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Happier with Gretchen Rubin
Gretchen Rubin is HAPPIER, and she wants you to be happier too. The #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before gets more personal than ever as she brings her practical, manageable advice about happiness and good habits to this lively, thought-provoking podcast. Gretchen’s cohost and guinea pig is her younger sister, Elizabeth Craft, a TV writer and producer living in Los Angeles, who (lovingly) refers to Gretchen as her happiness bully. Part of the Cadence13 Network.
Health & Fitness
Self-Improvement
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Little: It’s Time to Switch from Advisor to Che...
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Ep. 115: Boost Your Energy
32 min
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Little: We Don’t Always Know When Children Are ...
2 min
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Ep. 114: Interview with Hollywood Legend Sherry...
43 min
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Little: Skip the Boring Parts
1 min
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Ep. 113: Reclaim Your Dump Zones
36 min
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Little: One of the Worst Ways to Waste Time
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Ep. 112: Pick a Uniform
43 min
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Little: We Can Help Others to See Themselves Di...
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Ep. 111: Beware of Storing Stuff
39 min
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Little: To Find Something, We Must Search in th...
2 min
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Ep. 110: Are You Lonely?
39 min
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Little: If All Else Fails, We Can Try Minding O...
3 min
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Ep. 109: Pay Attention to the Light
34 min
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Little: Experience is a Great Teacher
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Ep. 108: Turn Your Shower Into a "Happiness Booth"
35 min
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Little: It’s Nice to Get a Gold Star
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Ep. 107: Talking to Susan Cain About Introverts
38 min
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Little: Never Have a Crush on Just One Person
1 min
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Ep. 106: Our Second Anniversary! Year Two Highl...
41 min
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Little: Good Luck, Bad Luck—How Do You Know?
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Ep. 105: Leave on a High Note
32 min
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Little: A Happiness Lesson from the Broadway Sh...
3 min
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Ep. 104: Happiness Stumbling Block: The News
27 min
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Little: “Yes” Comes Right Away; “No” Never Comes
1 min
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Ep, 103: Pick Your Moment
36 min
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Little: We Must Carry the Wealth of the Indies ...
1 min
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Ep. 102: Tame the Travel Beast
37 min
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Little: No Deposit, No Return
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Ep. 101: Are You an Integrator or a Compartment...
31 min
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Little: She Opened Up Heart So the Whale Could ...
1 min
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Special Episode 100: Ask Us Anything
36 min
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Little: My Inconvenience May Be Someone’s Miracle
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Ep. 99: Take Personality Quizzes
38 min
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Little: I Need “A Heart to Be Contented”
1 min
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Ep. 98: Interview: The Case Against Sugar // Ha...
37 min
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Little: Announcing “The Onward Project” Podcasts
16 min
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Radical Candor Ep. 1: What is Radical Candor?
19 min
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Welcome to Side Hustle School
In this first episode, you'll learn what side hustles are all about and what you can expect from this daily series.
6 min
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Ep. 97: Start Your Own Happiness Project
43 min
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Little: What Would an Englishman Do?
2 min
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Ep. 96: Set Your Holiday Intention
31 min
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Little: Do You Want to Take My Taxi?
1 min
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Ep. 95: Practice Mis-En-Place
32 min
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Holiday Hack: What’s Your One-Word Theme for th...
5 min
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Ep. 94: Don’t Treat Yourself
45 min
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Holiday Hack: Say “Yes” If You Can
4 min
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Ep. 93: How to Survive a Break-Up
34 min
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Holiday Hack: Find Some Quiet Time During the H...
4 min
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Ep. 92: For Thanksgiving, Leave Something Unsaid
45 min
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Little: Be Polite and Be Fair
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Ep. 91: Delete a Soul-Destroying App
33 min
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Little: What Some Folks Will Do
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Ep. 90: Consider the Essential Seven
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Little: A Beautiful Image Can Be an Area of Refuge
2 min
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Ep. 89: Control the Cubicle In Your Pocket
32 min
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Little: Getting Ready is a Key Aspect of Perfor...
3 min
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Ep. 88: Celebrate Holiday Breakfasts
30 min
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Little: Accept a Gift in the Spirit in Which it...
3 min
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Ep. 87: Live: Find a Happiness 911 Song
72 min
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Little: Do What You Love, and Then Your Friends...
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Ep. 86: Be the Bearer of Some Good News
34 min
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Little: Someplace, Keep an Empty Shelf, and Som...
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Ep. 85: Ever Been Annoyed By A Gift?
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Little: You Don’t Have to be Good at Something ...
2 min
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Ep. 84: Try Doing Something EVERY Day
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Little: Keep the Paint as Good as it is in the Can
2 min
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Ep. 83: Are You a Hedgehog or a Fox?
35 min
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Little: Justice O’Connor’s Three-Word Secret to...
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Ep. 82: Make a List (If You Want)
31 min
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Little: Your Question May Suggest Its Own Answer
2 min
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Ep. 81: Lets Give Them Something to Talk About
Plus, why you might want to park at the far end of the parking lot.
30 min
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Little: Having More Doesn't Always Make Us Happier
Why a boy didn’t play with the toys his grandmother gave him.
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Ep. 80: A Discussion of the Five Love Languages
Included: Liz and Gretchen reveal their own love languages.
35 min
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Little: Ray Bradbury Says, "Love What YOU Love!"
In a few words on a postcard to a fan, Ray Bradbury makes a key point about happiness.
2 min
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Ep. 79: Revive a Dormant Friendship
Plus, a deep dive into listeners' favorite "yearbook quotes."
35 min
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Little: Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote, “Pa Was No ...
We don’t have to pretend that the people we love are perfect.
3 min
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Ep. 78: Seek Out Silence
Plus, why a happiness hack used by our parents worked so well.
29 min
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Little: The Intimacy of "I'll Open Your Fridge ...
Sisters Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron--and the reminder that there are many kinds of love.
1 min
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Ep. 77: Plan an Errand Date
Plus, a happiness hack for dealing with other people's clutter.
28 min
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Little: As Promised: The Reading from Gretchen'...
"I Was Trying to Describe You to Someone," by Richard Brautigan
3 min
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Ep. 76: Write Your Manifesto (& Bring Your Own ...
Plus, a listener requests suggestions for great wedding readings.
29 min
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Little: A Happiness Lesson From the Cat in the Hat
"Look at me! Look at me! Look at me NOW! It is fun to have but you have to know how."
2 min
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Ep. 75: Become a Minor Expert
Develop a Minor Expertise, a Deep Dive into Signature Color, and How Do You Help a Rebel Sweetheart to Get a New Job?
37 min
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Little: Sometimes, a Lot of Words Can Only Dimi...
Gretchen shares a story about General Eisenhower and the power of a few carefully selected words.
1 min
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Ep. 74: Choose A Quote for Your Yearbook Page
Also: how the Strategy of Pairing can help you stick to your good habits.
30 min
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Little: We Can't Spare Our Children Normal Soci...
Parenting expert Michael Thompson reminds us that normal social pain will pass.
2 min
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Ep. 73: Get Rid of It As Soon As It's Worthless
Get Rid of Something Useless, What to Do When Everything “Turns to Ashes”–and Something Beautiful for Free.
47 min
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Little: If Others Think I Can Do a Job, I Can P...
Gretchen shares the perfect words of advice she received before interviewing for a position with Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
2 min
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Ep. 72: Beware The Incomplete Upgrade
Make Sure to Have “Room of Your Own,” Beware the Incomplete Upgrade, and My Parental Failure.
34 min
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Little: I May Not Be the Best, But I’m Probably...
When she's feeling insecure, Gretchen reminds herself of this Secret of Adulthood.
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Ep. 71: Are You A Leopard Or An Alchemist?
Choose a Signature Color, and Ask “Am I an Alchemist or a Leopard?” Plus FOMO.
34 min
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Little: Sometimes We Can Be Generous By Taking
Accepting what's given to us can give others - and ourselves - joy.
2 min
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Ep. 70: Advice
Very Special Episode–What’s the Best Advice You Ever Got?
38 min
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Little: Give Yourself a Lucky Charm
Go ahead, give yourself a lucky charm. It may bring you luck, even if you don't believe in it.
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Ep. 69: An Interview with the Musician Moby
Give a Surprise Treat, a Conversation with Musician Moby, and Double Gold Stars.
40 min
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Little: No Magic One-Size-Fits-All Solution for...
Happiness is about the individual
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Ep. 68: How To Be On Time
Show Up on Time, Treat Yourself, and Elizabeth Is Excited about a Scanning App.
25 min
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Little: Am I Painting My Own Fakes?
Do you ever feel as though you’re just repeating yourself, instead of doing the best work you can do? Picasso did.
1 min
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Ep. 67: Design Your Summer
Design Your Summer, a Deep-Dive into the Emotionally Charged Issue of Thank-You Notes, and Mother-in-Law Woes.
33 min