Brigid Schulte
Brigid Schulte

​Brigid Schulte is the director of the Better Life Lab at New America, author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love, & Play When No One Has the Time, and formerly an award-winning journalist at the Washington Post.

Better Life Lab Podcast
July 19 2018 2:52 PMThe Gender Pay Gap Was on Track to Shrink in America. Here’s Why It Hasn’t.If it wasn’t for the phenomenon of overwork and a shift to the 60-hour workweek, the gender pay gap actually would have shrunk by 10 percent in recent decades.
Better Life Lab Podcast
July 5 2018 6:00 AMEven Progressive Offices Fail at Work-Life BalanceWhy no-meeting Wednesdays and work-from-home Fridays may not be enough.
Work
June 22 2018 3:33 PMWork-Life Balance: Capturing an Elusive MythMichelle Hickox found a way to build a powerful career as a CFO—and take summers off and still get promoted. Here’s how she did it.
Work
June 18 2018 5:47 AMWhy I Love Life Hacks and Hate Them TooThe new Better Life Lab podcast hopes to give you all the tools you need for a full and healthy life.
Work
April 24 2018 5:50 AMThe Way We Work Is Killing UsAn interview with the author of Dying for a Paycheck.
Life
Feb. 20 2018 10:00 AMHow Different Are Men and Women, Really?A new book says the scientific research on the question has often been too biased by gender inequalities to tell us.
Life
Jan. 11 2018 10:00 AMNew Research: Even in the Harshest Conditions, Women Outlive MenIs the gender life-expectancy gap caused by nature or nurture?
Better Life Lab
Nov. 20 2017 10:00 AMA Very Long List of Nonnegotiable Rules Saved Our Thanksgiving—and Our Marriage
Better Life Lab
Oct. 25 2017 10:00 AMThree Reasons We Can’t Be Trusted to Set Our Own Work Schedules, and What to Do About It
Better Life Lab
June 19 2017 3:54 PMHow Much Paid Leave Is Enough?
Better Life Lab
May 12 2017 8:00 AMWelcome to the Better Life Lab: the Future of Work, Gender, and Social Policy
Better Life Lab Podcast
July 12 2018 6:02 AMAddicted to the JobWhat happens when you can’t stop working? We go to a Workaholics Anonymous meeting to find out.
Better Life Lab Podcast
June 28 2018 6:04 AMWhy We’re All Addicted to Busyness (and How to Change)The first thing you should look at: how your environment is designed.
Better Life Lab Podcast
June 21 2018 8:00 AMHow to Take Summers Off and Still Get PromotedA true story from a work-life balance pioneer.
Better Life Lab Podcast
June 15 2018 7:00 AMYour Work May Be Killing YouBragging about being overworked is not a badge of honor.
Relationships
April 23 2018 5:45 AMThe Worrywart vs. the Zen MasterEvery time we fight, we’re replaying an old argument about the emotional burden of being the one who obsesses about everything.
Work
Feb. 8 2018 10:02 AMThe Corporate Case for Child CareAmerican businesses cover just 1 percent of the skyrocketing cost of child care. It’s time for that to change.
Better Life Lab
Dec. 20 2017 10:00 AMWant a Happier Holiday? We Asked the Happiness Experts How.
Better Life Lab
Oct. 27 2017 10:19 AMFlexible Work Alone Doesn’t Create Gender Equality in the Workplace
Better Life Lab
Oct. 6 2017 10:00 AMThere’s No Excuse for All-Male Panels. Here’s How to Fix Them.
Better Life Lab
May 18 2017 12:02 PMThe Case Against Maternity Leave
Future Tense
May 22 2014 10:05 AMStop Working in the Water Closet