Two new sex surveys revealed their findings this week—giving us a glimpse of what goes on the between the sheets of our fellow Americans.Consumer Reports interviewed 1,000 people between ages 18 and 75 about the frequency of and satisfaction with their sex lives. Working Mother conducted a separate survey of 500 readers—and presumed working moms—about the amount and quality of their time in the sack.
What women are doing to hold on to their paychecks.
Reading this at work? You'd better be batting your eyelashes and showing some more skin, ladies. It's a man-eat-man workforce out there– if you're not actively working to keep your job (and you might start by doing some real work!) you could be next in line to lose it. According to a recent study done in the U.K., six out of ten workers worry they'll be losing their jobs in 2009, which means they're doing whatever it takes to keep 'em. Workers aren't just sucking up to their bosses, anymore–they're flirting with them!
'Tis the season for that annual event we approach with a mix of trepidation, horror and curiosity. It's a time when CEOs do the Electric Slide, when cocktail weenie sales soar and professional reputations are made or sorely lost. Ah, the office holiday party. You know the protocol, but just in case, we've pulled together tips for maintaining your composure and setting limits.
The LoveFeed discusses the growing number of Long-Distance Relationships (LDRs).
The LoveFeed discusses the growing number of Long-Distance Relationships (LDR) in today's society. Did you know that telling your partner about the turkey sandwich you ate yesterday increases interrelatedness?
Study: "traditional" men who don't want their wives to work get more $$.
According to the Journal of Applied Psychology, in 1979 researchers at the University of Florida asked over 12,000 men and women between the ages of 14 and 22 about their opinions on "traditional" and "untraditional" roles for women. (Of course, middle- and lower-class women have always worked a job or two, in addition to raising kids, but still the idea that it is "tradition" for women to be stay-at-home moms persists.) Researchers checked in with their study subjects three times in the ensuing two decades and found that men, more often then women, held "traditional" ideas about women working outside the home but also that these men tended to earn more. The (slightly) good news? Women with "untraditional" views earn $1,500 more than women with "traditional" views, but that's a small consolation. (That's, like, one new MacBook laptop.)
Easy dinner recipes that either one of you can make all week.
Five quick and easy dinner recipes that you can make together. Baked ziti, cheesy pork chops with spicy apples, slow cooker chicken taco soup, southwestern grilled chicken with lime butter, and chicken alfredo pizza. Each recipe has notes, tips and tricks for making each dinner delicious and foolproof.
The Mad Men guys discuss their roles as swinging '60s Lotharios.
If you weren't in the workforce 46 years ago you might find the Emmy-nominated drama "Mad Men" to be a bit of a shock. Sexist pigs dominate the management at the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency, where submissive secretaries are all too willing to accept a sexual advances from their superiors. Infidelity, child-bearing out of wedlock, and of course, drinking on the job are just a few of the sins viewers will be sure to encounter this season. Here, "Mad Men" stars reports on what's changed in the past four decades.
Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss on guys, girdles and the glass ceiling.
Elisabeth Moss, best known for playing presidential daughter Zoey Bartlet on the "West Wing," portrays young and sexy secretary-turned-copywriter Peggy Olson on AMC's "Mad Men." Since the show's first season, Peggy has changed significantly, especially in relating to the opposite sex. As the only woman on the creative staff, Peggy struggles to get into the boys' club. Here, the star discusses her character's journey and on-screen style. Although love and romance are the last things her character is looking for, Moss dishes on her own off-show dating life.
According to a recent survey of moms, the most desirable Mother's Day gift is a card. A chore-free day of rest is a close second. Jewelry falls somewhere well below the two.
With women tackling more household duties than their male counterparts, it's no wonder a mother's best gift is of rest and relaxation. Reuters reports that stay-at-home moms work an average 94 hour work week while moms who work outside the home clock in an extra 55 hours of "mom duty."
TheStreet.com published an interesting piece on whether marriage helps or hurts an individual’s career. Turns out, the only professions in which a spouse is beneficial are clergymen, judges, police officers, and drumroll...politicians. [Insert Eliot Spitzer joke here.]
Finding the one has always been tough here are a few paths to success in romance.
No one ever said it was easy to find love. But with the help of technology, office romance, chemistry, the internet, and meditation, might just find romance yet. And while you're at it, feel free to throw out all the rules.