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Download and read online 7 Minutes of Magic in PDF and EPUB A quick fitness routine, designed to help practitioners to jump-start a day and relax better at night, draws on three Eastern fitness disciplines as well as Western exercise techniques to outline a seven-minute workout for weekdays, in a guide that is complemented by longer weekend exercise recommendations.
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Download and read online Household Divisions of Labour in PDF and EPUB This book investigates the extent of gender inequality in the division of labour in the modern household. Through comparisons of the time allocations of single couple families without children, couple families with children and lone parents, a comprehensive account of the evolution of gender inequality over a typical lifecourse is presented.
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