Gretchen Rubin

Happiness

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A Little Happier: My Favorite Part of Going to the Philharmonic Isn’t the Music.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: My Favorite Part of Going to the Philharmonic Isn’t the Music.

I realized that although I don’t have much of a taste for music, I love the sound of the possibility of music.
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.
A Little Happier: How the Gift of a Dollhouse Illustrates the Happiness Philosophy of Bertrand Russell.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: How the Gift of a Dollhouse Illustrates the Happiness Philosophy of Bertrand Russell.

In giving the gift of a dollhouse, these loving grandparents illustrate a point argued by philosopher Bertrand Russsell: “To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.”
Podcast 229: Spend 120 Minutes a Week in Nature, a Hiking Hack, and an Interview with Sheri Salata About “The Beautiful No”
Podcast 229

Podcast 229: Spend 120 Minutes a Week in Nature, a Hiking Hack, and an Interview with Sheri Salata About “The Beautiful No”

Spend 120 minutes in nature each week, a hack to make spending that time in nature more convenient, and an interview with former “Oprah” producer Sheri Salata about her memoir “The Beautiful No.”
A Little Happier: What Chef Julia Child Taught Me About the Nature of Enthusiasm and Happiness.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: What Chef Julia Child Taught Me About the Nature of Enthusiasm and Happiness.

The life of Julia Child is a great example of the fact that sometimes, even when we can’t persuade people to take an interest in the things we love, we can sweep them along with our enthusiasm.
Podcast 209: Fourth Anniversary! Our Most Popular Try-This-at-Home Tips, Happiness Hacks & Favorite Moments.
Podcast 209

Podcast 209: Fourth Anniversary! Our Most Popular Try-This-at-Home Tips, Happiness Hacks & Favorite Moments.

It’s our fourth anniversary! We review our most popular Try-This-at-Home tips, Happiness Hacks, and favorite moments from the previous year.
Podcast 201: Choose a One-Word Theme for the Year, Check Your Worries in Two Weeks, and Chris Guillebeau Talks About the “Annual Review.”
Podcast 201

Podcast 201: Choose a One-Word Theme for the Year, Check Your Worries in Two Weeks, and Chris Guillebeau Talks About the “Annual Review.”

Choose a one-word theme for the year, a talk with Chris Guillebeau, and what’s been your most significant resolution?
Podcast 198: Design Your Own Happiness Project, The Challenge of Giving Gifts, and Using the 5-Second Rule.
Podcast 198

Podcast 198: Design Your Own Happiness Project, The Challenge of Giving Gifts, and Using the 5-Second Rule.

Design your happiness project for 2019, follow the five-second rule, and suggestions for dealing with the challenge of gift-giving.
Podcast 196: Choose a Holiday Motto, How to “Give the Gift of a Podcast,” and Deep Dives into Drinking Less and End-of-Life Tasks.
Podcast 196

Podcast 196: Choose a Holiday Motto, How to “Give the Gift of a Podcast,” and Deep Dives into Drinking Less and End-of-Life Tasks.

Choose a holiday motto, how to share medical information easily, and deep dives into the challenges of drinking less and persuading people to face end-of-life tasks.
Podcast 195: Do Something Scary, the Challenge of Planning Holiday Visits, and Dealing with Earbud Dilemmas.
Podcast 195

Podcast 195: Do Something Scary, the Challenge of Planning Holiday Visits, and Dealing with Earbud Dilemmas.

Why you should do something scary, what to do with your earbuds when you meet someone on the street, and how to schedule holiday visits with family.
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