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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.
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: Teacher Anne Sullivan Writes About Hellen Keller’s Moment of Profound Realization
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Teacher Anne Sullivan Writes About Hellen Keller’s Moment of Profound Realization

In her 1887 letter, teacher Anne Sullivan recounts the moment when Helen Keller understood the secret of language.
A Little Happier: From “A Christmas Carol”—What Should We Fear More, Want or Ignorance?
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: From “A Christmas Carol”—What Should We Fear More, Want or Ignorance?

Re-reading Charles Dickens’s story “A Christmas Carol” got me thinking about the question: What should we fear more, Ignorance or Want?
An 18th Century Story Makes Me Think About the Importance of Education.
A Little Happier

An 18th Century Story Makes Me Think About the Importance of Education.

This story from the life of Samuel Johnson reminds us: “It is wonderful what a difference learning makes upon people even in the common intercourse of life.”
Podcast 183: Go into “Low Power Mode,” Replace a Soul-Sucking App (Again), and What Two-Hour Course Would You Choose?
Podcast 183

Podcast 183: Go into “Low Power Mode,” Replace a Soul-Sucking App (Again), and What Two-Hour Course Would You Choose?

Go into low power mode, how to deal with a soul-destroying app (again), and the benefits of taking a two-hour class.
Podcast 112: Pick a Uniform, Time Yourself, and a Deep Dive into a Conflict with a Boss.
Podcast 112

Podcast 112: Pick a Uniform, Time Yourself, and a Deep Dive into a Conflict with a Boss.

Podcast 112: Pick a uniform, time yourself doing a task, a deep dive into an irksome request from a boss - plus the benefit of sloth videos.
Podcast 75: Develop a Minor Expertise, a Deep Dive into Signature Color, and How Do You Help a Rebel Sweetheart to Get a New Job?
Podcast 75

Podcast 75: Develop a Minor Expertise, a Deep Dive into Signature Color, and How Do You Help a Rebel Sweetheart to Get a New Job?

Podcast 75: Why it’s fun to become a minor expert (like color or Real Housewives)——and also why it's fun to use the app TimeHop, to spark happy memories. We do a deep dive into the choice of a signature color and discuss how to help a Rebel sweetheart apply for a job. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; [email protected]; happiercast.com/75; 774-277-9336.
Podcast 66: Why It’s Helpful to Give Advice Only When Asked, and the Challenges of Email Etiquette and Vacation Hangovers.
Podcast 66

Podcast 66: Why It’s Helpful to Give Advice Only When Asked, and the Challenges of Email Etiquette and Vacation Hangovers.

Podcast 66: Give advice only when asked, and the challenges of email etiquette and vacation hangovers. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; [email protected]; happiercast.com/66; 774-277-9336.
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