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Gretchen Rubin
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Attended Sunset Hill School; Yale; Yale Law School
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New post (Podcast 39: Elizabeth Talks about Getting Fired -- and Do You Want More Time for Friends or for Solitude) has been published on Gretchen Rubin
It’s time for the next installment of “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” Update: For our upcoming Very Special Episode, Holiday edition, we want to hear from you: What's the thing that's the essential element of the holiday for you? For instance, for Elizabeth, the essential element of Thanksgiving is stuffing. And keep sending in those responses to our other holiday question: what's your Try This at Home for staying happier, healthier, and more pro...
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New post (Thinking About Paris -- and What Churchill Said About London on September 11, 1940.) has been published on Gretchen Rubin
Like just about everyone, I’ve been following the horrific events in Paris. And I keep remembering a speech that Winston Churchill gave -- on September 11, 1940. On that date, which many years later would come to be so significant, Churchill gave a broadcast about the “Blitz,” the brutal nightly bombing of London. Churchill’s words seemed to have been written for our own times: These cruel, wanton, indiscriminate bombings of London are, of cours...
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It’s time for the next installment of “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” Update: For our upcoming Very Special Episode, Holiday edition, we want to hear from you: What is your Try This at Home for staying happier, healthier, and more productive over the holidays? It can be a challenge. So let us know what works for you -- for dealing with family, for traveling, for managing temptations, anything. We can all learn from each other. Today is the fourth...
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New post (Did Pablo Picasso Paint Fakes? The Question of Creativity.) has been published on Gretchen Rubin
For some reason, I keep thinking about a story I read several years ago, in Arthur Koestler’s book, The Act of Creation. This anecdote caught my attention because it was about a subject that interests me -- the mysterious nature of creativity. Plus it had a certain koan-like quality, and boy, do I love a good koan. This story sounds apocryphal, but Koestler says it's true: An art dealer (this story is authentic) bought a canvas signed “Picasso” ...
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New post (Secrets of Adulthood: What's Fun for Other People May Not Be Fun for You--and Vice Versa.) has been published on Gretchen Rubin
From Further Secrets of Adulthood: What's fun for other people may not be fun for you--and vice versa. This sounds so obvious, but it was a huge revelation for me. Even now, I have to remind myself that people go skiing because they honestly want to go skiing, not because they are made from a sterner moral fiber than I am. The fact is, nothing's inherently fun. Shopping, drinking wine, watching sports on TV, crossword puzzles...none of these thin...
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Introduction

I’m a writer.

My most recent book is Better Than Before, about habits! Before that, I wrote The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. All New York Times bestsellers.

I have a popular daily blog, GretchenRubin.com, where I report on my daily adventures in happiness and good habits.

I also have a podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin. 

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Two daughters
Education
  • Sunset Hill School; Yale; Yale Law School
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Gender
Female
Other names
Gretchen Craft
Work
Occupation
writer
Employment
  • her laptop
    Writing and reading about happiness, present
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell; Judge Pierre Leval; Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Federal Communications Commission, Huffington Post, Real Simple, Harper
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Currently
New York City
Previously
Kansas City - New Haven, San Francisco, Washington DC