Woman Alive: More Crafts For Fun

It must've been a weird time for crafting back in the early-'70s. Women were trying to shed the stereotypical role of housewifery, and lumped in with that were those crafts — womanly arts — that were closely associated with being a woman, like knitting and sewing. But at the same time, a D.I.Y. movement was burgeoning. … » 10/16/08 6:00pm 10/16/08 6:00pm

Woman Alive: Talking With Your Child

For this week's installment of Woman Alive » 10/07/08 7:00pm 10/07/08 7:00pm, we take a look at the volume . It's actually not so much about talking to your child, or to anyone for that matter. It's really just about looking at pictures of babies and kids, with the occasional explanation that they will destroy your life in one way or another, but…

Woman Alive: How To Decorate Without Going Broke

So far, the Woman Alive » 9/23/08 5:00pm 9/23/08 5:00pm library - a series of early 1970s books for women - haven't been as service-y as they've promised, since they're a little closer to the titles. However, I figured that just to have some useful info, and failing that, at least some photos of retro inspiration. So get ready, because we're…

Woman Alive: The American Family In Trouble

I'm starting to believe that these Woman Alive » 9/10/08 5:00pm 9/10/08 5:00pm books weren't written for women at all, but for aliens who want to familiarize themselves with the human race. Seriously, it's like "People 101." The latest volume we're looking at is , which features a lot of staged photos of people looking uncomfortable, and lots and lots …

Study Shows Smiling, Flirting Open The Door To Love

Apparently social scientists at Scotland's Aberdeen University took a theory from the pages of Woman Alive » 9/08/08 9:30am 9/08/08 9:30am and decided to if you smile and flirt with someone, there's more of a chance that he or she will like you. that "'social cues' - someone's efforts to show how much they like a person, be it making eye contact,…

Woman Alive: Food For Life, Love, And Looks

To continue with our series on the Woman Alive » 9/03/08 5:00pm 9/03/08 5:00pm library, we're taking a look at . I don't know if it's the quality of photography, the lack of Photoshop, or the lack of global influence on cuisine, but food from the '70s looks totally disgusting. I was born in 1979, so I wouldn't really know, but if this book,…