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A Little Happier: Can You Call Spirits from the Vasty Deep? Sure, No Problem.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Can You Call Spirits from the Vasty Deep? Sure, No Problem.

A line from Shakespeare’s Henry IV summarizes a point that’s worth remembering: it’s not hard to put our words out into the world, it’s another thing to get a response.
A Little Happier: A Dog’s Pleasure Can Remind Us All of the Joy of the Snow.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: A Dog’s Pleasure Can Remind Us All of the Joy of the Snow.

What a wonderful phrase! The joy of the snow. It’s not always easy to feel the joy of the snow. Sometimes we’re able to see it better, when we can glimpse it through other people’s joyful eyes.
Podcast 263: What’s Your “Guiding Question,” a Twist on a “20 for 20” List, and Bestselling Author Dan Heath Talks about a Better Way to Solve Problems.
Podcast 263

Podcast 263: What’s Your “Guiding Question,” a Twist on a “20 for 20” List, and Bestselling Author Dan Heath Talks about a Better Way to Solve Problems.

Ask yourself, “What’s my guiding question?” an interesting twist on a “20 for 20” list, and we talk to bestselling author about his new book “Upstream.”
A Little Happier: “I Remember Feeling the Warm Relief of Knowing What My Future Was.”
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: “I Remember Feeling the Warm Relief of Knowing What My Future Was.”

This story from the life of the brilliant ad executive Mary Wells Lawrence is a great example of the fact that to discover the work that’s right for us, and to be able to pursue it, is one of the greatest sources of happiness that life can offer.
Podcast 259: Happier Podcast Book Club: Adrienne Brodeur Talks About “Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me”
Podcast 259

Podcast 259: Happier Podcast Book Club: Adrienne Brodeur Talks About “Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me”

For the Happier Podcast Book Club, we talk to Adrienne Brodeur about her page-turning memoir, “Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me.”
A Little Happier: Helen Keller Tells the Story of the Moment Her Life Changed.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Helen Keller Tells the Story of the Moment Her Life Changed.

Hellen Keller recounts the story of the extraordinary moment when she learned the meaning of “w-a-t-e-r.”
Podcast 257: Don’t Try to “Mind-Read” and Talking about the Joy of Movement with Kelly McGonigal.
Podcast 257

Podcast 257: Don’t Try to “Mind-Read” and Talking about the Joy of Movement with Kelly McGonigal.

Why we shouldn’t try to “mind-read,” a reading hack to strengthen habits, and a conversation about “The Joy of Movement” with Kelly McGonigal.
A Little Happier: A Mystery—In Order to Find Something Precious, We Must Possess It Already.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: A Mystery—In Order to Find Something Precious, We Must Possess It Already.

In different ways, many people have expressed the very powerful and mysterious idea: In order to find something, we must possess it.
Podcast 249: Happier Podcast Book Club: The Legendary Isaac Mizrahi Talks about Fashion, Family, and Self-Knowledge in “I.M.”
Podcast 249

Podcast 249: Happier Podcast Book Club: The Legendary Isaac Mizrahi Talks about Fashion, Family, and Self-Knowledge in “I.M.”

For the Happier Podcast Book Club, we talk to Isaac Mizrahi about the role of family, fashion, and making his way in the competitive, high-stakes world of New York City in his acclaimed memoir I.M.
A Little Happier: Who Is the Main Character, Who Is the Supporting Character?
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Who Is the Main Character, Who Is the Supporting Character?

I realized that I often made the mistake of thinking of some people as main characters and some people as supporting characters. We’re all main characters, and we’re all supporting characters.
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