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Men will never...clean without being asked “because it sucks"

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.
posted by DMelanogaster on May 16, 2013 - 180 comments

Smaller Wallets, Larger Households?

A dozen ultraleft voluntarists arguing about shower schedules is a noise complaint; 120,000 downwardly mobile yuppies doing it out of necessity is a substratum. The material realities of declining wages, ballooning debt, and skyrocketing rents at the core of the neoliberal city have conspired to herd young people into unprecedentedly dense, poor, and precarious kinds of living arrangements. - Andrew Fogle on how the economic crisis is changing how people live together.
posted by The Whelk on Apr 12, 2013 - 55 comments

Nuts

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.
posted by schmod on Jan 31, 2013 - 63 comments

“Commitment vows are very powerful, even in a cynical era when people aren't afraid of getting divorced,”

Families in Flux:"As household arrangements take new directions, scientists attempt to sort out the social effects" [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Dec 6, 2012 - 7 comments

Vintage household hacks

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.
posted by madamjujujive on Feb 20, 2011 - 40 comments

Cost of a dozen eggs: $5.29

Evolution of the household 1950s to today, with values adjusted for inflation. (via Geek Press)
posted by caddis on Feb 10, 2009 - 49 comments

Appliance internals

Disassembled household appliances.
posted by Astro Zombie on Aug 21, 2008 - 34 comments

Embroidered household goods

Framce Trombly creates household goods such as garden hoses, extension cords, and receipts out of cloth and thread.
posted by divabat on Jul 14, 2008 - 7 comments

Teach Me How!

A Big List of Sites That Teach You How To Do Stuff. That is what this is.
posted by brain_drain on Nov 30, 2007 - 14 comments

Mayo from 1951? Hmmmmm!

How long stuff lasts. So I guess I can have that mayo, honey and anti-freeze sandwich now? Or any time for that matter.
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Jun 20, 2005 - 42 comments

Toilet Trees

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.
posted by shoppingforsanity on Mar 29, 2005 - 20 comments

Greenspan does a 180.

Originally, 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.
posted by BlueTrain on Mar 16, 2004 - 14 comments

Fun with microwave ovens

Fun with microwave ovens including how to make cost effective decoy radar systems for confusing NATO bombers.
posted by lagado on May 16, 2001 - 10 comments

If the Jetsons had a vacuum cleaner, this would be it.
posted by mathowie on Feb 21, 2000 - 4 comments

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