Writing about Time Management, Life, Careers & Family

The Richer Sex

This week’s Time magazine cover story is on “The Richer Sex,” with author Liza Mundy arguing that women are poised to take over as the breadwinners in a majority of America’s families. Of course, when you hear that, it’s easy to revert to stereotype, and picture a “reverse traditional” family, where mom goes o… read more »

ATM Book Club Week 3 (Chapter 2)

I’m running an informal book club here on the blog, working through the chapters of All the Money in the World one week at a time. You can join us at any time; there are links to previous weeks at the bottom of this post. This week it’s time for Chapter 2: Don’t Scrimp More, Make More. This was probably one of my favorite chapters to write. When I w… read more »

Round-up: Math and Motherlode

Last summer, I mentioned Sal Khan and the Khan Academy a few times on this blog. The feature piece I wrote on that topic, “The Math of Khan,” is finally up at City Journal’s website. I’m fascinated by the promise of blended learning, and how it easily matches the curriculum to the child, turning teachers into tutors equipped with rea… read more »

Spend less time cleaning (without spending a dime)

In 168 Hours, I write that if you don’t think something is a top priority for your time, you have three choices. You can ignore it, minimize it, or outsource it. When it comes to housekeeping, that last option tends to get people up in arms. To be sure, not everyone can afford a cleaning service, though “afford” is a squishy word. Over the past 10 years, the m… read more »

Growing into my own advice

One of the most gratifying parts of writing self-help books is that I hear from people who’ve made big life changes — or had massive productivity boosts — as a result. Occasionally I read these emails and think “wow, I should read my own books.” Because, you see, my 168 hours could use a tune-up right now. I know there are big life goals I’d l… read more »