Brigid Schulte

Social Issues and The Good LifeWashington, D.C.

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Charlie Poznek was chasing every business idea that came along, until we helped him focus on what mattered most. Now we’re sharing those strategies with you.

  • May 21, 2015

Jason Garner was stunningly successful. As a top executive at Live Nation, he promoted concerts of megastars like Beyonce and Jay-Z. But inside, he felt hollow. Then when his mother died, he decided to make a change.

  • May 18, 2015

The marriage rate is expected to hit an all-time low in the U.S. next year.

  • May 17, 2015

In unfamiliar and beautiful new surroundings, a family gets to know one another in entirely different ways.

  • May 14, 2015

Ashley Thompson has been unable to find a job after graduating from college. Embarrassed, she started isolating herself from friends. Our coach showed her how to feel good again, enhancing her ability to network and her life in general.

  • May 14, 2015

  • May 11, 2015

Why does America have more money than happiness? An economist and editor of the 2015 World Happiness Report offers some clues.

  • May 11, 2015

Mothers whose sons or daughters died at the hands of police, or while in police custody, were joined by several hundred protesters in a march to the steps of the Justice Department.

  • May 9, 2015

Educated women are giving birth to more babies

  • May 8, 2015

Once baby comes home, moms do more around the house, dads do less

  • May 7, 2015
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About
Brigid Schulte writes about work-life issues and poverty, seeking to understand what it takes to live The Good Life across race, class and gender. Why do Americans work such long hours? How come a minimum wage salary can’t cover the cost of a two-bedroom apartment anywhere? Why is good child care so $(&#$ expensive and hard to find? Why are fathers now more harried than mothers? Why don’t Americans take vacation? And why do they bring work along if they do?

Brigid is also a regular contributor to the She The People blog and has written for Style, Outlook, the Washington Post magazine, and other outlets.

Brigid grew up in Oregon, got her start in newspapers at the Casper Star-Tribune in Wyoming, and over the years has covered national politics, (96 hours of straight stumping with Bob Dole, anyone?) the Pentagon (so scared before the planned invasion of Haiti that she stayed up all night, every night watching the Disney channel in the Port-au-Prince Holiday Inn) public health, education, the environment and just about everything in between as an enterprise and narrative writer.

After a time-use researcher told her she had 30 hours of leisure time a week, she wound up writing a book in search of it. Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time will be published in March 2014.

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