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How successful students spend their time

I am a long way from figuring out my next book (as in a print title). But in the meantime, I’d love feedback on this “information product” idea. I’m considering doing a time diary study of college students earning 4.0 GPAs. How much and when do they study? How much and when do they sleep? Do they work for pay, and if so when and how much? What social options a… read more »

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… read more »

Ten minutes in the hammock

In theory I’m on vacation this week. I say in theory because when you have four small children there are limited moments for true relaxation. But there are always some, and I’m trying to be good about seizing them. This morning, I was out on the lawn of our vacation rental with the kids, trying out the hammock. Then they all disappeared inside. I fig… read more »

Friday fodder: links, updates

This has been another full week of book promotion activities. I recorded 22 radio segments on Tuesday (and hosted the webinar for book club members — thanks to all who dialed in! Hopefully the recording showed up in your inbox too). On Thursday I was back in NYC recording a satellite TV interview with BNN in Canada, and speaking at an event sponsored by La… read more »

I think that I shall never see…

…anything as lovely as this tree in my front yard. The flowers were out in their full glory this weekend. The weather was lovely. We celebrated my son’s baptism with lots of family here to visit. There were some low moments — it doesn’t help that everyone has colds — but I managed to get some short naps, I read Tara Sophia Mohr’s Playing… read more »