Be a Goddamn Adult. Learn to Cook.

Years ago, I went out with this guy who only knew how to make baked chicken breasts and macaroni and cheese. He didn't know how to do his own laundry and once offered to pay me $15 to sew a button back on his peacoat. Whenever anything broke in his apartment, he threw it away and bought a new thing. He couldn't change… » 10/18/13 12:35pm 10/18/13 12:35pm

Let's Bring Back Home Ec and Make It Mandatory

When I was in high school, I know we technically had a Home Ec program, but as far as I can remember, its curriculum was largely focused on how to most effectively sell hot links at the student store. It was a bottom-of-the-barrel elective that almost everyone in the school ignored—and I remember always feeling like… » 6/06/12 9:30am 6/06/12 9:30am

Did You Take Home Ec? Did You Learn Anything?

A few days ago, the Times » 8/19/08 3:30pm 8/19/08 3:30pm of London had a story about . There's a place in the UK called the Women's Institute, which educates ladies in skills such as cooking, needlework and knitting. These days, with many people strapped for cash, the interest in home economics comes with the emphasis on the . Sue Bridger, a WI…