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372: Make the Plan, Use the Print Function, and Susan Cain Describes the Beauty of the Bittersweet
Episode 372

372: Make the Plan, Use the Print Function, and Susan Cain Describes the Beauty of the Bittersweet

We talk about why we should be the one to make the plan, a listener suggests a hack for making it easier to use online recipes, and “Quiet” author Susan Cain talks about the beauty of the “Bittersweet.”
351: Consider Getting a Dog (Elizabeth Did). Do You Celebrate Moments? Spend 20 Minutes on Joy Each Day.
Episode 351

351: Consider Getting a Dog (Elizabeth Did). Do You Celebrate Moments? Spend 20 Minutes on Joy Each Day.

Elizabeth suggests that you consider getting a dog (or a pet); she and her family have been joined by Nacho, a corgi! Tiffany Dufu suggests that we spend twenty minutes each day doing something that brings us joy, and we ask, “Are you a person who celebrates moments?” (like “Fantasy Island” being renewed for Season 2).
Podcast 342: Join the Work Happier Challenge, Use a Rubber Duck to Tackle a Tough Problem, and How to Fight Against Falling into Zombie Mode
Podcast 342

Podcast 342: Join the Work Happier Challenge, Use a Rubber Duck to Tackle a Tough Problem, and How to Fight Against Falling into Zombie Mode

We suggest taking the free “Work Happier Challenge” by text as we head into the “other January” of September, explain why talking to a rubber duck can help us tackle difficult problems, explore the challenge of the “first night effect” when traveling—and Elizabeth struggles with zombie mode.
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?
Bonus Episode: A Deep Dive into the “Four Tendencies” Personality Framework
Bonus Episode

Bonus Episode: A Deep Dive into the “Four Tendencies” Personality Framework

Want to learn whether you’re an Upholder, Questioner, Obliger, or Rebel—and what that means? Gretchen gives a quick overview of her popular personality framework, and explains how you can use it to end procrastination, reduce conflict, and stick to good habits. Plus an interview with an Obliger about how she learned how to harness the strengths of her Tendency.
Podcast 222: Go Someplace By Yourself, Make Conversation with a Child, and an Easy Way to Remember Something Important.
Podcast 222

Podcast 222: Go Someplace By Yourself, Make Conversation with a Child, and an Easy Way to Remember Something Important.

Why you might choose to go someplace alone, how to have a good conversation with a child, and a listener suggests an easy, clever hack for remembering to bring items.
Podcast 37: Meet a Work Deadline, but Can’t Go Running on Your Own? You May be an Obliger.
Podcast 37

Podcast 37: Meet a Work Deadline, but Can’t Go Running on Your Own? You May be an Obliger.

Podcast 37: A close look at the Obliger Tendency. Are you like Elizabeth, and find it easy to meet outer expectations (a work deadline) but struggle to meet inner expectations (New Year's resolution)? Want to get in touch? @gretchenrubin; @elizabethcraft; podcast@gretchenrubin; happiercast.com/37; 774-277-9336.
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