I just saw a blog about this and I'm a little skeptical. According to the author, if you want a man to make you happy, consider using these 4 words,

"I need your help".

It makes men feel more important and needed.

Hmmm, if that's all it takes to ask my husband to make dinner and do the dishes, I'm in! 

I'm going to try this at work too. Maybe I can get the guys to do all the work and Ill have time to  take a long lunch. Yeah....right.