OverwhelmedWork, Love and Play When No One Has The Time



The Book

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

Which states ranks the best and the worst for gender equity?

Some surprises in the findings of new reports that measure how well women are faring in employment, education and politics.

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Maureen and Bob McDonnell’s ‘partnership’ a portrait in inequality

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The Best – and Worst – Times of Day for Productivity

I’ve just started answering reader questions on Goodreads. One reader asked: “Is there a way to discover a person’s optimum productivity time? Or is it always in the morning?” Great question! I did some digging and here’s what I found: When it comes to productivity, we’re all wired a little differently. Some of us are […]

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Strategies for calling time on long hours – FT.com

Great piece by Emma Jacobs in the Financial Times – quoting Overwhelmed! – on long work hours – why we work them, what they cost in terms of health, errors, productivity and creativity – and what some companies are doing to try to change their cultures

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Are you a ‘Work Martyr?’

Forty percent of all Americans don’t take all of their vacation, leaving 430 million days of unused paid vacation a year, according to the U.S. Travel Association.

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Dads, not moms, benefit from flexible work

A study finds that people rated men who ask to work either flexible hours in the office or to work from home twice a week as much more committed to their work, more competent, more worthy of promotion and more likeable than equally qualified women who …

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