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Should Schools Bring Back Home Economics?

Quora | Posted 01.26.2017 | Parents

Should schools teach cooking? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with uniq...

3-D Printers Are Finally Easy Enough You Can Use Them

Joshua Pearce | Posted 06.22.2016 | Technology
Joshua Pearce

Nearly every American family's refrigerator is plastered with our children's wonderful creations. Children relish "making" naturally. As we grow up, w...

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...

The 2 Skills Baby Boomers Have That Millennials Don't

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 10.17.2014 | Fifty

Millennials have managed to get a pretty bad rap in the grown-up department -- they've landed a reputation for being "lazy," "selfish" and "entitled."...

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, ...

We Have the 'Cure' for Obesity, But Is the Pill Too Difficult to Swallow?

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Bettina Elias Siegel

When you read about one in 10 kids facing the possibility of a liver transplant due solely to the unhealthful American diet, you really do have to wonder: Where on earth is the tipping point?

Innovation Earth: Make 'Home Ecologics' the New Home Ec

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

"Did you notice anything special about the way I washed the dishes?" I asked my husband, admiring my cleaning-up handiwork following the dinner he had...

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.

Bring Back Food Education Where It Belongs -- In Our Schools!

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 10.20.2013 | Impact
Nancy Huehnergarth

Today, few kids can tell a snap pea from a string bean. Sautéing is as foreign to today's teens as a landline. A recent a survey in Australia found that 20 percent of kids think pasta comes from animals. 27 percent think yogurt come from plants.

Where There's Dirt, There's Life

Alison Cayne | Posted 07.23.2013 | Taste
Alison Cayne

People want to connect with food again and care about making food for themselves and the people they love.

(Happy) Home Economics

Alison Cayne | Posted 07.07.2013 | Taste
Alison Cayne

What happens in our bodies is what happens in our kitchen: the more we suppress the real stuff, the more we lose our connection to ourselves, each other, and the true source of our sustenance.

This Video Will Make You Glad That It's Not 1955

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 05.01.2013 | HuffPost Home

We're all for developing home skills, but this is ridiculous.

Bring Back Home Ec -- and This Time, for Boys, Too!

Robert Lustig, M.D. | Posted 02.26.2013 | Science
Robert Lustig, M.D.

Alterations in our food supply and methods of food preparation (or lack thereof) have evinced several detrimental effects.

Home Economics: Living Off the Farm (Video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 12.03.2012 | Home
Rebecca Gerendasy

Canning and preserving food was a common practice to insure not only an adequate annual supply of food for farm families, but also a way to eat fruits, vegetables, and certain meats that otherwise would be more limited in their availability.

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.

Putting Economics Back in Home Economics

Natalia Emanuel | Posted 07.07.2012 | College
Natalia Emanuel

My parents messed up. Or perhaps my prestigious high school and university did. Maybe I've been oblivious. But somehow I'm 21 -- a legal adult -- and an economics major, yet I don't know the first thing about anything related to money.

Obesity Epidemic: Spurring a Revolution

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 03.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Novick O'Keefe

For our kids to combat the obesity plague, no single strategy is adequate. We need easy access to affordable good food, plus physical activity, plus kids who are not intimidated by kitchen utensils and raw vegetables.

Back To Home Ec?

Jamie Lee Curtis | Posted 12.11.2011 | Fifty
Jamie Lee Curtis

I would not have thought that the gentle pleasures of being a wife and the mother -- playing a word game with friends and creating a beautiful home -- would be today's pastime for many, many women.

"Pattern Recipes" -- The Cure for America's Cooking Crisis?

Linda Buzzell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Linda Buzzell

Michael Pollan has now decided that the American Food Crisis is actually the American Cooking Crisis. Why are fewer and fewer folks are preparing healthy meals from scratch?

The Busy Home Cook's "Secret"

Nancy Cavillones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nancy Cavillones

So, the "secret" is not really a secret -- it is a time-honored tool in a good home cook's arsenal. Are you ready for this? It's called menu planning. Painfully obvious, no?

The Price Of Everything

Eduardo Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Eduardo Porter

At every crossroads, prices nudge us to take one course of action or another. In a way, this is obvious: every decision amounts to a choice among options to which we assign different values.

Astoria Characters: The Homemade Food Blogger

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

"The biggest thing about cooking is the story about it," says Amuse * Bouche blogger Bradley O'Bryan Hawks. "The story always makes the food taste better."

Educated Mothers Get All the Credit, Everyone Feels the Heat

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

More news on inequality for children according to the education levels of their mothers. Do more educated parents do it better, or are there other thi...