Messy + Clean = Opposites Attract?

"Oh, the humanity..."

Were you to divide the world’s population into two categories, messy people and clean people, I probably wouldn’t qualify as anyone’s definition of “neat.”  Not that I don’t value cleanliness and order, and not that I leave mountains of filth or mayhem in my wake, either; but I don’t enjoy or feel compelled to always have things “just so” (like some people do; you know the types).  And I certainly feel no burning desire to be the one making things that way.  It’s just not how I am wired. Continue reading

Chore Wars: do women work more than men?

When I first saw this cover and the title for Ruth Davis Konigsberg’sChore Wars” in Time magazine, I was intrigued.  This debate has been going on for quite some time, with the general consensus being, at least to my understanding, “of course women are doing more work than men.”  So I was very surprised when I reviewed the article and found out that,  according to the statistics they reviewed, men and women work about the same.

But I was even more surprised that the article seemed to stop where it did.  Continue reading