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A Little Happier: An Unexpected Insight About Love from the Beatles
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: An Unexpected Insight About Love from the Beatles

The lives of Paul McCartney and Trevor Noah suggest the same truth: with our love, we can shape someone else’s experience of the world.
A Little Happier: Nebraska’s Tourist Slogan Offers a Valuable—and Hilarious—Lesson in Happiness.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Nebraska’s Tourist Slogan Offers a Valuable—and Hilarious—Lesson in Happiness.

Nebraska’s hilarious tourist slogan demonstrates that it’s often most effective to admit the truth, even when that truth might not be terribly flattering or impressive. Have a sense of humor, be willing to poke fun at yourself or the situation, and admit the facts.
A Little Happier: Who’s Happier? My Husband, Who Got His iPod Back, or Me, Who Retrieved It for Him?
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Who’s Happier? My Husband, Who Got His iPod Back, or Me, Who Retrieved It for Him?

One of the best ways to make ourselves happier is to make other people happier. I was made happier by my gesture of loving in tracking down my husband’s iPod than he was made happy by getting it back. Do good, feel good.
A Little Happier: On My Wedding Anniversary, It Makes Me Happy to Remember What a Nurse Once Said.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: On My Wedding Anniversary, It Makes Me Happy to Remember What a Nurse Once Said.

Jamie is the love of my life! I want to treat him that way, and so often, really, I don’t. But I try. It makes me happy to remember a time when, from observing us, someone assumed that we were in the early stages of love.
Podcast 291: Get Out of Your Storage Unit, a Hack for Reducing Unwanted Talk, and a Conversation about Relationships with Esther Perel.
Podcast 291

Podcast 291: Get Out of Your Storage Unit, a Hack for Reducing Unwanted Talk, and a Conversation about Relationships with Esther Perel.

We talk about the benefits of getting out of a storage unit; we talk to relationship expert Esther Perel about love and work; and Elizabeth’s office treadmill-desk is finally set up.
Podcast 260: Very Special Episode: In Honor of Valentine’s Day, Listeners Give Their Best Relationship Advice.
Podcast 260

Podcast 260: Very Special Episode: In Honor of Valentine’s Day, Listeners Give Their Best Relationship Advice.

For our Very Special Episode, we asked listeners for their best advice about strengthening relationships, and we talked to Lori Gottlieb, author of the bestseller “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone.”
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 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: 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: My Husband So Often Knows the Right Thing to Say.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: My Husband So Often Knows the Right Thing to Say.

Sometimes when I complain, my husband Jamie reminds me, “This is what you wanted.” It’s comforting because it’s true.
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