Posts tagged "chores"

How To Put A Duvet On A Comforter: 8 Possible Tips & Tricks

Whatever day during childhood my parents taught me how to put a duvet on a comforter, I must have been off picking my nose. Or they never taught me at all. Yes, let’s blame my parents for my lack of domestic skills.

I’m almost 30 years old and terribly ashamed that I cannot…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 17, 2014

The Soapbox: On Lori Gottlieb, “Egalitarian” Relationships And Sexual Passion

The author Lori Gottlieb markets herself as a teller of harsh relationship truths for women. As a contributor to The Atlantic, she saw her 2008 piece “Marry Him!” turned into a full-fledged book in which she advocates that women abandon long lists of qualities marriageable men need to have and marry Mr. Good Enough before…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 7, 2014

Study: Guys Who Help Out Around The House Get More Action — Well, Sort Of

Men who do domestic chores get laid more often, according to a study published in the American Sociological Review.

However, it comes with a strangely sexist caveat: only doing “manly” chores leads to more bedroom action.

By: Claire Hannum / November 5, 2013

Men With Sisters Are More Likely To Become Republicans, Do Less Housework

My brother grew up with four sisters in the house. I know, right? Come to find out, there’s more to having a bunch of sisters than just growing up to be a ladies’ man. A new study published in the Journal of Politics has found that boys with sisters are more likely to grow u…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 2, 2013

10 Shameful Secrets We Hide About Doing Laundry

I’m not a simple woman made happy by simple things. I like fancy stuff! But I swear to God, if I could just have a washing machine and dryer inside my apartment …. I’d be as thrilled as if I came home and Michael Fassbender was waiting for me in bed with a bowl of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 2, 2013

Who Cleans Up After Thanksgiving Dinner — Ladies Or Gents?

Thanksgiving is a lovely time of year to not only see distant family and beloved friends, but also dredge up decades-old resentments. A famous familial bugaboo is who helps clear the table/wash plates/Saran Wrap the leftovers and who sits on their ass, pretending to be paralyzed by a food coma. (Of course, food coma perso…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 20, 2012

Wait, What? Housework Equality Can Lead To Higher Divorce Rate

Couples who divvy up washing dishes, cleaning the laundry, and other house chores are more likely to get divorced than couples where the woman does the homemaking by herself, according to a Norwegian study of thousands of couples called Equality in the Home.

In the study, which looked at 2007-08 data, researchers found that…

By: Daley Quinn / October 2, 2012

Hitched: Who Does The Most Housework In A Marriage?

And lo, the Lord did create the men and women who populated the earth. The manifold men did go to the office and get good jobs in middle management and take the trash out on Thursdays while lady helpmates did joyously stay home and wear aprons and make dinner and vacuum and mop and scru…

By: Andrea Grimes / September 5, 2012

Life Dream Status: A Bed That Makes Itself

One of my favorite perks of being an adult is that no one yells at me to make my bed every day. Now, thanks to a Spanish furniture company’s new invention, I can yell at my bed to make itself. It’s called the Smart Bed, and at the touch of a button, it smooths the…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 12, 2012

5 Cleaning Tips For People Who Hate Cleaning

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a slob. Cleaning is one of my least favorite activities in the world, and I get the urge to tidy up about as often as I get the urge to, oh, I don’t know, relive middle school. But over the course of the last year I’ve made a dedicated effort…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 23, 2012

And The Prize Goes To … The Worst Household Chore

Last week we asked you to share your least favorite household chore in exchange for a chance to win a Rowenta Pressure Iron and Steamer. You reminded us of every household duty we hate, but there can only be one winner. Click through to see which commenter won this week’s prize.

By: The Frisky / May 21, 2010

Win This! Rowenta Pressure Iron And Steamer

Ironing clothes is not one of our strong suits, and we avoid this task at all costs. Our problem stems from two issues: We were never properly taught how to get wrinkles out in the first place, and the iron we’re using to attempt this feat is pretty crappy. Rowenta to the rescue! Not only…

By: The Frisky / May 14, 2010

Did You Have More Chores Than Your Brothers?

Cue a sarcastic “We’ve come along way, baby!” joke: A recent study by the children’s magazine Highlights found girls are assigned more chores at home than boys. The survey polled 845 kids between the ages of 5 and 12 and found 73 percent of girls do chores, while 65 percent of boys do. Eight percent…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 28, 2009

Are You Hot For Mr. Moms?

What attracts you to a man the most — a sense of humor, a great smile, a hot bod, keen intelligence? Apparently, a lot of women get weak in the knees for men who do housework. A recent study from Oxford University examined “marriage and cohabitation rates” across 13 countries and “compared them to attitude…

By: Wendy Atterberry / August 4, 2009

Quickies!: How Dare They Charge The Almighty Kanye West?

Kanye West has been charged with three misdemeanors for busting up a pap’s camera at LAX airport. Why can’t people just understand Kanye doesn’t have to follow rules, not even when it comes to fashion? [Dlisted]
Sean Combs finally explains the many forms of bitchazzness. And AIG makes the list. [Mediatakeout]
Madonna’s boy-toy Jesus Luz…

By: Annika Harris / March 18, 2009

What Men Would Rather Do Than See Sex And The City

Above: IM from Catherine in regards to the Sex and the City debate we’re working on for tomorrow.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 28, 2008

Choreplay Is The New Foreplay

Move over sensual massages and champagne! According to a new report, women get off on men doing chores around the house. “Emptying the dishwasher is a real clear sign that you’re fighting for her love,” said Scott Haltzman, Brown University psychology professor and author of The Secrets of Happily Married Women. He’s discovered that helping…

By: Simcha / February 15, 2008