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The Weekend Experiment That Will Change Your Life

You probably have more leisure time than you think. Here’s how to maximize it.

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The time between the moment you close your laptop on Friday and the moment your alarm goes off on Monday morning can feel shockingly short. But it isn’t. Assuming eight hours of sleep a night, there are 37 waking hours between 5 p.m. Friday and 10…




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Laura Vanderkam

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

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