I’m happy to announce that Portfolio will be publishing my next book, called The Mosaic (or possibly just “Mosaic”), in 2015. This book will feature the results of a time diary study of women with big careers and kids. The title comes from my observation that while in the popular narrative, combining a big career and a family means one is constantly jugg… read more »
My experience of being excused from jury duty this week has reminded me of this: I really like having slack in my schedule. Lots and lots of slack.
That may sound a bit strange coming from someone who writes about productivity and efficiency. I do like using bits of time for bits of joy, and I think it’s amazing what you can get done in 15 minutes. That said, I have… read more »
(Laura’s note: I’ll be running a few guest posts over the next month from bloggers I enjoy. I hope you’ll enjoy these posts, too!)
by Carrie Willard
After reading 168 Hours last year, I began keeping a time log. I’ve always geeked out a bit when it comes to tracking things: my income, my spending, a food diary, books I’ve read. Why… read more »
I’m not a huge fan of coupon clipping. I find that shopping store sales, buying produce in season, and stocking up when I find a regular household item at a drastically reduced cost are all more efficient ways to save cash. For instance, when I was at Target the other night buying school supplies, I noticed that the Mack’s ear plugs I buy — which I pay $6… read more »
Laura’s note: This week, I’m answering some of my Frequently Asked Questions — questions that I often hear from readers. As I email my answers, I sometimes think, hey, that would make a reasonable blog post! So here we go. If you have a question to add to the series, please email me at lvanderkam at yahoo dot com.
Q. I’m thinking of starting a freelan… read more »