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Podcast 183: Go into “Low Power Mode,” Replace a Soul-Sucking App (Again), and What Two-Hour Course Would You Choose?


Update: People responded enthusiastically to episode 179, where we talked about the idea of making the days of the week distinctive.

If you want to take the quiz to find out whether you're an Upholder, Questioner, Obliger, or Rebel, take it here.

Try This at Home: Go into "low power mode."

Happiness Hack: Don't just delete a soul-sucking app; replace it with a useful app, like Kindle or Duolingo.

Know Yourself Better: If you could take a two-hour class in any subject, what would you choose?

Gretchen's Demerit: Repeat demerit—once again, I lost my temper when traveling with my family. I try every hack in the book, but I still lose my temper at least once.

Elizabeth's Gold Star: She, Adam, and Jack love the TV show Naked and Afraid.


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