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More Happier: Time Is Speeding Up, a Tool for Memories, and an Unusual Know-Yourself-Better Question

We talk about the feeling that time is going faster, discuss a terrific tool for organizing and preserving memories, and consider the question, “What kind of cake are you?”
A Little Happier: A Lesson Learned from the End of Life—Make Time for the People Who Matter Most
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: A Lesson Learned from the End of Life—Make Time for the People Who Matter Most

Eugene O’Kelly’s account of his experience of the end of his life is a reminder that our time and energy are limited, and we need to make sure to give them to the people who matter most to us.
A Little Happier: We Really Don’t Have That Kind of Time.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: We Really Don’t Have That Kind of Time.

In this era of the coronavirus, I find myself thinking often about a passage from Anne Lamott’s book “Bird By Bird”—and reminding myself, “I really don’t have that kind of time.”
A Little Happier: We Don’t Always Know What’s a Waste of Time, or What’s a Good Use of Our Time.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: We Don’t Always Know What’s a Waste of Time, or What’s a Good Use of Our Time.

The career of a law-school friend reminded me of an important truth: it’s not always clear what’s a good use of our time. And it’s certainly not clear what’s a good use of other people’s time.
Podcast 218: Invest in Your Identities, One Solution for the “Evil Donut-Bringer,” and Listeners’ Suggestions About Dealing with Chemotherapy.
Podcast 218

Podcast 218: Invest in Your Identities, One Solution for the “Evil Donut-Bringer,” and Listeners’ Suggestions About Dealing with Chemotherapy.

Invest in your identities, a way to respond to the “evil donut-bringer” at work, and listeners’ suggestions about how to help someone get through chemotherapy.
Podcast 216: Give Someone an Unusual Compliment, Try This Hack to Help You Carry Your Stuff, and Elizabeth Reports on Her Stress-Eating.
Podcast 216

Podcast 216: Give Someone an Unusual Compliment, Try This Hack to Help You Carry Your Stuff, and Elizabeth Reports on Her Stress-Eating.

Give someone an unusual compliment, a happiness hack from Elizabeth's writing partner Sarah Fain, identify your favorite time of day, and Elizabeth reports on her battle with stress-eating.
A Little Happier: Why the Children’s Book “Little Bear” Made Tears Come into My Eyes.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Why the Children’s Book “Little Bear” Made Tears Come into My Eyes.

One of our tasks as parents is to help our children remember themselves and their own past. I got tears in my eyes when I read the beautiful lines from the children’s book “Little Bear.” “Tell me about me,” said Little Bear. “Tell me about the things I once did.”
A Little Happier: A Perhaps Apocryphal Story about Matisse–About Time and Mastery.
A LITTLE HAPPIER

A Little Happier: A Perhaps Apocryphal Story about Matisse–About Time and Mastery.

This story about Matisse is probably apocryphal, but it’s a great illustration of an important point: a minute of effort may reflect a lifetime of practice.
Podcast 204: Put a Band-Aid On It, Consider “Me Time Tuesday,” and How to Persuade a Reluctant Spouse to Do More Work.
Podcast 204

Podcast 204: Put a Band-Aid On It, Consider “Me Time Tuesday,” and How to Persuade a Reluctant Spouse to Do More Work.

Why you should put a band-aid on it, consider “Me Time Tuesday,” and how to persuade a reluctant spouse to do more work.
A Little Happier: Even Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Life Felt Rushed and Cluttered.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Even Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Life Felt Rushed and Cluttered.

We often assume that we feel rushed, hurried, and overwhelmed because of the internet, email, TV, and other newfangled contraptions. But Laura Ingalls Wilder describes the same phenomenon—in 1924.
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