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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 Cadence13 Network.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 715 Ratings

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.

    More Happier: Happiness on the Subway, the Fun of Watching Old Movies, and More on Clearing Clutter

    More Happier: Happiness on the Subway, the Fun of Watching Old Movies, and More on Clearing Clutter

    We talk about a happiness-boosting observation from the New York City subway. We also talk about the fun of becoming a “minor expert” and watching movies, and also the satisfaction that comes from clearing clutter (especially if it’s other people’s clutter).
    Get in touch: podcast@gretchenrubin.com
    Follow on social media:
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    @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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    • 28 min
    Ep. 471: Allow a Tradition to Evolve, Easy Ways to Block Annoying Lights, and a Funny Look at Work

    Ep. 471: Allow a Tradition to Evolve, Easy Ways to Block Annoying Lights, and a Funny Look at Work

    We explore why and how to allow an important tradition to evolve. We also share
    listeners’ suggestions about how to block the bothersome light emitted by
    devices, and we talk to author Bradley Tusk about his new workplace novel about
    the intersection of tech and politics.
    Get in touch: podcast@gretchenrubin.com
    Follow on social media:
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    @GretchenRubin on TikTok
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    @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/471
    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: Are You an Obliger Who Needs Accountability? Here’s a Surprising Solution.

    Little Happier: Are You an Obliger Who Needs Accountability? Here’s a Surprising Solution.

    In ancient Greece, early in his career, the statesman Demosthenes came up with an ingenious yet simple form of accountability to make sure he kept practicing his oratory.
    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. 470: Ninth Anniversary! Best Try-This-At-Home Ideas, Happiness Hacks, and Highlights

    Ep. 470: Ninth Anniversary! Best Try-This-At-Home Ideas, Happiness Hacks, and Highlights

    To celebrate the ninth anniversary of the podcast, we discuss the Try-This-at-Home ideas that
    have resonated most with listeners over the past year. We also review our favorite Happiness
    Hacks and some of our favorite moments and biggest milestones.
    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/470
    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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    • 30 min
    Little Happier: What I Have in Common with a Bronze Age Parent

    Little Happier: What I Have in Common with a Bronze Age Parent

    Parents today, and parents in the Bronze Age, gave their children sippy cups—and they even use the same designs to delight their children.
    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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    • 3 min
    More Happier: The Fun of “Succession,” the Deep Understanding of a Teacher, and Lots of Barbra Streisand

    More Happier: The Fun of “Succession,” the Deep Understanding of a Teacher, and Lots of Barbra Streisand

    We talk about the final season of the excellent television show “Succession.” We also discuss a simple, wonderful approach of a fourth-grade teacher, and the length of Barbra Streisand’s memoir.
    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
    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. 

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

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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
715 Ratings

715 Ratings

Picslonn ,

Love it

Only discovered it recently but I really love it ! Read the book, got my own journal, my 24 for 24 and my word of the years butterflies I’m ready to go ! Just working through the back catalog, look forward to new ones each week! Love Kim from Cornwall in the uk ! Keep up the great work ladies !

walk in the waves ,

Hacks and tips for a happier life

This show just gets better and better with so many practical small life hacks for living a happier life. I love that the two sisters are similar in some ways and very different in others so they always have a range of tips and acknowledge that what might work for one person might not work for another. As Gretchen says the best hack is to get to know yourself - I’ve just turned 60 and I’m still working on it! Thank you both for your work

lornaurbanhippy ,

More about self improvement than happiness

I liked the first episodes the more I heard the more neurotic it all started to feel. We don’t need to be tidy all the time or have perfect posture or be productive or get the perfect amount of sleep… etc etc… to be happy. I’d love to hear more about pleasure and joy and less about new rules, restrictions and self control, personally. But maybe that’s because I already have routines and habits that work for me and I have a base of general happiness and balance. Either way, the content wasn’t really for me in terms of being happier.

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