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  • More housework, less sex for married men: study

    01/30/2013 3:37:56 PM PST · by detective · 25 replies
    France 24 ^ | 01/30/2013
    AFP - The road to hell is paved with good intentions, as they say: the more housework married men do, the less sex they have, according to a new study published Wednesday. Husbands who spend more time doing traditionally female chores -- such as cooking, cleaning, and shopping -- reported having less sex than those who do more masculine tasks, said the study in the American Sociological Review.
  • Man burns his head after mistaking iron for phone

    12/12/2012 2:03:29 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 83 replies
    telegraph ^ | 12-12-12 | Matthew Day
    Tomasz Paczkowski from the northern Polish town of Elblag now sports bandages around his head after a request from his wife to help with the housework while he enjoyed a few days off work backfired. “My wife had gone to work and asked me to help with the housework,” the 32-year old told the Polish newspaper Fakt. “After breakfast I started to work. I turned on the boxing channel on the TV, opened a beer and started ironing. “I was really getting involved in the boxing and was not really thinking about what I was doing,” he continued. “Suddenly the...
  • Study: Men doing the housework lowers divorce rates

    05/18/2010 4:58:08 PM PDT · by jerry557 · 38 replies · 640+ views
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 05/18/10
    LONDON (AFP) – Divorce rates are lower in families where husbands help out with the housework, shopping and childcare, according to a study of 3,500 British couples published Tuesday. The research by the London School of Economics (LSE), entitled "Men's Unpaid Work and Divorce", found that the more husbands helped out, the lower the incidence of divorce. The study said its conclusions blew open the theory running since the 1960s that marriages were most stable when men focused on paid work and women were responsible for housework. "The lowest-risk combination is one in which the mother does not work and...
  • Funny Video of Little Girl Helping Mommy With Housework

    05/06/2010 10:02:19 PM PDT · by Tom Hawks · 9 replies · 745+ views
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 5/1/10 | Chuck Wolk
    Every parent looks forward to the day when their young children will begin cleaning up after themselves. So keep that in mind as you watch this short video clip of a little girl helping her Mom in the Kitchen. Take a short break from the news and follow the link below for a cute video clip of the, Little Girl Helping Her Mom With Dishes.
  • Helping Mommy

    05/01/2010 12:19:45 PM PDT · by OneVike · 12 replies · 576+ views
    Gate ^ | 5/1/10 | Chuck Wolk
    Every parent looks forward to the day when their young children will begin cleaning up after themselves. So keep that in mind as you watch this short video clip of a little girl helping her Mom in the Kitchen. Take a short break from the news and follow the link below for a cute video clip of the, Little Girl Helping Her Mom With Dishes.
  • Helping Mommy (very funny, yet cute Video)

    03/22/2010 12:07:52 PM PDT · by FredJake · 4 replies · 466+ views
    Check out this video, if for other reason then because we all need a good laugh to pick up our spirits. Every parent looks forward to the day their children begin cleaning their own room and helping around the house. Well in this video, you will see a young girl surprising her mother by helping with the dishes. Click on picture to go to video
  • A question for you wimmins......

    05/18/2009 7:22:39 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 44 replies · 1,702+ views
    ......who clean your own homes. How do you clean your baseboards? Crawl around with bucket and sponge or is there some other way? (I'm a "house husband" and am not too good at this. I still don't do windows.)
  • Housework Helps Combat Anxiety And Depression

    04/19/2008 1:56:53 PM PDT · by blam · 42 replies · 118+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 4-19-2008
    Housework helps combat anxiety and depression 19 April 2008 From New Scientist Print Edition. FEELING down? You might be able to dust away your distress. Just 20 minutes a week with the vacuum cleaner or mop is enough to help banish those blues, and sport works even better. That's the message from Mark Hamer and his colleagues at University College London, who wanted to find out what benefits arise from different types of physical activity. They examined data from questionnaires filled in by almost 20,000 Scottish people as part of the Scottish Health Surveys, carried out every few years. Some...
  • Need More Spousal Support (Men Don't Do Housework)

    08/12/2007 12:41:45 PM PDT · by A_perfect_lady · 346 replies · 4,871+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 12, 2007 | Captain Obvious
    If a woman finds that the kind and considerate man she has lived with for years suddenly stops helping with the washing and bridles at taking out the rubbish, it is probably because the couple have got married. Academics have found cohabiting couples are far more likely than those who are married to split housework evenly — but after the wedding they revert to stereotype, with the woman taking on the great majority of tasks. The study argues that the effect holds true even in couples with a strongly egalitarian outlook before they are married, at which point women become...
  • Housework cuts breast cancer risk

    12/29/2006 8:15:33 AM PST · by twntaipan · 76 replies · 1,384+ views
    BBC ^ | 12-29-2006 | Staff
    Women who exercise by doing the housework can reduce their risk of breast cancer, a study suggests. The research on more than 200,000 women from nine European countries found doing household chores was far more cancer protective than playing sport. Dusting, mopping and vacuuming was also better than having a physical job. The women in the Cancer Research UK-funded study spent an average of 16 to 17 hours a week cooking, cleaning and doing the washing. Something as simple and cheap as doing the housework can help Dr Lesley Walker of Cancer Research UK Experts have long known that physical...
  • Married and Single Parents Spending More Time With Children, Study Finds (Men Doing More Housework)

    10/17/2006 6:26:40 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 11 replies · 521+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 17, 2006 | Robert Pear
    October 17, 2006 Married and Single Parents Spending More Time With Children, Study Finds By ROBERT PEAR WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 — Despite the surge of women into the work force, mothers are spending at least as much time with their children today as they did 40 years ago, and the amount of child care and housework performed by fathers has sharply increased, researchers say in a new study, based on analysis of thousands of personal diaries. “We might have expected mothers to curtail the time spent caring for their children, but they do not seem to have done so,” said...
  • Blow to machismo as Spain forces men to do housework

    04/08/2005 11:09:19 AM PDT · by iceemonster · 82 replies · 2,180+ views
    Guardian (UK) ^ | April 8, 2005 | Giles Tremlett
    Spanish men will have to learn to change nappies and don washing-up gloves under the terms of a new law designed to strike a blow at centuries of Latin machismo. The law, due to be passed this month, is likely to provoke a revolution in family affairs in a country where 40% of men reportedly do no housework at all. It will oblige men to "share domestic responsibilities and the care and attention" of children and elderly family members, according to the draft approved by the Spanish parliament's justice commission. This will become part of the marriage contract at civil...
  • If you want it done right… Why women still perform most of the housework

    08/08/2003 7:53:43 AM PDT · by bedolido · 381 replies · 462+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 08/08/03 | Larry Slonaker (a male?)
    <p>Wait a second -- is this Silicon Valley, or Mayberry?</p> <p>A survey of couples in the Valley shows that -- despite all the domestic enlightenment that supposedly has struck men between the eyes in the past decade or so -- women still do most of the chores around the house.</p>
  • New Survey Confirms Men Do Fair Share of Household Work

    04/10/2002 9:42:17 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 14 replies · 334+ views
    CNSNews ^ | 4/10/02 | Glenn J. Sacks
    Men are doing at least as much household work as women, according to a new survey conducted by the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research (ISR), the world's largest academic survey and research organization. The recently released study shows that women do an average of 27 hours of housework a week, compared to 16 hours a week for men. Balanced against this, however, is the study's less-publicized finding that the average man spends 14 hours a week more on the job than the average woman. Thus men's overall contribution to the household is actually slightly higher than women's. In...
  • Who is Shirking the Housework??

    03/13/2002 7:08:40 AM PST · by Cagey · 42 replies · 263+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3-13-2002
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Reuters) - No one likes routine housework, but Japanese men are among the world's most artful dodgers of the duty, a new survey of how men and women in seven countries spend their time revealed on Tuesday.The study by the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research showed Japanese men spend only a quarter of the time on household chores that their American counterparts do, and only one-sixth of that devoted to housework by Swedish males.Japanese men do only four hours of cooking, cleaning and other housework a week, the study found, compared to the 16 hours...