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Happier with Gretchen Rubin Podcast

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Listen to this wonderful podcast on building a happier life with host Gretchen Rubin, author of such books as The Happiness Project, Happier at Home, and her latest book Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives. In the podcast Rubin is joined by her sister Elizabeth Craft, and they discuss many practical ways that you can be happier in your daily life. In recent episodes you’ll hear them discuss the importance of joining groups, buying experiences instead of things, getting enough sleep, and a whole lot more. They also invite guests on their show that share ideas on ways to be happier. No matter how happy or unhappy you are in your life right now, you can definitely benefit from listening and putting into practice some of the ideas in this podcast.


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Great podcast
Reviewer mistakesweremade
 August 24, 2015
I love this podcast. It is short, well edited, well structured, and packed with useful and achievable advice. I have tried most of the tips, and they are usually fun. Recommended!

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  • Little: Always Orient Yourself to North.
    Mon, May 21, 2018


    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.”

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  • Ep. 169: Use the Strategy of “Stop Talking”
    Wed, May 16, 2018


    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.

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  • Little: “Even a Dog Distinguishes Between Being Stumbled Over and Being Kicked.”
    Mon, May 14, 2018


    Oliver Wendell Holmes’s observation about dogs helps to clarify a very important distinction in human relationships.

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  • Ep. 168: ”Remember, This Is Supposed to Be Fun”
    Wed, May 09, 2018


    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.

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  • Little: A Lesson I Have to Learn Over and Over.
    Mon, May 07, 2018


    I keep learning this lesson, again and again. The days are long, but the years are short.

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  • Ep. 167: Be a Tourist in Your Own Home
    Wed, May 02, 2018


    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.

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  • Little: The Statue of Liberty and My “America Feeling”
    Mon, Apr 30, 2018


    I never take for granted the sight of the majestic Statue of Liberty, and it gives me my “America feeling” every time.

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  • Ep. 166: Watch Old Video Clips
    Wed, Apr 25, 2018


    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.

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  • Little: Working is one of the most dangerous forms of procrastination
    Mon, Apr 23, 2018


    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.

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  • Ep. 165: Have a Power Down Weekend
    Wed, Apr 18, 2018


    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.







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  • Little: Lead Us by the Hand to Those We Are Looking For
    Mon, Apr 16, 2018


    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.”

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  • Ep. 164: Don’t Assign or Accept Homework
    Wed, Apr 11, 2018


    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.

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  • Little: Alas, There Are No Wizards.
    Mon, Apr 09, 2018


    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.

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  • Ep. 163: Set a Weekly Phone Date
    Wed, Apr 04, 2018


    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. 

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  • Little: Now Is Now, and Now Is Already a Long Time Ago.
    Mon, Apr 02, 2018


    The last paragraphs of my book Happier at Home reflection something I learned from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House in the Big Woods.

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  • Ep. 162: Write It Down. Really.
    Wed, Mar 28, 2018


    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. 

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  • Little: The Investor Is Wise Who Diversifies. Also True for Non-Investors.
    Mon, Mar 26, 2018


    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.

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  • Ep. 161: Embrace the Cheese
    Wed, Mar 21, 2018


    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.

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  • Little: No Hard Feelings. These Things Happen.
    Mon, Mar 19, 2018


    When a person screws up, it’s very helpful to say, “No hard feelings. These things happen.”

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  • Ep. 160: Very Special Episode! Live from Elizabeth’s Cluttered Home Office.
    Wed, Mar 14, 2018


    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.

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  • Little: From Rob Lowe: Sometimes You Have to Get Fired to Get Hired
    Mon, Mar 12, 2018


    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.

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  • Ep. 159: Do Something Badly
    Wed, Mar 07, 2018


    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.

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  • Little: It’s Fun to Have Fun, But You Have to Know How
    Mon, Mar 05, 2018


    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.

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  • Ep. 158: Create a Standardized Vacation
    Wed, Feb 28, 2018


    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.





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  • Little: Ever Thought, “It Doesn’t Make Any Difference If I Go to the Gym Today”?
    Mon, Feb 26, 2018


    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.”

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  • Ep. 157: Third Anniversary! Our Most Popular Try-This-at-Home Tips, Happiness Hacks & Favorite Moments.
    Wed, Feb 21, 2018


    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.

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  • Little: “I Sell Beer to Them as Wants It. I Ain’t Making Nobody Drink It.”
    Mon, Feb 19, 2018


    One of my favorite passages from one of my favorite novels is a beautiful example of virtue rewarded.

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  • Ep. 156: Kiss in the Morning, Kiss at Night
    Wed, Feb 14, 2018


    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.

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  • Little: What I Do Every Day Matters More Than What I Do Once in a While
    Mon, Feb 12, 2018


    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.

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  • Ep. 155: Choose a Signature Scent
    Wed, Feb 07, 2018


    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.









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  • Little: That’s Okay, Buddy
    Mon, Feb 05, 2018


    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.”

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  • Ep. 154: Wear “Clothes” Every Day
    Wed, Jan 31, 2018


    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.

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  • Little: Whatever You Do, You Will Still Be You
    Mon, Jan 29, 2018


    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.”

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  • Ep. 153: This Is Actually Good for Me.
    Wed, Jan 24, 2018


    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.









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  • Little: A Cure for Feeling Annoyed About Clutter? Remember Love
    Mon, Jan 22, 2018


    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.

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  • Ep. 152: Deep Dive into “18 for 2018”
    Wed, Jan 17, 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.

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  • Little: Don’t Know What Will Happen in the Future? Try to Understand Now
    Mon, Jan 15, 2018


    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.”

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  • Ep. 151: Keep a Running List of Your Favorite Things
    Wed, Jan 10, 2018


    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.









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  • Little: You Will Say Good-Bye to Your Child Many Times
    Mon, Jan 08, 2018


    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.”

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  • Ep. 150: Gretchen and Elizabeth Unplugged
    Wed, Jan 03, 2018




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  • Little: We’ve Had Our Dog Barnaby Always
    Mon, Jan 01, 2018


    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.

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  • Ep. 149: "18 for 2018" and Roz Chast Interview
    Wed, Dec 27, 2017


    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. 

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  • Little: Everyday Life in Utopia
    Mon, Dec 25, 2017


    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.

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  • Ep. 148: Use the Checklist for Habit Change for 2018
    Wed, Dec 20, 2017


    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.

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  • Little: Three Words for Success: “No Matter What”
    Mon, Dec 18, 2017


    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.”

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  • Ep. 147: 18 for 2018
    Wed, Dec 13, 2017


    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.

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  • Little: Am I Wasting My Youth?
    Mon, Dec 11, 2017


    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.

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  • Ep. 146: Introduce a Note of Whimsy
    Wed, Dec 06, 2017


    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,

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  • Little: Do Good, Feel Good
    Mon, Dec 04, 2017


    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.

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  • Ep. 145: Try These Happier Holiday Hacks
    Wed, Nov 29, 2017


    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,

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  • Little: Reframing Helped Me Feel Lucky Instead of Resentful
    Mon, Nov 27, 2017


    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.

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  • Ep. 144: Be Willing to Delegate
    Wed, Nov 22, 2017


    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.

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  • Panoply Fall 2017 Trailer
    Mon, Nov 20, 2017


    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.fm

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  • Little: Tell Me What You Want for Dinner
    Mon, Nov 20, 2017


    Sometimes, when we’re very specific about what we want, we help others to enjoy the pleasure of giving.

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  • Ep. 143: Down with Boredom
    Wed, Nov 15, 2017


    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. 

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  • Little: A Happiness Reminder from E. B. White’s Masterpiece “Charlotte’s Web”
    Mon, Nov 13, 2017


    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.

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  • Side Hustle School: 13-Year-Old Australian Creates Schoolyard Lollipop Fortune
    Fri, Nov 10, 2017


    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: @193countries




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  • Ep. 142: Schedule Some Daily Transcendence
    Wed, Nov 08, 2017


    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.

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  • Little: “I Always Loved a Snow Day”
    Mon, Nov 06, 2017


    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.”

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  • Ep. 141: Find Your Oasis
    Wed, Nov 01, 2017


    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.

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  • Little: A Good Example is More Compelling than Good Advice
    Mon, Oct 30, 2017


    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.

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  • Ep. 140: It's More Important to Say Something Than the Right Thing
    Wed, Oct 25, 2017


    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.

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  • Little: Don’t Wait Until You’re Moving Out to Clean Your Apartment
    Mon, Oct 23, 2017


    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.

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  • Ep. 139: Be Full of Desire But Easy To Please
    Wed, Oct 18, 2017


    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.

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  • Little: Frequency Is More Important than Duration
    Mon, Oct 16, 2017


    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.

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  • Ep. 138: Always Leave Some Room in the Suitcase
    Wed, Oct 11, 2017


    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.

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  • Little: Too Early, Too Early, Too Early—Too Late, Too Late, Too Late
    Mon, Oct 09, 2017


    It’s often easy to assume that now isn’t the right time—but the best time to do something is now.

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  • Ep. 137: Gretchen Visits Elizabeth on the Disney Lot
    Wed, Oct 04, 2017


    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/137; 774-277- 9336.

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  • Little: People Succeed in Groups
    Mon, Oct 02, 2017


    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.

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  • Ep. 136: Don't Fall into "Empty"
    Wed, Sep 27, 2017


    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.

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  • Little: Reading Memoirs Reminds Me to Cut People Slack
    Mon, Sep 25, 2017


    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.

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  • Ep. 135: Plan a Virtual Move, 2.0
    Wed, Sep 20, 2017


    Plan a virtual move 2.0, the satisfaction of finding the perfect solution to even a small problem, and a
    brief 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.

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  • Little: “An Investor Is Wise Who Diversifies”—True in Many Situations
    Mon, Sep 18, 2017


    Some rhyming advice I learned in law school turns out to apply in many situations in life.

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  • Ep. 134: Write a "Ta-Da" List
    Wed, Sep 13, 2017


    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. 

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  • Little: It’s Right to Do the Right Thing
    Mon, Sep 11, 2017


    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.

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  • Ep. 133: Create a Spot for Things in Transition
    Wed, Sep 06, 2017


    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. 

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  • Little: B.J. Novak’s Reminder about the Importance of Gratitude.
    Mon, Sep 04, 2017


    In the Acknowledgements of B.J. Novak’s excellent book “One More Thing,” he remembers to pay tribute to some friends from childhood.

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  • Ep. 132: Consider Children's Literature
    Wed, Aug 30, 2017


    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.

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  • Little: The Book “The Hobbit Boredom” Illustrates How Boredom Can Spark Creativity
    Mon, Aug 28, 2017


    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.

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  • Ep. 131: Do 10 Jumping Jacks
    Wed, Aug 23, 2017


    Do ten jumping jacks, how to stop constantly checking your devices, and why life
    is like high school. Get in touch: @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin.com;
    happiercast.com/131; 774-277- 9336.

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  • Little: Sometimes, It’s Better to Help than to Sympathize
    Mon, Aug 21, 2017


    Instead of joining in the commiseration, my friend took action to help. Sometimes, it’s better to help than to sympathize.

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  • Ep. 130: 7 Myths of Happiness
    Wed, Aug 16, 2017


    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.

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  • Little: Don’t Sleep Through Beautiful Moments
    Mon, Aug 14, 2017


    This conversation happened 23 years ago, and lasted about five minutes, but I’ve regretted it ever since.

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  • Ep. 129: September is the Other January
    Wed, Aug 09, 2017


    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.

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  • Little: Why Andy Warhol Wanted to Have a Boss—on Retainer
    Mon, Aug 07, 2017


    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?

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  • Ep. 128: Connect With TV
    Wed, Aug 02, 2017


    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.

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  • Little: My Daughter’s Ex-Boyfriend’s Mother Found the Right Words to Say
    Mon, Jul 31, 2017


    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.

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  • Ep. 127: Make or Accept a “Repair Attempt"
    Wed, Jul 26, 2017


    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.

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  • Little: Sometimes, You Feel Regret Either Way
    Mon, Jul 24, 2017


    Sometimes in life, going down one path means abandoning another path. It’s natural to feel regret about the path not taken.

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  • Ep. 126: Do You Struggle with Perfectionism?
    Wed, Jul 19, 2017


    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.




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  • Little: A Lesson from Pre-School: You Get What You Get, and You Don’t Get Upset
    Mon, Jul 17, 2017


    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.

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  • Ep. 125: Plan a Virtual Move
    Wed, Jul 12, 2017


    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.

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  • Little: A Great School Motto: Go Forth Unafraid
    Mon, Jul 10, 2017


    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.

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  • Ep. 124: Remember Love
    Wed, Jul 05, 2017


    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.

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  • Little: Don’t Check Every Box
    Mon, Jul 03, 2017


    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.

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  • Ep. 123: Shield Yourself from Worry
    Wed, Jun 28, 2017


    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.

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  • Little: How to be Successful, Part 2
    Mon, Jun 26, 2017


    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.

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  • Ep. 122: Tackle a “Power Day”
    Wed, Jun 21, 2017


    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.

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  • Little: How to Be Successful, Part 1
    Mon, Jun 19, 2017


    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.

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  • Ep. 121: Do You Want to Read More?
    Wed, Jun 14, 2017


    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.

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