by Amanda MacMillan
photo: John Dolan Whether or not your man helps out with chores around the house may have something to do with his job, suggests new research from the University of Notre Dame. It turns out that men who are employed in what are considered to be female-dominated occupations, like teaching, child care or nursing, spend more time doing housework compared to those with traditionally male occupations.
And here's some even better news for ladies whose live-in partner has that type of gig: When the men do more housework, the women also tend to do less, too. #GirlPower, right?
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The study, which is being presented today at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, also found similar results when it came to women: Those of us in traditionally female jobs spend more time, on average, doing housework, while those in male-dominated workplaces spend less time on chores.
Interestingly, occupation was largely unrelated to time spent
- Self Magazine | Love + Sex – Tue, Aug 13, 2013 4:38 PM EDT
by Amanda MacMillanRead More »from If Your Guy is a Slob at Home it Could Be His Job's Fault, Says New Study
Boudoir photography has always been popular among women looking to surprise their partners with sexy photos, but a photography service dubbed "dudeoir" has men getting ready for their close-up.Read More »from Dudeoir Photography: Is This Really a Trend?
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When you hear the word "boudoir," images of Mae West, Marilyn Monroe, and Jean Harlow wrapped seductively in bedsheets come to mind. According to the Knot, over the past few years, the wedding industry has jumped on the trend, with many photographers extending their services to brides (and sometimes their bridesmaids) who want to give personalized sexy photos to their new husbands. In 2012, we saw the birth of "morning-after photos," in which newly married couples invite wedding photographers into their bedrooms to document their first morning as husband and wife. However, dudeoir photography, a service for men to show off their bodies (partially or even totally nude), hadn't gone mainstream until recently, when it got a got a boost of
By Robin Hilmantel, Women's HealthRead More »from How Men REALLY Feel when You Keep Your Last Name
Hello, my name is....
Will middle school girls doodling "Mrs." in front of their crushes' last names soon be a thing of the past? More than one in four brides want to keep or at least hyphenate their last names, according to a new survey from WeddingDays.co.uk, a UK wedding directory.
Granted, the site only polled 200 brides-to-be from overseas. So we decided to look into how women feel on this side of the pond. Turns out, it's a slightly different story: Just 8 percent of married women have decided to keep their last names (while about 6 percent either hyphenate or modify their last names in some other way), according to a 2011 survey from The Knot.
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The number of women keeping their maiden names after marriage peaked in the 1990s, when about 23 percent of married women decided to buck the name-taking tradition, according to a 2009 study published in the journal Social Behavior and Personality. The same research found that the
- Sarah B. Weir, Shine Senior Writer | Love + Sex – Tue, Aug 13, 2013 3:31 PM EDT
Some brides skip having bridesmaids because they are so concerned about hurting their loved ones' feelings. Katie Dalby, 26, chose another route for her wedding to fireman Norman Gooch on Saturday: she brought along 80 attendants.
When Dalby, who owns Katie Boogie Shoes Dance Academy in Harwich, England, announced her engagement to her students over a year ago, she says they were super excited and some were begging her to be included in the wedding. "It just couldn't have been fair to choose two or three of them," Dalby told the Daily Mail. "So the only solution was to invite 74 of them-I didn't want to exclude anyone." She also asked her best friend, three sisters-in-law, a niece, and a cousin. "It made my day more special."Read More »from Wedding Boasts 80 Bridesmaids. That’s a Whole Lot of Taffeta
-Sarah B. Weir, Shine Senior Writer
Well this is a bridal party! Unable to say "no" to all of her nearest and dearest, Katie Dalby, who married fireman Norman Gooch in Harwich, Essex, last Saturday, walked down the aisle with a staggering 80 bridesmaids in tow.
Bride Katie Dalby with all 80 bridesmaids.
Dalby, 26, and a dance teacher, had initially selected six of her closest family and friends to stand by her side on the wedding day. When her students, ages 2 to 17, heard that she was getting married, she was immediately bombarded with requests to join the wedding party.
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"It just couldn't have been fair to choose two or three of them so the only solution was to invite 74 of them - I didn't want to exclude anyone," Dalby explained to The Daily Mail.
With the help of their mothers, all 74 additional attendants donned matching pink gowns with black sashes. One mother told The Daily Mail that her daughter was thrilled to be part of the bridal party and the gesture was "such a typically kind thing for her toRead More »from Bride Selects 80 Bridesmaids for Wedding Day!
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Photo: Johnny Miller A Stylish Coffee Table Book
Instead of vases or bowls, consider topping your coffee table with a book on your favorite subject. Like the luggage it spotlights, "Louis Vuitton: 100 Legendary Trunks" bears the brand's signature monogram (louisvuitton.com via myregistry.com).
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Bring the best part of the pub home and serve up draft beer from a five-liter keg housed in Krups BeerTender B100 (available at surlatable.com).
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This Twelve South "BookArc" Stand keeps the recipes on your tablet in full view as you're baking (available at amazon.com).
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By Jo Piazza for HowAboutWeRead More »from Would Your Relationship Survive Prison?
Would Your Relationship Survive Prison?"Orange is the New Black," Netflix's comedic drama about a yuppie shipped off to prison for 15 months on a decade-old drug charge has gotten me thinking.
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I wondered about what prison food really tastes like, if I would be tough enough to survive women's prison, what kind of shower shoes would be most likely to eschew fungi, if I would join a gang and if a gang would want to have me.
But most of all, I wondered whether my own relationship would survive prison. In the show, Piper Chapman, based on the real life author and former inmate Piper Kerman, struggles to maintain her relationship with her fiancé Larry Smith. By the end of the first season Larry and Piper are in limbo. In real life they are still married.
Watching the first episode I peppered my boyfriend with questions that began with: If I went to prison. If I went to prison, who would take care of my giant dog? Him (no one else wants her apparently). If I
- Astrology.com Tarot | Love + Sex – Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:18 PM EDT
The Eight of Pentacles card reversed suggests that sex sells, but the quality, not the quantity, of your sensual self should be your consistent measure for improving earthly pleasures. Don't let it be just a way to keep score or merely something to cross off the to-do list -- otherwise, you might become bored with the same old same old. Try not to be absorbed by the minutiae of every detail. Find something in which the process itself gives you pleasure, rather than only in its tangible end result. Having your eye on the prize can keep you focused, but a preoccupation with perfectionism might adversely affect the support and security of your domestic situation, or slow the progress in what could otherwise become a labor of love.
By Nicole Catanese, Refinery29Read More »from Could IUDs Solve Your Birth Control Woes?
.While the pill is still the most popular form of hormonal birth control (statistically speaking), it isn't always the favorite in real life. Sure, some can pop it and go on their merry menstrual way. But, others have to deal with not-so-pretty side effects such as mood swings and weight gain, or you might even be the small percentage who aren't the right candidate at all due to a family history of blood clots. In the past, condoms were your next best bet, but IUDs (a.k.a. intrauterine device) have recently made a big comeback. Thanks to their 99% efficacy rate, they may be a great alternative for those who are anti-pill, whatever the reason may be.
As you probably already know, docs didn't always advocate IUDs. They got a bad rap in the '60s and '70s, appropriately so. "IUDs were associated with pelvic infection and infertility," says Rebecca C. Brightman, an OBGyn and clinical instructor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive science at Mount
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