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The Toronto Star: The Cost of Being Busy

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ILLUSTRATION BY RAFFI ANDERIAN/TORONTO STAR

Ever found yourself frantically baking cupcakes at 2 am, taking a conference call in the hallway outside the dentist’s office, or scrambling to meet work deadlines during Sunday dinner?

Then you are officially caught in The Overwhelm, as author Brigid Schulte puts it. But her book is not a collection of simplistic how-to advice we’ve heard before, such as taking spa weekends (as if we had the time). Instead, Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time is a thoroughly researched map of the official policies and societal pressures that are shredding our leisure into useless bits of time confetti, fragmenting our humanity and, perhaps most disturbing, putting our children at risk.

Read the full article: http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/books/2014/03/21/overwhelmed_by_brigid_schulte_review.html

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