When you start studying questions of how people spend their time, you quickly realize there’s a big problem. Most of what we “know” about life comes from quick response surveys. These are easy to conduct (“How many hours do you work per week?”) but suffer from two flaws: people are clueless and they lie.
The clueless part: Mo… read more »
Over at The Happiest Mom lately, Meagan Francis has been starting a Mother’s Day related conversation on the fiction of doing it all. As long-time readers of this blog know, I think it’s quite possible for parents to “do it all” if you define doing it all as having a challenging career and a happy home life centered on nurturing your f… read more »
Every year, Salary.com comes out with a new survey that purports to show what a mother’s time is worth. Getting lots of attention for the survey involves making sure it is a huge number. And so, this year is no different. After asking thousands of women how much time they devote to different tasks, Salary.com claims that a fair paycheck would be $115,4… read more »
Welcome again to the new website for 168 Hours! We’re gearing up for the paperback launch at the end of the month, and I thought that the site could be a bit crisper as readership grows. Hopefully it will be easier to navigate and read. If you look up at the URL, you’ll see it’s slightly different for the blog: www.my168hours.com/main instea… read more »