Round up: The smart way to work 12 hours

I’ve been trying to blog close to daily (during the week) for the past few years. One way I make that easier on myself is to link to my various other writings on Friday! (Plus other interesting things).

Over at CBS MoneyWatch this week, my favorite post was probably “The smart way to work a 12-hour day.” You can still find time for a personal life on days you need to log long work hours — you just have to employ this particular trick (if you can).

I also wrote about how to “Find 10 free hours this weekend.” Last weekend I managed to read a whole book. How did that happen? That was actually the subject of Rachel Emma Silverman’s WSJ “The Juggle” column late last week on “How the Hunger Games Ate My Weekend.” I wasn’t reading quite that much of a page-turner, but the truth is, when you’re reading something very absorbing, you wind up redeploying the time from other things. So how can you redeploy that time more generally?

Then there’s the question of “Should you track your time surfing the web?

I wrote a slideshow for The Huffington Post on “How to have the best, cheapest weekend ever.” It ran on the front page of the HuffPo for a while!

AOL Jobs continues to reprint blog posts from here, including “168 hours to a career breakthrough. Yes, you. Yes, now.” (Also picked up by Black Enterprise)

Over at the Grindstone, an intriguing interview with Amanda Steinberg (of DailyWorth) sent several hundred people over here to read “The Princess Problem” post.

Some fun reviews as well: Elizablog reviews ATM, saying that “As an inveterate reader who has been both broke and unhappy, I’ve read quite a lot of advice on happiness and finances and All the Money stands out.”

Seasoned Joy reviews ATM too, saying (blush!) that “Vanderkam is a terrific writer and great at explaining how money is just a tool – a means to an end. And that end can be whatever makes us happiest.”

House of Peanut (Hi ARC!) reviews 168 Hours, saying “The writing is really good – tons of research, easy to read and flows smoothly. I read this in a day, and I don’t (can’t) usually do this with nonfiction.” It’s a book she wants to “keep around to get a ‘refresher’ when things feel like they’re getting crazy or I’m losing sight of what’s important.” Nice!

I’ll repeat my offer: if you blog and are interested in reviewing All the Money in the World, send me an email and I’ll send you the PDF. Very easy (and, of course, no obligation).

In other news:

Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea have a new book out called Train Like a Mother — about moms who run hard. Learn more about it at their blog, Another Mother Runner.

The Frugal Girl does a time vs. money comparison on smoothies in a bag vs. home made. The photos made me really, really want a smoothie right now.

Plus other great links I shared during the week – like the “live like a billionaire” one from the New York Times…

 

3 thoughts on “Round up: The smart way to work 12 hours

  1. Just saw your offer. I would be interested in reading your book and reviewing, if it’s okay for me to review in my style (that is chapter by chapter). I can summarize at the end of course.

  2. Laura I had to stop by and tell you I thought of you yesterday while perusing the site TheGlow.com. (It’s a mom+baby+artsy fartsy designy thing.)

    While it’s pure visual candy, some of the quotes by the women there were lame as well as inconsistent. One of the moms talked about how her baby was an amazing sleeper who slept 12 hours a night, but then in the next quote said she was shocked at how little sleep she was getting since becoming a mom. What!? Those things cannot both be true.

    It made me think of the culture of “I don’t get enough sleep” that you mentioned in 168 Hours. 😉

  3. I really enjoyed your book. Thanks for the shout out. I’m still noodling on my review for All the Money in the World, but like one of the folks you wrote about, The Hunger Games ate the last couple of days for me 🙂

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