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Entries by Gretchen Rubin from 12/2009

Balanced Life -- 10 Reasons Why Using Twitter Will Boost Your Happiness

| Posted 12.03.2009 | Healthy Living

I'm a huge fan of Twitter, and last night I was trying to persuade some friends, and later my sister, to give it a try. I think there are many ways in which Twitter can boost your happiness.

Balanced Life -- Resolve to Make 2010 a Happier Year.

| Posted 12.07.2009 | Healthy Living

Now, some people argue with the term "happiness" and maintain that it's not possible to be "happy." But even people who can't agree on what it means to be "happy" can agree that most people can be "happier."

Balanced Life -- Eight Tips To Know If You're Being Boring

| Posted 12.09.2009 | Healthy Living

Once you're talking, how do you know if the other person is interested in your conversation - or not? One challenge is that the more socially adept a person is, the better he or she is at hiding boredom.

Balanced Life -- Don't Try To Keep That Resolution -- Part II

| Posted 12.14.2009 | Healthy Living

One of my Secrets of Adulthood (cribbed from Voltaire) is "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." So if you're having trouble keeping a resolution, consider pursuing it in a less "perfect" form.

Balanced Life -- 4 Tips For Dealing With Holiday Temptations

| Posted 12.16.2009 | Healthy Living

Everywhere, you face cookies, candy, booze, and treats of every kind. While some people wholeheartedly can enjoy all this, many of us waver between wanting to try everything and wanting to resist everything.

Balanced Life -- 5 Tips For Effective New Year's Resolutions

| Posted 12.17.2009 | Healthy Living

I'm more inclined to make resolutions because if my happiness project has convinced me of anything, it has convinced me that resolutions - made right - can make a huge difference in boosting happiness.

Balanced Life -- 10 Tips For An Emergency Energy Boost

| Posted 12.24.2009 | Healthy Living

There are many things we should on a regular basis to keep our energy levels high, like exercising and getting enough sleep. But what if you need more energy right now?

A Year In The Pursuit Of Happiness: 7 Surprising Truths About What Makes Us Happy

| Posted 12.29.2009 | Healthy Living

In my book, The Happiness Project, I describe the year I spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, from Aristotle to Oprah. On HuffPost, I've recounted some of my adventures in pursuit of happiness.

Balanced Life -- More Tips About Making And Keeping New Year's Resolutions

| Posted 12.30.2009 | Healthy Living

Because resolution-keeping has been so important to my own happiness project, I've written about it several times. To give you a boost for 2010, here are some of my favorite discussions about resolutions