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A Little Happier: It’s a Lot of Work to Make Friendly Gestures, But We All Have to Try.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: It’s a Lot of Work to Make Friendly Gestures, But We All Have to Try.

Whenever I think about the work that it takes to try to be friendly, I remember a funny story from my daughter’s childhood.
Podcast 281: Start a Social-Issues Book Club, a Deep Dive into the Problem of Flaky Friends, a Hack for Great Quotations, and a Spotlight on Jason Reynolds.
Podcast 281

Podcast 281: Start a Social-Issues Book Club, a Deep Dive into the Problem of Flaky Friends, a Hack for Great Quotations, and a Spotlight on Jason Reynolds.

We discuss why you might start or join a social-issues book club, we talk about ways to incorporate your favorite quotations into everyday life, we take a deep dive into the challenge of flaky friends, and put a spotlight on renowned author Jason Reynolds.
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?
Sometimes, It’s Better to Help than to Sympathize.
A Little Happier

Sometimes, It’s Better to Help than to Sympathize.

A Little Happier: Instead of joining in the commiseration, my friend took action to help. Sometimes, it’s better to help than to sympathize.
Podcast 119: Have Friends of Different Ages, Manage Mild Pain, and a Doctor-Related Demerit.
Podcast 119

Podcast 119: Have Friends of Different Ages, Manage Mild Pain, and a Doctor-Related Demerit.

Podcast 119: Why it boosts happiness to make friends with people of different ages, look behind you every time you leave, and the happiness stumbling block of pain.
Podcast 116: Start a Side Hustle, a Travel Hack, and the Stumbling Block of “Raising the Bar.”
Podcast 116

Podcast 116: Start a Side Hustle, a Travel Hack, and the Stumbling Block of “Raising the Bar.”

Podcast 116: Start your own side hustle, avoid the happiness stumbling block of "raising the bar," and whether we should plan our encounters with friends.
Podcast 110: A Very Special Episode on a Major Happiness Stumbling Block–Are You Lonely?
Podcast 110

Podcast 110: A Very Special Episode on a Major Happiness Stumbling Block–Are You Lonely?

Podcast 110: Very Special Episode -- are you lonely? We talk about different types of loneliness, and what to do about them.
Podcast 97: Start Your Own Happiness Project, a Deep Dive into Break-Ups, and a Sweatpants Demerit.
Podcast 97

Podcast 97: Start Your Own Happiness Project, a Deep Dive into Break-Ups, and a Sweatpants Demerit.

Ep. 97: How to start your own happiness project, a deep dive into the subject of break-ups, and the challenge of book groups
Do What You Love, and Then Your Friends Hire You.
A Little Happier

Do What You Love, and Then Your Friends Hire You.

A Little Happier: When we follow our natural interests and inclinations, it’s surprising how often we form the relationships that can help us succeed.
Podcast 84: Why It’s Easier to Do Something EVERY Day, Keep a Trash Bag in the Car, and How to Deal with a Tardy Friend.
Podcast 84

Podcast 84: Why It’s Easier to Do Something EVERY Day, Keep a Trash Bag in the Car, and How to Deal with a Tardy Friend.

Podcast 84: Why it can be helpful to do something every day, instead of some days; why it's helpful to keep a trash bag in the car; and how to handle the annoyance of a friend who's always late.
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