Gretchen Rubin

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Podcast 237: #HappierLaborDay—How Can We Make Our Work Lives Happier?
Podcast 237

Podcast 237: #HappierLaborDay—How Can We Make Our Work Lives Happier?

We can use the Labor Day holiday as a catalyst to think about making our work lives happier, healthier, more productive, or more creative. #HappierLaborDay
Podcast 231: Choose Your TV Theme Song, Wear Something Right Away, and Listeners Respond to the Challenge of Being Laid Off.
Podcast 231

Podcast 231: Choose Your TV Theme Song, Wear Something Right Away, and Listeners Respond to the Challenge of Being Laid Off.

Choose your TV theme song; listeners give many suggestions about dealing with getting laid off; why you should wear a new item immediately; and Elizabeth discusses the happiness of humidity.
A Little Happier: My Husband So Often Knows the Right Thing to Say.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: My Husband So Often Knows the Right Thing to Say.

Sometimes when I complain, my husband Jamie reminds me, “This is what you wanted.” It’s comforting because it’s true.
A Little Happier: The Building of the Supreme Court Gives Me the “America Feeling.”
LITTLE HAPPIER

A Little Happier: The Building of the Supreme Court Gives Me the “America Feeling.”

Every time I read the words “Equal Justice Under Law,” carved into the front of the Supreme Court building, I get the America Feeling.
What I’ve Learned from Reading the Memoirs of People I Know in Real Life.
A Little Happier

What I’ve Learned from Reading the Memoirs of People I Know in Real Life.

As a writer, I’ve gotten to know many other writers, and I often find myself in the odd position of having read the intimate memoir of someone I know in real life.
The Book “The Hobbit” Illustrates How Boredom Can Spark Creativity.
A Little Happier

The Book “The Hobbit” Illustrates How Boredom Can Spark Creativity.

A Little Happier: The dull task of grading papers inspired J.R.R. Tolkien to write the first line of his masterpiece, “The Hobbit.” Boredom can lay the groundwork for great creativity.
Podcast 116: Start a Side Hustle, a Travel Hack, and the Stumbling Block of “Raising the Bar.”
Podcast 116

Podcast 116: Start a Side Hustle, a Travel Hack, and the Stumbling Block of “Raising the Bar.”

Podcast 116: Start your own side hustle, avoid the happiness stumbling block of "raising the bar," and whether we should plan our encounters with friends.
An Important Lesson from a Sticky Note on a Friend’s Computer.
A Little Happier

An Important Lesson from a Sticky Note on a Friend’s Computer.

A Little Happier: A note on a friend’s computer taught me a giant lesson about writing--and life: Down with boredom. Skip the boring parts!
Podcast 113: Reclaim Your Dump Zones, a Hack for Making Tough Decisions, and Is Your Birthday Important to You?
Podcast 113

Podcast 113: Reclaim Your Dump Zones, a Hack for Making Tough Decisions, and Is Your Birthday Important to You?

Podcast 113: Why you should reclaim your dump zones, how to make a tough decision, and is your birthday important to you?
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