Happier with Gretchen Rubin

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Little Happier: Does Love Make You Think, “I Must Be at My Very Best?”

Fashion icon Diana Vreeland said of her husband, “I can remember always pulling myself up,...

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Little Happier: A Story from the Ancient World Reminds Me to Be Grateful for Literature

A story from ancient Greece reminded me how much we humans value literature in all its forms....

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More Happier - The Value of Childhood Friends and Road Trips, and the Joy of Being Back in a Routine

We talk about the special quality of childhood friendships, why it’s nice to be back in a...

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Little Happier: More Good Advice from My Mother

When I became editor-in-chief of the law review at Yale Law School, my mother made a helpful...

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Little Happier: Reframing “I Have to Do It” to “I Get to Do It”

Mindy Kaling and I both give examples from our lives of when we reframed “I have to do...

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Little Happier: A Free Throw in Basketball Shows the Power of Words

Even though players tend to have much better success with the underhanded free throw, few are...

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Little Happier: How Refusing to Give Compliments Can Be Re-Framed as an Act of Love

Two people give two different interpretations of a family member’s failure to compliment...

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Little Happier: Why I Remind Myself, “Get a Hold of Yourself, Meredith.”

I’ve always remembered a story that I heard fourth hand—from my roommate’s...

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Happier - Ep. 390: Very Special Episode: Tips, Hacks, and Resources for a #HappierLaborDay

In honor of upcoming #HappierLaborDay, we discuss different tips, hacks, and resources that have...

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Little Happier: Why My Father Decided to Pay the Tourist Tax

When we went on a big family trip, my father told us, “We need to be willing to pay the...

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