Beyond Life Hacks

Big Ideas for the Future of Work and Life

It’s time we move beyond the usual recommendations for work-life balance and highlight the big changes it will take to achieve this seemingly unattainable goal and end overwork  for good.

How can we transform the way the workday is organized? What should “self-care” really look like? What’s the best way to overhaul racial and gender dynamics in American workplaces? The sooner we realize the answers will not come from pithy “life hacks,” the better.

Join Slate and New America's Better Life Lab for a happy hour conversation to discuss these challenges and celebrate the launch of the Better Life Lab Channel’s new home at Slate. In a lightning round panel, leading thinkers will share one big, bold idea for shattering assumptions about how to live a good life, followed  by questions and conversation about what individuals, organizations, and policy makers can do to turn ideas into action.


Brigid Schulte @BrigidSchulte
Director, Better Life Lab, New America
Author, Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has Time

Andrew Solomon @Andrew_Solomon
President, PEN American Center
Author, Far and Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change and Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity

Pronita Gupta
Director, Job Quality, Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
Former Deputy Director, Women's Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor

Kimberly Seals-Allers @IamKSealsAllers
Journalist and Author, The Big Let Down: How Medicine, Big Business and Feminism Undermine Breastfeeding

Katherine Goldstein @KGeee
Contributing Editor, Better Life Lab at Slate

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