Posts tagged "housework"

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…

Jessica Wakeman | February 7, 2014 - 1:00 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | November 5, 2013 - 7:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 2, 2013 - 2:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 2, 2013 - 9:00 am

Not Doing Housework Is Making Ladies Fat, Sez Study

Women might be overweight because we’re doing less housework and living more sedentary lifestyles, according to a new study published this month by PLoS. Hmm, but how does that

Jessica Wakeman | February 28, 2013 - 5:30 pm

6 Things That Supposedly Make Men Sexier

A study published in the American Sociological Review found that men who spent more time doing “more traditionally female” household chores like cooking, cleaning, and shopping were found to have…

Ami Angelowicz | February 1, 2013 - 10:00 am

Who Does The Work In Your House?

My boyfriend and I moved in together about three months ago, and all is going well. We have what I think is a pretty nice division of labor. He does…

Julie Gerstein | January 7, 2013 - 3:40 pm

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…

Daley Quinn | October 2, 2012 - 8:00 am

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…

Andrea Grimes | September 5, 2012 - 12:00 pm

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 23, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Check Out These Get-Ready-For-Fall Cleaning Tips

It’s almost that time again! Leaves change colors, sweaters come out of hiding and your home is begging for a good clean. We asked readers and friends to share their…

Stylelist Home | August 28, 2011 - 4:30 pm

Is Housework The New Porn?

OK, fess up: how many of you think it’s sexy when your partner does housework? Yeah, me neither. I mean, I appreciate it, for sure. But does it get me…

Wendy Atterberry | October 22, 2009 - 1:40 pm

Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: Do You Require Domestic Skills In A Partner?

Watching Mad Men has made me slightly nostalgic (well as “nostalgic” as I can be for an era in which I wasn’t even a zygote) for the days when people…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 26, 2008 - 3:00 pm

Menage A Trois: A Man, A Broom, And A Dustpan

What really turns women on? The Cambridge Women’s Pornography Cooperative set out to create books of really sexy stuff by stripping away the usual conventions of the genre. In their…

Simcha | May 7, 2008 - 4:30 pm

The Daily Squeeze: Housework, Wiener Worship, And A Personal Mastectomy Story

According to a new study, men create as much as seven hours of extra housework for women every week, while a wife saves men from about an hour of housework…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 7, 2008 - 12:30 pm

The Daily Squeeze: Happiness, Chores, and Swedish Drugstores

Half of being happy comes down to genes, according to a study of nearly 1,000 pairs of identical twins. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland found that genetics…

Catherine Strawn | March 6, 2008 - 2:00 pm