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National Take Back Your Time Conference at Seattle University August 25-27

The Take Back Your Time movement, of which John de Graaf is a co-founder, has been working for many of these things for 14 years,...


Changing The Rules Of Work

Though it was far from front-page news, the Obama administration’s Labor Department action this month on overtime pay may be one of the most significant of his entire presidency. 

Prior to the new rules change, employees earning more...


Well-Being and Happiness

WELL-BEING AND HAPPINESS—AN ATTEMPT AT DEFINITIONS

These days, there seems to be a growing consensus that the old measurements that nations have used to evaluate economic success—most notably, the Gross Domestic Product—are blunt...


Polarized Pets…and Stressed-Out Kids

Inequality isn’t just bad for people.  It also affects our companion animals.   In the modern American economy, some workers have become money-rich and time-poor.  Others, who lost jobs or were downsized during the recent recession, became time...


BLACK FRIDAY IS BUY NOTHING DAY

Black Friday is coming.  You’d have to have been living in a hole not to know that means the day after Thanksgiving, when most businesses are closed but all the stores are open for business.  It’s when the big holiday sales used to begin—now...