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Enterprising drug barons take note: In his new book, In Praise of Slowness: How a Worldwide Movement Is Challenging the Cult of Speed, Canadian journalist Carl Honoré notes that “[u]se of the drug in the American work place has jumped by 70% since 1998.” He’s referring there to the powdered variety, but Honoré also argues that the breakneck pace of workaday life has itself become an addiction for many—and he and his hippie buddies would like us all to kindly chill out. Sounds good, man, but until you’re willing to fork over some of those book royalties to help cover my rent, I’m gonna keep my five jobs. Honoré speaks at 6:30 p.m. at the Sumner School Museum & Archives, 17th and M Streets NW. Free. (301) 779-9300. (Mike Kanin)