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A Little Happier: A Friend Told Me, “I Can Find My Way Anywhere in Westchester, But I Have to Start from Scarsdale.”
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: A Friend Told Me, “I Can Find My Way Anywhere in Westchester, But I Have to Start from Scarsdale.”

A friend’s remark about growing up in the New York City suburbs reminded me of how valuable it is to have a strong home base.
A Little Happier: This Nightly Ritual Gives Me the “New York City Feeling” During the Pandemic.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: This Nightly Ritual Gives Me the “New York City Feeling” During the Pandemic.

I get my “America Feeling”—more specifically, my “New York City feeling”—every night at 7 p.m., when we all cheer and clap for the people working on the front lines of the pandemic.
A Little Happier: My COVID-19 Song: “New York City, Lexington Avenue, Rush Hour.”
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: My COVID-19 Song: “New York City, Lexington Avenue, Rush Hour.”

As I stood in the middle of the unnaturally deserted Lexington Avenue at rush hour, I felt, “This is the moment when I should begin to sing.”
A Little Happier: My America Feeling: I’m Grateful for the Sound of Many Languages.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: My America Feeling: I’m Grateful for the Sound of Many Languages.

As a child growing up in Kansas City, I loved to listen to languages other than English, but I rarely had the chance—so I remind myself to feel grateful for this opportunity that would have so delighted young Gretchen.
If This Is How I Spend My Time, Why Am I Living In New York City?
A Little Happier

If This Is How I Spend My Time, Why Am I Living In New York City?

For decades, I’ve been haunted by a public-service poster I once saw in a New York City subway.
A Little Happier: Always Orient Yourself Toward North.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Always Orient Yourself Toward North.

My New York City roommate gave me good advice for any city, and for many situations: "Always take a moment to orient yourself toward north."
A Little Happier: My “America Feeling” and the Statue of Liberty.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: My “America Feeling” and the Statue of Liberty.

I never take for granted the sight of the majestic Statue of Liberty, and it gives me my "America feeling" every time.
My Inconvenience May Be Someone Else’s Miracle.
A Little Happier

My Inconvenience May Be Someone Else’s Miracle.

A Little Happier: My friend told me the story of her personal miracle: the time her local subway ran express all the way downtown. I remember that: my inconvenience may be someone else's miracle.
Podcast 69: Give a Surprise Treat, a Conversation with Musician Moby, and Double Gold Stars.
Podcast 69

Podcast 69: Give a Surprise Treat, a Conversation with Musician Moby, and Double Gold Stars.

Podcast 69 Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/69; 774-277-9336.
Podcast 60: Very Special Episode! Live from the TV Sound Stage Where Elizabeth Is Working.
Episode 60

Podcast 60: Very Special Episode! Live from the TV Sound Stage Where Elizabeth Is Working.

Episode 60: A Very Special Episode. Henry and I visit Elizabeth on the set, and discuss you should let people do their jobs, interview Helen Childress, and hear a guest gold star from Elizabeth's writing partner Sarah Fain. Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/60; 774-277-9336.
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