Training a Man for Marriage Is Not His Wife's Job

Obama recently joked to a newly married woman that it takes 10 years to train a man properly for marriage, and patience is required. It was a real humdinger: a Sad Trombone Moment of Inadvertent Sexism that reinforces the idea that men don't grow up until women make them grow up. » 10/11/14 4:05pm 10/11/14 4:05pm

How to Recover from Vomiting with Grace and Elegance

Whether from the flu or too much to drink, we all vomit from time to time. What shows character and retains dignity is how we handle the aftermath. Here's how you can recover from puking with grace and elegance. » 3/25/14 8:11pm 3/25/14 8:11pm

Any Man Who Won't Clean Is a Terrible Asshole (Or Old, or Both)

If you are a man in a relationship with someone (most likely a woman) who is fed up with you because you don't clean house at all, or as much, or don't do it competently, or have to be asked, or have to be yelled at, or have to, in ANY way, shape, or form, be spoken to like a misbehaving child or an egregious pet,… » 12/11/13 5:10pm 12/11/13 5:10pm

How to Clean Like a Feminist

Now that women are living alone and/or taking care of themselves (thanks, Spice Girls and Have It All Barbie!), we've got a new problem on our hands: stereotypically female chores that need completing. Fraught gender history or not, your house isn't going to clean itself. So here's your indispensable guide to how to… » 10/23/13 7:15pm 10/23/13 7:15pm

Help! My Fiancée Is Orange And So Is My Bathroom

Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert and advice columnist. She'll be here every other week helping to answer your filthiest questions. Are you dirty? Email her. » 6/28/13 4:45pm 6/28/13 4:45pm

Yay Summer! My Swimsuits Are Yellow and There's Sunscreen EVERYWHERE

Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert and advice columnist. She'll be here every other week helping to answer your filthiest questions. Are you dirty? Email her. » 6/07/13 6:00pm 6/07/13 6:00pm

Swiffer Kills Offensive Rosie the Riveter-Inspired Floor-Cleaning Ad

Obviously this woman is not exactly Rosie the Riveter. But it's clear the model is inspired by the World War II icon — the polka-dot headband, the blue workshirt, the tough expression. But instead of putting a mothertrucking bomber together, this lady is about to do the floors. Earlier this week, Alexandra Petri… » 6/06/13 3:00pm 6/06/13 3:00pm

Help! My Couch Is Humiliating!

Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert and advice columnist. She'll be here every other week helping to answer your filthiest questions. Are you dirty? Email her. » 5/31/13 4:18pm 5/31/13 4:18pm

Help! How Do I Get That Old-Man-Pee Smell Out Of My Bathroom?

Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert and advice columnist. She'll be here every other week helping to answer your filthiest questions. Are you dirty? Email her. » 5/17/13 4:07pm 5/17/13 4:07pm

Must I Change The Sheets Between Lovahs?

Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert and advice columnist. She'll be here every other week helping to answer your filthiest questions. Are you dirty? Email her. » 5/09/13 2:20pm 5/09/13 2:20pm

How to Remove Gross Makeup Stains and Eliminate Marijuana Stench

Welcome to Squalor, our new column devoted to helping you be less of a disgusting slob. Cleaning expert Jolie Kerr is here to save you from yourself, ready and waiting to answer your filthiest questions. Need help? Email her. » 3/29/13 2:00pm 3/29/13 2:00pm

Neat Freaks: 'Bleach Is Your Friend, People'

Alfreta Sailor, one of the folks featured on Neat Freaks last night, likes things clean. Really, really clean. She goes through several bottles of bleach each week, and she even uses bleach to wash her fruit. "Bleach is your friend, people," she says. » 12/06/12 3:50pm 12/06/12 3:50pm

TLC's Latest Sideshow: Neat Freaks

TLC, the circus channel — home of Extreme Couponing, Extreme Cougar Wives, The Little Couple, Long Island Medium, My Strange Addiction and Virgin Diaries — has a new show in the works, Neat Freaks. » 11/28/12 6:40pm 11/28/12 6:40pm

The Lazy Lady's Secret to Keeping the Bathroom Clean

Much unlike many a magazine editor who recommends you buy all sorts of crap that they most likely got for free, your Jezebel staff doesn't get jack shit (other than books, unsolicited). And that's how it should be. But on our own time, in our personal lives, we still buy stuff. So this is Worth It, our recommendation… » 11/12/12 4:00pm 11/12/12 4:00pm

Hip Republican Credits Daughters With Teaching Him Cooking, Cleaning…

Scott Brown of Massachusetts is pretty much the GOP's greatest remaining hope for hip, modern ideas in a party increasingly characterized by dour, prude regressionism. A visionary new voice for a party that's unfortunately branded itself as a retro outfit that just wants women to get back to the kitchen. Yes, Scott… » 3/27/12 12:40pm 3/27/12 12:40pm

Want a Job With Explosive Growth Opportunities? Grab Your Biohazard Suit

Find yourself in search of a new, more lucrative career or wanting to make some extra cash on the side? Why not take advantage of one of America's greatest scourges: Meth labs. Don't worry, we are not suggesting you go all Breaking Bad and start cooking meth. No, this job involves cleaning up meth labs after the… » 3/26/12 10:00am 3/26/12 10:00am

You'd Be a Lot Happier If You Weren't Such an Anal Control Freak

Would you describe yourself as a control freak? Does the idea of letting a cleaning woman into your house give you a minor panic attack? Does the thought of letting your husband organize your closet make you want to cry? Well, then you might sit on the freaky side of the control spectrum. Chances are, you are kind of… » 3/16/12 2:00pm 3/16/12 2:00pm

See What It Looks Like When Barbie Becomes A Hoarder


Now that Barbie is working about 16 jobs at once (everything from princess to zoo doctor!), her life has gotten a little out of control. As a modern woman, it's hard for her to keep things neat and tidy on the home front—and who can blame her? That Malibu Dreamhouse is not gonna clean itself. As a result, it looks… » 1/02/12 7:00pm 1/02/12 7:00pm

Fabric of the Future Will Clean Itself

Two scientists have developed a chemical coating for fabric that causes it to clean and deodorize itself when exposed to sunlight. This means that unless the world is too polluted to occupy in the future, we'll never have to do laundry again. Now, let's all twirl around in our dream kitchens! » 12/14/11 7:00pm 12/14/11 7:00pm

Thanksgiving Is Making Everyone Dirty And Gross

Thanksgiving weekend is supposed to be a time of delicious food and family camaraderie. Apparently, it's also when people go around looking like unwashed slobs. » 11/24/11 10:30am 11/24/11 10:30am