The gender gap=a “happiness gap”?

The gender gap=a “happiness gap”?

Last week’s New York Times article on two studies investigating the relationship between activities (“time use”) and happiness, and the differences between men and women regarding that correspondence, has stirred up quite a blog response. Here’s mine, with a look at some of the others. The original article by David Leonhardt notes that research shows… …(T)here appears to be a growing happiness gap between men and women. Two new research papers, using very different methods, […]

Ten on Tuesday: 10 TV Shows You’d Like to Have (or already have) on DVD

Ten on Tuesday: 10 TV Shows You’d Like to Have (or already have) on DVD

Now that the fall season is here, TV will be a bigger part of my life again, even though some of my major favorites won’t return until January or later. But during the off-season, TV on DVD really helps fill the gaps. I’m going to mix this list between shows I have and shows I’d want to own. As usual, the list is unranked. Shows that I have on DVD: Freaks and Geeks, The Complete […]

Geeky girls and cool moms

Last week’s fun with the Nerd Test brought this comment in MaryP’s post, where she said in response to someone else’s remark that “I always knew I wasn’t cool”: I’ve never really aspired to it… Here’s the ironic thing: I was a geek all through high school, when I would have been most likely to care; now that I have teen-age children and truly have no patience with the idea of striving to be cool? […]

Book talk: “His Lovely Wife”

Book talk: “His Lovely Wife”

His Lovely Wife, by Elizabeth Dewberry I was intrigued by my introduction to this novel as a DearReader.com Fiction Book Club selection earlier this year, which prompted me to buy a copy to finish it. I chose it as my pick for my offline Book Club to read for our September meeting, and we just met to discuss the book on Friday night. By consensus, this isn’t going to go on record as one of […]