August 25, 2016 |
Question: My 22-year-old daughter is lovely, kind, and smart. She rarely dated in high school, and this was a big disappointment for her, but I assumed it was because she is 5-foot-10 and was very quiet and shy. I told her college boys would be taller and to get involved in extracurriculars and things would be better. She had a happy college experience, top grades, head of her student professional association, and plenty of friends, football, and extracurricular activities. But very minimal dating.
May 28, 2016 |
Homeownership is more profitable for men than for women, a study released Thursday by the real estate search engine RealtyTrac maintains. Analyzing 2.1 million single-family homes nationwide, RealtyTrac found that homes owned by single men on average are worth 10 percent more and have appreciated $10,112 (16 percent) more since purchase than those owned by single women. Single male homeowners accounted for 1.14 million of the total, and single women for 1.01 million, based on public record tax assessor data collected by RealtyTrac.
March 20, 2016 |
Journalist Rebecca Traister's book All the Single Ladies , about the power of single women, is running up the charts and garnering applause from book critics nationwide. She describes herself as a "boring married. " She lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, ground zero of what famous fictional singleton Bridget Jones called the "smug marrieds. " Traister, 40, has two children and a husband and is not unaware of the irony. Traister is a writer at large for New York Magazine and a contributing editor at Elle magazine. She was single for most of her life and holds strongly to the memory of that time.
December 21, 2015 |
Renee Washington's descent from financial comfort to near-homelessness took nine years. In that time, the 56-year-old West Chester resident was laid off from a $40,000-a-year job and lost her mother to cancer. Three years later, Washington, by then with no health insurance, also was found to have the disease. That devastating events exhausted Washington's finances. The administrative assistant lost her longtime family home. Within weeks of having to leave, she turned to Home of the Sparrow.
September 7, 2015 |
More advancements in medical research, to benefit women! The hits just keep on coming, don't they? I'm talking about recent banner weeks in women's health, and two news stories that were only apparently unrelated. The first news story concerns a breakthrough for women, in that modern medical science has developed a pill to increase our libido. Thank God! This development obviously counters all those critics who say modern medicine does not devote enough time to women's health.
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.