Last week I posted a link to Peter Bregman’s Lifehacker article on making two lists: a to-do list, and a to-ignore list. The to-ignore list is just what it sounds like: things you’re not going to spend your precious time and attention dealing with.
Phrased that way, the things on the ignore list sound like they might be clearly negative (I will ignore Faceb… read more »
Long-time readers of this blog know that I have a favorite data set: The American Time Use Survey. This annual study from the Bureau of Labor Statistics asks thousands of Americans to keep track of their time. Because it is broad, and based on actual days, as opposed to how people recollect “typical” days, it is more accurate than most surveys that ask peop… read more »
We live in a first-person world. We argue from our own experience. But what does our own experience actually say about the rest of humanity?
This is the question I find myself asking every time I read a blog post or article announcing that women “can’t have it all.” Inevitably, the writer is a woman who’s found herself in some intolerable situation, ha… read more »
As life goes on, you soon realize a truth: weekends are shockingly fleeting things. You resist planning much for your time off — not wanting to replicate the madness of week days — but then Sunday afternoon arrives and you’re stuck with a sad sense of not having done much. One of the most common time problems I’ve discovered in conver… read more »
Not many workplaces have “summer Fridays” — that genteel tradition of closing down around lunch once a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day. According to a survey done by Ultimat Vodka, just 12% of employed adults get this perk. Officially, that is. Because anyone who’s tried to start a new project or close a deal on a summer Friday ha… read more »