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The History of the Quiz

Friday, March 28, 2014

The BuzzFeed quiz is ubiquitous; it seems as irresistible as it is inescapable. But when did we first start taking quizzes? Writer Sarah Laskow recently embarked on a quest to find out. She takes Brooke through her search for the Ur Quiz.

Try On the Media's first (and maybe last) quiz: Which 19th Century Media Baron Are You?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Success Secrets for Gutsy Girls

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Kate White, former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan and author of I Shouldn't Be Telling You This: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know, talks about giving career advice to women of all ages in her new book.

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Listen to Lucy

Why I’m inspired by the veteran Cosmo girl

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Why I’m inspired by the veteran Cosmo girl

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On The Media

Remembering the Cosmo Girl

Friday, August 17, 2012

Helen Gurley Brown, longtime editor of Cosmopolitan died this week at the age of 90. While she may be best known for her sex tips in Cosmopolitan, Gurley Brown launched her career with the 1962 smash-hit book, "Sex and the Single Girl." Feminist, writer, and co-founder of Ms. magazine, Letty Cottin Pogrebin did publicity and advertising for the book and knew Gurley Brown for decades. Brooke speaks with Poegrebin about the cultural mark left by Gurley Brown.

 

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: 25 Sex Moves He Secretly Wishes You'd Try Edition

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Slate critics Julia Turner, Dana Stevens and John Swansburg discuss the death of Cosmo editor Helen Gurley Brown, the new film The Campaign starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, and the merits of swimming in all its forms and venues.

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The Takeaway

Remembering Helen Gurley Brown

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Her 1962 book, "Sex and the Single Girl" was an American revelation: not only did unmarried women have sex, but they liked it, too. And as the editor of Cosmopolitan magazine from 1965-1997, she laid the blueprint of the most successful women’s magazine in the world.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Remembering Helen Gurley Brown

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Bonnie Fuller, editor-in-chief of HollywoodLife.com and former editor of Cosmopolitan, Glamour and Us Weekly, reflects on the life of Helen Gurley Brown, who passed away yesterday at age 90. Helen Gurley Brown wrote Sex and the Single Girl and was the influential editor of Cosmopolitan before Fuller took the helm. She is credited with influencing the sexual revolution and creating the idea of the "Cosmo Girl." 

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