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Passive-Aggressive Gifts for Your Horrible Mother-in-Law

You don't get to choose your family. And so sometimes we wind up in families with people who are...less than choose-worthy. Then again, a lot of people have a lot of mother-in-laws that they like a lot! Because mother-in-laws are a lot like people (some legends hold that they actually are people!!!), which means that… » 11/24/12 2:00pm 11/24/12 2:00pm

Nature Invented Menopause to Keep Your Mother-In-Law From Hating You

My mother describes menopause as a mixture of pros and cons. Pros: no more bleeding! Cons: hot flashes, mood swings, and an unavoidable message from Mother Nature that you're getting really old. But it turns out that she may have another positive point to balance out that whole "mortality" bummer: according to a… » 8/22/12 1:00pm 8/22/12 1:00pm

The In-Laws: Other Women Are Supposedly Our Worst Enemies

Although the man vs. mother-in-law dynamic has long been the focus of family jokes, new research suggests that in-law conflict occurs more often between mothers and their daughters-in-law. For her new book What Do You Want From Me? Dr. Terri Apter, a Cambridge University psychologist and senior tutor, researched… » 12/01/08 9:30am 12/01/08 9:30am