Thanks to their persistence and efforts, by the end of the century hypnosis was accepted as a valid clinical technique, studied and applied in the great universities and hospitals of the day.

18 Ninth Avenue (At 13th Street) Fourteenth Floor New York, NY 10014 212-206-6700 You may find yourself waiting in line for a half hour, and if you’re not bringing some lady friends of your own, you might not be allowed in if you get there too late.

But arrive early to the penthouse of one of the hottest cougar havens in the Meatpacking District, and you’ll soon be entrenched in a Sex & The City-esque crowd of single, older women sipping on expensive cocktails and hoping to walk out with a dashing young stud by her side. Plunge is as beautiful and pretentious as the Meatpacking gets, so if you don’t come with your game face on, the cougars will go feasting elsewhere.

If you’re a piece of young prey out to take on this bold breed, we’ve pinpointed some of the hottest spots we call “cougar caves,” where you’ll find them ready to attack. Forgetting the whole “We’re not Houston’s no more” menu-calorie controversy, there’s no denying that the bar inside the snazzy jazz lounge is often bustling with trendy cougars on the lookout for single men participating in the after work drinks parade.

With a spacious, cushy dining room and a fabulously delicious menu to boast, Hillstone is almost always packed from happy hour until its early closing time at 11. 10014 (212) 627-7575 Reviews & more info Consider it the hidden gem among the cougar caves.

Here at CBSNew York, we can’t overlook the cougar invasion at some of the city’s most popular watering holes.

They say with age comes wisdom, so perhaps that’s why these sultry, single, middle-aged women on the prowl know just what it takes to discover the fountain of youth. 10010 (212) 689-1090 hillstone.com/hillstone/ Reviews & more info Yes, it’s a chain restaurant…sort of.

On the other hand, it’s only in the last few decades that we’ve come to realise that!

Hypnosis itself hasn’t changed for millennia, but our understanding of it and our ability to control it has changed quite profoundly.

Watch out gents: Gemma is jam-packed with fine diners and it doesn’t take reservations, so there’s plenty of competition leaving your work cut out for you. We recommend arriving early if you want to grab a seat outside, otherwise, head indoors to the Grill’s bar for some happy hunting.

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35 East 76th Street New York, NY 10021 (212) 744-1600 Located inside The Carlyle Hotel, Bemelmans Bar proves that a middle-aged Upper East Side woman isn’t always toting a stroller and Baby Björn.