Archive for June 2015

WSJ: The 44-Hour Workweek

I was thrilled to see a great review of I Know How She Does It from Lenore Skenazy in the Wall Street Journal today. Lenore is the brains behind the “Free Range Kids” movement, and I’ve enjoyed seeing her writing tweak the over-protective and fact-challenged over the years (guess what? The crime rate in many places is lower now than it was in the 1960s when… read more »

Would you want to be two places at once?

Kamy Wicoff, the founder of SheWrites.com, and a writer herself, recounts a moment of inspiration for her new novel Wishful Thinking. “I remember at one point I was late for pick-up, I had my bag on my shoulder, I was carrying a violin and running, but not like running in a metaphorical sense. I’m actually running.” It soon became a scene: the heroine, Je… read more »

Sleep: Part of this American life

The American Time Use Survey is out today. Every year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics does this large scale time diary study to find out how different Americans spend their hours. Rather than ask how many hours people devote to different categories, researchers (generally) have people talk through the previous day. This method removes some of the problems… read more »

Forget finding time for a partner. How do you find time to find a partner?

This past weekend I spoke at the Forte Foundation’s annual MBA conference in Washington D.C. My audience was a great group of young women who are on their way to conquering the world. They managed to be engaged despite my drawing the nap-inducing post-lunch spot. Anyway, one of the questions during the Q&A was about a topic I really haven’t written mu… read more »

You don’t have to start on Monday

Plenty of people would like to track their time, and there are many ways to do this. But it turns out there’s one particular time when people would like to start. According to data shared with me by time-tracking app Toggl, Monday is (by far) the most popular day when their users start tracking time. As for time of year? January (on the back of New Year’s resol… read more »