . "Literally, if the conversation starts getting hot, take off your shirt and start lotioning your elbows," Nash said yesterday with her trademark sass.
March 29, 2012 |
STERLING, Va. - As a married woman, Marisa Hannum had her family's conservatism in mind when she backed Republicans in the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections. Now divorced, she is putting her own interests first as she weighs whether to vote for President Obama or his Republican challenger this fall. She's an abortion opponent, worried about her finances, and concerned for friends who can't find jobs. She's dumbfounded that anyone is questioning birth-control access in 2012.
October 2, 2011 |
That too many African American children are growing up in single-parent households isn't news. But Stanford law professor Ralph Richard Banks has initiated a provocative debate that analyzes why black women are the most unpartnered group in our society. In his new book, Is Marriage for White People?, Banks explains: "The percentage of black children born to unwed parents exceeds 70 percent not because single women are getting pregnant more often, but because black women are so much more likely to be single.
November 18, 2010 |
The single singer isn't single anymore. We may be starting this story at the end, but that's the most gratifying part about Karen Gross' five-year-old cabaret show, Sex & the Single Singer . During her performances, Gross has sung songs and cracked jokes about dating in front of sold-out audiences at Old City's Tin Angel bar. But over the years, she somehow settled into herself, and now she says she has worked through her meshugas. The 31-year-old singer-by-night, marketer-by-day is cohabiting with Dan Creskoff, her boyfriend of two years.
September 9, 2010
DEAR ABBY: "Cautious Bachelorette" asked you how she should respond to a workman who asks if she lives alone. Having worked 30 years in a maximum-security prison, I can assure your readers that criminals gravitate toward jobs that provide access to people's homes as a way of scouting victims, so "Bachelorette's" concern is well- founded. I advise single women to keep a few articles of men's clothing, such as a jacket, work boots and other items, visible in their homes. They can be purchased inexpensively at a yard sale or local thrift shop.
December 5, 2008
There are two things politicians should remember in the YouTube age: (1) You don't have to comment on everything. (2) If you must comment, think before you speak. Meet Gov. Ed "I'll Talk to Anyone About Anything" Rendell, Exhibit A of what happens when you violate Maxims 1 and 2. While at Independence Mall on Tuesday for the National Governors Association meeting with Barack Obama, Rendell opined on the president-elect's choice for homeland security boss, Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano: "Janet's perfect for that job," Rendell said, unaware of an open microphone close by. "Because for that job, you have to have no life.