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July 15, 2019
Little Happier: How the Gift of a Dollhouse Illustrates the Philosophy of Bertrand Russell
In giving the gift of a dollhouse, these loving grandparents illustrate a point argued by philosopher Bertrand Russsell: “To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.”Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4 min
July 10, 2019
Ep. 229: Spend 120 Minutes a Week in Nature and an Interview with Sheri Salata about “The Beautiful No”
Why you should spend 120 minutes a week in nature, a simple hack to make spending that time in nature more convenient, and an interview with former “Oprah” executive producer Sheri Salata about her memoir “The Beautiful No.”Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here:http://happiercast.com/229Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336For information about advertisers and promo codes, go to happiercast.com/sponsors.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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37 min
July 8, 2019
Little Happier: What’s the Best Way to Persuade? The Sun and the North Wind Disagree.
One of Aesop’s most famous fables—the one about the Sun and the North Wind—illustrates the power of persuasion over brute force.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
July 3, 2019
Ep. 228: Make Your Own Art and a Lesson from Mr. Rogers
Make your own art, a lesson about managing transitions from Mr. Rogers, and dealing with the relationship challenge of “excessive reassurance-seeking.”Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here:http://happiercast.com/228Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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34 min
July 1, 2019
Little Happier: Throughout My Life, I’ve Remembered One Line from the “Little Engine that Could”
“I think I can, I think I can, I think I can” may be a bit corny, but the fact is, I find myself repeating that line to myself. The Little Engine that Could put those words in my mind.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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3 min
June 26, 2019
Ep. 227: An Interview with Comedian, Actor, and Writer Pete Holmes
Create a memory box, enjoy some luxury around your first cup of coffee, and an interview with comedian and author Pete Holmes. Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here:http://happiercast.com/227Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336If you want to watch the PBS pledge show Liz recorded with her sister Gretchen, click here to check your local listings for show times. Many stations start airing it on June 1st. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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42 min
June 24, 2019
Little Happier: Reading Isaac Mizrahi Taught Me About Myself
Reading Isaac Mizrahi’s memoir I.M. helped me understand something about myself: my uncomfortable reaction to a work of art I admire.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4 min
June 19, 2019
Ep. 226: Celebrate the Summer Solstice by Re-visiting your One-Word Theme
Celebrate the summer (or winter) solstice by re-visiting your one-word theme for the year, an alternative office activity if you want to avoid being the Evil Donut-Bringer, and how to resist the temptation of the snooze alarm.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here:http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here:http://happiercast.com/226Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336If you want to watch the PBS pledge show Liz recorded with her sister Gretchen, click here to check your local listings for show times. Many stations start airing it on June 1st. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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39 min
June 17, 2019
Little Happier: My Husband Jamie Taught Me a Wonderful, Memorable Lesson About Plans.
My husband’s willingness to change plans gave me a lovely memory—and taught me a valuable lesson.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4 min
June 12, 2019
Ep. 225: Cultivate Your Casual Friendships
Cultivate your casual friendships, an interview with writer Ramit Sethi about money, and a terrific inexpensive gift to give.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here:http://happiercast.com/225Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336If you want to watch the PBS pledge show Liz recorded with her sister Gretchen, click here to check your local listings for show times. Many stations start airing it on June 1st. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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41 min
June 10, 2019
Little Happier: How Do We Help? An Observation from the Life of the Creator of the Comic Strip “Cathy.”
This story from the life of Cathy Guisewite, the creator of the comic strip “Cathy,” is an example of how we can help people achieve their dreams for themselves. Sometimes.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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5 min
June 5, 2019
Ep. 224: Design Your Summer (Again)
Design your summer, manage the challenge of making transitions throughout the day, and why “the stewing is worse than the doing.”Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here:http://happiercast.com/224Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336If you want to watch the PBS pledge show Liz recorded with her sister Gretchen, click here to check your local listings for show times. Many stations start airing it on June 1st. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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37 min
June 3, 2019
Little Happier: This Book Changed the Way I See the World.
Christopher Alexander’s book “A Pattern Language” changed the way I see the world; sometimes, at least in my case, it’s only through words that I can learn to see more clearly.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4 min
May 29, 2019
Ep. 223: Step Off a Cliff
Why you should step off a cliff, an interview with writer Ross Gay, and the fun of making the opposite of a to-do list.Want to watch the "Roadmap to Happiness"? Check your local PBS station listings here:http://pbs.org/gretchenrubin. Tell your friends, and if you watch, share your insights using the hashtag #GretchenRubinPBS. I’d love to hear your thoughts!Get tickets for Gretchen's book tour and Happier podcast live events at: http://gretchenrubin.com/eventsGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here:http://happiercast.com/223Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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41 min
May 27, 2019
Little Happier: Why Did Dolly Parton Identify More with Barbara Walters than Barbara Walters Identified with Her?
My fascination with Dolly Parton continues, and her answer to Barbara Walters in a 1977 interview is a good example of why we shouldn’t under-estimate people who are different from us.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4 min
May 22, 2019
Ep. 222: Go Someplace Alone
Why you might choose to go someplace alone, how to have a good conversation with a child, and listener suggests an easy, clever hack for remembering to bring items.Get tickets for Gretchen's book tour and Happier podcast live events at: http://gretchenrubin.com/eventsGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here:http://happiercast.com/222Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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41 min
May 20, 2019
Little Happier: One of the Greatest Luxuries? The Luxury of Giving a Gift.
In Sydney Taylor’s wonderful children’s book “All-of-a-Kind Family,” the girls’ father saw a way to give them a true luxury: the luxury of giving him a gift.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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5 min
May 16, 2019
Bonus episode: Game of Thrones! Gretchen and Elizabeth Discuss and Speculate Before the Show’s Finale.
Is Arya Stark a Rebel? Will Cersei Lannister manage to keep the Iron Throne? And how about that coffee cup! On this special short bonus episode, Gretchen and Elizabeth discuss, debate, and speculate about the upcoming end of the HBO TV show that made them HAPPIER for eight seasons: “Game of Thrones.”Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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21 min
May 15, 2019
Ep. 221: Do You Yearn for a Re-Set?
Do you yearn for a re-set, how to look better in photographs, and using voice-to-text to make it easier to take notes. And announcing our next Book Club Choice: “Small Fry” by Lisa Brennan-Jobs.Get tickets for Gretchen's book tour and Happier podcast live events at: http://gretchenrubin.com/eventsGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here:http://happiercast.com/221Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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41 min
May 13, 2019
Little Happier: Julia Child Makes a Profound Observation about Life in the Midst of Flipping a Potato
On her iconic 1960’s TV show, Julia Child drops a profound truth about human nature, in the middle of trying to flip a potato.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
May 8, 2019
Ep. 220: Why We Should Deal with Something Negative Right Away
Deal with something negative right away, switch to electronic boarding passes if you still use paper, and a Four Tendencies break-down of the “Game of Thrones” characters.Get tickets for Gretchen's book tour and Happier podcast live events at: http://gretchenrubin.com/eventsGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here:http://happiercast.com/220Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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36 min
May 6, 2019
Little Happier: What Chef Julia Child Taught Me About the Nature of Enthusiasm and Happiness.
The life of Julia Child is a great example of the fact that sometimes, even when we can’t persuade people to take an interest in the things we love, we can sweep them along with our enthusiasm.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4 min
May 1, 2019
Ep. 219: Very Special Episode: Going Deep into Giving Up with Whole30’s Melissa Hartwig-Urban
In this Very Special Episode, we go deeper into the try-this-at-home of “Give something up for a month” and talk to Whole30’s Melissa Hartwig-Urban about her new podcast “Do the Thing” and about the power of changing for 30 days.Get tickets for Gretchen's book tour and Happier podcast live events at: http://gretchenrubin.com/eventsGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here:http://happiercast.com/219Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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46 min
April 29, 2019
Little Happier: We Love Excellence--When We Can Recognize It. for Apr 29, 2019
In this hilarious “Funny or Die” video by the musician Jewel, she goes undercover at a karaoke bar. It’s a good example of the fact that people do appreciate excellence, when they’re able to recognize it.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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5 min
April 24, 2019
Ep. 218: Invest in Your Identities
Invest in your identities, a way to respond to the “evil donut-bringer” at work, and listeners’ suggestions about how to help someone get through chemotherapy.Get tickets for Gretchen's book tour and Happier podcast live events at: http://gretchenrubin.com/eventsGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here:http://happiercast.com/218Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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38 min
April 22, 2019
Little Happier: My Husband So Often Knows the Right Thing to Say
Sometimes when I complain, my husband Jamie reminds me, “This is what you wanted.” It’s comforting because it’s true. Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
April 17, 2019
Ep. 217: Don’t Over-Consult
“Why you should stop over-consulting, a hack to make exercising more convenient, and a question for self-knowledge: When you’re upset, do you feel it in your body or in your head?”Get tickets for Gretchen's book tour and Happier podcast live events at: http://gretchenrubin.com/eventsGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here:http://happiercast.com/217Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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32 min
April 15, 2019
Little Happier: The Opposite of a Profound Truth Is Also True. Even in Goth
It’s one of my favorite Secrets of Adulthood: The opposite of a profound truth is also true. In goth, and in so much else.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLeave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4 min
April 10, 2019
Ep. 216: Give Someone an Unusual Compliment
Give someone an unusual compliment, a hack to make it easier to leave the house, identify your favorite time of day, and Elizabeth reports on her battle with stress-eating.Get tickets for Gretchen's book tour and Happier podcast live events at: http://gretchenrubin.com/eventsGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here:http://happiercast.com/216Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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34 min
April 8, 2019
Little Happier: Why the Children’s Book “Little Bear” Made Tears Come into My Eyes
One of our tasks as parents is to help our children remember themselves and their own past. I got tears in my eyes when I read the beautiful lines from the children’s book “Little Bear.” “Tell me about me,” said Little Bear. “Tell me about the things I once did.”Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterIf you pre-ordered Gretchen’s new book Outer Order, Inner Calm, get your preorder bonuses here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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3 min
April 3, 2019
Ep. 215: Throw a Celebratory Party
Throw a celebratory party, the problem of feeling so worried about the future that you can’t enjoy the present, a question about ideas for healthy treats, and a happiness hack.Get tickets for Gretchen's book tour and Happier podcast live events athttp://gretchenrubin.com/eventsGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here:http://happiercast.com/215Leave a voicemail message on: 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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36 min
April 1, 2019
Little Happier: I’m Lucky to Have a Mother Who Is Lucky
I feel lucky to have a mother who views herself as lucky. It’s a beautiful atmosphere for a child to live in—even a grown-up child like me. Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterIf you pre-ordered Gretchen’s new book Outer Order, Inner Calm, get your preorder bonuses here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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3 min
March 27, 2019
Ep. 214: Try Giving Up Something for a Month
Try giving up something for a month, a confession and hack related to leather pants, and a question for listeners: How do you help someone get through chemotherapy?Get tickets for Gretchen's book tour and Happier podcast live events athttp://gretchenrubin.com/eventsGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here:http://happiercast.com/214Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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30 min
March 25, 2019
Little Happier: A Friend’s Description of Herself Reminded Me of Who I Am
Sometimes, it’s other people who remind us of our deepest values, and the truest things about ourselves. I must read—but I needed a friend to remind me of that truth.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterIf you pre-ordered Gretchen’s new book Outer Order, Inner Calm, get your preorder bonuses here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4 min
March 20, 2019
Ep. 213: Bonus Clutter-Clearing Tips: Find Out What Ideas Didn’t Make It into the Book
This week, we’ll talk about some bonus ideas for creating outer order and we’ll talk about an easy way to make it more fun to wake up in the morning.Get tickets for Gretchen's book tour and Happier podcast live events athttp://gretchenrubin.com/eventsGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet the resources and all links related to this episode here:http://happiercast.com/213Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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35 min
March 18, 2019
Little Happier: This Mother Knew Exactly What Career Advice to Give
I’m often wracked by indecision when I’m asked to give advice or take action. I love this example of a mother who knew exactly what career advice to give her daughter. Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterIf you pre-ordered Gretchen’s new book Outer Order, Inner Calm, get your preorder bonuses here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4 min
March 13, 2019
Ep. 212: Happier Podcast Book Club: We Talk About Family Secrets in Dani Shapiro’s Memoir “Inheritance.”
This week is a milestone episode for us. It’s our first Happier Podcast Book Club episode. We talk to Dani Shapiro about her memoir: Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love.Want to discuss Dani Shapiro's book with other Happier podcast listeners or suggest a book? Join the Happier Podcast Book Club conversation on Goodreads.Remember: Whenever it is and wherever you are, there’s always a book is waiting for you.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet tickets for Gretchen's book tour and Happier podcast live events athttp://gretchenrubin.com/eventsGet the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/212Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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45 min
March 11, 2019
Little Happier: Would I Know the Way to Tell Right from Wrong?
As I read about the Enron scandal, I was relieved to see that one person could clearly articulate how to tell right from wrong.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterIf you pre-ordered Gretchen’s new book Outer Order, Inner Calm, get your preorder bonuses here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4 min
March 8, 2019
Bonus Episode! An Excerpt from Gretchen’s New Book “Outer Order, Inner Calm”
This bonus episode features an excerpt from the audio-book of Gretchen’s new book “Outer Order, Inner Calm.”  Order a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet tickets for my book tour and Happier podcast live events athttp://gretchenrubin.com/eventsGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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6 min
March 6, 2019
Ep. 211: Spend Time Individually with Family Members, an Ice Cube Hack, and Obligers’ Relationships to Accountability and Possessions
This week, we’ll talk about why you might try to spend time individually with each member of your family, and we’ll discuss an intriguing hack about using an ice cube to change your thoughts.We also talk about Obligers, and how they need outer accountability for inner expectations. Don't know your Tendency? Take the free quiz here: http://quiz.gretchenrubin.comOrder a copy of Gretchen’s new book OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comGet tickets for my book tour and Happier podcast live events athttp://gretchenrubin.com/eventsGet in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterGet the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/211Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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36 min
March 4, 2019
Little Happier: Carrie’s Shoe Collection in “Sex and the City” Teaches an Important Lesson About Habits
If you’re trying to save money, does it matter if you splurge on one pair of expensive shoes? Probably not. What about two pairs? Three pairs? In the TV show “Sex and the City,” Carrie’s shoe collection illustrates an important idea in habit-formation: the One-Coin Loophole. Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterIf you pre-ordered Gretchen’s new book Outer Order, Inner Calm, get your preorder bonuses here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4 min
February 27, 2019
Ep. 210: Very Special Episode: Clutter-Busting!
Elizabeth reveals the clutter-busting ideas from Gretchen’s book “Outer Order, Inner Calm” that work best to help curb her natural messiness, and we discuss Know Yourself Better questions related to clutter.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/210Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterIf you pre-ordered Gretchen’s new book Outer Order, Inner Calm, get your preorder bonuses here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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35 min
February 25, 2019
Little Happier: From Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol”--What Should We Fear More, Want or Ignorance?
Re-reading Charles Dickens’s story “A Christmas Carol” got me thinking about the question: What should we fear more, Ignorance or Want?Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterIf you pre-ordered Gretchen’s new book Outer Order, Inner Calm, get your preorder bonuses here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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5 min
February 20, 2019
Ep. 209: Fourth Anniversary! Most Popular Ideas and Favorite Moments
It’s our fourth anniversary! We review our most popular Try-This-at-Home tips, Happiness Hacks, and favorite moments from the previous year.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/209Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterIf you pre-ordered Gretchen’s new book Outer Order, Inner Calm, get your preorder bonuses here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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42 min
February 18, 2019
Little Happier: A Perhaps Apocryphal Story about Matisse--About Time and Mastery
This story about Matisse is probably apocryphal, but it’s a great illustration of an important point: a minute of effort may reflect a lifetime of practice.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftLinks and notes related to this episode can be found in the latest post here: https://gretchenrubin.com/podcasts/Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterIf you pre-ordered Gretchen’s new book Outer Order, Inner Calm, get your preorder bonuses here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
February 13, 2019
Ep. 208: To Fight Clutter, Beware the “Endowment Effect”
This week, we’ll talk about why you should beware the “endowment effect” as a way to combat clutter, and we’ll take a deep dive into listeners’ one-word themes for the year.We also discuss listener responses to the “Try This at Home” from episode 204 to “put a band-aid on it.”Happiness hack from a listener: challenge myself to make the most of my wardrobe and wear a different outfit every day.Get in touch on Instagram: @GretchenRubin & @LizCraftGet the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/208Get the podcast show notes by email every week here: http://gretchenrubin.com/#newsletterIf you pre-ordered Gretchen’s new book Outer Order, Inner Calm, get your preorder bonuses here: http://outerorderinnercalmbook.comLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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41 min
February 11, 2019
Little Happier: My Favorite Story from My Favorite Book About Parenting
The “juice story” reminds me how much we can shape our perceptions, and other people’s perceptions, by the way that we speak.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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5 min
February 6, 2019
Ep. 207: Elizabeth Reveals Why You Should Go to the Doctor
Why you should go to the doctor, meeting the challenge of decluttering a household—and announcing the first book for the Happier Podcast Book Club.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/207; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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37 min
February 4, 2019
Little Happier: Ann Patchett’s Memoir Reminds Us of Why We Need to Take Care of Ourselves
Author Ann Patchett reminds herself that if she’s going to be of service to a friend, she must protect herself.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4 min
January 30, 2019
Ep. 206: What’s the Best Resolution You’ve Ever Made?
Why you might consider using gentle language, a gold star for “Winter of the Witch, a movie about magical pancakes, and listeners answer the question, “What’s the best resolution you’ve ever made?”Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/205; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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40 min
January 28, 2019
Little Happier: The Supreme Court Building Gave Me the “America Feeling”
Every time I read the words “Equal Justice Under Law,” carved into the front of the Supreme Court building, I get the America Feeling.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
January 23, 2019
Ep. 205: An Interview about False Identities with Abby Ellin
Follow a ritual of completion, how to pour more easily from a carton (a small but useful hack!), and an interview with Abby Ellin about her fascinating new book “Duped.”Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/205; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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45 min
January 21, 2019
Little Happier: There’s Such Joy in Giving Delight
I saw the blockbuster movie “Avatar” back in 2009, and the only thing I remember is a look of pure joy.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
January 16, 2019
Ep. 204: Put a Band-Aid On It
Why you should put a band-aid on it, consider “Me Time Tuesday,” and how to persuade a reluctant spouse to do more work.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/204; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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38 min
January 14, 2019
Little: Even Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Life Felt Rushed and Cluttered
We often assume that our new technology is making us feel rushed and overwhelmed, but perhaps it’s just really ourselves.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
January 9, 2019
Ep. 203: Plan Your “19 for 2019”
We reveal our “19 for 2019” and “9 for 2019” lists and discuss some listeners’ suggestions and questions about making these lists.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/203; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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45 min
January 7, 2019
Little: Eisenhower: To Do Some Work Well, We Have to Do Some Work Poorly
Eisenhower gave Nixon some helpful advice: to be excellent in some areas, we have to be willing to be mediocre in other areas.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
January 2, 2019
Ep. 202 - Use the Checklist for Habit Change
Use the Checklist for Habit Change, how to encourage conversation with children, and the challenge of planning office birthday celebrations.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/202; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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39 min
December 31, 2018
Little: Sometimes, What We Think Is a Weakness Is a Strength, and Vice Versa
Sometimes a weakness can be a strength, and a strength can be a weakness.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4 min
December 26, 2018
Ep. 201 - Choose a One-Word Theme for the Year
Choose a one-word theme for the year, a talk with Chris Guillebeau, and what’s been your most significant resolution?Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/201; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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44 min
December 24, 2018
Little: Everything Would Be Easy, If It Weren’t For…
My mother observed sympathetically, “Everything would be easy, if it weren’t for people.”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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1 min
December 19, 2018
Ep. 200 - Our 200th Episode! Ask Us Anything
To celebrate our 200thepisode, we answer questions from listeners: do we ever fight, how do we record the podcast, when did we choose our careers, and more.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/200; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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48 min
December 17, 2018
Little : Do What You Love, and Then Your Friends Hire You
Do what you love, and then your friends hire you. It’s true for comedy-writers, and for everyone else, too.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
December 12, 2018
Ep. 199 - Reflections on Our “18 for 2018” Lists
Evaluate your “18 for 2018” list, we reveal our own successes and failures with “18 for 2018,” plus a popular app for locating lost items.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/199; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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40 min
December 10, 2018
Little: While the Power of Story-Telling Is Trendy Now, It’s an Ancient Idea.
It’s a truth too important to be new: we listen best when we listen to a story.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
December 5, 2018
Ep. 198 - Design Your Own “Happiness Project"
Design your happiness project for 2019, follow the five-second rule, and suggestions for dealing with the challenge of gift-giving.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/198; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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44 min
December 3, 2018
Little: Is This Person My Judge, or My Champion?
Sometimes, the people we fear are judging us are willing to be our enthusiastic champions and sympathizers, if we give them the chance.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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3 min
November 28, 2018
Ep. 197 - Make a Plan to Read More in 2019
Plan to read more in 2019, how to make it easier to follow complex instructions, and what to do when your sweetheart won’t store keys in the key bowl.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/197; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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35 min
November 26, 2018
Little: A Lesson from Waitressing: It’s Not About You
We often think that people are acting in response to what we’ve done or said, when in fact, they’re just behaving the way they usually do. And that can be comforting to remember.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
November 21, 2018
Ep. 196: Choose a Holiday Motto
Choose a holiday motto, give the “gift of a podcast,” and more ideas about drinking less alcohol and helping people face end-of-life tasks.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/196; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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38 min
November 19, 2018
Little: Finding a Meaning, Such as Sacrifice, Can Transform Suffering
Viktor Frankl makes a profound point: When our actions and experiences have meaning, our suffering is lightened.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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1 min
November 14, 2018
Ep. 195: Do Something Scary
Why you should do something scary, what to do with your earbuds when you meet someone on the street, and how to schedule holiday visits with family.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/195; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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37 min
November 12, 2018
Little: “The Salvation of Man Is Through Love and in Love.”
A passage from Viktor Frankl’s masterpiece Man’s Search for Meaning is a beautiful reminder of the significance of love.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4 min
November 7, 2018
Ep. 194: Make an Introduction
Make an introduction, accountability strategies to keep people exercising, and how to deal with digital information hoarding.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/194; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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35 min
November 5, 2018
Little: The Idea of “Negative Space” and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
A visit to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter got me thinking about the importance of paying attention to “negative space.”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4 min
October 31, 2018
Ep. 193: Have You Ever Felt Your Personality Slip?
Celebrate a personal anniversary, a hack that makes it easier to use a cell phone, and persuading people to tackle end-of-life tasks.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/193; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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34 min
October 29, 2018
Little: A Puzzling Story from the Life of Pearl S. Buck
A thought-provoking story from the life of Pearl S. Buck’s missionary father raises many questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4 min
October 24, 2018
Ep. 192: The Problem of “You Cook, I Clean”
Why you should have people over, how to make time for your side hustle, and the challenge of the “you cook, I clean” approach Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/192; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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40 min
October 22, 2018
Little: During a Difficult Family Discussion, Someone Knows the Right Thing to Say
These words are comforting because they’re true: you’re not that powerful.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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3 min
October 17, 2018
Ep. 191: Identify Your Pacesetter
Why you might identify your pacesetter, the value of creating a user-guide to yourself, and the common challenge of drinking less alcohol.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/191; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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40 min
October 15, 2018
Little: Yet Another Piece of Advice from My Father
My father gave me excellent advice: if I think I might be ready for a change, I’m probably already long overdue.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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1 min
October 10, 2018
Ep. 190: Very Special Episode: Think About Your Body
For this Very Special Episode, we focus on the role of the body in creating a happier life, and we talk to Jake Knapp about how to focus on what matters.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/190; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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44 min
October 8, 2018
Little: I Experienced the "America Feeling" in Normandy, France
During my family’s trip to Normandy, reading the beautiful description in the D-Day guide for soldiers gave me the “America feeling.”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4 min
October 3, 2018
Ep. 189: Make Life More Complicated
Why you might want to make life more complicated, the challenge of the (non)Quiet Car, and a question about hotels.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/189; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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34 min
October 1, 2018
Little: A Stumble May Prevent a Fall
Little mistakes, little missteps, can help us learn and grow so that we don’t make bigger mistakes later.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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3 min
September 26, 2018
Ep. 188: Create a Personal Timeline
Why you might create a personal timeline, a deep dive into the "Facts of Life" book, and yet another treadmill-desk-related demerit. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com: happiercast.com/188; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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34 min
September 24, 2018
Little: An 18th Century Story Makes Me Think About the Importance of Education
This story from the life of Samuel Johnson reminds us: “It is wonderful what a difference learning makes upon people even in the common intercourse of life.”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4 min
September 19, 2018
Ep. 187: How to Find a Misplaced Object
Plan a short trip, how to find a misplaced object, and an interview with Bradley Tusk. Get in touch: @gretchinrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/187; 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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43 min
September 17, 2018
Little: Why Are You Living in New York City?
For decades, I’ve been haunted by a public-service poster I once saw in a New York City subway.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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1 min
September 12, 2018
Ep. 186: Create a Blues Bag
Why and how you might create a "blues bag," a reading-related hack for parents, and a deep dive on happiness at work. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/186; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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39 min
September 10, 2018
Little: When People Give No Solace, We Can Turn to Nature
This beautiful song by Nina Simone is a reminder that when people give us no solace, we can turn to nature.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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3 min
September 5, 2018
Ep. 185: Make a "Facts of Life" Book
Why you should make a "Facts of Life" book, how to deal with an outer-order related conflict, and a hack for telling left from right. Get in touch @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/185; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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39 min
September 3, 2018
Little: Laurence Olivier’s Advice to Dustin Hoffman Works for Me, Too
The advice that Laurence Olivier gave to Dustin Hoffman is a good reminder for all of us.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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3 min
August 29, 2018
Ep. 184: Have a #HappierLaborDay
Just as New Year's Day prompts us to reflect on what we want from the coming year, Labor Day can remind us to reflect on how to be happier at work in the coming year. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/184; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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44 min
August 27, 2018
Little: It’s Good to be an Adult
It has its drawbacks, to be sure, but in general, it’s good to be an adult.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
August 22, 2018
Ep. 183: Consider Going into "Low Power Mode"
Go into "low power mode," how to deal with a soul-destroying app (again), and the benefits of taking a two-hour class. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; happiercast.com/183: 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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31 min
August 20, 2018
Little: When We Give Ourselves Limits We Give Ourselves Creativity
It may seem counter-intuitive, but it’s true: Imagination is often sparked more by constraint than by freedom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4 min
August 15, 2018
Ep. 182: Take a Scent Snapshot of Your Life
Take a scent snapshot of your life to boost your happiness, and Eliza describes facing the happiness stumbling block of leaving home for the first time.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/182; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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35 min
August 13, 2018
Little: A Beautiful Moment of Elevation from Winston Churchill’s Tears
When visiting a poor neighborhood during the London Blitz, Winston Churchill cried—“tears not of sorrow but of wonder and admiration.”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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3 min
August 8, 2018
Ep. 181: Practice Reverse Gossip
Practice reverse gossip, an email-related hack, and what to do when someone raises the bar. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/181; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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38 min
August 6, 2018
Little: You Don’t Have to Be Good at Something to Be Good at Something.
Dolly Parton and Paul McCartney are yet more examples of my Secret of Adulthood: You don’t have to be good at something to be good at something.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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3 min
August 1, 2018
Ep. 180: Very Special Episode: Travel Hacks!
We got terrific hacks from listeners about how to make travel more convenient, comfortable, and fun—so many great suggestions about happier travels.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/180; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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39 min
July 30, 2018
Little: A Lesson from Harry Potter About Knowing Who You Are
One of my favorite moments in the Harry Potter books is when Harry accepts his own nature, and his own strengths, to face his dragon.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4 min
July 25, 2018
Ep. 179: Make Each Day of the Week Distinctive
Make each day of the week distinctive, use videos to solve common problems like inserting contact lenses, and why is “18 for 2018” so fun?Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/179; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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34 min
July 23, 2018
Little: Artist Anne Truitt Describes Her Moment of Transformation
Artist Anne Truitt gives a remarkable description of her moment of transformation and recognition—she knew exactly when and why it began.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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5 min
July 18, 2018
Ep. 178: Schedule a Weekly Playdate with Yourself
Schedule a weekly playdate with yourself, a hack for dealing with a child’s curfew,and what are some ways to deal with the distractions of an open-plan office?Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/178; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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42 min
July 16, 2018
Little: “There Are Many Things that We Would Throw Away If We Were Not Afraid that Others Might Pick Them Up.”
I’m haunted by a thought-provoking observation from Oscar Wilde’s novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
July 11, 2018
Ep. 177: What is Luxury for You?
Do the “ten minute closer” to help yourself make orderly transitions, what’sluxury for you, and how to deal with demanding neighbors—plus the mystery ofshoe size!Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/177; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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36 min
July 9, 2018
Little: It’s Not as Glamorous as It Sounds.
One of the nicest features of human nature is the fact that people are interested in such different subjects.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
July 4, 2018
Ep. 176: An Interview with Hollywood Powerhouse Mark Duplass
Note the start date of any notable pain or symptom; suggest a window of time instead of a specific time; and interview with Hollywood powerhouse Mark Duplass,Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/176; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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43 min
July 2, 2018
Little: Dolly Parton Describes the Difference Between a Wish and a Dream
Action, work, that’s the different between a wish and a dream.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
June 27, 2018
Ep. 175: Do You Struggle with Procrasticlearing?
Beware of procrasticlearing, plan a nice little surprise, and tips on how to take notes while listening to podcasts.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/175; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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34 min
June 25, 2018
Little: Schoolhouse Rock Gives Me the “America Feeling” and Taught Me the Preamble to the Constitution
Gold star and RIP to Bob Dorough, who made such a contribution to the world with his “Schoolhouse Rock” series.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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3 min
June 20, 2018
Ep. 174: Make Something by Hand
Make something by hand that you’d ordinarily buy, have a “Take My Stuff” party, and are you more interested in the event or in the company?Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/75; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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39 min
June 18, 2018
Little: There May Be a Very Good Explanation for That.
Sometimes, when people do things that seem inexplicable, there’s actually a very good explanation, if we take the time to find out what it is.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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3 min
June 13, 2018
Ep. 173: Is It a Good Idea to Work with Your Best Friend?
Why it’s useful to know your purpose, the challenge of taking notes while listening to a podcast, and Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings of “The Nod” podcast talk about working with a close friend.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/173; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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47 min
June 11, 2018
Little: I Love to See Virtue Rewarded
It’s wonderful to see people do a job well, and to extend themselves to help others—and then it’s even more wonderful to see that action recognized and rewarded.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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3 min
June 6, 2018
Ep. 172: Toss Unnecessary Papers
Toss unnecessary papers, invent your own holidays, remember that people don’t necessarily perceive the world the way that you do, and the fun of scratch-n-sniff.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/172; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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43 min
June 4, 2018
Little: Yes, I Made a Dumb Mistake—But People Have Made Dumber Mistakes.
Even rocket scientists can make a simple math error. Mistakes happen. Nobody’s perfect.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
May 30, 2018
Ep. 171: Question Your Limiting Beliefs
Why we should question our limiting beliefs, how to create outer accountability for saying “no," and a hack using measuring cups.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/171; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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43 min
May 28, 2018
Little: A Happy Story from the Life of Dolly Parton
It makes me very happy to think of these three great artists taking such delight in their own powers, and persisting in their vision for years, until they finally got to do what they wanted—and made it a huge hit.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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5 min
May 23, 2018
Ep. 170: Very Special Episode with an “18 for 2018” Update
We give an update on our progress (and lack of progress) in our “18 for 2018” lists. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/170; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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41 min
May 21, 2018
Little: Always Orient Yourself to North.
My New York City roommate gave me good advice for any city, and for many situations: “Always take a moment to orient yourself toward north.”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
May 16, 2018
Ep. 169: Use the Strategy of “Stop Talking”
Use the strategy to “Stop talking,” an interview about modern romance with Joanna Coles, and dealing with the end of a Season of Stress.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/169; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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44 min
May 14, 2018
Little: “Even a Dog Distinguishes Between Being Stumbled Over and Being Kicked.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes’s observation about dogs helps to clarify a very important distinction in human relationships.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
May 9, 2018
Ep. 168: ”Remember, This Is Supposed to Be Fun”
Why you might remind yourself, “Remember, this is supposed to be fun,” two podcast-related hacks to help you fall asleep, and why it’s useful to think about whether you enjoy talking shop. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/168; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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39 min
May 7, 2018
Little: A Lesson I Have to Learn Over and Over.
I keep learning this lesson, again and again. The days are long, but the years are short.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
May 2, 2018
Ep. 167: Be a Tourist in Your Own Home
Be a tourist in your own home, how to deal with a Season of Stress, and how you can create an “empty shelf” in your smart-phone. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/167; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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41 min
April 30, 2018
Little: The Statue of Liberty and My “America Feeling”
I never take for granted the sight of the majestic Statue of Liberty, and it gives me my “America feeling” every time.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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3 min
April 25, 2018
Ep. 166: Watch Old Video Clips
Watch old video clips of celebrities, put-downers vs. put-awayers, and would you rather take one long vacation or several short ones?Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/166; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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39 min
April 23, 2018
Little: Working is one of the most dangerous forms of procrastination
It’s easy to be fooled! But working is one of the most dangerous forms of procrastination, because working makes it easier to justify avoiding the task that’s the real priority.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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1 min
April 18, 2018
Ep. 165: Have a Power Down Weekend
Have a Power Down Weekend, Sit on the Floor, and an Interview with Liz Dolan about Workplace Happiness.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/165; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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40 min
April 16, 2018
Little: Lead Us by the Hand to Those We Are Looking For
For years, Flannery O’Connor’s prayed to Saint Raphael, and her prayer led me to realize how much we want to be led “toward those we are waiting for.”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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3 min
April 11, 2018
Ep. 164: Don’t Assign or Accept Homework
Don’t assign or accept homework, write an “unhappy list,” and a fun way to deal with a big milestone birthday.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/164; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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37 min
April 9, 2018
Little: Alas, There Are No Wizards.
My father gave me some very valuable advice: There are no wizards. There are no magical fixers. If I care about something, I have to stay involved.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
April 4, 2018
Ep. 163: Set a Weekly Phone Date
Set a weekly phone date, why dogs make great accountability partners, how stickers can solve an annoying problem, and the challenge of staying happier during a period of intense stress. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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33 min
April 2, 2018
Little: Now Is Now, and Now Is Already a Long Time Ago.
The last paragraphs of my book Happier at Home reflection something I learned from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House in the Big Woods.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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3 min
March 28, 2018
Ep. 162: Write It Down. Really.
Why you really should write something down, a system to allow two Obligers to create accountability as a couple, and a solution for unwanted prescription medication. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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36 min
March 26, 2018
Little: The Investor Is Wise Who Diversifies. Also True for Non-Investors.
In law school, my Business Administration professor told us, “The investor is wise who diversifies,” and it’s a point that’s true in many situations.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
March 21, 2018
Ep. 161: Embrace the Cheese
Why you might “embrace the cheese,” a low-stress variety of book group, and the question of what to do with a Magic Hour.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/161; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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34 min
March 19, 2018
Little: No Hard Feelings. These Things Happen.
When a person screws up, it’s very helpful to say, “No hard feelings. These things happen.”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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3 min
March 14, 2018
Ep. 160: Very Special Episode! Live from Elizabeth’s Cluttered Home Office.
Gretchen and Elizabeth meet in Elizabeth’s home office to clear some clutter.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/75; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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29 min
March 12, 2018
Little: From Rob Lowe: Sometimes You Have to Get Fired to Get Hired
We never know what’s good luck and what’s bad luck. Actor Rob Lowe illustrates this truth with a story about Amy Adams’s career.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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3 min
March 7, 2018
Ep. 159: Do Something Badly
Decide to do something badly, an interview with Adam Grant about his WorkLife podcast, and tips for dealing with the upheaval of a renovation.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/159; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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44 min
March 5, 2018
Little: It’s Fun to Have Fun, But You Have to Know How
Throughout the ages, wise observers from Samuel Butler to Dr. Seuss have noted that it’s not as easy to have fun as you might expect.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
February 28, 2018
Ep. 158: Create a Standardized Vacation
Why you might create a standardized vacation, a deep dive into the challenge of wearing “clothes,” and how to use unpairing to control a bad habit.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/158; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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46 min
February 26, 2018
Little: Ever Thought, “It Doesn’t Make Any Difference If I Go to the Gym Today”?
To form habits, we need to focus on the “growing heap,” rather than the “one-coin” – terms that take their meaning from the “Argument of the Growing Heap.”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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3 min
February 21, 2018
Ep. 157: Third Anniversary! Our Most Popular Try-This-at-Home Tips, Happiness Hacks & Favorite Moments.
To celebrate our third anniversary, we highlight our most popular Try-This-at-Home tips, Happiness Hacks, and favorite moments.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/157; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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31 min
February 19, 2018
Little: “I Sell Beer to Them as Wants It. I Ain’t Making Nobody Drink It.”
One of my favorite passages from one of my favorite novels is a beautiful example of virtue rewarded.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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3 min
February 14, 2018
Ep. 156: Kiss in the Morning, Kiss at Night
Why you might try having a kissing schedule, an easy way to make it easier to put down your phone, and discussion of Obliger accountability and conflicts about messiness. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/156; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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38 min
February 12, 2018
Little: What I Do Every Day Matters More Than What I Do Once in a While
I remind myself that what I do every day matters more than what I do once in a while—which means that an occasional slip-up is fine, and also that rare heroic efforts don’t matter much over the long term.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
February 7, 2018
Ep. 155: Choose a Signature Scent
Choose a signature scent, a before-and-after story about losing weight, and a great way to remember your theme for the year.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/155; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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30 min
February 5, 2018
Little: That’s Okay, Buddy
Sometimes, when I’m pushing myself too hard, I remember a funny moment from the Mary Poppins show on Broadway. When the set broke down, the boy playing Michael kept on with the show, until a deep voice from the wings told him, “That’s okay, buddy.”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
January 31, 2018
Ep. 154: Wear “Clothes” Every Day
Wear clothes every day (!) and an interview about parenthood with Tanya Coke. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/154; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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52 min
January 29, 2018
Little: Whatever You Do, You Will Still Be You
When I was feeling uncertain about the future, a respected boss reassured me with an obvious yet profound observation: “Remember, whatever you do, you will still be you.”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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1 min
January 24, 2018
Ep. 153: This Is Actually Good for Me.
Try saying, “This is actually good for me,” a great hack for quitting an addictive app, how Rebels (and others) can keep resolutions, and a terrific before-and-after story.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/153; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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34 min
January 22, 2018
Little: A Cure for Feeling Annoyed About Clutter? Remember Love
When your parents are driving you crazy because they’ve kept every piece of your schoolwork, all the way back to kindergarten, or when you’re driving yourself crazy because you can’t bring yourself to toss any of your husband’s ragged college t-shirts, remember: all this junk is an expression of love.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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1 min
January 17, 2018
Ep. 152: Deep Dive into “18 for 2018”
Create a consistent body of work, use the Flic app to manage your photos, and a deep dive into the “18 for 2018” lists.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/153; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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43 min
January 15, 2018
Little: Don’t Know What Will Happen in the Future? Try to Understand Now
A professional futurist pointed out, “We know we can’t predict the future, so we try to understand what’s happening NOW. If you understand now, you learn a lot about the future.”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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1 min
January 10, 2018
Ep. 151: Keep a Running List of Your Favorite Things
Keep a running list of your favorite things, identify your one-word theme for 2018, and how Obligers can create accountability even if they want to keep resolutions private. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/75; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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31 min
January 8, 2018
Little: You Will Say Good-Bye to Your Child Many Times
I’ve never forgotten the words of the pre-school director who told me, “This is the first of many times that you will say good-by to your children.”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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1 min
January 3, 2018
Ep. 150: Gretchen and Elizabeth Unplugged
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38 min
January 1, 2018
Little: We’ve Had Our Dog Barnaby Always
Here’s the thing about love: it’s easy to see how it stretches into the future, but the funny thing is, it also changes the past. We’ve had Barnaby always.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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3 min
December 27, 2017
Ep. 149: "18 for 2018" and Roz Chast Interview
Plan your "18 for 2018" and an interview with legendary cartoonist and writer Roz Chast.Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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46 min
December 25, 2017
Little: Everyday Life in Utopia
After watching the movie Lost Horizon, my daughter Eleanor gave a brilliant title to her “sequel”: Everyday Life in Utopia. That’s my life motto.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
December 20, 2017
Ep. 148: Use the Checklist for Habit Change for 2018
Use the "Checklist for Habit Change" to help you change your habits in 2018, plus many holiday hacks from listeners. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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39 min
December 18, 2017
Little: Three Words for Success: “No Matter What”
Actor Niecy Nash explained that she made a career in Hollywood by promising herself that she’d do whatever was necessary to succeed, “No matter what.”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
December 13, 2017
Ep. 147: 18 for 2018
Make a list of "18 for 2018," the challenge of in-laws who want to fill your empty closets with their clutter, and an instagram-related project. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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43 min
December 11, 2017
Little: Am I Wasting My Youth?
It’s not always possible to decide whether one course of action is a waste of time or not—nevertheless, it’s an important question to consider.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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1 min
December 6, 2017
Ep. 146: Introduce a Note of Whimsy
Introduce a note of whimsy, use color to connect to the moment, and a four Tendencies talk with By The Book's Kristen Meinzer and Jolenta Greenberg. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/146; 774-277-9336,Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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38 min
December 4, 2017
Little: Do Good, Feel Good
A friend told me that during a tough time, “she’d been practically addicted to doing good deeds.” One of the best ways to make ourselves happy is to make other people happy; one of the best ways to make other people happy is to be happy ourselves.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
November 29, 2017
Ep. 145: Try These Happier Holiday Hacks
We suggest a long list of hacks to make the holidays a happier time. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/145; 774-277-9336,Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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36 min
November 27, 2017
Little: Reframing Helped Me Feel Lucky Instead of Resentful
My mother helped me to reframe a situation so I felt lucky, rather than resentful, at my husband’s lack of interest in our renovation.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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1 min
November 22, 2017
Ep. 144: Be Willing to Delegate
Be willing to delegate, how a Rebel child started to cry less in class, and is it possible to make yourself happier?Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/144; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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32 min
November 20, 2017
Panoply Fall 2017 Trailer
We’re thrilled to present Panoply’s Fall 2017 lineup of shows. They include the satirical self-improvement show “Dexter Guff is Smarter Than You (And You Can Be Too),” the creepy paranormal series “Haunted,” “Family Ghosts,” in which people play detectives in their own family mysteries, “You Must Remember Manson,” which dives into the links between Charles Manson and Hollywood, the immersive fiction podcast “Tumanbay,” and “Battle Scars,” which features frank and sometimes funny conversations with the men and women fighting today’s wars.In addition to new shows, season 2 of “By The Book” launches with Jolenta and Kristen trying to go on a digital diet, “Why Oh Why” talks with the founder of a dating app for men with beards, “Happier with Gretchen Rubin” offers holiday happiness hacks, “Happier in Hollywood” considers whether holiday gifts are necessary in the workplace, and “Side Hustle School” revisits some of its best hustlers.Learn more about all our shows at https://www.panoply.fmLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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3 min
November 20, 2017
Little: Tell Me What You Want for Dinner
Sometimes, when we’re very specific about what we want, we help others to enjoy the pleasure of giving.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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1 min
November 15, 2017
Ep. 143: Down with Boredom
Why you should say "down with boredom," try asking this extremely useful question, and an interview with Jancee Dunn about marriage. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/143; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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42 min
November 13, 2017
Little: A Happiness Reminder from E. B. White’s Masterpiece “Charlotte’s Web”
I love the opening passage from “Charlotte’s Web,” E. B. White’s masterpiece of children’s literature. It’s a great reminder that an ordinary day can remind us of the most transcendent values.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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3 min
November 10, 2017
Side Hustle School: 13-Year-Old Australian Creates Schoolyard Lollipop Fortune
Thanks to Chris Guillebeau for sharing this episode of Side Hustle School with the Happier feed. If you like it, please subscribe to Side Hustle School in Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts. In this episode, an enterprising Aussie teen sells 50-75 lollipops a day, earning a 100% profit margin and drawing a crowd of happy customers that follow the sound of her jangling pockets. Don’t be a sucker—you need a hustle!Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of someone who started a hustle without quitting their job. You’ll learn how they got the idea, how they overcame challenges along the way, and what the results are.  Share: #SideHustleSchoolShow notes: SideHustleSchool.comTwitter: @chrisguillebeauInstagram: @193countriesLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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10 min
November 8, 2017
Ep. 142: Schedule Some Daily Transcendence
Schedule some daily transcendence, skip the bad parts, and a conversation with Lewis Howes. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/142; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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39 min
November 6, 2017
Little: “I Always Loved a Snow Day”
When I told my friend Kim Scott that I was sorry that it looked like heavy snow was going to interfere with her book party for her book “Radical Candor,” she told me “I always loved a snow day.”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
November 1, 2017
Ep. 141: Find Your Oasis
Why you should find an oasis, whether talking to a rebel child in in his or her own language is actually coddling, and how wisely to plan an exception to a good habit. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/141; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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38 min
October 30, 2017
Little: A Good Example is More Compelling than Good Advice
A teaching story about Torah study from Wendy Mogel’s book “The Blessing of a Skinned Knee” is a terrific reminder that a good example is more compelling than good advice.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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1 min
October 25, 2017
Ep. 140: It's More Important to Say Something Than the Right Thing
In this Very Special Episode, we hear from listeners on what they consider the best and worst things to say in different situations. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/140; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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44 min
October 23, 2017
Little: Don’t Wait Until You’re Moving Out to Clean Your Apartment
During our senior year of college, a friend made a remark that I’ve always remembered: don’t wait until you’re moving out to clean your apartment. After it’s clean, you realize how nice it was all along.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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1 min
October 18, 2017
Ep. 139: Be Full of Desire But Easy To Please
How to be a good guest, what to do if you don't want to act as an accountability partner - and Elizabeth grills for the first time. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/139; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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31 min
October 16, 2017
Little: Frequency Is More Important than Duration
When I was talking to my father about whether my family should make a very short trip to Kansas City, he made a very wise observation: frequency is more important than duration.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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1 min
October 11, 2017
Ep. 138: Always Leave Some Room in the Suitcase
Always leave some room in the suitcase, the stress of giving a toast, and what to bring to the office if you don't want to be the evil donut-bringer. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/137; 774-277- 9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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33 min
October 9, 2017
Little: Too Early, Too Early, Too Early—Too Late, Too Late, Too Late
It’s often easy to assume that now isn’t the right time—but the best time to do something is now.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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1 min
October 4, 2017
Ep. 137: Gretchen Visits Elizabeth on the Disney Lot
It’s “Take Your Sister to Work Day!” Gretchen visits Elizabeth at her office in Burbank. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/138; 774-277- 9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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32 min
October 2, 2017
Little: People Succeed in Groups
My sister the sage Elizabeth told me that “People succeed in groups.” I think that’s objectively true, and in any event, it’s a helpful thought.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
September 27, 2017
Ep. 136: Don't Fall into "Empty"
Why it's helpful not to let yourself fall into "empty," how a smartphone can be a memory aid, and dealing with the common challenge of photo anxiety. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/136; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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39 min
September 25, 2017
Little: Reading Memoirs Reminds Me to Cut People Slack
I’ve read many memoirs written by people I know in real life. And it always reminds me of a very important truth: we should always cut people slack.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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1 min
September 20, 2017
Ep. 135: Plan a Virtual Move, 2.0
Plan a virtual move 2.0, the satisfaction of finding the perfect solution to even a small problem, and abrief conversation with writer Ann Brashares, who made a listener very happy. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/135; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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33 min
September 18, 2017
Little: “An Investor Is Wise Who Diversifies”—True in Many Situations
Some rhyming advice I learned in law school turns out to apply in many situations in life.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
September 13, 2017
Ep. 134: Write a "Ta-Da" List
Write a ta-da list, use the app Podsearch to discover great new podcasts, and ask yourself "What is my level of ambition?" Get in touch: @gretchenrubin.com; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/134; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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39 min
September 11, 2017
Little: It’s Right to Do the Right Thing
It’s right to do the right thing, even when it doesn’t seem to make any difference. And we never can really know what the effect of our actions will be – on the world, or on ourselves.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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1 min
September 6, 2017
Ep. 133: Create a Spot for Things in Transition
Why it’s helpful to create a place for things in transition, how to create accountability if you’re introverted or shy—and do you have strong views about how to load a dishwasher? Get in touch: @gretchenrubin.com; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/133; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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36 min
September 4, 2017
Little: B.J. Novak’s Reminder about the Importance of Gratitude.
In the Acknowledgements of B.J. Novak’s excellent book “One More Thing,” he remembers to pay tribute to some friends from childhood.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
August 30, 2017
Ep. 132: Consider Children's Literature
Why you might consider reading children’s literature, how to reinvigorate your work space if you can’t make any changes, and the question of whether you can change your Tendency. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com;happiercast.com/132; 774-277- 9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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39 min
August 28, 2017
Little: The Book “The Hobbit Boredom” Illustrates How Boredom Can Spark Creativity
The dull task of grading papers inspired J.R.R. Tolkien to write the first line of his masterpiece, “The Hobbit.” Boredom can lay the groundwork for great creativity.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
August 23, 2017
Ep. 131: Do 10 Jumping Jacks
Do ten jumping jacks, how to stop constantly checking your devices, and why lifeis like high school. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com;happiercast.com/131; 774-277- 9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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34 min
August 21, 2017
Little: Sometimes, It’s Better to Help than to Sympathize
Instead of joining in the commiseration, my friend took action to help. Sometimes, it’s better to help than to sympathize.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
August 16, 2017
Ep. 130: 7 Myths of Happiness
In this Very Special Episode, we discuss the seven myths of happiness. Get in touch:@gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/130; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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40 min
August 14, 2017
Little: Don’t Sleep Through Beautiful Moments
This conversation happened 23 years ago, and lasted about five minutes, but I’ve regretted it ever since.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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1 min
August 9, 2017
Ep. 129: September is the Other January
Why we should remember that September is the other January, the fun of personalized post-it notes, and the challenge of what “they” think. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/129; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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38 min
August 7, 2017
Little: Why Andy Warhol Wanted to Have a Boss—on Retainer
I agree wholeheartedly with Andy Warhol. Sometimes I wish I had a boss who could tell me what to do, so I wouldn’t have to figure it out myself. Agree?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
August 2, 2017
Ep. 128: Connect With TV
Why it’s helpful to connect with TV, a way to give up the snooze alarm, and a discussion of whether you can be a mix of the Four Tendencies. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/128; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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41 min
July 31, 2017
Little: My Daughter’s Ex-Boyfriend’s Mother Found the Right Words to Say
Sometimes, it’s hard to put into words the exact nature of a loving relationship. “You’ll always have a place in my heart” says it all.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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1 min
July 26, 2017
Ep. 127: Make or Accept a “Repair Attempt"
Why we should make or accept a repair attempt, a Sharpie hack, and how introverted Obligers can create outer accountability. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/127; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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42 min
July 24, 2017
Little: Sometimes, You Feel Regret Either Way
Sometimes in life, going down one path means abandoning another path. It’s natural to feel regret about the path not taken.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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1 min
July 19, 2017
Ep. 126: Do You Struggle with Perfectionism?
Look for an under-used area of your house, marking sad anniversaries in a happy way, and ways to deal with the challenge of perfectionism. Plus how to review a podcast. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/126; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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46 min
July 17, 2017
Little: A Lesson from Pre-School: You Get What You Get, and You Don’t Get Upset
My daughter’s pre-school teachers used to tell the kids “You get what you get, and you don’t get upset,” and I’ve found this to be extremely useful advice.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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1 min
July 12, 2017
Ep. 125: Plan a Virtual Move
Plan a virtual move, a deep-dive into advice about sending a child off to college, a painless way to remove a splinter, and the summer fallacy. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/125; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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42 min
July 10, 2017
Little: A Great School Motto: Go Forth Unafraid
A school motto can stick with you for your whole life. My daughters’ school motto is to “Go Forth Unafraid,” which is a great motto for all of us.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
July 5, 2017
Ep. 124: Remember Love
Remember love, a new great way to use Ziploc bags, dealing with sad anniversaries -- and do people tell you what you "should be able" to do? Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/124; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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43 min
July 3, 2017
Little: Don’t Check Every Box
One of my Secrets of Adulthood is “The opposite of a profound truth is also true.” A few weeks ago I talked about the advice, “Check every box.” Listeners reminded me of another piece of excellent advice, “Don’t check every box. Just go for it!”  Very true.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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1 min
June 28, 2017
Ep. 123: Shield Yourself from Worry
Why we should shield ourselves from worry, open items carefully, and how clothes can transform our attitudes and emotions. Plus tips for new dog owners. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/123; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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35 min
June 26, 2017
Little: How to be Successful, Part 2
My law school friend repeated the advice that she’d been given: Try to check every box. This advice came to me in an indirect way, but I’ve followed it ever since.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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1 min
June 21, 2017
Ep. 122: Tackle a “Power Day”
Tackle a “Power Day” as a way to finish onerous tasks, dealing with in-laws who undermine your healthy eating habits—and what’s your advice about sending a child off to college? Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/122; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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36 min
June 19, 2017
Little: How to Be Successful, Part 1
I heard this advice about success indirectly (my law school friend repeated what her boyfriend had told her), but I’ve remembered it, and followed it for years.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
June 14, 2017
Ep. 121: Do You Want to Read More?
How to get more reading done, an interview with Sam Walker about the qualities of the world’s best captains, and a car-related travel hack. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/121; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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46 min
June 12, 2017
Little: Flawed Can Be More Perfect Than Perfection
This delightful story about a seven-tentacled octopus, from legendary children's author Ursula Nordstrom reminds me that sometimes flawed can be more perfect than perfection. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
June 7, 2017
Ep. 120: VSE: Listener Questions About the Four Tendencies
In this Very Special Episode, we discuss listener questions related to the Four Tendencies (are you an Upholder, Questioner, Obliger, or Rebel? -- and how that matters). Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/75; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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45 min
June 5, 2017
Little: Sometimes, We Can Be Generous by Taking
Eighteen years ago, on a plane to Kansas City, I had a brief encounter with a woman—and I’ve regretted my action (or rather, inaction) ever since. Sometimes, we can be generous by taking.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
May 31, 2017
Ep. 119: Make Friends With People of Different Ages
Why it boosts happiness to make friends with people of different ages, look behind you every time you leave, and the happiness stumbling block of pain. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/119; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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37 min
May 29, 2017
Little: A Picture Book Has an Important Lesson for Grown-Ups
In Russell Hoban’s brilliant picture book “A Bargain for Frances,” Frances observes, “Being careful is not as much fun as being friends. Do you want to be careful, or do you want to be friends?” An important question for adults as well as children.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
May 24, 2017
Ep. 118: Are You the Difficult One?
Design your summer, start a podcast club, and ask yourself - are you the difficult one? Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/118; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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43 min
May 22, 2017
Little: A Happiness Lesson from Judd Apatow
We have to be very careful not to assume that we can predict how other people respond to our actions—especially to big, dramatic gestures. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
May 18, 2017
Ep. 1: Picking A New Work Mantra
Happier in Hollywood is here! In this episode, veteran TV writers/producers/showrunners Liz Craft and Sarah Fain pick a new work mantra to get them through development season; talk to their agent about the worst call he ever had to make to them; and discuss whether or not they have hearts full of love. They also offer their weekly Hollywood hack. Get in touch: @elizabethcraft; @sarahfain; happierinhollywood@gmail.com; happierinhollywood.com; 949-HAPPY-21Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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33 min
May 17, 2017
Ep. 117: Are You a Revealer or a Concealer?
Write a haiku, look for help from YouTube videos, how introverted parents can manage an extroverted child, and are you a "revealer" or a "concealer"? Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/117; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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41 min
May 15, 2017
Little: Sometimes, the Best Solution Is to Do Nothing at All
My mother’s advice about an irksome renovation problem reminded me of an important Secret of Adulthood: Sometimes, the best solution is to do nothing at all. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
May 10, 2017
Ep. 116: Start a Side Hustle
Start your own side hustle, avoid the happiness stumbling block of "raising the bar," and whether we should plan our encounters with friends. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/116; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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40 min
May 8, 2017
Little: It’s Time to Switch from Advisor to Cheerleader
My father told me, “At some point you have to switch from being advisor to being a cheerleader.” And I realized I’d probably already reached that point with my older daughter. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
May 3, 2017
Ep. 115: Boost Your Energy
Boost your energy, why it can be helpful to listen to music in a foreign language, and a deep dive into the happiness stumbling block of loneliness. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/115; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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37 min
May 1, 2017
Little: We Don’t Always Know When Children Are Wasting Their Time
We may wish our children used their time more “productively,” but we don’t always know when time is wasted—or not. What looks like wasted time could actually turn out to be quite productive. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
April 26, 2017
Ep. 114: Interview with Hollywood Legend Sherry Lansing
Why and how to say you're sorry, an interview with Sherry Lansing, a travel-related happiness hack, and Elizabeth conquers blepharitis. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/114; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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48 min
April 24, 2017
Little: Skip the Boring Parts
A note on a friend’s computer taught me a giant lesson about writing--and life: Down with boredom. Skip the boring parts!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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1 min
April 19, 2017
Ep. 113: Reclaim Your Dump Zones
Why you should reclaim your dump zones, how to make a tough decision, and is your birthday important to you? Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/113; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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41 min
April 17, 2017
Little: One of the Worst Ways to Waste Time
One of the most terrible wastes of time is to do something well that we need not do at all.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
April 12, 2017
Ep. 112: Pick a Uniform
Pick a uniform, time yourself doing a task, a deep dive into an irksome request from a boss - plus the benefit of sloth videos. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/112; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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48 min
April 10, 2017
Little: We Can Help Others to See Themselves Differently
Sometimes, with even just one comment, we can help other people to see themselves differently.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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1 min
April 5, 2017
Ep. 111: Beware of Storing Stuff
Beware of "storage," a hack about flipping a coin, and more on the constant challenge of email. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/111; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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44 min
April 3, 2017
Little: To Find Something, We Must Search in the Right Place
I often think of this old joke in the context of habit change: If we want to find what we’re looking for, we have to search in the right place.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
March 29, 2017
Ep. 110: Are You Lonely?
Very Special Episode: We talk about different types of loneliness, and what to do about it. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/110; 774-277-9336. And listen to Kristen Meinzer and Henry Molofsky's podcasts here: By the Book http://www.panoply.fm/podcasts/bythebook and Missing Richard Simmons https://www.missingrichardsimmons.com/Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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44 min
March 27, 2017
Little: If All Else Fails, We Can Try Minding Our Own Business
One of my favorite passages from “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” holds a terrific happiness reminder: we can always try minding our own business.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4 min
March 22, 2017
Ep. 109: Pay Attention to the Light
Pay attention to the light, a great idea for an April Fool's Day tradition, and a demerit for talking too much. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast/109; 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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39 min
March 20, 2017
Little: Experience is a Great Teacher
The great teacher is experience. A tough teacher, but a great teacher.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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1 min
March 15, 2017
Ep. 108: Turn Your Shower Into a "Happiness Booth"
Turn your shower into a "happiness booth," the self-knowledge question inspired by the movie "Before Sunrise," and the challenge of saying "no" to your boss. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/108; 774.277.9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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40 min
March 13, 2017
Little: It’s Nice to Get a Gold Star
Even if it’s not necessary, it’s sweet when our efforts are appreciated.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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3 min
March 8, 2017
Ep. 107: Talking to Susan Cain About Introverts
Plan a secret date, a fascinating conversation with Susan Cain, author of "Quiet," and how to discover and listen to more podcasts. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/107; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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43 min
March 6, 2017
Little: Never Have a Crush on Just One Person
In romance and in work, it’s helpful to have more than one thing going at a time.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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1 min
March 1, 2017
Ep. 106: Our Second Anniversary! Year Two Highlights
Our favorite Try-This-At-Home tips, some great before-and-after stories, and our favorite moments from the past year. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/106; 774.277.9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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46 min
February 27, 2017
Little: Good Luck, Bad Luck—How Do You Know?
One of my mother’s favorite teaching stories is a reminder that we can never know what’s good news, or bad news.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
February 22, 2017
Ep. 105: Leave on a High Note
Why we should try to end on a high note, child-like wonder vs. adult-like wonder, and a confession of unjust accusation. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/105; 774.277.9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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36 min
February 20, 2017
Little: A Happiness Lesson from the Broadway Show “Oklahoma!”
It’s one of the great dreams of the United States: “I don’t say I’m no better than anybody else, but I’ll be danged if I ain’t jist as good.”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4 min
February 15, 2017
Ep. 104: Happiness Stumbling Block: The News
Why it's fun to have a life-story conversation, how to handle the emotional toll of the news, and a gold star for the New York City subway system. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/104; 774.277.9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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32 min
February 13, 2017
Little: “Yes” Comes Right Away; “No” Never Comes
My sister the sage made one of her wise observations--which she learned the hard way, in Hollywood.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
February 8, 2017
Ep, 103: Pick Your Moment
Pick the right moment to have a tough conversation, how to be happier during a tough time, and a deep dive into the Instagram #Happier2017 project. Get in touch @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/103; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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41 min
February 6, 2017
Little: We Must Carry the Wealth of the Indies with Us
We can’t find more happiness, more adventure, more richness to an experience that we bring to it.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
February 1, 2017
Ep. 102: Tame the Travel Beast
Why finding the missing puzzle piece can boost happiness, taming the "travel beast," and how personalized mugs can help solve the problem of the messy office kitchen. Get in touch @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/102; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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42 min
January 30, 2017
Little: No Deposit, No Return
There are few iron laws of the universe, but one such law seems to be: No deposit, no return. We never get out of things more than we put into them.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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1 min
January 25, 2017
Ep. 101: Are You an Integrator or a Compartmentalizer?
Do something for your future self, think about whether you’re an “integrator” or “compartmentalizer,” and how flying wish paper can soothe heartache. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/101; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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35 min
January 23, 2017
Little: She Opened Up Heart So the Whale Could Swim Away
A passage from Ruth Ozeki’s novel “A Tale for the Time Being” provides a beautiful image of letting go of sorrow.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
January 18, 2017
Special Episode 100: Ask Us Anything
To celebrate our 100th consecutive episode, we did a Very VERY Special Episode, where we answered questions from listeners. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/100; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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41 min
January 16, 2017
Little: My Inconvenience May Be Someone’s Miracle
My friend told me the story of her personal miracle: the time her local subway ran express all the way downtown.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
January 11, 2017
Ep. 99: Take Personality Quizzes
Get self-insight by taking personality quizzes, a hack for better emails, and how to address book club conflicts. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/99; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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42 min
January 9, 2017
Little: I Need “A Heart to Be Contented”
In 1662, Samuel Pepys made a diary entry that reminds me that to be happy, I have to keep a contented heart.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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1 min
January 4, 2017
Ep. 98: Interview: The Case Against Sugar // Have a Quest
Why it boosts happiness to have a quest, an interview with Gary Taubes about the case against sugar, and impassioned praise for a Uniqlo vest. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/98; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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42 min
January 2, 2017
Little: Announcing “The Onward Project” Podcasts
Announcement! I’m launching The Onward Project, a family of podcasts all about how to make your life happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative. Here, I introduce Kim Scott and Russ Laraway and their “Radical Candor” and Chris Guillebeau and his “Side Hustle School.”  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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17 min
January 2, 2017
Radical Candor Ep. 1: What is Radical Candor?
Too many of us feel that a boss has to choose between caring personally or challenging directly, when in fact a boss can and should do both. Kim and Russ explain how they learned this lesson the hard way. They also share concrete tips on how not to make the same mistakes they have. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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22 min
January 2, 2017
Welcome to Side Hustle School
In this first episode, you'll learn what side hustles are all about and what you can expect from this daily series. Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of someone who started a hustle without quitting their job. You’ll learn how they got the idea, how they overcame challenges along the way, and what the results are. You need a hustle!Subscribe now and create a new source of income before the year is over. Shownotes: sidehustleschool.comEmail: chris@sidehustleschool.comTwitter: @chrisguillebeauLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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8 min
December 28, 2016
Ep. 97: Start Your Own Happiness Project
How to start your own happiness project, a deep dive into the subject of break-ups, and a sweatpants-related demerit. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/97; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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46 min
December 26, 2016
Little: What Would an Englishman Do?
Reading Harold Nicolson’s reflection that an “Englishman would not like to take snapshots of a fine vessel sinking” reminds me to ask myself: How, in my own life, can I live up to the highest ideas of my country?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
December 21, 2016
Ep. 96: Set Your Holiday Intention
Set your holiday intention, tackle the problem of shared work, identify some inexpensive gifts—and how to make a graham-cracker holiday house. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/96; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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35 min
December 19, 2016
Little: Do You Want to Take My Taxi?
We never know the true consequences of our actions, big or small, for good or for ill.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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1 min
December 14, 2016
Ep. 95: Practice Mis-En-Place
Why it’s helpful to practice mis-en-place, the tragedy of the messy commons in the office kitchen, and a gold star related to the flu vaccine. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/95; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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37 min
December 12, 2016
Holiday Hack: What’s Your One-Word Theme for the New Year?
A fun exercise is to choose a one-word theme for the new year, such as Novel, Travel, Rest, Free, Finish, Upgrade. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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5 min
December 7, 2016
Ep. 94: Don’t Treat Yourself
Don’t treat yourself, an interview with writer and podcaster Jonathan Fields, and why you should put a shoe in the hotel safe. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/94; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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49 min
December 5, 2016
Holiday Hack: Say “Yes” If You Can
During busy holiday time, it’s tempting to say “no” to try to make life easier, but in the end, we’re usually happier if we say “yes”—to the office party, the school show, or the holiday gathering. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4 min
November 30, 2016
Ep. 93: How to Survive a Break-Up
Find something to admire, figure out your energy level, and how to survive an (amicable) romantic split. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/93; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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37 min
November 28, 2016
Holiday Hack: Find Some Quiet Time During the Holidays
During the busy holiday season, remember to carve out some time for rest and silence. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4 min
November 23, 2016
Ep. 92: For Thanksgiving, Leave Something Unsaid
For the holidays, leave something unsaid, an interview with Note to Self’s Manoush Zomorodi, and how taking seconds might help you eat more healthfully. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/92; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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49 min
November 21, 2016
Little: Be Polite and Be Fair
A boss manages to sum up a library’s worth of good advice in a five-word sentence.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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1 min
November 16, 2016
Ep. 91: Delete a Soul-Destroying App
Delete a productivity-depleting app and listen to some "Happier 911" songs. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/91; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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37 min
November 14, 2016
Little: What Some Folks Will Do
Flannery O’Connor explains that a country lady remarked, of her short stories, “Them stories just gone and shown you how some folks would do.” And so it goes.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
November 9, 2016
Ep. 90: Consider the Essential Seven
In this Very Special Episode we discuss the "Essential 7" areas for happiness and habits. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/90; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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38 min
November 7, 2016
Little: A Beautiful Image Can Be an Area of Refuge
In Willa Cather’s novel “O Pioneers!” a sister and brother never forget the wild duck they saw playing in the river.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
November 2, 2016
Ep. 89: Control the Cubicle In Your Pocket
Control the cubicle in your pocket, send an actual invitation to an event, and consider the question: "If people could change one of your habits, what would they pick?" Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/89; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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37 min
October 31, 2016
Little: Getting Ready is a Key Aspect of Performance
Why the experience of taking exams in high school was so much better than taking exams in college.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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3 min
October 26, 2016
Ep. 88: Celebrate Holiday Breakfasts
Why it's fun to celebrate holiday breakfasts, how keeping a journal for medical visits can make life easier, and the challenge of handling criticism. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/88; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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35 min
October 24, 2016
Little: Accept a Gift in the Spirit in Which it is Offered
A story from the life of St. Therese of Lisieux is a good reminder about how to accept a gift in the right spirit.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4 min
October 19, 2016
Ep. 87: Live: Find a Happiness 911 Song
Live from Seattle! Identify your “Happiness 911” song, take a deep dive into manifestos, explore the Four Tendencies -- plus an interview with Chris Guillebeau. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/87; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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75 min
October 17, 2016
Little: Do What You Love, and Then Your Friends Hire You
When we follow our natural interests and inclinations, it’s surprising how often we form the relationships that can help us succeed.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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1 min
October 12, 2016
Ep. 86: Be the Bearer of Some Good News
Why it's good to be the bearer of good news (at least sometimes), how other people affect our habits for better and for worse, why you should read a book related to a vacation, and a look at Obliger-rebellion. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/86; 774-277-9336.Panoply SurveyWe want you to tell us about the podcasts you enjoy, and how often you listen to them. So we created a survey that takes just a couple of minutes to complete. If you fill it out, you'll help Panoply to make great podcasts about the things you love. And things you didn’t even know you loved. To fill out the survey, just go to www.panoply.fm/surveyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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39 min
October 10, 2016
Little: Someplace, Keep an Empty Shelf, and Someplace, Keep a Junk Drawer
In a happy life, it’s helpful to keep a little space completely clear and open, but it’s also helpful to make room for some messiness, some unexpected treasure.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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2 min
October 5, 2016
Ep. 85: Ever Been Annoyed By A Gift?
Why you should give yourself something to look forward to; whether you’ve ever had an uneasy response to a gift, and Gretchen talk about her “Bowl of Requirement.” Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/85; 774-277-9336.Panoply SurveyWe want you to tell us about the podcasts you enjoy, and how often you listen to them. So we created a survey that takes just a couple of minutes to complete. If you fill it out, you'll help Panoply to make great podcasts about the things you love. And things you didn’t even know you loved. To fill out the survey, just go to www.panoply.fm/surveyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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40 min
October 3, 2016
Little: You Don’t Have to be Good at Something to be Good at Something
If we really want to pursue some course, the fact that we’re not “good” at it shouldn’t stop us.Panoply SurveyWe want you to tell us about the podcasts you enjoy, and how often you listen to them. So we created a survey that takes just a couple of minutes to complete. If you fill it out, you'll help Panoply to make great podcasts about the things you love. And things you didn’t even know you loved. To fill out the survey, just go to www.panoply.fm/surveyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4 min
September 28, 2016
Ep. 84: Try Doing Something EVERY Day
Why it can be helpful to do something every day, instead of some days; why it's helpful to keep a trash bag in the car; and how to handle the annoyance of a friend who's always late. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/84; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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37 min
September 26, 2016
Little: Keep the Paint as Good as it is in the Can
The artist Frank Stella’s remark is a happiness koan; it has great meaning, though it’s not exactly clear what that meaning is.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4 min
September 21, 2016
Ep. 83: Are You a Hedgehog or a Fox?
Why reading three off-beat magazines can boost your happiness, the challenge of going freelance, and the question: Are you a hedgehog or a fox? Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/83; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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40 min
September 19, 2016
Little: Justice O’Connor’s Three-Word Secret to Happiness
Justice Sandra Day O’Connor manages to sum up her secret of happiness in just three words.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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3 min
September 14, 2016
Ep. 82: Make a List (If You Want)
Make a to-do list (if that works for you), buy that essential item every chance you get, and enlist the strategy of identity to form and break habits. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/82; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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36 min
September 12, 2016
Little: Your Question May Suggest Its Own Answer
In Piers Anthony’s fantasy novel “A Spell for Chameleon,” a character knows just what to say.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4 min
September 7, 2016
Ep. 81: Lets Give Them Something to Talk About
Why it's satisfying to introduce a specific topic into a conversation, why you might want to park at the far end of the parking lot - and is it acceptable to ignore the Olympics? Get in touch @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/81; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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35 min
September 5, 2016
Little: Having More Doesn't Always Make Us Happier
Why a boy didn’t play with the toys his grandmother gave him.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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3 min
August 31, 2016
Ep. 80: A Discussion of the Five Love Languages
This Very Special Episode is devoted to a discussion of "The Five Love Languages," a fascinating framework about how people best experience love. Get in touch @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/80; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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40 min
August 29, 2016
Little: Ray Bradbury Says, "Love What YOU Love!"
In a few words on a postcard to a fan, Ray Bradbury makes a key point about happiness.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4 min
August 24, 2016
Ep. 79: Revive a Dormant Friendship
Ep. 79: Why it's helpful to revive a dormant friendship, a deep dive into listeners' favorite "yearbook quotes," and the burning question of whether an Abstainer can indulge in chocolate, in moderation. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/79; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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41 min
August 22, 2016
Little: Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote, “Pa Was No Businessman.”
We don’t have to pretend that the people we love are perfect.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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5 min
August 17, 2016
Ep. 78: Seek Out Silence
Ep. 78: We talk about why you might want to seek out silence, why a happiness hack used by our parents worked so well, and why it's helpful to consider "Am I more pulled toward leisure or toward work?" Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/78; 774-277-9336. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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33 min
August 15, 2016
Little: The Intimacy of "I'll Open Your Fridge and Take What I Want"
Sisters Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron--and the reminder that there are many kinds of love.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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3 min
August 10, 2016
Ep. 77: Plan an Errand Date
Ep. 77: We talk about why it's fun to plan an "errand date," a happiness hack for dealing with other people's clutter, abd the value of improving the nasty areas of your home. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/77; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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33 min
August 8, 2016
Little: As Promised: The Reading from Gretchen's Wedding
In Ep. 76 of Happier, Gretchen promised to share her favorite reading from her wedding. Here it is: "I Was Trying to Describe You to Someone," by Richard Brautigan.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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5 min
August 3, 2016
Ep. 76: Write Your Manifesto (& Bring Your Own Condiments)
Ep. 76: Why it's stimulating to write your manifesto; the joy of bringing your own condiments; and a listener requests suggestions for great wedding readings. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/76; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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34 min
August 1, 2016
Little: A Happiness Lesson From the Cat in the Hat
"Look at me! Look at me! Look at me NOW! It is fun to have but you have to know how." It can be surprisingly hard to know how to have fun. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4 min
July 27, 2016
Ep. 75: Become a Minor Expert
Why it’s fun to become a minor expert (like color or Real Housewives)—and also fun to use the app TimeHop, to spark happy memories. We do a deep dive into the choice of a signature color and discuss how to help a Rebel sweetheart apply for a job. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/75; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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42 min
July 25, 2016
Little: Sometimes, a Lot of Words Can Only Diminish What We Want to Convey
Why General Eisenhower’s 15-word telegram in 1945 was more powerful than any longer, more elaborate message would have been.This episode is brought to you by Better Than Before, the book Gretchen wrote about how to make or break your habits. To learn more about the book, go to GretchenRubin.com.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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3 min
July 20, 2016
Ep. 74: Choose A Quote for Your Yearbook Page
Ep. 74: Choose your "senior quote," use the powerful Strategy of Pairing to change your habits, and we also talk quite a bit about the Four Tendencies. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/74; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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34 min
July 18, 2016
Little: We Can't Spare Our Children Normal Social Pain
As Gretchen drops off her daughter Eleanor at summer camp, she reflects on some of her favorite advice from parenting expert Michael Thompson. This episode is brought to you by The Moment of Happiness, Gretchen's email newsletter where she sends you a happiness quotation everyday for free. To sign up, email Gretchen at podcast@gretchenrubin.com and write Quote Newsletter in the subject line. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4 min
July 13, 2016
Ep. 73: Get Rid of It As Soon As It's Worthless
Why we should get rid of something (like a shoe without a mate) as soon as it's useless; what to do when everything "turns to ashes," as recently happened to Elizabeth--and something beautiful that's yours for free. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/73; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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51 min
July 11, 2016
Little: If Others Think I Can Do a Job, I Can Probably Do It
A friend found the right words to say to Gretchen, when she was nervous before an interview with Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. This episode is brought to you Gretchen's #1 New York Times bestseller, The Happiness Project. To learn more about it, go to GretchenRubin.com.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4 min
July 6, 2016
Ep. 72: Beware The Incomplete Upgrade
Ep. 72: Why we’re happier when we have room of our own, the challenge of the “incomplete upgrade,” and Gretchen gives herself a demerit for a parenting mistake. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/72; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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38 min
July 4, 2016
Little: I May Not Be the Best, But I’m Probably Not the Worst
When she's feeling insecure, Gretchen reminds herself of this Secret of Adulthood. This episode is brought to you by Squarespace. Start building your website and get your free trial today. Go to Squarespace.com and enter offer code HAPPIER to get 10% off your order.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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3 min
June 29, 2016
Ep. 71: Are You A Leopard Or An Alchemist?
Ep. 71: Choose a signature color, ask yourself, "Am I an alchemist or a leopard?" -- and fighting FOMO. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/71; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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38 min
June 27, 2016
Little: Sometimes We Can Be Generous By Taking
In his memoir, actor Rob Lowe recounts a conversation between his young son and President Clinton that shows that sometimes, we can be generous by taking. In this case, the President accepts a tattered stuffed frog.This episode is brought to you by Squarespace. Start building your website and get your free trial today. Go to Squarespace.com and enter offer code HAPPIER to get 10% off your order.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4 min
June 22, 2016
Ep. 70: Advice
Ep. 70: Very Special Episode: Advice! Gretchen, Elizabeth, and listeners reveal the best advice they’ve received for work, relationships, and life. So much great advice. And Gretchen and Elizabeth must say good-bye to their terrific producer Henry Molofsky. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/70; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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42 min
June 20, 2016
Little: Give Yourself a Lucky Charm
Back in episode 59, Elizabeth and Gretchen discussed lucky charms. That conversation reminded Gretchen of a charming (and possibly apocryphal) story about physicist Niels Bohr and a lucky horseshoe. Even if we’re not superstitious, we may be a littlestitious.This episode is brought to you by Squarespace. Start building your website and get your free trial today. Go to Squarespace.com and enter offer code HAPPIER to get 10% off your order.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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3 min
June 15, 2016
Ep. 69: An Interview with the Musician Moby
Ep. 69: Gretchen and Elizabeth discuss why we should give someone a surprise treat, and address, yet again, the thought-provoking subject of thank-you notes. They also talk to a special guest: the iconic musician and writer, Moby. And in a rare move, both Gretchen and Elizabeth give themselves gold stars. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/69; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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44 min
June 13, 2016
Little: No Magic One-Size-Fits-All Solution for Happiness
We've all heard the expert advice: do it for 30 days; do it first thing in the morning; start small. Problem? That advice works for some people, but it doesn't work for everyone. There's no single answer for happiness and good habits. This episode is brought to you by Squarespace. Start building your website and get your free trial today. Go to Squarespace.com and enter offer code HAPPIER to get 10% off your order.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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3 min
June 8, 2016
Ep. 68: How To Be On Time
Ep. 68: How to be on time, why we should treat ourselves, how an Obliger can stick to a budget, and Elizabeth is thrilled with an app that lets her scan documents. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/68; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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29 min
June 6, 2016
Little: Am I Painting My Own Fakes?
Do you ever feel as though you’re just repeating yourself, instead of doing the best work you can do? Picasso did. This episode is brought to you by Squarespace. Start building your website and get your free trial today. Go to Squarespace.com and enter offer code HAPPIER to get 10% off your order.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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3 min
June 1, 2016
Ep. 67: Design Your Summer
Ep. 67: Design your summer, a deep-dive into the emotionally charged subject of thank-you notes, mother-in-law woes, and the problem of the partial move. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/67; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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37 min
May 30, 2016
Little: Accept Yourself & Also Expect More From Yourself
In their own way W. H. Auden and Flannery O’Connor each articulate an idea that I think about often: I want to accept myself, and also expect more from myself.This episode is brought to you by Squarespace. Start building your website and get your free trial today. Go to Squarespace.com and enter offer code HAPPIER to get 10% off your order.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4 min
May 25, 2016
Ep. 66: The Pain of Email Etiquette
Ep. 66: Give advice only when asked, and the challenges of email etiquette and vacation hangovers. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/66; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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33 min
May 23, 2016
Little: There's Great Value In Knowing When To Say Nothing
As my grandfather looked out the window into our backyard, I could hear the disapproving thoughts swimming around in his head. This episode is brought to you by Squarespace. Start building your website and get your free trial today. Go to Squarespace.com and enter offer code HAPPIER to get 10% off your order.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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3 min
May 18, 2016
Ep. 65: Arianna Huffington Says Go To Bed
Ep. 65: Enjoy your home's special features, Arianna= Huffington talks about why we should get enough sleep, and I give a gold star to my children's literature reading groups. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/65; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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41 min
May 16, 2016
Little: People Do Best What Comes Naturally
When JFK was first elected president, his advisors had some serious reservations about his wife Jackie...This episode is brought to you by Squarespace. Start building your website and get your free trial today. Go to Squarespace.com and enter offer code HAPPIER to get 10% off your order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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3 min
May 11, 2016
Ep. 64: What Do You Lie About?
Ep. 64: Go slow to go fast; what do you lie about (Elizabeth and I confess our lies), and we introduce a new segment, the "Happiness Hack." My hack is trivial, but a happiness-booster.  Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/64; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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33 min
May 9, 2016
Little: The Days are Long, But the Years are Short
I was riding the bus with my daughter, when something outside the window caught her eye...This episode is brought to you by Audible.com. Go to Audible.com/Happier for an audiobook of your choice, and a free 30 day trial.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4 min
May 4, 2016
Ep. 63: A Debate About Thank You Notes
Ep. 63: Why it's important to have a strategy for online passwords, the trickiness of using rewards to strengthen habits, and Elizabeth and I debate a question about thank-you notes. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/63; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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44 min
May 2, 2016
Little: Don't Let The Perfect Be The Enemy Of The Good
My mom simply asked if she could come to New York for a visit... This episode is brought to you by Audible.com. Go to Audible.com/Happier for an audiobook of your choice, and a free 30 day trial.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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5 min
April 27, 2016
Ep. 62: Do You Have 100 Packets of Soy Sauce?
Ep. 62: Don't accumulate excessive amounts of anything; it's tough when worlds collide; a Questioner wants to be a better spouse to an Obliger, and I fail to visit Central Park--again. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/62; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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39 min
April 25, 2016
Little: Go Outside
Get some fresh air and sunlight. It's an easy way to stimulate your brain and boost your memory, alertness, and wellbeing. Brought to you by Audible, with 180,000 audio books and spoken word audio products. Go to audible.com/happier for a 30-day trial.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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3 min
April 20, 2016
Ep. 61: Stop Apologizing
Ep. 61: Stop apologizing, do you prefer variety or familiarity, and the problem of passwords. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/61; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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42 min
April 18, 2016
Little: Outer Order Contributes To Inner Calm
This is one of my all time favorite secrets of adulthood, because it's true for so many people, and it's so accessible. Outer order contributes to inner calm. Brought to you by Audible, with 180,000 audio books and spoken word audio products. Go to audible.com/happier for a 30-day trial.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4 min
April 13, 2016
Ep. 60: On Set With Elizabeth
Ep. 60: A Very Special Episode. Henry and I visit Elizabeth on the set, and discuss you should let people do their jobs, interview Helen Childress, and hear a guest gold star from Elizabeth's writing partnerSarah Fain. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/60; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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37 min
April 11, 2016
Little: Flawed Is More Perfect Than Perfection
Listen to Glenn Gould hum along as he plays Bach and maybe you'll agree with me: sometimes flawed is more perfect than perfection. Brought to you by Audible, with 180,000 audio books and spoken word audio products. Go to audible.com/happier for a 30-day trial.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4 min
April 6, 2016
Ep. 59: Do You Have A Lucky Charm?
Ep. 59: Find your lucky charm, distract yourself for 15 minutes, some great mantras from listeners -- and Elizabeth feels godparent guilt. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/59; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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35 min
April 4, 2016
Little: Tell Me What You Want For Dinner
Often we're afraid to tell people exactly what we want for fear of sounding demanding. But by holding back, we may be denying our friends and family the opportunity to experience the pleasure of giving. Brought to you by Audible, with 180,000 audio books and spoken word audio products. Go to audible.com/happier for a 30-day trial.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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3 min
March 30, 2016
Ep. 58: The Pressure of Birthdays
Ep. 58: Find your area of refuge, the pressure of birthdays, and how to get up earlier. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/58; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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28 min
March 28, 2016
Little: When You're Stressed, Try This
Last week was full of deadlines and travel arrangements and all around stress. Fortunately, when this happens, Gretchen Rubin knows the perfect trick to charge her own personal battery and get back on track. Brought to you by Audible, with 180,000 audio books and spoken word audio products. Go to audible.com/happier for a 30-day trial.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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4 min
March 23, 2016
Ep. 57: The Awful Habit of Awfulizing
Ep. 57: Pick a mantra for the day, avoid the awful habit of "awfulizing," and dealing with "The Chair" where clothes collect. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/57; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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36 min
March 21, 2016
Little: The Best Teacher
Gretchen Rubin remembers few specific facts from college. But she can recall a couple lessons vividly, and they both have this one thing in common. Brought to you by Audible, with 180,000 audio books and spoken word audio products. Go to audible.com/happier for a 30-day trial.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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5 min
March 16, 2016
Ep. 56: Schedule Time To Worry
Ep. 56: Schedule time to worry, learn to avoid loopholes, and how to deal with a writers' accountability group that is starting to shirk writing. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/56; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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41 min
March 9, 2016
Ep. 55: The Dilemma of Switching Bags
Ep. 55: The dilemma of switching bags, do you prefer long or short discussions, the story of the Monkey and the Banana--and scratch-n-sniffs! Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/55; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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31 min
March 2, 2016
Ep. 54: Celebrating A Year of Happier
Ep. 54: Our one-year anniversary! We talk about the most popular try-this-at-home tips, listeners give their before-and-after stories, and we highlight our favorite moments. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/54; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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45 min
February 24, 2016
Ep. 53: Meditation...Sort Of
Ep. 53: Put the word "meditation" before any dull task, consider the stumbling block of competitive parenting, and listener ideas for storing recipes. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.cpm; happiercast.com/53; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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32 min
February 17, 2016
Ep. 52: Habits and Whole30 With Melissa Hartwig
Ep. 52: Ask yourself, "What happens if I ignore this?" an interview with Whole30's Melissa Hartwig, I struggle with an unwanted errand, and Elizabeth discloses her favorite reality TV podcasts. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/52; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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38 min
February 10, 2016
Ep. 51: Help! I Always Forget Names
Ep. 51: How to disguise the fact that you don't remember someone's name; why if-then planning helps us to keep good habits, the challenge of returning family phone calls--and adult coloring books! Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/51; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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38 min
February 3, 2016
Ep. 50: Ask For A Favor
Ep. 50: Why you should ask for a favor, cooperation vs. competition, information overload, and I don't do a good job handling my daughter's request for more ear-piercings. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/50; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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37 min
January 27, 2016
Ep. 49: LIVE In San Francisco!
Ep. 49: Live from San Francisco! With special guests Nir Eyal and Jake Knapp. Plus how to travel with tears, deal with public speaking -- and Elizabeth identifies her favorite new place in San Francisco. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/49; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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73 min
January 20, 2016
Ep. 48: Got The Sunday Blues?
Ep. 48: Create a temporary photo gallery, the happiness challenge of the Sunday blues, and the joy of listening to the Harry Potter audio-books. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/48; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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35 min
January 13, 2016
Ep. 47: Liz Misses Out On A Romantic Moment
Ep. 47: Control your exit, harness the power of convenience, and Elizabeth misses out on the opportunity to have a romantic moment with Adam. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/47; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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33 min
January 6, 2016
Ep. 46: Don't Get Organized
Ep. 46: Don't get organized, dealing with storing sentimental items, coping with rewards and treats -- and we hit five million downloads! Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/46; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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28 min
December 30, 2015
Ep. 45: Home for the Holidays – Kansas City Edition
Ep. 45: Elizabeth and I are both home for the holidays, back in Kansas City. We start the episode in our favorite KC diner, Winstead's, then talk to some special guests. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/45; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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34 min
December 23, 2015
Ep. 44: Drew Barrymore Gets Personal. And Happier
Ep. 44: Drew Barrymore interview! So fascinating. Plus we talk about having an end-of-the-year ritual, procrastinating about Christmas decorations, and the joy of temporary tattoos. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/44; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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45 min
December 16, 2015
Ep. 43: You Can't Make Me, And Neither Can I
Ep. 43: Listener Roundup of the Four Tendencies. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/43; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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38 min
December 9, 2015
Ep. 42: Act How You Want To Feel
Ep. 42: Act the way you want to feel; try resisting temptation by abstaining altogether; and I use the Strategy of Convenience to get back to the gym. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/42; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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35 min
December 2, 2015
Ep. 41: Put An End To Impulse Shopping
Ep. 41: Take one thing with you to fight clutter, tackle the challenge of impulse buying -- and I haven't been going to the gym. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/41; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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31 min
November 25, 2015
Ep. 40: Holiday Special -- Try These At Home
Ep. 40: Very Special Episode, holiday theme! Listeners answer: "What's your Try This at Home tip for the holidays?" and "What's the essential element of the holidays, for you?" Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/40; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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43 min
November 18, 2015
Ep. 39: Elizabeth Talks About Getting Fired
Ep. 39: Elizabeth talks about getting fired; do you want more time for friends or for solitude; and Elizabeth gets a surprise dinner. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/39; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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32 min
November 11, 2015
Ep. 38: Rebels - Do You Hate Being Told What To Do?
Ep. 38: A close look at the Rebel Tendency. Do you hate being told what to do--even telling yourself what to do? Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/38; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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44 min
November 4, 2015
Ep. 37: Obligers - Are You an Elizabeth?
Ep. 37: A close look at the Obliger Tendency. Are you like Elizabeth, and find it easy to meet outer expectations (a work deadline) but struggle to meet inner expectations (New Year's resolution)? Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/37; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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39 min
October 28, 2015
Ep. 36: Questioners - Do You Always Ask Why?
Ep. 36: We're talking about the Four Tendencies Framework, and this week, we focus on the Questioner Tendency, with the help of Christy Fletcher. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft;podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/36; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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42 min
October 21, 2015
Ep. 35: Upholders - Are You A Hermione?
Ep. 35: In the first of four episodes about the Four Tendencies framework, we talk about "Upholders." Also, Elizabeth misses the blood moon and Gretchen recommends a Jewel video. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/35; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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39 min
October 14, 2015
Ep. 34: The Habits of A Rebel Harvard Physicist
Ep. 34: Have a difficult conversation; a talk with Lisa Randall, Harvard physics professor and Writer (and Rebel) -- plus, hard-boiled eggs. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/34; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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32 min
October 7, 2015
Ep. 33: Send Yourself To Boot Camp
Ep. 33: Try a boot camp, put away those last items -- and have you ever experienced a "Lightning Bolt" change in your habits? I have. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/33; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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31 min
September 30, 2015
Ep. 32: Why Teasing May Be Bad For Happiness
Ep. 32: Why Elizabeth and I raise the bar; why, surprisingly, teasing can be a happiness stumbling block--and we want your comments about the Four Tendencies! Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/32; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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32 min
September 23, 2015
Ep. 31: Choose A Personal Symbol
Ep. 31: Observe a threshold ritual, for gratitude; identify your personal symbols; and remember to check your passport's expiration date. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/31; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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32 min
September 16, 2015
Ep. 30: Remember What It Was Like Being A Teenager?
Ep. 30: Very Special Episode! My daughter Eliza is our guest. Her try-this-at-home is "Give yourself a mission." She asks: "What advice would you give your 16-year-old self?" Too many facial products, so happy to be getting a dog. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/30; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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32 min
September 9, 2015
Ep. 29: The Fantasy of Perfection
Ep. 29: Why Elizabeth and I lower the bar ("don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good"), use the clean slate to change habits, and try to end food waste. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/29; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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31 min
September 2, 2015
Ep. 28: We Live The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Ep. 28: Don't interview for pain; face the challenge of shared work--and whether or not to keep ice cream in the freezer. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/28; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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33 min
August 26, 2015
Ep. 27: The Bigger Life
Ep. 27: Need to make an important decision? Choose the bigger life. Also, what's your "tell"?--and I reveal whether we're getting a dog. (What's your guess?) Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/27; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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27 min
August 19, 2015
Ep. 26: Procrastinating and Tomorrow Logic
Ep. 26: Pick a one-word theme for the year. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/26; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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32 min
August 12, 2015
Ep. 25: Try This At Home-A-Palooza with A.J. Jacobs
Ep. 25: Hilarious writer A. J. Jacobs suggests several try-this-at-home tips: improve your posture; brainstorm for fifteen minutes; sustainable honesty; eat from the fridge, not the pantry. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/25; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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34 min
August 5, 2015
Ep. 24: Let's Talk About Dogs
Ep. 24: We discuss why we should take photos of everyday life; the tension that exists in love ("you're awesome" vs. "you can do better") -- and should my family get a dog? Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/24; 774-277-9336Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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29 min
July 29, 2015
Ep. 23: Nothing Stays in Vegas
Ep. 23: Why you should choose an office TV show; when enjoying something, do you prefer to "savor" or "spree," how to keep healthy habits while traveling; and why it's great to have a lovey-dovey husband. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/23; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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30 min
July 22, 2015
Ep. 22: Creative Habits with Guest Rosanne Cash
Ep. 22: We have a theme this week -- creativity! Save Your String, Listen to Rosanne Cash, Fight Drift, and a Lesson from the Writers' Room. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/22; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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38 min
July 15, 2015
Ep. 21: Join a Group, Or Start Your Own
Ep. 21: Why it's a good idea to join or start a group, and also to put something on the schedule. Also, how to enjoy the present moment -- and Elizabeth again celebrates her treadmill desk. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/21; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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28 min
July 8, 2015
Happier With Gretchen Rubin: A Very Special Episode (All About You)
Ep. 20: Listen to listeners! We hear answers to the question, "If you could change one aspect of a relationship, what would you change?" and people's demerits and gold stars. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/20; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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41 min
July 1, 2015
Happier with Gretchen Rubin: Dan Harris Is 10% Happier
Ep. 19: Enjoy the fun of failure, here ABC news anchor Dan Harris discuss his on-air panic attack and why he started meditation. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/19; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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29 min
June 24, 2015
Happier with Gretchen Rubin: Focus on Your Foundations
Ep. 18: Buy an experience, use the Strategy of Foundation (eat and drink right, sleep, move, and unclutter) and the challenge of good table manners. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/18; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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26 min
June 17, 2015
Happier with Gretchen Rubin: My Precious!
Ep. 17: Why it's a good idea to have an exact place for everything; beware of anything we call "our preciousss," the challenge of staying in touch, and how to re-frame the experience of planerides. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/17; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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27 min
June 10, 2015
Happier with Gretchen Rubin: Imitate Your Spiritual Master
Ep. 16: Imitate a spiritual master, use the Strategy of Monitoring to improve your habits, stay happy through transitions--and acknowledge pink eye right away. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/16; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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31 min
June 3, 2015
Happier with Gretchen Rubin: An Interview with Tom Rath (Plus Gretchen’s Favorite Office Supply!)
Ep. 15: Be a tourist in your own city, a talk with Tom Rath, the challenge of snooze alarms, Gretchen's deep appreciation of clear plastic sleeves to organize papers, and Elizabeth's bad habit of asking thesame question repeatedly. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/15; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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37 min
May 27, 2015
Happier with Gretchen Rubin: Shrines, Chronotypes, and Hostess Neurosis
Ep. 14: Cultivate a shrine, know what's different about you to figure out how to set up your habits for success, and -- do you suffer from hostess neurosis? Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/14; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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27 min
May 20, 2015
Happier with Gretchen Rubin: Stop Reading That Book!
Ep. 13: Why you should stop reading a book, a know-yourself-better quiz (are you an Upholder, Questioner, Obliger, or Rebel?), and the trap of free stuff. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/13; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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28 min
May 13, 2015
Happier with Gretchen Rubin: Learning from Tigger and Eeyore
Ep. 12: Why it can be a good idea to indulge in a modest splurge, Tiggers vs. Eeyores, the challenge of road rage, and April Fool's Day pranks. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/12; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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33 min
May 6, 2015
Happier with Gretchen Rubin: Obligers, Abundance Lovers, and Remember the Sunscreen
Ep. 11: Why we should "make the positive argument," are you a simplicity-lover or an abundance-lover, why it's hard to do the things that make us happy--and Elizabeth's sunscreen confession. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/11; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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29 min
April 29, 2015
Happier with Gretchen Rubin: The “Cleaning Liz’s Closet” Edition
Ep. 10: We recorded this episode as we observed one of our sisterly rituals: when we're together, we clean Elizabeth's closet. Hilarious discussion of many clutter-clearing ideas. Want to get in touch?@gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/10; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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27 min
April 22, 2015
Happier with Gretchen Rubin: Treat Yo'self But Don’t Say "YOLO"
Ep. 9: Treat yourself, but be wary of invoking "YOLO"; the challenge of changing someone else's habit; Elizabeth TPs a friend's house. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/9; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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34 min
April 15, 2015
Happier with Gretchen Rubin: Deep Down, What Makes You Happy?
Ep. 8: Why we should give warm hellos and good-byes, ask ourselves what we did for fun when we were ten years old, and cultivate an atmosphere of growth. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/8; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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24 min
April 8, 2015
Happier With Gretchen Rubin: Indulge Your Inner Toddler
Ep. 7: Treat yourself like a toddler, consider the "oppositional conversational style" (a/ka/ "I'm right, you're wrong"), what to do if other people won't cooperate with a habit change, and the benefits of lowered expectations. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/7; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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25 min
April 1, 2015
Happier with Gretchen Rubin: The Power of Envy
Ep. 6: Try the habit of weekly Power Hour, learn about yourself by asking the uncomfortable question "Whom do I envy?" and remember to enjoy the process. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft;podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/6; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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25 min
March 25, 2015
Happier with Gretchen Rubin: Stop and Smell the Happy
Ep. 5: Embrace good smells, and remember that working can be one of the most dangerous forms of procrastination. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/5; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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25 min
March 18, 2015
Happier with Gretchen Rubin: Are You a Marathoner or a Sprinter?
Ep: 4: On the One-Sentence Journal, Marathoners vs. Sprinters at Work, and Parking Lot Snacks. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/4; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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26 min
March 11, 2015
Happier with Gretchen Rubin: The Evil Donut Bringer
Ep: 3: Gretchen and Elizabeth share one of the easiest, quickest, and most popular ways to start your day off right. Plus, they discuss Elizabeth’s biggest pet peeve at the office, and share their weekly Demerit and Gold Star. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/3; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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24 min
March 4, 2015
Happier with Gretchen Rubin Ep. 2: All—or Nothing?
Ep. 2: In this episode, Gretchen and Elizabeth vow to set alarms for their bed times, decide if they're abstainers or moderators, discuss how novelty boosts happiness, and share their weekly Demerit and Gold Star. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com.com; happiercast.com/2; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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25 min
February 25, 2015
Happier with Gretchen Rubin Ep. 1: The One-Minute Rule
Ep. 1: We discuss the one-minute rule for tackling clutter, whether you're a "satisficer" or "maximizer," the infamous one-coin loophole--plus Elizabeth talks about the treadmill desk that I gave her. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com; happiercast.com/1; 774-277-9336.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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24 min
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