Laura Vanderkam previously authored Blended Learning: A Wise Giver's Guide to Supporting Tech-assisted Teaching for The Philanthropy Roundtable. Her writing on economics, education, careers, and technology has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Reader's Digest, Scientific American, City Journal, and other publications. She is the author of 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think and the What the Most Successful People Do series of e-books. She is a member of USAToday's board of contributors, and writes the "168 Hours" blog for CBS MoneyWatch. She lives outside Philadelphia with her husband and three children and blogs at LauraVanderkam.com.
Karl Zinsmeister is editor of The Philanthropy Roundtable's guidebook series, which include volumes on blended learning, high‑achieving students, teacher and principal excellence, charter schools, Catholic schools, and other topics of interest to education donors, as well as books on philanthropy for the poor, veterans and military families, and other causes. He also oversees Philanthropy magazine, and the Roundtable's website and online publications. He is creating the forthcoming Almanac of American Philanthropy. Zinsmeister has authored eight books, made a PBS film, and written hundreds of articles for publications ranging from The Atlantic to the Wall Street Journal to Reader's Digest. He previously was a Senate aide to Daniel Patrick Moynihan, the J. B. Fuqua Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council and chief domestic policy adviser to President George W. Bush. He is a graduate of Yale University and also studied at Trinity College Dublin.
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Drawing on real-life anecdotes and scientific research, Vanderkam explains why doing nothing can be more exhausting than doing something and why happy people make weekend plans in advance. She shares weekend tips gleaned from busy people such as politician and talk show host Mike Huckabee, former CEO Frank Baxter, and TV producer Aliza Rosen. She reveals the kind of weekend activities that make people happiest, explains why it’s important to unplug at least for a little while, and shares the secret of why Sunday night may be the most important part of any weekend.
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