Cleaning: The Final Feminist Frontier
It's macho to be a "dad" and do childcare, and cooking is for tough guys, but cleaning? That's still women's work
Yesterday, the Nielsen Company released a report
showing that same-sex partnered households in America shop about 16% more than the average US household. Broken down into categories, Nielsen observes that gay couples drink a ton, while lesbian couples eat an awful lot of cottage cheese.
Families in Flux
:"As household arrangements take new directions, scientists attempt to sort out the social effects" [more inside]
Home Kinks, part 1
and part 2
- for years, Popular Mechanics Press published a series of tips, many from readers, in a special edition format they called "Household Kinks." Scanning Around With Gene
has posted a collection from 1940s and '50s editions.
Evolution of the household
1950s to today, with values adjusted for inflation. (via Geek Press)
How long stuff lasts.
So I guess I can have that mayo, honey and anti-freeze sandwich now? Or any time for that matter.
Where do you hide your nasty-ass toilet plunger
so the house guests won't see it? Under an attention-getting, gawdy as hell fake plant - duh.
Greenspan was in favor of cutting future Social Security benefits to help ease the current budget deficit. Now
, he suggests: that household balance sheets are "in good shape," and perhaps stronger than ever, because the value of people's homes and stock portfolios have risen faster than their debts.
Fun with microwave ovens
including how to make cost effective decoy radar systems for confusing NATO bombers.