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Podcast 61: Stop Apologizing, Variety vs. Familiarity, and the Problem of Passwords


It’s time for the next installment of  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.

 Try This at Home: Stop apologizing.

Know Yourself Better: Do you prefer variety or familiarity?

Listener Question: "How can I remember my online passwords?" Elizabeth and I need an answer to this question, too! So listeners, send us your brilliant solutions. Plus, we talk about some great lucky charms that listeners told us about, in response to episode 59.

Elizabeth's Demerit: Elizabeth didn't spend enough time with her friends while she was in New York City.

Gretchen's Gold Star
: I give a gold star to our father, who showed me a great parenting tip: when a child (or adult) says that something hurts, really pay attention. Often, that's enough to make a person feel better. (In passing, Elizabeth and I mention our habit of "updates"--learn more here.)

Remember, if you want to request bookplates or signature cards for a mother in your life, to make the gift of a book more special for Mothers' Day -- or if you want a bookplate or signature card for yourself! -- you can request them here.


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