"Helpful Hints From Heloise" Gives Advice for All Your Housework

Jun 20, 2013

I'm quoting from a recent article on the American Association of  University Professors website: "Partnered women scientists at places like Stanford University do 54 percent of the cooking, cleaning, and laundry in their households; partnered men scientists do just 28 percent. This translates to more than ten hours a week for women— in addition to the nearly sixty hours a week they are already working as scientists—and to just five hours for men. When the call came from Stockholm early one October morning, Nobel Prize winner Carol W. Greider was not working in her lab or sleeping. She was doing laundry." Division of housework is also something that has changed less than one might have expected while standing at the dawn of the vast social changes promised in the 1960s. That'll be a jumping off point for today's show. And we'll also give you a bunch of hints for taking care of tasks in your home. You can join the conversation. E-mail colin@wnpr.org or Tweet us @wnprcolin.