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A Little Happier: If You Have a Fur Coat, You Don’t Need Snow Pants.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: If You Have a Fur Coat, You Don’t Need Snow Pants.

In the wonderful children’s book “Little Bear,” Mother Bear takes away Little Bear’s hat, coat, and snow pants so that he can be warm in the fur coat in which he was born.
A Little Happier: A Pediatrician Shows How Well She Understands How Children Think.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: A Pediatrician Shows How Well She Understands How Children Think.

My daughter’s pediatrician asked a question that showed how well she understands the way children’s minds work.
Podcast 293: Anticipate Pandemic Regret, an Easy Household Hack, and a Deep Dive into Getting Kids to Eat Vegetables.
Podcast 293

Podcast 293: Anticipate Pandemic Regret, an Easy Household Hack, and a Deep Dive into Getting Kids to Eat Vegetables.

We talk about why now is a good time to anticipate the pandemic regret you might feel in the future; we discuss a simple, effective, household hack about opening doors; and we do a deep dive into listeners’ suggestions about encouraging kids to eat vegetables.
Podcast 290: Very Special Episode: An Extravaganza of Hacks! Hacks for Relationships, Pandemic, Clutter, Travel, and More.
Podcast 290

Podcast 290: Very Special Episode: An Extravaganza of Hacks! Hacks for Relationships, Pandemic, Clutter, Travel, and More.

In this Very Special Episode, we present an extravaganza of listeners’ simple, concrete hacks that can help us make our lives happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative.
A Little Happier: Trevor Noah: “We Tell People to Follow Their Dreams, But You Can Only Dream of What You Can Imagine.”
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Trevor Noah: “We Tell People to Follow Their Dreams, But You Can Only Dream of What You Can Imagine.”

In his terrific memoir “Born a Crime,” Trevor Noah notes that “you can only dream of what you can imagine,” and tells the story of how his mother worked to give him a big imagination.
A Little Happier: Often, It’s the Small Gestures of Thoughtfulness that Make Us Feel Loved.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Often, It’s the Small Gestures of Thoughtfulness that Make Us Feel Loved.

A friend explained to me why her daily habit of making lunch came to have so much importance to her son.
Podcast 272: Make a “Power Hour After” List, a Conversation about Parenting with Dr. Elizabeth Schwarz, and Elizabeth Talks About “Alcohol-Free April.”
Podcast 272

Podcast 272: Make a “Power Hour After” List, a Conversation about Parenting with Dr. Elizabeth Schwarz, and Elizabeth Talks About “Alcohol-Free April.”

We talk about you might make a “Power Hour After list,” Dr. Elizabeth Schwarz joins us to talk about how to deal with common parenting challenges, and Elizabeth celebrates her completion of No Alcohol April.
Podcast 270: Very Special Episode with Great Advice for Graduates.
Podcast 270

Podcast 270: Very Special Episode with Great Advice for Graduates.

We asked listeners for advice for graduates: What’s the best advice you ever got? What advice do you give to others—or that you wish you could give to your younger self? Plus suggestions for marking the special day during the time of COVID-19.
A Little Happier: Michael Jordan Had a “Love of the Game” Clause.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Michael Jordan Had a “Love of the Game” Clause.

I love this example of an outstanding athlete staying true to his love of the sport, and being so determined to play that he made sure it was written into his contract.
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.”
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