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 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

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 explain why dudes — not known for doing housework 50 years ago — have gotten overweight as well? [New York Times] HBO's Mike White on why…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 28, 2013

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 less sex than those who didn't. “The results suggest the existence of a gendered set of sexual scripts, in which the traditional performance and display…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 1, 2013

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 all the cooking and food shopping, and I do the cleaning, no big deal. Since we've started dating/cohabitating, my general understanding of how to cook…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 7, 2013

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 the 25…

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

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

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 best cleaning and organizing ideas for fall. We've got a baker's dozen of our favorites. 1. Watch what you wear: "It sounds silly, but wear…

By: Stylelist Home / August 28, 2011

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 hot and bothered when my husband runs a vacuum over the living room rug or does a couple loads of laundry? No, not really. But…

By: Wendy Atterberry / October 22, 2009

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 drank at 9am (at work too!), men wore suits every day, and women rocked brooches and perfectly coiffed up-do's. But it also has made me…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 26, 2008

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 SFW books with a sense of humor, Porn for Women and Porn For New Moms, you won’t find the typical tan babes wearing nothing but…

By: Simcha / May 7, 2008

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 a week. Supposedly this is due to the fact that men tend to do more labor outside the home. These results are based on recent…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 7, 2008

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 controlled 50 percent of the personality traits that make people happy, while other factors, like relationships, health, and careers, determine the rest. [Reuters] American me…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 6, 2008