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Home Ec

What We Remember About Home Economics -- The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.02.2014 | Fifty

There was a time when "home economics" meant something other than the family budget. To young teens in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, it meant a school c...

Home Economics Is Still Offered As A College Major In 2014, And Here's Why

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | Posted 10.01.2014 | HuffPost Home

If you think hanging a diploma on your office wall means you have a complete education, this one perspective might just change your mind. According...

Who Killed Home Ec? Here's The Real Story Behind Its Demise

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 09.30.2014 | HuffPost Home

You don't hear much about Home Ec courses in schools these days. Even though many voices, from Anthony Bourdain to Slate, have called for its return, ...

10 Things You Should've Learned In High School

Brie Dyas | Posted 12.24.2013 | HuffPost Home
Brie Dyas

If my college-age neighbors are any indication, the next generation is an absolute mess. I'm not even talking about "life" messes (finding a job, getting married, etc.) but physical messes. This is my grandmother's generation's nightmare.

Tools for Living

Susan Winston | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Susan Winston

When we talk about what concerns them most about leaving home, I am surprised about how little they know about living in the real world. Not one of them can cook... anything. I see four years of kids downing cereal and calling it a meal.

Teach Your Kids to Buy and Sell

Nathan Greenberg | Posted 09.16.2012 | Parents
Nathan Greenberg

Start your child on the path to personal success early: Help them understand the value of their money and why it should be seen as a tool, not a goal.

Practice Babies? Parenthood, For Practice, Ten Mothers At A Time: The Story Behind 'The Irresistible Henry House'

Lisa Grunwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lisa Grunwald

Starting in the early 20th century, home economics programs around the country used real babies to teach mothering skills to college students.