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Episode 9: Division of Labor

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In Episode 9 of Past Our Bedtime, Brian & Christie Moore discuss the emphasis of looks in the social media age and new iPhone designs in Newsfeed (1:34), plus run through the division of household chores and labor, the power of appreciation and finding your family’s version of balance in Pillow Talk (10:54). 25 more words

Family

Ants and the division of labor

Ants are one of the few of our fellow travelers* to engage in the division of labor, which is a key to economic development. Unlike humans, however, the ant’s division of labor is determined genetically: ants go through distinct life phases, certain ages during which they specialize in particular tasks. 307 more words

Will the Supposed "Next Babe Ruth" Shohei Ohtani Defy Economics? Probably not.

Shohei Ohtani is a twenty-three year old Japanese baseball player. He possesses a fastball that tops 100 MPH and hitting power that promises home runs in bunches. 481 more words

Economics

"I, Wool Coat"

Many readers will be familiar with Leonard Read’s famous 1958 essay, “I, Pencil,” in which a humble pencil recounts the astoundingly complex modern process of production responsible for bringing the pencil into existence. 708 more words

It's not 1954. Stop expecting women to do everything.

I once left three baskets of clean laundry in the living room to be folded to see how long it would take for my husband to start folding towels without me telling him to. 464 more words

Women

West Coast Hillbillies

A long time ago, after moving from San Francisco, I bought a beautiful Labrador puppy from a woman named Brigid Blodgett, in the hills above Santa Cruz California. 2,333 more words

Sociology

Injury and the Division of Labor

I talk about the division of household labor all the time. I think about it all the time. Hell, I’ve dreamt about it. I am also known for planning ahead. 840 more words

Domestic