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A Little Happier: In a Public Restroom, Which Stall Do You Choose?
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: In a Public Restroom, Which Stall Do You Choose?

A woman told me her clever system for choosing the least-used stall in a public restroom, which reminded me that we’re more alike, and more different, than we imagine—because her system for outwitting the public is the same system that everyone else uses, too.
A Little Happier: Grover of Sesame Street and Arya of Game of Thrones Teach Me the Same Lesson.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Grover of Sesame Street and Arya of Game of Thrones Teach Me the Same Lesson.

Two characters from two very different kinds of stories—Sesame Street’s Grover and Game of Thrones’s Arya—illustrate the important reminder that sometimes, when we feel trapped, we can remember that we may have more choices than we think.
A Little Happier: How Eating a Second Ice-Cream Cone Can Be an Act of Obliger-Rebellion
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: How Eating a Second Ice-Cream Cone Can Be an Act of Obliger-Rebellion

In Karl Ove Knausgaard’s essay “Summer,” he perfectly describes an example of Obliger-rebellion that’s turned toward the self: he eats a second ice-cream cone in front of the envious eyes of his children.
Podcast 1: The First Episode of “Happier with Gretchen Rubin” — Exciting!
Podcast 1

Podcast 1: The First Episode of “Happier with Gretchen Rubin” — Exciting!

Podcast 1: We discuss the one-minute rule for tackling clutter, whether you're a "satisficer" or "maximizer," the infamous one-coin loophole--plus Elizabeth talks about the treadmill desk that I gave her. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/1; 774-277-9336.
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