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The Happiness Project

Leigh Weingus

Happiness Expert Explains How To Figure Out What Truly Makes You Happy

HuffingtonPost.com | Leigh Weingus | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living

The secret to happiness seems easy enough: Just do what makes you happy, right? Sure, but knowing what makes you happy is a lot harder than it sounds....

Carolyn Gregoire

Are We Happy Yet?

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living

Rain was pouring down in New York City as Gretchen Rubin hopped on a city bus and settled in for a long ride, taking the opportunity to enjoy a moment...

The 9 Best Books for Meaningful Change

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

Like it or not, we are all always changing and adapting to circumstances as time rolls on. The positive thing about change is that with some effort we can help direct some (though not all) of the change in our lives as opposed to being victimized by it.

Heidi Legg: How to Survive 40: A Summer Reading List

Heidi Legg | Posted 08.24.2013 | Books
Heidi Legg

I noticed all the spines of books littering my bedside table. It was as if my subconscious had been amassing the required reading list for "Marriage in your 40s."

12 Huge Myths About Clutter

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 07.10.2013 | HuffPost Home
Gretchen Rubin

No, you really don't need that pink easy-bake oven.

How To Stop Clutter From Making You Unhappy

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 12.19.2012 | HuffPost Home
Gretchen Rubin

Outer order contributes to inner calm.

Is Reality TV Making You Unhappy?

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 12.17.2012 | HuffPost Home
Gretchen Rubin

We're all guilty of getting sucked into the black hole.

Is Your Office Making You Happy?

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.24.2012 | HuffPost Home
Gretchen Rubin

There's one place you probably spend more time in than your actual home, and that's the office. So, it's equally as important for you to find happines...

10 Ways To Be Happier At Home

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.10.2012 | HuffPost Home
Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, previously enlightened us with 7 ways to be happier at home. And since her new book, Happier At Home ...

7 Ways Your Home Can Make You...Happier?

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 10.31.2012 | HuffPost Home
Gretchen Rubin

If you've been feeling a little dissatisfied with your home life, Gretchen Rubin, author of the best-seller The Happiness Project, wants to help you b...

9 Common Myths About Clearing Clutter

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 10.30.2012 | HuffPost Home
Gretchen Rubin

For many of us, removing clutter from our homes is a huge problem. We've told ourselves (and everyone else) a million reasons why we just can't part w...

9 Quick Tips For Making Your Home Feel Serene

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 10.27.2012 | HuffPost Home
Gretchen Rubin

Lately we've been thinking a lot about how to make our homes more peaceful--perhaps HuffPost's Oasis at the RNC (and next, the DNC) has something to d...

WATCH: A Surprising Thing About Happiness, From Gretchen Rubin

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Gretchen Rubin, author of "The Happiness Project" and "Happier at Home" told me about an unexpected activity that makes most people happier almost ins...

Ask Author Gretchen Rubin A Question!

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

I am so excited to meet with Gretchen Rubin, author of "The Happiness Project"on Mondays With Marlo. Now is your chance to ask her all of your questio...

15 Beach Reads Worth Your Time and Money

LearnVest | Posted 09.02.2012 | Women
LearnVest

All of these titles go great with sun and a splash of lemonade.

5 Traits of Successful Bloggers

Delia Lloyd | Posted 05.30.2012 | Technology
Delia Lloyd

The best bloggers I know never run out of material to write about because the they never run out of things that fascinate them. And they are able to transmit that sense of wonderment onto the page.

Want To Be Happier? Write Your Own Set Of Personal Commandments

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 04.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Each person's list will differ. One person's commandment is to "Say yes," another person's commandment is to "Say no." You need to think about yourself, your values, your strengths and weaknesses, your interests.

Want To Feel Happier? Enjoy Childish Pleasures

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 03.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

My children make me happy for many reasons, of course. But it strikes me that one reason they make me happy is they encourage me to engage more deeply with the physical world.

My First Book -- And My First Video Book Trailer

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 07.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Think writing a query letter is hard? Or the synopsis for a book that you hope to have published? Welcome to the next task in presenting your book to the world: the video book trailer.

False Choices: Do Any Of These Sound Familiar?

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

The more I've thought about happiness, the more wary I've become of false choices. It's so easy to frame choices or attitudes in an either/or way, and yet, so often, that choice is misleading.

Treat Yourself Like A Toddler

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

It's easy to expect that you "should" be able to deal with a particular situation, and of course, to a point, it's admirable to be flexible, to be low-maintenance.

13 Tips For Sticking To Your New Year's Resolutions

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

New Year's Eve is just a few days away, and that means it's the season for resolutions. I'm a big believer in the power of small changes to make us happier.

Balanced Life: Be Nice, It Matters

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

I was about to get a promotion. My boss said sternly, "Be polite and be fair. Then you'll do fine." I've always remembered that.

8 Pieces of Advice From My Sister, the Sage

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

My sister Elizabeth Craft is a sage. Every time I talk to her, I keep a pen and paper handy so I can write down her words of wisdom.

Trying to Make a Tough Decision? Try Asking Yourself the 5 Fateful Questions

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

When I'm reluctant to take a risk or face something uncomfortable, I ask myself these five questions. They help me think clearly about a situation.