The dilemma persists despite a bevy of time-saving devices: You've got your cell phone, your microwave, the drive-through window at McDonald's ... so many little amenities designed to save time. So why is it that Americans still bemoan the fact that "there aren't enough hours in the day?"

Whatever the reason, more and more time-starved people are turning to concierge and errand-running services to help them get a handle on their lives. Today, research shows, Americans are working longer hours, so these "helper" programs can be expected to gain in popularity.

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