A number of theories attempt to explain why married women tend to do more housework than their husbands (note: none of them are called the “Men Are Lazy Theory”). Among the explanations offered is the “power,” or “bargaining,” perspective. Here, so the argument goes, people who … [Read more...] about Bring Home the Bacon. And Cook It.
It’s widely known that credit card debt is a problem among young people in the United States. But why are young folks susceptible to running up huge credit card bills? When I was in college, credit card companies would lure students into opening accounts by giving away … [Read more...] about The Economics of Mating: Charging Up for Romance
Let’s face it. Some of us are physically attractive. Others are…well…not so much. Logic tells us that we can’t all be above average in attractiveness. So how do you know if you are physically attractive or not? Who should you ask? Well, the answer to that question lies in the … [Read more...] about Are You Hot or Not?
Have you heard the one about the relationship scientist who walks into a bar with a journal under one arm and a duck under the other? Never mind...it wasn’t very funny to begin with. If that's the only joke you know, will your lackluster sense of humor hurt you when it comes to … [Read more...] about Humor and Attraction: Who Likes a Joker?
So, last month my husband and I had one of those rare monster fights. The kind where I say really intelligent things like “oh ok, so I’ll just never state my opinion again!” with smoke coming out of my ears. And he was all “You’re a crazy person!” and points to the giant snarl on … [Read more...] about In Sickness and In Health: Pick Your Battles! (w/ videos!)