- Brigid Schulte: A new French law gives employees the right to disconnect from email
- That may not help, because we are wired to seek novelty -- like new emails, she writes
Brigid Schulte is the director of the Better Life Lab at New America and author of "Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time." The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers.
(CNN)We're drowning in email. We check it incessantly -- more than half of American workers check email at least once an hour. And at night. And on weekends. And on vacation.