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#Housework

# housework - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

# housework - Friday 7 October, 2016

Girls spend 40% more time doing chores than boys, according to a new UN report

The UN children’s agency said the difference between the genders amounts to 160 million extra hours a day worldwide.

# housework - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Hundreds of mini-robot cleaners could clean your house in a jiffy

Award-winning idea came after designer observed the movements of swarms of bees pollinating flowers.

# housework - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge Man offers free room in Dublin... in exchange for housework For Rent

Man offers free room in Dublin... in exchange for housework

He’s just looking for company.

# housework - Thursday 1 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge Dishwasher loading, now with added Michael Jackson dance Smooth Criminal This post contains videos

Dishwasher loading, now with added Michael Jackson dance

This is the only way to do housework.

# housework - Thursday 25 July, 2013

From The Daily Edge How many of these household jobs are you putting off right now? What A Chore

How many of these household jobs are you putting off right now?

If you’re not procrastinating in relation to at least one of these tasks you are a superhuman.

# housework - Thursday 11 October, 2012

From The Daily Edge Pictures: Mother goes on cleaning strike, doesn't tell kids On Strike This post contains images

Pictures: Mother goes on cleaning strike, doesn't tell kids

The kids took their lunch to school in dog poo bags before they finally cracked.

# housework - Sunday 15 July, 2012

These are the surprising things that can help you live longer

Here’s what the scientists say…

# housework - Monday 11 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge The burning question*: Should you make the bed every day? Dilemma This post contains a poll

The burning question*: Should you make the bed every day?

It’s Monday, so let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*no really)

# housework - Monday 4 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge The burning question*: Cutlery up or down in the dishwasher? Dilemma This post contains a poll

The burning question*: Cutlery up or down in the dishwasher?

It’s Monday, so let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

# housework - Sunday 3 June, 2012

In pics: The early gadgets of the housework revolution Retro This post contains images

In pics: The early gadgets of the housework revolution

Electric coffee dispenser in your car? Dish AND clothes washing machine? These was the early (domestic) appliances of science…

# housework - Monday 23 April, 2012

From The Daily Edge The burning question*: liquid handwash or bar of soap? Work Can Wait This post contains a poll

The burning question*: liquid handwash or bar of soap?

This and very Monday, let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

# housework - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge Boy calls cops on his mother after he was 'forced' to do housework It's A Hard Life

Boy calls cops on his mother after he was 'forced' to do housework

The boy complained of “forced labour” at his home in Germany.

# housework - Wednesday 13 April, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Poll: How much housework do you do? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How much housework do you do?

Are you a Monica, or a Vicki Pollard?

Irish people kind but slovenly - survey

A new survey of 26 countries finds we spend lots of time volunteering and caring for others – but not nearly enough on housework.

# housework - Monday 28 March, 2011

Poll: How would you value the work of a stay at home parent? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How would you value the work of a stay at home parent?

A new study puts the work done by a stay at home parent at €39,182. Do you think that’s a fair rate?

# housework - Friday 6 August, 2010

RESEARCH BY the London School of Economics has blasted the idea that of women work “double shifts” to make up for the behaviour of lazy spouses.

The long-held concept that women work long hours in the office – only to come home to clean the house and look after the children is dismissed as a myth by the study, conducted by LSE sociologist Catherine Hakim.

Hakim argues that, when the number of  hours spent doing both paid work and unpaid household work is taken into consideration, European men and women do about the same number of productive work hours a day: approximately eight.

She said: “This data overturns the well-entrenched theory that women work disproportional long hours in jobs and at home in juggling family and work. Feminists constantly complain that men are not doing their fair share of domestic work. The reality is that most men already do more than their fair share”.

Strangely though, this seems to be the case only if the couple has children; if the couple is childless and both working full-time hours, then women tend to do slightly more work, all in all.

Hakim identifies three lifestyle categories: work-centred, home-centred or wanting to combine work and family (adaptive).

Findings show that about 60% of women fall into the adaptive category, 20% want a work-centred lifestyle, and 20% are home-centred.

Hakim is attempting to highlight the kind of  “work” valued by European government – and the effects of this. She said: “One-sided policies that support employment and careers but ignore the productive work done in the family are, in effect, endorsing market place values over family values”.