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Former ‘Cosmo’ EIC Dishes About Curing ‘Low Career Libido’

Ever feel like you’re stuck in a job rut? Maybe you once enjoyed your job and that flame has slowly but surely simmered. This is what Kate White, former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, calls “low career libido.”

In a The Daily Muse piece she writes, “Your first instinct may be to tell yourself that you need to get your butt in gear and find a new job, maybe even a new career. But that may not be necessary. As long as the job provides plenty of opportunities, and you’re not lagging behind where you should be professionally, why not first try to lure the lust back? There are a couple of ways to do it.”

1. Create a novelty and fresh experience.  She explains, “Find a tantalizing new challenge at work you can run with. But be careful about doing something that’s simply going to make you more promotable. Those projects are important, but right now what you really need is stimulation. Pick something that excites you on a visceral level, satisfies a yearning, or scratches a curious itch.”

2. Take on new projects for a sense of rejuvenation. And this doesn’t only apply to your career. When you have a low career libido, you may need to spice up other areas of your life.

Recalling saying yes to an invite to attend a lecture about Turkey at The Explorers Club in Manhattan, White mentioned it riveted her. ” That lecture inspired me to start traveling as a family, on mostly offbeat eco trips, and all those experiences helped me like my job again.”

Her advice? Examine your non-work life. Have you done anything thrilling lately? Out of the box? Out of your comfort zone? Even something as small as taking a different route to the office in the morning can shake things up a bit.

3. Set boundaries between your work and play. Put down that smart phone when you’re at a ball game or at the beach. Get out of the habit and learn to be present.

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Kate White, Former ‘Cosmo’ Editor, Dishes Career Advice in New Book

Now that Kate White is no longer the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan to focus on speaking engagements, digital media and her books, White’s been dishing advice to women in her new book.

The author of I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know explained to The New York Post:

“We’ve made incredible strides, but I think there are challenges that women face that are not the same for men. I think sometimes we can still have that good-girl tendency not to grab the seat next to the boss at a meeting or not to talk on that project. We sometimes worry about what other people will think. I think men are maybe not as prone to that.”

As for her top ways women can get ahead in the working world, here’s a succinct version. Although her tips are specifically geared toward women, men may likely benefit from her sage words as well. Read more

Joanna Coles Named Editor-in-Chief of ‘Cosmopolitan’

As Kate White steps down as editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, the magazine made famous by the late Helen Gurley Brown will have a new editor in charge.

Joanna Coles was named the new editor at the top of the masthead; she’ll be leaving her job running the ship as editor-in-chief of Marie Claire, another Hearst title.

As per The New York Post, the change is happening pretty quickly. The November issue of Cosmo will close this week and then White will work on consulting projects for Hearst. On Monday Coles will begin her new job.

According to the newspaper, White’s departure is voluntary. The author of eight novels said, “I went to David Carey in January and told him I wanted to step down by the end of the year.”

“I wrote the book aware that I was going to be leaving,” she added. White’s latest book, I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This, will be released on September 18.