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Podcast 290: Very Special Episode: An Extravaganza of Hacks! Hacks for Relationships, Pandemic, Clutter, Travel, and More.
Podcast 290

Podcast 290: Very Special Episode: An Extravaganza of Hacks! Hacks for Relationships, Pandemic, Clutter, Travel, and More.

In this Very Special Episode, we present an extravaganza of listeners’ simple, concrete hacks that can help us make our lives happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative.
A Little Happier: A Loud Noise Woke Me Up from a Sound Sleep in a Mississippi Hotel—and Made Me Very Happy.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: A Loud Noise Woke Me Up from a Sound Sleep in a Mississippi Hotel—and Made Me Very Happy.

The sound of a train racing across the countryside, deep in the night, reminded me of my childhood visits to my grandparents in Nebraska.
A Little Happier: Why the Children’s Book “Little Bear” Made Tears Come into My Eyes.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Why the Children’s Book “Little Bear” Made Tears Come into My Eyes.

One of our tasks as parents is to help our children remember themselves and their own past. I got tears in my eyes when I read the beautiful lines from the children’s book “Little Bear.” “Tell me about me,” said Little Bear. “Tell me about the things I once did.”
A Little Happier: It’s Good to Be an Adult.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: It’s Good to Be an Adult.

It has its drawbacks, to be sure, but in general, it’s good to be an adult.
Podcast 77: Go On an “Errand Date,” Deal with the Nasty Areas of Your House, and Handling Sentimental Items.
Podcast 77

Podcast 77: Go On an “Errand Date,” Deal with the Nasty Areas of Your House, and Handling Sentimental Items.

Podcast 77: We talk about why it's fun to plan an "errand date," a happiness hack for dealing with other people's clutter, and the value of improving the nasty areas of your home.
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