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Why Dinner Time is the Cornerstone of Family Life 
By Rachel Blackburn, The Daily ExpressYou can’t underestimate the importance of all sitting down to eat together and it’s important children know they have a time when they can sit down with their parents and be listened to. It is this that creates a close family who get on well and have fun together.
Why Dinner Time is the Cornerstone of Family Life
 
 
A House is So Much More than a Home 
By Leif Jerram and Susan Smith, The Times Higher
Few people think clearly about how the buildings they live in shape their lives.  It is not only the type of house we live in that matters, but how we use the space inside.  In fact our homes reach into every aspect of who we are and what we are.
A House is So Much More than a Home
 
 
The importance of good manners 
Barnet Times, Tuesday 19th June 2007 Omitting family meals around the dinner table inhibits the development of manners in the younger generations.  But this lamentable fact is also being manifested in their poor level of politeness and social etiquette – a fact which inevitably effects the wellbeing of those children concerned.
The Importance of Good Manners
 
 
The Importance of Family Dinner: A Myth? 
By Sara Schaefer Munoz, WSJ.come, The Juggle
A question for working parents: Do you use dinnertime to be involved with your children?  It’s not the food that’s important as much as the time and connection.
The Importance of Family Dinner: A Myth?
 
 
Mind Your Manners 
By Robert Beaumont, The Spectator
The skills that help one climb the greasy pole to the top might not be the skills needed when one gets there!  In fact it seems to be those old-fashioned virtues of manners and self-awareness that can be incredibly helpful when it comes to that working lunch with your client.
Mind Your Manners
 
 
Women’s Liberation Through Housework 
By Rena Corey, The Washington PostApparently, even with the monetary and psychic rewards of paying jobs, we still yearn for that cozy, clean nest – home.  Despite what was taught in the 70s, deep down, we have a perfectly respectable desire to create an attractive, peaceful haven for our families and ourselves.
Women’s Liberation Through Housework
 
 
It’s Fashionable to be an Old-fashioned Housewife Again 
By Corrine Abrams, Times Online
The “old-fashioned housewife” – all skills included - is encouraging more women to opt out of the rat-race world and into the home.  With this, its old fashioned connotation has at last been eroded and the realisation that there’s nothing wrong with being house proud prevails.
It’s Fashionable to Be an Old-fashioned Housewife Again
 
 
The 7 Minute Sprint: Can Family Coaches Bring Order? 
By Sue Shellenbarger; The Wall Street Journal
Family coaching is a growing domain. These self-described experts offer tips, gimmicks and pep-talks that aim to stamp out chaos, firm up family ties and free up time for family fun. Yet it has been proven that no amount of coaching will move the unmotivated – while a coach can jump-start the process, lasting change takes plenty of motivation.
The 7 Minute Sprint: Can Family Coaches Bring Order?
 
 
Leftovers return for environment menu 
By Richard Alleyne, Daily Telegraph
Eating what we buy can reduce our carbon footprint and the cost to our pockets.  By rediscovering the art of cooking leftovers – the skill that saved many in two World Wars – can now save the world!
Leftovers return for environment menu
 
 
Flexible Working Could Backfire on Women 
By Alice Thomson, Daily Telegraph
Women have made it to the armed forces, to business and even to 10 Downing Street, but having proven their capability to work as hard as men it has slowly begun to dawn on them that it isn’t that enjoyable after all!
Flexible Working Could Backfire on Women
 
 
The Prandial is political 
By Felipe Fernández-Armesto, Times Higher Education 
Eating is a cultural act - a healthy diet therefore, affects not just the individual’s health but also the health of society. If this concept has been ignored in public health campaigns, as it has, it is no suprise that the past 40years of dietary advice has failed. And, unless it adapts to the history and sense of community of those to whom it is addressed it is doomed to fail hereafter.
The Prandial is political 
 
 
From House to Home: Bringing work home 
Charles Handy: "Changes in the world of work can help reshape the home and make it an ideal school of life."
In this interview for MercatorNet, Catherine McMahon of the Home Renaissance Foundation asked Charles Handy about his vision of the home as a place of work.  Charles Handy will be a keynote speaker at the From House to Home International Conference, 20-21 November 2008. 
From House to Home: Bringing work home
 
 
Diary of a child-free couple 
The Times Online
Are there any young people who don't want to work in fashion?
More and more young people are aspiring to break into the world of fashion - such dreams being fueled by films like The Devil Wears Prada.  Yet is important to remember that no matter how sophisticated work-experience has become where the fundamental skills are actually learnt is in the home.
Diary of a child-free couple
 
 
Fond fathers nurture a family revival 
By Roger Waite, The Times Online
"Mother's Day lie-ins could soon last a little longer" as research shows that more and more fathers are putting their hands to the plough and doing their share of the housework.
Fond fathers nurture a family revival
 
 
Non-discrimination based on gender and intergenerational solidarity 
The following lecture was given by Dr Nuria Chinchilla to the FEMM Committee in Brussels (Sept. 8, 2008)
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