Gretchen Rubin

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A Little Happier: We Can’t Protect Ourselves from the Pigeon That’s Flying Overhead.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: We Can’t Protect Ourselves from the Pigeon That’s Flying Overhead.

A funny episode from a long-ago family vacation is a great reminder that we can take all possible precautions, but we can’t protect ourselves from every eventuality.
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: More Great Advice from My Father—About How to Succeed at Work.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: More Great Advice from My Father—About How to Succeed at Work.

When I got my first real job, my father gave me some advice that has proved to be very true.
Podcast 247: Use the Solomon Paradox When Dealing with a Difficult Situation, and How to Persuade a Rebel to Wear His Seatbelt?
Podcast 247

Podcast 247: Use the Solomon Paradox When Dealing with a Difficult Situation, and How to Persuade a Rebel to Wear His Seatbelt?

Why you should think about the “Solomon Paradox” when you’re dealing with a difficult situation, how to respond to a Rebel who refuses to wear a seat belt, a hack for staying in touch with distant friends and family—and would you like to be a twin?
Podcast 243: Treat Yourself Like a Dog, and How Obligers Can Resist Pressures to Indulge.
Podcast 243

Podcast 243: Treat Yourself Like a Dog, and How Obligers Can Resist Pressures to Indulge.

Why you should treat yourself like a dog, why telling someone, “Calm down” is usually a bad idea, and ideas for Obligers who are trying to resist expectations that they eat or drink.
Podcast 235: Talking Happiness with Bestselling Author Rachel Hollis and the Fun of Recreating a Childhood Menu.
Podcast 235

Podcast 235: Talking Happiness with Bestselling Author Rachel Hollis and the Fun of Recreating a Childhood Menu.

Why you might recreate a childhood menu, a conversation with blockbuster bestseller Rachel Hollis about how to be happier, and technology hack to help keep your phone charged.
Podcast 232: Consider the Company that Someone Keeps, Dealing with Podcast Overload, and Do You Have a “Rage to Live?”
Podcast 232

Podcast 232: Consider the Company that Someone Keeps, Dealing with Podcast Overload, and Do You Have a “Rage to Live?”

When entering into a relationship, consider a person’s existing relationships, how to deal with podcast overload, and like Gloria Vanderbilt, do you have a “rage to live?”
Podcast 230: Book Club: Lisa Brennan-Jobs on Growing Up as Steve Jobs’s Daughter in “Small Fry.”
Podcast 230

Podcast 230: Book Club: Lisa Brennan-Jobs on Growing Up as Steve Jobs’s Daughter in “Small Fry.”

For our second Happier Podcast Book Club, we talk to Lisa Brennan-Jobs about the role of family, love, and identity in her acclaimed memoir Small Fry.
A Little Happier: My Husband Jamie Taught Me a Wonderful, Memorable Lesson About Plans.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: My Husband Jamie Taught Me a Wonderful, Memorable Lesson About Plans.

My husband’s willingness to change plans gave me a lovely memory—and taught me a valuable lesson.
A Little Happier: One of the Greatest Luxuries? The Luxury of Giving.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: One of the Greatest Luxuries? The Luxury of Giving.

In the wonderful Sydney Taylor’s children’s book All-of-a-Kind Family, the girls’ father realized he wanted to give his girls the true luxury: the luxury of giving him a gift.
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