Fluoroscopes were used in shoe stores from the mid-1920s to 1950s in North America and Europe -- even though the radiation risks of x-rays were well-known.
Can housework be anything other than drudgery? Maybe part of the problem is that we consistently devalue unpaid work.
Today's parents may feel concerned about their kids' obsession with electronic games, but adults have always been suspicious of new kinds of playthings.
A Curious Reader asks: What’s the origin of the familiar breakfast-lunch-dinner triad?
Is cooking a daily grind necessary to keep a family fed, or a fun hobby? The answers lies largely in how home cooks approach the tasks at hand.
Communes have gotten a reputation for being flaky or cultish. But intentional communities have a long history, and many have been successful.
In the 1960s, two groups of feminists had very different views about motherhood. Unsurprisingly, race and family played a role.
Sociologists find that sports are inextricably intertwined with the people, countries, and politics surrounding them.
Dating apps and services have been accused of cheapening the dominant Western conception of love. One scholar begs to differ.
Makeup was associated with prostitution and vice until the early 20th century, when movie actresses's cosmetics testimonials reached everyday women.