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A Simple Guide to Start Saving Money

The recent news on Americans and their saving habits is concerning. Here are headlines from three recent news articles: 47% of Americans would have trouble finding $400 2/3 of Americans would struggle to cover $1,000 crisis 1 in 3 Americans has saved $0 for retirement This is not good news. Certainly, our current economic climate […]

Podcast 66: Why It’s Helpful to Give Advice Only When Asked, and the Challenges of Email Etiquette and Vacation Hangovers.

It’s time for the next installment of  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” Update: We got many interesting responses to the “Stop stockpiling” discussion from episode 62. Remember,  I’m doing weekly live videos on my Facebook Page about the podcast. Show More Summary

WCME 047: What if you don’t like your type? - Pace Smith

When first ascertaining your type, It’s natural to grumble and gripe. It shows how you’re skewed, And you’d rather elude it than face it, but now let’s get hype! Jessie asked us, “What about when you kinda don’t like your type? What if you don’t appreciate it?” Here’s our answer. What it really means to […]

Agree? “A Little Too Much Anger Can Destroy More Than You Would Ever Imagine.”

“A little too much anger, too often or at the wrong time, can destroy more than you would ever imagine. Above all, mind what you say.” — Marilynne Robinson, Gilead How I love all the novels of Marilynne Robinson. Housekeeping, so brilliant. Show More Summary

Why I Ran a Full Marathon

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A Little Happier: There’s Great Value, Especially in a Family, Of Knowing When to Say Nothing.

It’s time for the latest A Little Happier. Can you think of a time when you — or someone else — managed to leave words unsaid? It’s harder than it sounds. Thanks to my terrific sponsor: Squarespace. Start building your website and get...Show More Summary

The More of Less: A National Bestseller (and What the Future Holds)

Early Success for The More of Less Three weeks ago, I released The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own. The book introduces the world to minimalism by focusing on the benefits of owning less. It explains how possessions fail to produce happiness in our lives—and even worse, how they keep us from […]

Can You “Drift” Your Way into Graduate School? Oh Yes.

From time to time, I write about “drift.” Drift is the decision you make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which you don’t take responsibility. You want to dodge a fight with the people around you,...Show More Summary

How To Stay Blissfully Calm In A Stressed-Out World

   Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. – Natalie Goldberg Have you ever seen a 9-year-old boy throwing knives at his baby sister? No? Strangely, I have. Now, once you’ve had a justifiable rant about...Show More Summary

The Concept of a Cause Has Gotten More Important Over Time

Over the past 100 years, the world seems to have gotten more complicated. Does that affect people's interest in causal knowledge?

Need a Hand? Just Ask. (Really.)

We often underestimate how likely someone is to comply with a request. Why is this so—and why does it matter?

Have You Ever Been Made Happier by a “Modest Splurge?” Of What? For Me, Magic Markers.

I’m an under-buyer, and for the most part, I dislike shopping, errands, and buying stuff. In fact, one of my happiness-project resolutions is to “Indulge in a modest splurge.” I remind myself that sometimes, it makes me happy to indulge...Show More Summary

WCML 097: What’s New with Pace and Kyeli? A miraculous dream, a shamanic vision, and an imminent move, for starters… - Pace Smith

Due to imminent landlord romancing, Our location will soon be advancing. There might be extremes From miraculous dreams, But we’re probably moving to… WCML 056: The cycle of guidance Kyeli’s miraculous dream nurashkijerrahi.org “Don’t let the hurt of the past prevent the growth of the future.” -Ellie di Julio Kyeli’s shamanic vision What to do […]

Podcast 65: Enjoy Your Home’s Special Features, Arianna Huffington Talks About Sleep, and the Pleasure of Children’s Literature.

It’s time for the next installment of  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” Remember,  I’m doing weekly live videos on my Facebook Page about the podcast. I talk to viewers about questions, comments, suggestions. Any episode; don’t worry if you’re not caught up. Show More Summary

WCME 046: Relationships between Threes (Performers) and Fours (Romantics) - Pace Smith

A Three’s known for wheelings and dealings, Whereas Fours have intense and deep feelings. But if each can persist Instead of get pissed, Their great love can shatter all ceilings. Podcast listener Jenna wrote in to ask us about relationships between Threes and Fours. We know a lot about that particular combination, so here you […]

Want to Read about Happiness or Habits? Check Out These 15 Outstanding Books.

My favorite thing to do, by a long shot, is to read books — and then to try to persuade other people to read the books I love. So I get great joy from my monthly book club, where I recommend three books: one book about happiness, habits,...Show More Summary

Why I Love Change (But Used To Hate It)

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3 Keys to Finding More Happiness at Work

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Jeff Goins of Goins Writer. In our world today, we are overwhelmed with promises to quit our jobs and chase our dreams. We are told that we deserve to be happy and that if we buy enough things that it will eventually happen. We are told to work […]

A Little Happier: People Do Best What Comes Naturally. Agree?

Do you agree, that people do best what comes naturally? As I mentioned, I came across this story when I was doing research for my short biography Forty Ways to Look at JFK. What a joy it was to write that book! Kennedy is such an enigmatic...Show More Summary

When I Said No to Anxiety.

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