Habits

From the Podcast

Podcast 258: Try the “Pair & Share” Method, Have a Tricky Conversation with Neighbors, and a Conversation with “Yoga Girl” Rachel Brathen.
Podcast 258

Podcast 258: Try the “Pair & Share” Method, Have a Tricky Conversation with Neighbors, and a Conversation with “Yoga Girl” Rachel Brathen.

Try the “Pair & Share” approach to have more fun while getting some exercise, a quick hack for making it easier to do unpleasant tasks, and an interview with “Yoga Girl” Rachel Brathen about happiness.
Podcast 253: Fight Through Post-Holiday Haze and How (Really) to Keep New Year’s Resolutions.
Podcast 253

Podcast 253: Fight Through Post-Holiday Haze and How (Really) to Keep New Year’s Resolutions.

Fight through post-holiday haze, how to get more reading done, tackle the challenge of New Year’s resolutions—and an office-party demerit.
A Little Happier: A Different, Happy Way to Think About Exerting Our Willpower (a Task that Doesn’t Usually Sound Appealing).
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: A Different, Happy Way to Think About Exerting Our Willpower (a Task that Doesn’t Usually Sound Appealing).

Writer Christopher Isherwood remarked that he “raised his moral by asserting his willpower” by quitting smoking—a very interesting way to think about the benefits of habit change.
Podcast 248: Write an Aphorism, Use an App to Find Out the UV Index, and a Deep Dive into “Food Pushing.”
Podcast 248

Podcast 248: Write an Aphorism, Use an App to Find Out the UV Index, and a Deep Dive into “Food Pushing.”

Try writing an aphorism, ways to use the UV index to protect yourself from the sun, and a deep dive into the question: “If you press others to take food and drink, why do you do it?”
Podcast 242: Buy Some Happiness, Plus Hacks for Taking Medication Regularly.
Podcast 242

Podcast 242: Buy Some Happiness, Plus Hacks for Taking Medication Regularly.

We discuss why and how we can buy some happiness, do a hack round-up with terrific ideas for remembering to take daily medications, and tackle a listener’s question about her husband’s brewing Obliger-rebellion.
Podcast 236: Stay the Course with Your Good Habits, Helping Someone Take Medication, and the Fun of Color.
Podcast 236

Podcast 236: Stay the Course with Your Good Habits, Helping Someone Take Medication, and the Fun of Color.

Why you should stay the course with your good habits, the challenge of taking daily medication, and a return to a favorite question, “What’s your signature color?”
Podcast 219: Very Special Episode—Going Deep into Giving Up with Whole30’s Melissa Hartwig Urban
Podcast 219

Podcast 219: Very Special Episode—Going Deep into Giving Up with Whole30’s Melissa Hartwig Urban

In this Very Special Episode, we go deeper into the Try-This-at-Home of “Give something up for a month” and talk to Whole30’s Melissa Hartwig-Urban about her new podcast “Do the Thing” and about the power of changing for 30 days.
Podcast 216: Give Someone an Unusual Compliment, Try This Hack to Help You Carry Your Stuff, and Elizabeth Reports on Her Stress-Eating.
Podcast 216

Podcast 216: Give Someone an Unusual Compliment, Try This Hack to Help You Carry Your Stuff, and Elizabeth Reports on Her Stress-Eating.

Give someone an unusual compliment, a happiness hack from Elizabeth's writing partner Sarah Fain, identify your favorite time of day, and Elizabeth reports on her battle with stress-eating.
Podcast 211: Spend Time Individually with Family Members, an Ice Cube Hack, and Obligers’ Relationships to Accountability and Possessions.
Podcast 211

Podcast 211: Spend Time Individually with Family Members, an Ice Cube Hack, and Obligers’ Relationships to Accountability and Possessions.

This week, we’ll talk about why you might try to spend time individually with each member of your family, and we’ll discuss an intriguing hack about using an ice cube to change your thoughts. We also talk about Obligers, and how they need outer accountability for inner expectations.
A Little Happier: Carrie’s Shoe Collection in “Sex and the City” Teaches an Important Lesson About Habits.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Carrie’s Shoe Collection in “Sex and the City” Teaches an Important Lesson About Habits.

If you’re trying to save money, does it matter if you splurge on one pair of expensive shoes? Probably not. What about two pairs? Three pairs? In the TV show “Sex and the City,” Carrie’s shoe collection illustrates an important idea in habit-formation: the One-Coin Loophole.
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