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3 Ways to Make Daily Life More Doable

Survival mode is over

Illustration of a person’s home ecosystem in a sealed-off rectangle in a sea of particles and squid.

Here’s a quick thought experiment: Pretend you’re an employee who started a new job six months ago. On your first day, your new boss led you to a weird, uncomfortable room, handed you a laptop computer, and set you up with an awkward schedule filled with stops and starts throughout the day. You’ve been trying to make the best of it, but your setup has made it…



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Laura Vanderkam

Laura Vanderkam is the author of several time management books including Off the Clock and 168 Hours. She blogs at