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Podcast 255: We Reveal Our “20 for 2020” Lists as well as a Color-Related Hack, and Give a Happiness-Bully Demerit
Podcast 255

Podcast 255: We Reveal Our “20 for 2020” Lists as well as a Color-Related Hack, and Give a Happiness-Bully Demerit

We reveal our “20 for 2020” lists and discuss some great ideas from listeners, discuss a color-related hack to make it easier to find lost objects, and talk about some advice from our mother—about not giving advice.
A Little Happier: More Great Advice from My Father—About How to Succeed at Work.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: More Great Advice from My Father—About How to Succeed at Work.

When I got my first real job, my father gave me some advice that has proved to be very true.
Podcast 247: Use the Solomon Paradox When Dealing with a Difficult Situation, and How to Persuade a Rebel to Wear His Seatbelt?
Podcast 247

Podcast 247: Use the Solomon Paradox When Dealing with a Difficult Situation, and How to Persuade a Rebel to Wear His Seatbelt?

Why you should think about the “Solomon Paradox” when you’re dealing with a difficult situation, how to respond to a Rebel who refuses to wear a seat belt, a hack for staying in touch with distant friends and family—and would you like to be a twin?
Podcast 240: Very Special Episode: Use the Emergency Kit for Anxiety, Worry, and Stress.
Podcast 240

Podcast 240: Very Special Episode: Use the Emergency Kit for Anxiety, Worry, and Stress.

For this Very Special Episode, we talk about the Emergency Kit for Anxiety—a long list of strategies to put to work immediately to manage anxiety, worry, stress, and fear.
A Little Happier: My Husband So Often Knows the Right Thing to Say.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: My Husband So Often Knows the Right Thing to Say.

Sometimes when I complain, my husband Jamie reminds me, “This is what you wanted.” It’s comforting because it’s true.
Podcast 217: Don’t Over-Consult, a Hack that Makes It Easier to Exercise, and When You’re Upset, Do You Feel It More in Your Head or in Your Body?
Podcast 217

Podcast 217: Don’t Over-Consult, a Hack that Makes It Easier to Exercise, and When You’re Upset, Do You Feel It More in Your Head or in Your Body?

Why you should stop over-consulting, a hack to make exercising more convenient, and a question for self-knowledge: When you're upset, do you feel it in your body or in your head?
A Little Happier: This Mother Knew Exactly What Advice to Give in an Awful Job Situation.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: This Mother Knew Exactly What Advice to Give in an Awful Job Situation.

I’m often wracked by indecision when I’m asked to give advice or take action. I love this example of a mother who knew exactly what career advice to give her daughter.
A Little Happier: Everything Would Be Easy, If It Weren’t For People.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Everything Would Be Easy, If It Weren’t For People.

My mother observed sympathetically, “Everything would be easy, if it weren’t for people.”
A Little Happier: Yet More Good Advice from My Father.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Yet More Good Advice from My Father.

My father gave me excellent advice: if I think I might be ready for a change, I’m probably already long overdue.
A Little Happier: Always Orient Yourself Toward North.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Always Orient Yourself Toward North.

My New York City roommate gave me good advice for any city, and for many situations: "Always take a moment to orient yourself toward north."
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