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Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits

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When we’d just graduated from college and were working at our first “real” jobs, a friend told me how her local subway train ran express all the way downtown, so she got to a crucial meeting on time. For many people, that change in service was highly annoying — but for her, it was a personal miracle! I remember that when things go wrong: My...

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“I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have got ourselves. I suggest, furthermore, that when you feel that you could almost have written the book yourself—that’s the moment when it’s influencing you. You are not influenced when you...

Gosh, I don’t remember much of my life. I constantly work on keeping mementos and photographs, because it seems like other people are so much better at remembering the past than I am. And I love to remember the past. And it’s funny what I remember — the weirdest, most random moments and thoughts. Some memories stick in my mind from sheer...

Interview: Russ Laraway. I’m thrilled that the Radical Candor podcast is one of the terrific new podcasts launching on The Onward Project, the family of podcasts about your life, made better — brought to you by me (!). The Radical Candor podcast is about being a better boss, a better colleague, a better team member. Something that many of us...