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390: Very Special Episode: Tips, Hacks, and Resources for a #HappierLaborDay
Episode 390

390: Very Special Episode: Tips, Hacks, and Resources for a #HappierLaborDay

In honor of upcoming #HappierLaborDay, we discuss different tips, hacks, and resources that have worked for listeners--and for us--to make work life happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative.
Podcast 344: How to Do a Quick Good Deed that Could Have Big Consequences, a Hack for Cutting Ourselves Some Slack, and an Interview with Anderson Cooper
Podcast 344

Podcast 344: How to Do a Quick Good Deed that Could Have Big Consequences, a Hack for Cutting Ourselves Some Slack, and an Interview with Anderson Cooper

We discuss a listener’s suggestion for an important way to help others, we talk about giving ourselves a “mercy week” during particularly busy or stressful times, and we talk to CNN anchor Anderson Cooper about his new book “Vanderbilt.”
Podcast 338: If You’re Under Pressure, Give Yourself Less Time, an Easy Hack for Listening to Podcasts, and an Interview with Ramit Sethi about Money and Couples.
Podcast 338

Podcast 338: If You’re Under Pressure, Give Yourself Less Time, an Easy Hack for Listening to Podcasts, and an Interview with Ramit Sethi about Money and Couples.

We talk about why, when under pressure, you might consider giving yourself less time, we suggest a hack that makes podcast-listening more convenient, and Ramit Sethi discusses his new podcast about the role that money can play in our romantic relationships.
Podcast 337: Take a Nap, an Easy Hack for Lowering Frustration, a New Way to Use Gold Stars—and Are You a “Song” Lover or a “Music” Lover?
Podcast 337

Podcast 337: Take a Nap, an Easy Hack for Lowering Frustration, a New Way to Use Gold Stars—and Are You a “Song” Lover or a “Music” Lover?

We explore the many benefits of taking a nap (if schedules permit), one listener suggests a simple organization hack and another listener finds a way to use demerits and gold stars in a hospital, and we discuss whether we’re “song” lovers or “music” lovers.
A Little Happier: How Ordinary Behavior at Work Can Amount to Sabotage—Really!
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: How Ordinary Behavior at Work Can Amount to Sabotage—Really!

A document created during World War II describes how ordinary people can help the United States’s war effort through “simple sabotage”—and the kinds of behavior the document suggests sound uncomfortably familiar.
Podcast 275: Choose a Magic Number, How an Ironing Board Can Make Working from Home Easier, and a Pandemic-Time Question to Ask Yourself.
Podcast 275

Podcast 275: Choose a Magic Number, How an Ironing Board Can Make Working from Home Easier, and a Pandemic-Time Question to Ask Yourself.

We discuss why you might want to choose a magic number, how an ironing board can help you work more comfortably from home, and explore a know-yourself-better question for pandemic times.
Podcast 191: Identify Your Pacesetter, Write a User’s Guide to Yourself, and How to Cut Back on the Nightly Wine-Drinking Habit.
Podcast 191

Podcast 191: Identify Your Pacesetter, Write a User’s Guide to Yourself, and How to Cut Back on the Nightly Wine-Drinking Habit.

Why you might identify your pacesetter, the value of creating a user-guide to yourself, and the common challenge of drinking less alcohol.
Podcast 190: Very Special Episode About the Body, with a Talk with Jake Knapp About Focus.
Podcast 190

Podcast 190: Very Special Episode About the Body, with a Talk with Jake Knapp About Focus.

For this Very Special Episode, we focus on the role of the body in creating a happier life, and we talk to Jake Knapp about how to focus on what matters.
Podcast 179: Make Each Day of the Week Distinctive, Use the Internet to Solve Problems, and Why Is “18 for 2018” So Fun?
Podcast 179

Podcast 179: Make Each Day of the Week Distinctive, Use the Internet to Solve Problems, and Why Is “18 for 2018” So Fun?

Make each day of the week distinctive, use videos to solve common problems like inserting contact lenses, and why is “18 for 2018” so fun?
A Little Happier: Alas, There Are No Wizards.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Alas, There Are No Wizards.

My father gave me some very valuable advice: There are no wizards. There are no magical fixers. If I care about something, I have to stay involved.
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