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Entries by Gretchen Rubin from 01/2008

Twelve Tips for Sticking to Your Resolutions After the Zeal of New Year's Day Has Passed

| Posted 01.02.2008 | Healthy Living

Some 44% of Americans make New Year's resolutions. I loooooove resolutions and make them constantly -- I'm a big believer in the power of small changes to make us happier.

What to do for YOUR happiness project: Go outside.

| Posted 01.04.2008 | Huffington Post

I'm working on my Happiness Project, and you should have one, too! Everyone's project will look different, but it's the rare person who can't benefit....

Two easy steps for improving your life, or, Why cleaning out your fridge could help you get a better job.

| Posted 01.09.2008 | Huffington Post

There are two traps in happiness. The first trap is deciding to make a tiny change when a big change is needed. If you hate your job, figuring out a ...

My photographs make me happy, but they're also making me miserable.

| Posted 01.11.2008 | Huffington Post

One of my happiness-project resolutions is to Be a treasure house for happy memories. As part of this, I've been conscientiously maintaining our fam...

21 phrases to use to help you fight right with your sweetheart.

| Posted 01.17.2008 | Huffington Post

Almost all couples fight; the secret is to fight right. I've posted before about what NOT to say during a fight. Here are some phrases that will actu...

Seventeen Tips for Dealing with a Medical Catastrophe.

| Posted 01.23.2008 | Healthy Living
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One of the things I've done for my Happiness Project is to read a lot of memoirs of catastrophe. Catastrophe takes many forms, but many of these memoirs involved medical crises.

Have You Ever Had to Struggle to Resist Buying Some Enticing Gewgaw as a Surprise for Your Child?

| Posted 01.25.2008 | Healthy Living

It's so easy to make the mistake of thinking that if you have something you love, or if there's something you want, that you'll be happier with more of it.

Eleven internet tools to boost your happiness.

| Posted 01.30.2008 | Huffington Post

I've found several sites that provide great services that help boost happiness, in one way or another. I've used all of these myself and have found them extremely useful.