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Podcast 92: Leave Something Unsaid, an Interview with Manoush Zomorodi, and a Retroactive Demerit.


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

Update: In episode 75, two listeners asked how to help their Rebel sweethearts land a job, and one reported back -- job secured! Which is terrific.

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Try This at Home: Leave something unsaid.

Just to be clear -- we're not saying that we should never have important, difficult, uncomfortable conversations, but rather that we're happier when we mindfully choose the time and place to have that discussion.

Happiness Hack: If it's important to someone that you eat a lot when you're eating at this person's house, take a tiny first portion so you can take "seconds."

Interview: Manoush Zomorodi, the host and managing editor of the terrific podcast Note to Self -- "the tech show about being human."

We talk about the Abstainer/Moderator split. Again. And the Four Tendencies framework -- the quiz is here, if you want to find out if you're an Upholder, Questioner, Obliger, or Rebel.

Manoush's Try This at Home is to single-task.

Gretchen’s Demerit: I give myself a retroactive demerit for emailing people over the weekend, without hesitation, for the past few decades. Lesson learned. I now use "Delay Delivery."

Elizabeth's Gold Star: Elizabeth's weight-training trainer pushed her to do 200 pounds even though it was a tough morning.

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