A Little Trivia and Inspiration

Anyone who has read Cheaper by the Dozen was likely struck by the character of Lillian Gilbreth, mother of the title Dozen, who managed not only to remember all of her children’s names but also make a loving home while being a pioneer in the field of efficiency.  But did you know that she also earned a Ph.D. (the first one ever granted in Industrial Psychology) with seven children, received 23 honorary degrees, became the first woman accepted to the National Academy of Engineering, and was the first female psychologist to be on a postage stamp (and the second in the world, after Maria Montessori)?

Well, I don’t know about you, but I certainly feel inspired to be more, ahem, efficient.


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