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Podcast 342: Join the Work Happier Challenge, Use a Rubber Duck to Tackle a Tough Problem, and How to Fight Against Falling into Zombie Mode
Podcast 342

Podcast 342: Join the Work Happier Challenge, Use a Rubber Duck to Tackle a Tough Problem, and How to Fight Against Falling into Zombie Mode

We suggest taking the free “Work Happier Challenge” by text as we head into the “other January” of September, explain why talking to a rubber duck can help us tackle difficult problems, explore the challenge of the “first night effect” when traveling—and Elizabeth struggles with zombie mode.
Podcast 340: Very Special Episode! Ask Us Anything
Podcast 340

Podcast 340: Very Special Episode! Ask Us Anything

Every tenth episode is a Very Special Episode, and this episode is an “Ask Us Anything.” We answer listener questions about our parents, career insights, our favorite hacks, why Gretchen calls Elizabeth “my sister the sage,” and more.
Podcast 330: Very Special Episode: Best Advice for Recent College Graduates, for Career, Finance, Roommates–and a Warning About Drift
Podcast 330

Podcast 330: Very Special Episode: Best Advice for Recent College Graduates, for Career, Finance, Roommates–and a Warning About Drift

Listeners contributed their best advice for people graduating from college, in areas including job search, finances, roommates, and life, and we also explore the dangers of “drift.”
Bonus Episode: How Small-Business Owners Can Use the “Four Tendencies” in Work and in Life. Sponsored by Dell Technologies.
Bonus Episode

Bonus Episode: How Small-Business Owners Can Use the “Four Tendencies” in Work and in Life. Sponsored by Dell Technologies.

In this bonus episode sponsored by Dell Technologies, we explore how small-business owners and entrepreneurs can use the “Four Tendencies” personality profiles to know themselves and others better. This framework can improve communication, end procrastination, reduce conflict, and help people work more effectively with clients, customers, co-workers—and themselves.
Podcast 321: Ask for a Favor in the Right Way, an Easy Clutter-Clearing Hack, and Julie Lythcott-Haims Talks about How to Be an Adult
Podcast 321

Podcast 321: Ask for a Favor in the Right Way, an Easy Clutter-Clearing Hack, and Julie Lythcott-Haims Talks about How to Be an Adult

We discuss the advice from legendary women’s gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field about how to ask for a favor or an opportunity in the right way, a listener offers a practical suggestion for using space to manage clutter, and we talk to author Julie Lythcott-Haims about her new book “Your Turn: How to Be an Adult.”
Podcast 295: Do Something Familiar in a New Way, an Easy Hack to Control Snacking, and a Conversation with Al Roker About Work and Life.
Podcast 295

Podcast 295: Do Something Familiar in a New Way, an Easy Hack to Control Snacking, and a Conversation with Al Roker About Work and Life.

We talk about why we should do something familiar in a new way, share a hack from a listener that makes it easier to control impulse snacking, and have a conversation with legendary broadcaster Al Roker about “true stories of absurdity and success.”
A Little Happier: How Douglas Adams—Author of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”—Gave Himself Confidence.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: How Douglas Adams—Author of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”—Gave Himself Confidence.

Teachers have enormous influence over our fates and our imaginations. Even a hugely bestselling writer like Douglas Adams took comfort in the words of his teacher.
A Little Happier: Someone’s Casual Comment Can Show Us an Entirely New Path for Ourselves.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Someone’s Casual Comment Can Show Us an Entirely New Path for Ourselves.

Acclaimed writer Nnedi Okorafor describes how a friend’s casual comment redirected her life.
Podcast 270: Very Special Episode with Great Advice for Graduates.
Podcast 270

Podcast 270: Very Special Episode with Great Advice for Graduates.

We asked listeners for advice for graduates: What’s the best advice you ever got? What advice do you give to others—or that you wish you could give to your younger self? Plus suggestions for marking the special day during the time of COVID-19.
A Little Happier: How Do You Write a Letter of Recommendation for Someone You Can’t Honestly Recommend?
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: How Do You Write a Letter of Recommendation for Someone You Can’t Honestly Recommend?

When he was asked to write an informational letter about a difficult boss, my friend found an elegant way to be helpful, truthful, and prudent.
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