OverwhelmedWork, Love and Play When No One Has The Time



The Book

Named 1 of the Washington Post’s 50 Notable Nonfiction Books of the Year!

Named a Good Reads finalist for Best Business Book of 2014!

From Time Confetti to Time Serenity: Overwhelmed is both a map of the stresses that have ripped our leisure to shreds and a blueprint for how to put the pieces back together. What Brigid Schulte offers us is a revelatory, at times hilarious, and at heart optimistic view of how we can begin to find time for the things that matter most and live more fulfilled lives.

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About Brigid Schulte

About Brigid Schulte

Brigid Schulte is an award-winning journalist for the Washington Post and Washington Post magazine. She was part of a team that won the Pulitzer Prize. She is also a fellow at the New America Foundation. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband and two children. She grew up in Oregon and spent summers in Wyoming, where she did not feel overwhelmed.

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Brigid's Articles

Women need time off from work the most but often get it the least

The labor market can be an unfair place for many women.

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Women are underrepresented in top MBA programs, U-Md. aims to solve that

Women make up a relatively small share of MBA classes in the U.S., and the University of Maryland hopes to make it 50/50 by 2020.

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It’s not all in your head: E-mail really is the biggest waste of your time

E-mail is the biggest time waster, followed by meetings. But, not to be outdone, procrastination is showing up as a drag on productivity, mostly because we’re too stressed to focus on what’s important.

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CEO Ryan Carson works a four-day work week. Here’s how.

Ryan Carson has been working 32 hours a week in the cut-throat world of high tech start-ups since 2005 and is thriving. Here’s how he does it.

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At some start-ups, Fridays are so casual, everyone can stay home

New companies find the value in giving employees a chance to invest in more personal time

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Black and Latina women scientists sometimes mistaken for janitors

100 percent of the women scientists of color interviewed in depth for a new study reported experiencing gender bias

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