Being a Man is awesome most days, and it just keeps getting better for me today! According to, men feel less stress when they are kicking back and relaxing but their wife is running around like crazy. Weird right?

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The research done at UCLA showed that housework increased the level of the hormone cortisol in men and women. Cortisol rates rise when you are stressed and can affect things from your sleep, to your immune system, to your weight.

Women had a healthy level of cortisol when their husbands helped out with chores, but men had better levels of cortisol when their wives were doing housework and men were not.

Great news for me, but maybe not you, men have a health reason to sit on the couch while women do the dishes. WIN