More Happier: A Major Milestone, Getting Ideas for What to Watch or Read, & Survivor

Something Making Us (More) Happier

  • Elizabeth: Jon Lovett is going to be on the next season of the TV show Survivor.
  • Gretchen: I’m on a serous Iris Murdoch kick and getting tremendous pleasure from her novels.

I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You

We hit 1,000 total episodes!

Spotlight on a Tool

Start designing your summer using the Happier app. You get three opportunities to “spin the wheel” and land on a new prompt, every day in June. Learn more about this June-long challenge at and in the Happier app.

Share photos and stories on social media using #DesignYourSummer. I love seeing how people are making the most of the season.

I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You

Elizabeth asks, “What culture that you love—books, movies, music, games, plays, fashion, sports—did you learn about through your children?”

I list Claim to Fame, Russian Doll, immersive spaces, and YouTube’s Caleb Hammer.

Elizabeth lists hip-hop and boxing.


“This wasn’t who I meant to be, I thought, but it’s who I was being. Whose fault was that? How long could I go on acting out against the idea of who I claimed to be and still be me? Not very long.” Molly, Blake Butler (Amazon, Bookshop




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