WOMEN’S WORK

  A recent post on Apartment Therapy reviews how housework was done a hundred years ago. She describes following a housekeeping manual: "I Tried a 1920s Cleaning Routine for a Week—And It Was Nearly Impossible." It wasn't impossible, of course, but it was rigorous, with daily tasks and tasks completed on specific days. Monday was washing [...]

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from The Atlantic: Wuhan’s coronavirus outbreak sounds scary. But information about its contagiousness requires context. One oft-cited number in particular helps experts understand how quickly an outbreak could spread. It’s also easily misread. R0 (pronounced R-nought) describes the average number of people a single affected individual will infect. Researchers estimate that this coronavirus has an [...]