CHORES

  • Women suffer more stress from daily travel August 23, 2011

    London: Women suffer more stress from their daily commute than men even though they tend to spend less time travelling, a new study has found. The study has found that childcare and housework means women are more sensitive to time spent commuting. They also try to pack in other chores...
  • Go healthy this Rakhi! August 11, 2011

    New Delhi: This Raksha Bandhan, dont just pray for your siblings well being but also start him/her off on a healthy eating habit by presenting them a gift of health with California almonds. In todays high paced life, with your brother juggling a stressful job, long traveling hours, the concept of...
  • Mother's weekly work worth 37k pounds per year July 24, 2011

    London: A mother is worth a salary of 37,000 pounds a year for her 71hour week, a media report said Thursday quoting a study. The typical mum spends more than 10 hours a day on activities such as cleaning up after the children, putting them to bed and helping with homework. This...
  • Household chores stressful for the heart January 14, 2011

    London: Housewives have long been complaining about it, now a new study has confirmed that running the home is more stressful for your heart than being at work. The study by scientists from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in the US showed that household chores such as cooking,...
  • The busy person's workout, minus a gym! April 2, 2009

    Let's be honest here. In 2009, we've got all sorts of technology and tricks to help us "save time," yet we're busier than ever. At some point, you've likely wished for a way to passively burn calories, have you not? Well, I'm here to point out the potential for fun, fit,...
  • It's easy! Husbands are available for rent in Argentina October 13, 2008

    Argentina: Any woman can get a husband at an hourly rate in Buenos Aires, thanks to a company offering to do the repairs and installations that every home needs, and all "without problems in the bedroom". 'Husband for Rent' is a successful Argentine company that will undertake domestic chores...
  • Average housewife spends 6 yrs of their lives cleaning August 11, 2008

    London: An average housewife spends six years of their lives cleaning, according to a survey. She takes around 987 minutes or 16.45 hours a week keeping the family home up to scratch, the study has found. That is an astonishing two hours and 11 minutes a day tidying up 35.6 days...
  • Dust the house, cut breast cancer risk December 29, 2006

    London: Women who exercise by doing household chores including dusting, mopping and vacuuming could reduce their risk of breast cancer, suggests a new study. The research funded by Cancer Research UK studied over 200,000 women from nine European countries and found that doing housework was far more cancer protective than playing...
  • Exercising while you are busy August 22, 2006

    We may not realise but even common activities help us reduce weight: One hour of windowshopping helps reduce 76 calories. Daily chores including; ironing clothes helps reduce 62 calories. Making the bed helps reduce 70 calories. Walking the dog helps reduce 226 calories. Many household chores can also be counted as moderate exercises...