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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.
Podcast 162: Write It Down (Really), How an Obliger/Obliger Couple Can Create Accountability, and a Quick, Fun Hack
Podcast 162

Podcast 162: Write It Down (Really), How an Obliger/Obliger Couple Can Create Accountability, and a Quick, Fun Hack

Why you really should write something down, a system to allow two Obligers to create accountability as a couple, and a solution for unwanted prescription medication.
Podcast 160: Very Special Episode! Live from Elizabeth’s Cluttered Home Office.
Podcast 160

Podcast 160: Very Special Episode! Live from Elizabeth’s Cluttered Home Office.

Gretchen and Elizabeth meet in Elizabeth’s home office to clear some clutter.
Podcast 159: Do Something Badly, Tips for Dealing with Renovation Upheaval, and an Interview about Work Life with Adam Grant.
Podcast 159

Podcast 159: Do Something Badly, Tips for Dealing with Renovation Upheaval, and an Interview about Work Life with Adam Grant.

Decide to do something badly, an interview with Adam Grant about his WorkLife podcast, and tips for dealing with the upheaval of a renovation.
Podcast 158: Create a Standardized Vacation, a Deep Dive into Wearing “Clothes,” and Unpairing a Bad Habit.
Podcast 158

Podcast 158: Create a Standardized Vacation, a Deep Dive into Wearing “Clothes,” and Unpairing a Bad Habit.

Why you might create a standardized vacation, a deep dive into the challenge of wearing "clothes," and how to use unpairing to control a bad habit.
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