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Yet again men hold power. Why can’t Labour change?

Harriet Harman was a brief stand-in, but its new leader, deputy and London mayoral candidate are all male<p>Whether or not you like the outcome, democracy of sorts has been vigorously massaged back into life in the Labour party. To deliver a depressingly familiar sight: three men at the top while a …

Essay of the week: Mars to Venus – is there really no difference between male and female brains?

So the recent publication of a study of MRI scans which show no inherent difference between male and female brains, represents a significant shift in …

4 Questions to Ask the Pro-Science, Anti-Feminist Advocates in Your Life

Even when the researchers want to recruit a diverse sample, there are a lot of barriers to doing so: economic burdens, language barriers, and a …

Review: Tom Vanderbilt’s You May Also Like explores the messy, irrational choices we make everyday

Try as I might, I can't get my wife and two-year-old son into the Grateful Dead. If put to the test, the pair vote in a block; Justin Bieber soundly defeats Jerry Garcia every time.<p>I've never much questioned my son's preference for pop, but my wife's position – not her Bieber-fever, which I …

The Shopaholic

Oniomania is a strange name for a common problem: Shopaholism<p>Here's Dr. Hindie Klein's take on it.<p><b>The Mind of a Shopaholic:</b><p>Some people shop …

Breaking gender norms

I’m often asked if I’m so outspoken because my culture and religion call for females to be subservient. “Outspoken” is one of the nicer terms — …

Should We Outsource Emotional Labor to Robots?

<i>This article is part of Future Tense, a collaboration among Arizona State University, New America, and Slate. On Wednesday, Jan. 20, Future Tense</i> …

Dear manchild: if you want me to look after you, it's time to pay up

Free from the burden of looking after themselves, men earn more at work. Should women start charging these manchildren for ‘emotional labour’?<p>The term “manchild” conjures up a vivid image: a lazy, self-centred bloke who relies on women to wash his socks, listen to his problems, remind him to go to …

Study Shows Promoting Women Actually Widens the Wage Gap

The concept of the wage gap isn’t a foreign one. It’s been brought to the forefront of discussion even more recently in the film industry, where it’s …

I'm a Good Mom, Even if I Don't Like Playing With My Kids

It’s Monday, and I have spent my morning flipping pancakes, braiding hair and brushing teeth. The essentials of my morning are finished, and I have …

Why Women Are Tired: The Price of Unpaid Emotional Labor

<i>Authored by Christine Hutchison, Executive Editor for Psyched in San Francisco Magazine and therapist. Christine is studying for her doctorate in Psychology at the Wright Institute, as well as working as a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern at New Perspectives Center for Counseling.</i> …

That Bathroom Mold Can Make Your Family Sick!

Once you’ve seen the first signs of discoloration, you need to figure out how to remove mold from walls <i>fast</i> to keep it from spreading and causing …

How to Clean Black Mold

Black mold appears in damp, dark areas, and can spread quickly if not taken care of. Luckily, you can clean it with cleaning detergents, such as …

How to Remove Black Mold on Windows

<b>What You'll Need</b><p>Respiratory mask<p>Vacuum cleaner<p>Rags<p>White vinegar or fungicide<p>Rubber gloves<p>Water<p>Empty spray bottle<p>Baking soda<p>Bucket<p><b>What You'll …

28 Ways To Make Your Bathroom Cleaner Than It's Ever Been

Sparkle and shine, no more grime!

The Ultimate Flowchart for Cleaning Out Your Closet (No Excuses)

When was the last time you were able to close your closet door? Don't worry, you're not alone. Nor should you be: The task of cleaning out your closet solo is near impossible. When you look into your wardrobe, you see all the memories that give life to your clothes; you’re aware of the money you …

Kristen Stewart

Why Shopaholics Spend: Is Psychological Addiction Really Behind Excessive Shopping Sprees?

What is it that makes some people prone to literally shop till they drop, often leaving their financial and emotional lives in shambles?<p>A new study …

Bright Old Things and the Silver Spend

Older consumers control a huge percentage of global spend. Can fashion retailers tap the opportunity?<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom —</b> Since 2011, British …

The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

Seachem released two new products, Seachem PhosBond and Seachem PhosNet, to help rid your system of phosphates and silicates. The trusty go-to …

The 9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean Their Homes

Jealous of people who live in immaculate homes? A maid isn't needed, just some better habits. Here's how to make sure your house stays neat every day. This article originally appeared on housebeautiful.com.<p><b>1. They Put Away Their Clothes Every Night</b><p>When you're changing into your pajamas, it might be …

Neat

STOP! Before You Clean With Vinegar, Read This

This kitchen staple is handy around the house — just not in these spots.<p>We're huge fans of having vinegar in our cleaning arsenal. It's great at lifting stains, freshening laundry, cleaning windows, and much more. Plus, it's inexpensive and all-natural. But vinegar is also acidic, which means that …

Women aren't just 'better' at housework but men might be better at avoiding it

If we’re too damn tired from doing so much work at home, how are we supposed to make progress on more urgent issues?<p>Could it be that talking about who does the chores is, well, a chore?<p>Housework is boring, so it makes sense that arguing about it – or trying to battle the gender inequality around it …

Trends

Here's How To Make Sure Your Drafty Home Is Never Cold Again

If you've got your heat on full blast and you're confused as to why you're <i>still</i> cold, you may want to start thinking about your windows. Yes, your windows are beautiful, but during the freezing months of winter, they become huge gaps in your walls that bring cold air into your house. Thankfully …

Home Improvement

7 Ways To Make Your Home A Greener Place

Want to go green, but don't have the time or budget for a complete renovation? Easily make your home more eco-friendly with these seven simple DIY projects.<p>"Living a greener life" seems like a tall order, especially if you're renting or can't afford to renovate your home using eco-friendly …

What makes us extroverts and introverts?

Why do some people prefer adventure and the company of others, while others favour being alone? It’s all to do with how your brain processes rewards.<p>Will you spend Saturday night in a crowded bar, or curled up with a good book? Is your ideal holiday adventure sports with a large group of mates and, …

Personality

Master the New Science of Business Psychology in 5 Steps

Today, many individuals, governments and business are eager to use behavioral sciences to improve lives, happiness and profits. Yet, most people don't have the time to obtain a Ph.D in behavioral sciences. So, how can one get a good handle on behavioral science?<p>Behavioral science champions how …

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