The Society for Research in Child Development published an interesting study recently, tracking 1000 children from age 0 to 7. The purpose? To answer that age-old question of what effect maternal employment has on children’s outcomes.
The answer? As Babble quotes Jane Waldfoge, “the good news is that we can see no adverse effects.” Th… read more »
My essay on the Ramona Quimby books (and new movie starring Selena Gomez) ran in today’s Wall Street Journal. The movie, Ramona and Beezus, is very sweet. But in sweetening up the tale for modern viewers, I think the film’s creators missed one of Beverly Cleary’s major selling points: her complete lack of sentimentality as she portrayed… read more »
Last week, Peter Clayton of TotalPicture Radio recorded a podcast with me about 168 Hours. You can download the 19 minute file here. This interview was particularly aimed at people who are currently in a career transition. If you have been working full-time, and suddenly you’re not, how do you structure your hours so you don’t go crazy? It&… read more »
The blogosphere is full of productivity tips. Some are ridiculous, and some are good. One of the best ideas I’ve come across? Do not take conference swag. Ever.
Stick with me here. I realize that perusing the exhibitors’ halls at conferences is like the adult version of an Easter egg hunt. And we all loved those.
But I think this tip has a simple bri… read more »
Yesterday, I kept wondering why the date July 26 was sticking out in my mind. It seemed monumental to me in some fashion, and by the end of the day, I finally remembered: my first column for USA Today ran on July 26, 2001.
That summer nine years ago was challenging in many ways. I’d just graduated from college, and moved to Washington DC to start an internshi… read more »