An unexpected day off work and school can take on the trappings of a religious ritual.
How a company that started off selling cuticle remover convinced American woman to paint their nails.
We shouldn't see changes in Americans’ sex lives as a single phenomenon with an overarching cause.
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.