About Laura Vanderkam | Laura Vanderkam is the bestselling author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, I Know How She Does It, and 168 Hours, among others. Her 2016 TED talk, “How to Gain Control of Your Free Time,” has been viewed more than 5 million times. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune, and other publications. She lives with her husband and their four children outside Philadelphia.

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168 Hours: The Blank Slate of Time
June 2, 2010 - By: Laura Vanderkam
“It is an unquestioned truth of modern life: we are all starved for time. With the rise of 2-income families, extreme jobs, and the ability to log on to the world around the clock, we can barely find time to breathe. At least that’s the way the story goes.”
Laughing at the Joneses
March 21, 2012 - By: Laura Vanderkam
“It’s silly to talk about personal finance without talking about where you live and what you drive. ... There are plenty of people who have discovered this truth and, rather than trying to keep up with the Joneses or submitting to their tyranny, are getting a good laugh at them.”
How to Have it All: A Career, Kids, Free Time, and a Full Night's Sleep.
June 10, 2015 - By: Laura Vanderkam
"Women with big careers have far more balanced lives than the popular narrative conveys. That’s good news for anyone wondering if it’s possible to have a career, kids, free time, and even a full night’s sleep. It is possible to have it all, not just in theory, but in how we live our day-to-day lives.”
How to Feel Less Busy and Get More Done
June 13, 2018 - By: Laura Vanderkam
“Feeling off the clock is exhilarating. It is a key component of human happiness. And yet a life is lived in hours, and living the good life requires being a proper steward of those hours. This stewardship often requires choices that come from being mindful of time.”
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