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Podcast 166: Watch Old Video Clips of People You Admire, Put-Downers vs. Put-Awayers, and Would You Rather Take a Long or Short Vacation?


Update: If you want to dig deeper into my Four Tendencies framework, you can sign up for my Four Tendencies online video course. I've never created something like this before -- it was so fun to do it. For more information, and to sign up for the waitlist, go to Enrollment opens on May 1 and closes on May 9, so act fast if you're interested.

Try This at Home: Watch old video clips of celebrities or famous people who catch your interest or whom you you admire.

If you want to watch the video of Oprah Winfrey interviewing Dolly Parton in  1992, it's here. To watch the video of Barbara Walters interviewing Dolly Parton in 1977, it's here. Yes, I've become obsessed with the life of Dolly Parton.

Happiness Hack: To coordinate scheduling among several people, try Doodle or Whenisgood.

Know Yourself Better: Would you rather take a long vacation or several short ones?

Listener Question: How can a "put-downer" like Elizabeth become more of a "put-awayer?" This conversation refers to our Very Special Episode 160: Live from Elizabeth's Cluttered Home Office.

Elizabeth's Demerit: She didn't exercise during her weekend get-away to Palm Springs.

Gretchen's Gold Star: Gold star to all health-care professionals who give free advice. It takes time and energy to listen to people's health woes, and they do so much to be helpful to those of us who need it.

Don't miss the special bonus "button" at the very end of the episode!


1. If you'd like to learn more about my online video course about the Four Tendencies, sign up here.

2. I've been tremendously influenced by the work of Gary Taubes. He's the reason I quit sugar. If you'd like to read my longer interview with him, about his book The Case Against Sugar, you can find it here.

I do a weekly live show on Facebook called: “Ask Gretchen Rubin Live.” Usually, I do it on Mondays at 4:00 p.m. Eastern. To join the conversation, check the schedule.

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