Are you caught in a “Time Bind”— where you feel like you don’t have enough time to get your work done AND spend time with your children and spouse AND take care of your own basic needs? Sociologists have been very excited about a “natural experiment” occurring in Korea. In 2004, the Korean government began … Continue reading »
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My love-hate relationship with Mother’s Day
I hate to admit this, but I’ve come to feel entitled to breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day (complete with gifts and a clean kitchen afterwards), a family hike (no whining, everyone remembers their water bottles and packs their own snack, remembering one for me), and a little downtime with a good book before dinner. … Continue reading »
What’s good about Generation Y?
To judge by the state of public discourse and media coverage, old people really hate Generation Y — that is, those born after 1978 or so. I was born in 1970, but this hostility toward the younger generation has always struck me as misguided, and at times even slightly crazed. San Diego State psychologist Jean M. … Continue reading »