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

Parents’ child-care costs have doubled. But teachers still earn poverty wages.

Parents are paying twice what they did for child care in 1989. Yet low-paid teachers still qualify for public benefits.

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Aging population prompts more employers to offer elder-care benefits to workers

Studies show that caring for aging parents can sap productivity and take a toll on worker health.

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Seven Housework Equality Hacks for Thanksgiving and Beyond

I just got back from the grocery store for the Thanksgiving shopping. And man, what a difference a few years, and a concerted effort to change makes. Now, for those of you who read Overwhelmed, particularly chapter 8, “The Stalled Gender Revolution,” you know that I hit the wall one Thanksgiving a few years ago. Here’s […]

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Americans don’t take vacation. Would a 401Play account change that?

A tech entrepreneur sets up a system to encourage Americans to take their vacation time.

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Even in some red states, voters overwhelmingly approve paid sick days, minimum wage hikes

Despite Republican gains in statewide races, voters overwhelmingly go for Democratic initiatives to help working families.

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Feel like a work zombie? You’re not alone. Here’s 10 things that will help.

Americans put in long hours on the job. But a lot of them are interrupted and distracted busywork

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