The Myth of Work-Life Balance

Despite the pressure to have it all, many workers feel they are failing both in the office and at home

The Atlantic
Jun 10 · 9 min read
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By Olga Khazan

Brigid Schulte has baked Valentine’s cupcakes until 2 a.m. and written articles until 4 a.m. In 2014, when she wrote Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time, a book about the hunt for…

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