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… » 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

Gay Marriage Makes Financial Sense

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the legalization of gay marriage in Washington D.C., and the Washington Post reports that in the past year, more than twice as many marriage licenses were issued than before — from 3,100 to 6,600. » 3/10/11 3:03pm 3/10/11 3:03pm

Oldies But Goodies

A tipster sent us a swell Friday treat: 1951's The Home Economics Story » 11/07/08 2:30pm 11/07/08 2:30pm, from the Home Ec Division of Iowa State. The film follows Kay, an earnest high school student who is inspired to pursue the exciting path of Home Economics after seeing a riveting assembly speaker. After arriving at college, Kay and her friends…

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…