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More Happier: Trying To Fall Asleep? Listen to This Quiet Talk About Roles on a TV Set
More Happier

More Happier: Trying To Fall Asleep? Listen to This Quiet Talk About Roles on a TV Set

For listeners who have trouble falling asleep, we record a calm, leisurely conversation that’s interesting enough to hold listeners’ attention, and quiet enough to help listeners fall asleep—about the different positions needed to create a TV show.
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 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.
Podcast 316: What Valuable Lessons Have We Learned from the Pandemic, a Hack to Fight Morning Grogginess, and a Question About a Rebel Teacher Who Doesn’t Read Emails.
Podcast 316

Podcast 316: What Valuable Lessons Have We Learned from the Pandemic, a Hack to Fight Morning Grogginess, and a Question About a Rebel Teacher Who Doesn’t Read Emails.

We discuss why we might ask ourselves, “What valuable lessons have I learned from the pandemic, now that a year has passed?” We also suggest an easy hack to shake off sleep inertia, tackle a listener’s question about a Rebel teacher who doesn’t read email, and give a phone-related gold star.
A Little Happier: The Memory of a Delicious Night of Sleep, Four Hundred Years Later.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: The Memory of a Delicious Night of Sleep, Four Hundred Years Later.

In the 1600s, Samuel Pepys kept a diary, and of everything he wrote about, including the Great Plague of London and the Great Fire of London fair, one thing that is remembered, so many hundreds of years later, is a delicious night of sleep he had in 1661.
Podcast 303: Find a Ritual to “Exorcise 2020,” a Sleep+Tech Hack, and Tips for Sticking to a Schedule When Working from Home.
Podcast 303

Podcast 303: Find a Ritual to “Exorcise 2020,” a Sleep+Tech Hack, and Tips for Sticking to a Schedule When Working from Home.

We discuss why you might want to create a ritual to “Exorcise 2020” and share terrific suggestions from listeners, and our own ideas, for how to bid farewell to 2020. We also talk about a tech -related hack that makes it easier to fall asleep, and discuss ways for people to stick to a schedule when working from home.
Podcast 238: Back-to-School Habits, and Marie Forleo Talks About How Everything Is “Figureoutable.”
Podcast 238

Podcast 238: Back-to-School Habits, and Marie Forleo Talks About How Everything Is “Figureoutable.”

Strategies to help you and your family create good back-to-school habits, the fun of undertaking a library quest, and author and host of MarieTV Marie Forleo talks about happiness and productivity.
Podcast 236: Stay the Course with Your Good Habits, Helping Someone Take Medication, and the Fun of Color.
Podcast 236

Podcast 236: Stay the Course with Your Good Habits, Helping Someone Take Medication, and the Fun of Color.

Why you should stay the course with your good habits, the challenge of taking daily medication, and a return to a favorite question, “What’s your signature color?”
Podcast 226: Celebrate the Summer Solstice by Re-visiting Your One-Word Theme, How Obligers Beat the Allure of the Snooze Alarm, and an Alternative to the Evil Donuts.
Podcast 226

Podcast 226: Celebrate the Summer Solstice by Re-visiting Your One-Word Theme, How Obligers Beat the Allure of the Snooze Alarm, and an Alternative to the Evil Donuts.

Celebrate the summer (or winter) solstice by re-visiting your one-word theme for the year, an alternative office activity if you want to avoid being the Evil Donut-Bringer, and how to resist the temptation of the snooze alarm.
Podcast 221: Do You Yearn for a Re-Set, Tips for Looking Better in Photographs, How to Break the “Snooze” Habit, and Why Voice-to-Text Can Be So Helpful.
Podcast 221

Podcast 221: Do You Yearn for a Re-Set, Tips for Looking Better in Photographs, How to Break the “Snooze” Habit, and Why Voice-to-Text Can Be So Helpful.

Do you yearn for a re-set, how to look better in photographs, and using voice-to-text to make it easier to take notes. And announcing our next Book Club Choice: “Small Fry” by Lisa Brennan-Jobs.
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