How this family built life hack culture

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, April 2, 2019
  • They inspired “Cheaper by the Dozen.” But their story is far more interesting than a movie.Join the Video Lab! famous family was fascinating, unique, and contributed to the way we live today.In this pilot episode of History Club, Vox’s Phil Edwards and Coleman Lowndes discuss the incredible Gilbreth story, with all its twists and turns. The Gilbreth family became famous in the film "Cheaper By The Dozen" but they were far more interesting than the most recent incarnation. Though the 1950 movie came closer to the truth, the real Gilbreths were pioneers in home life and the business world.Frank and Lillian Gilbreth were equal partners in their unique business of time efficiency. Frank Gilbreth brought a construction background, while Lillian was the psychological half. Together, their time and motion studies mixed analysis and psychology in a seamless fashion.Later on, Lillian led their business alone — and her pivot to home life has a clear connection to the life hack culture we live in today.Note: The headline for this video has been updated since publishing.Previous headline: How this woman built life hack is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out our full video catalog: Vox on Facebook: Twitter:
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  • Emiliano Avila

     2 months ago

    #pleasemona let Coleman and Phil keep doing these type of very interesting videos

  • Iron Wolf Productions

     2 months ago

    #pleasemona This was a captivating and interesting new type of video for vox.Nice work ppl, great editing, and keep them coming

  • Alex Damaceno

     2 months ago

    #pleasemona PLEEEEEEEEEEASE!God, I wish there were a "Vox"-like channel in Brazil....

  • Ala Potato

     1 months ago

    Alex Damaceno dont they have to eithermake a portugese sub ormake a portugese dub

  • AJ Batman

     2 months ago

    Maybe that's your calling

  • jasenjot

     2 months ago

    #pleaseMona, I've enjoyed so much this kind of conversational development of the story. It reminds me of this phylosophy classes were we were told about the Arsitotle's Peripatetic school, a nice walk-arround about an interesting topic

  • neverendingwatchlist

     2 months ago

    i now NEED that oscar bait movie on this extraordinary story#pleasemona

  • Eddie V

     2 months ago

    #pleasemona There's a 1950's version of cheaper by the dozen that is more true to real life, showing their job/partnership and Frank does die :(

  • Sheila Bustamante

     6 days ago

    I was raised on the original. I have no clue what that Steve Martin movie is.....🤷🤷🤷

  • Princess Blay

     1 months ago

    it has a sequel Belles on Their Toes (1952) #pleasemona

  • John Hudert

     22 days ago

    Time to find which life hacks save the most time/money.#PleaseMona get them to catalog and rank by ROI/efficiency all Life hacks :-)

  • L Mo

     2 days ago

    A big part of the book their kids wrote “cheaper by the dozen” discusses how they were the ones to invent the QWERTY typewriter layout

  • Rachel Klinkatsis

     2 months ago

    I never usually comment on videos, but seriously this was amazing! Mona, please let them keep making these videos! #pleasemona

  • Notmatt

     2 months ago

    #PlsMona also, I wonder if Marie Kondo knows of this woman. She seems to have the same values Marie does, just 80 years earlier.