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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 Audacy Network.

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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 Audacy Network.

    Ep. 478: An Easy Way to Make Life More Interesting, Plus Hacks for Creativity and Commuting

    Ep. 478: An Easy Way to Make Life More Interesting, Plus Hacks for Creativity and Commuting

    We talk about why it’s so enjoyable to read a book that sheds a light on how
    things work. We also share a hack for making driving more pleasant, as well as an
    easy and fun hack for sparking creativity. Plus we ask: Does your sleep feel heavy
    or light?
    Get in touch: podcast@gretchenrubin.com
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    @GretchenRubin on ThreadsGet the podcast show notes by email every week: happiercast.com/shownotes
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    Get Gretchen Rubin’s newest New York Times bestselling book Life in Five Senses to see how she discovered a surprising path to a life of more energy, creativity, luck, and love: by tuning in to the five senses. Now available wherever books are sold.
    Visit Gretchen's website to learn more about Gretchen's best-selling books, products from The Happiness Project Collection, and the Happier app. 

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    • 34 min
    Little Happier: One Easy Way to Make a Tough Decision

    Little Happier: One Easy Way to Make a Tough Decision

    A corporation president found an unconventional way to make a multi-million dollar decision—a solution that could be employed by any child in grade school.
    Get in touch: podcast@gretchenrubin.com
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    Get Gretchen Rubin’s newest book Life in Five Senses to see how she discovered a surprising path to a life of more energy, creativity, luck, and love: by tuning in to the five senses. Now available - order here.
    Visit Gretchen's website to learn more about Gretchen's best-selling books, products from The Happiness Project Collection, and the Happier app. 

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    • 3 min
    More Happier: Orangetheory, Excitement in Central Park, and Great Stationery

    More Happier: Orangetheory, Excitement in Central Park, and Great Stationery

    We talk about Elizabeth’s first visit to Orangetheory, Gretchen’s experience of the eclipse, and a celebration of picture books in Kansas City.
    Get in touch: podcast@gretchenrubin.com
    Follow on social media:
    @GretchenRubin on YouTube
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    @GretchenRubin on Threads
    @LizCraft on Instagram
    @LizCraft on Threads
    Get the podcast show notes by email every week: happiercast.com/shownotes
    Get Gretchen Rubin’s newest New York Times bestselling book Life in Five Senses to see how she discovered a surprising path to a life of more energy, creativity, luck, and love: by tuning in to the five senses. Now available wherever books are sold.
    Visit Gretchen's website to learn more about Gretchen's best-selling books, products from The Happiness Project Collection, and the Happier app. 

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    • 23 min
    Ep. 477: Show Yourself, Embrace Fun Plans, Realize You’re a Mentor—Plus a Great Hack for Altoids Tins

    Ep. 477: Show Yourself, Embrace Fun Plans, Realize You’re a Mentor—Plus a Great Hack for Altoids Tins

    We talk about why it’s a good idea to show ourselves (inspired by a
    Hollywood headshot story). We also tackle a listener’s question about how to
    recognize when we’ve become a mentor and the happiness stumbling block of
    dreading plans, even when they will be a lot of fun. Plus a listener suggests a great
    hack for using an Altoids tin.
    Get in touch: podcast@gretchenrubin.com
    Follow on social media:
    @GretchenRubin on YouTube
    @GretchenRubin on TikTok
    @GretchenRubin on Instagram
    @GretchenRubin on Threads
    @LizCraft on Instagram
    @LizCraft on Threads
    @GretchenRubin on ThreadsGet the podcast show notes by email every week: happiercast.com/shownotes
    Get the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/477
    Get Gretchen Rubin’s newest New York Times bestselling book Life in Five Senses to see how she discovered a surprising path to a life of more energy, creativity, luck, and love: by tuning in to the five senses. Now available wherever books are sold.
    Visit Gretchen's website to learn more about Gretchen's best-selling books, products from The Happiness Project Collection, and the Happier app. 

    To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy

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    • 35 min
    Little Happier: Justice O’Connor, “America the Beautiful,” and My America Feeling

    Little Happier: Justice O’Connor, “America the Beautiful,” and My America Feeling

    During the memorial service for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the lyrics of “America the Beautiful” invoked the principle aim of her life, and one of the great dreams of the United States.
    Get in touch: podcast@gretchenrubin.com
    Follow on social media:
    @GretchenRubin on YouTube
    @GretchenRubin on TikTok
    @GretchenRubin on Instagram
    @GretchenRubin on Threads
    Get the podcast show notes by email every week: happiercast.com/shownotes
    Get Gretchen Rubin’s newest book Life in Five Senses to see how she discovered a surprising path to a life of more energy, creativity, luck, and love: by tuning in to the five senses. Now available - order here.
    Visit Gretchen's website to learn more about Gretchen's best-selling books, products from The Happiness Project Collection, and the Happier app. 

    To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy

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    • 4 min
    Ep. 476: If You Want Neither to Lie nor Tell the Truth, Plus a “Silky” Debate and a Yoga-Block Hack

    Ep. 476: If You Want Neither to Lie nor Tell the Truth, Plus a “Silky” Debate and a Yoga-Block Hack

    We talk about how we can boost happiness by paying attention to the textures in
    our everyday lives. We also share an easy hack for improving video meetings and
    share listeners’ creative ideas for #Write24in24. We also discuss a question from a listener who faces a tough challenge: for understandable reasons, she doesn’t
    want to lie, and she also doesn’t want to share the truth.Get in touch: podcast@gretchenrubin.com
    Follow on social media:
    @GretchenRubin on YouTube
    @GretchenRubin on TikTok
    @GretchenRubin on Instagram
    @GretchenRubin on Threads
    @LizCraft on Instagram
    @LizCraft on Threads
    @GretchenRubin on ThreadsGet the podcast show notes by email every week: happiercast.com/shownotes
    Get the resources and all links related to this episode here: http://happiercast.com/476
    Get Gretchen Rubin’s newest New York Times bestselling book Life in Five Senses to see how she discovered a surprising path to a life of more energy, creativity, luck, and love: by tuning in to the five senses. Now available wherever books are sold.
    Visit Gretchen's website to learn more about Gretchen's best-selling books, products from The Happiness Project Collection, and the Happier app. 

    To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy

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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

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1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

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Faithful listener!

I have been listening to your podcast for years and would not miss it for the world! Thank you so much.

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Turning 60 at the end of November & I believe 60 is the new 20. I’m determined to live my best life!!!

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In honour of International Podcast Day I finally feel adequately nudged to rate & review 😆 As a long-time listener, I love the variety of topics, hacks, and the 4 tendencies discussions have been really valuable both personally and in the workplace. The sister hosts are super fun together along with their great guests - could always have more interjections from Chuck!

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