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“This book made me happy in the first five pages.” —AJ Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible Award-winning author Gretchen Rubin is back with a bang, with The Happiness Project. The author of the bestselling 40 Ways to Look at Winston Churchill has produced a work that is “a cross between the Dalai Lama’s The Art of Happiness and Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love.” (Sonya Lyubomirsky, author of The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want) In the vein of Julie and Julia, The Happiness Project describes one person’s year-long attempt to discover what leads to true contentment. Drawing at once on cutting-edge science, classical philosophy, and real-world applicability, Rubin has written an engaging, eminently relatable chronicle of transformation.

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: Gretchen Rubin
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release: 2015-12-29
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780062474247

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What if you could change your life--without changing your life? Gretchen had a good marriage, two healthy daughters, and work she loved--but one day, stuck on a city bus, she realized that time was flashing by, and she wasn’t thinking enough about the things that really mattered. “I should have a happiness project,” she decided. She spent the next year test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific studies, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. Each month, she pursued a different set of resolutions: go to sleep earlier, quit nagging, forget about results, or take time to be silly. Bit by bit, she began to appreciate and amplify the happiness that already existed in her life. Written with humour and insight, Gretchen’s story will inspire you to start your own happiness project. Now in a beautiful, expanded edition, Gretchen offers a wealth of new material including happiness paradoxes and practical tips on many daily matters: being a more light-hearted parent, sticking to a fitness routine, getting your sweetheart to do chores without nagging, coping when you forget someone’s name and more.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Gretchen Rubin
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release: 2012-06-26
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781443418195

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What if you could change your life without really changing your life? On the outside, Gretchen had it all -- a good marriage, healthy children and a successful career -- but she knew something was missing. Determined to end that nagging feeling, Gretchen set out on a year-long quest, her own “happiness project,” to learn how to better enjoy the life she already had. Each month, Gretchen pursued a different set of resolutions: go to sleep earlier, tackle a nagging task, bring people together, take time to be silly, along with dozens of other goals. She read everything from classical philosophy to cutting-edge scientific studies, from Winston Churchill to Oprah, developing her own definition of happiness and a plan for how to achieve it. She kept track of which resolutions worked and which didn’t, sharing her stories and collecting those of others through her blog (created to fulfill one of March’s resolutions). Bit by bit, she began to appreciate and amplify the happiness that already existed in her life. Written with humour and insight, Gretchen’s story will inspire readers to embrace the pleasure in their lives and remind them how to have fun.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Gretchen Rubin
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
Release: 2010-12-28
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781554688494

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In the spirit of her blockbuster #1 New York Times bestseller The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin embarks on a new project to make home a happier place. One Sunday afternoon, as she unloaded the dishwasher, Gretchen Rubin felt hit by a wave of homesickness. Homesick—why? She was standing right in her own kitchen. She felt homesick, she realized, with love for home itself. “Of all the elements of a happy life,” she thought, “my home is the most important.” In a flash, she decided to undertake a new happiness project, and this time, to focus on home. And what did she want from her home? A place that calmed her, and energized her. A place that, by making her feel safe, would free her to take risks. Also, while Rubin wanted to be happier at home, she wanted to appreciate how much happiness was there already. So, starting in September (the new January), Rubin dedicated a school year—September through May—to making her home a place of greater simplicity, comfort, and love. In The Happiness Project, she worked out general theories of happiness. Here she goes deeper on factors that matter for home, such as possessions, marriage, time, and parenthood. How can she control the cubicle in her pocket? How might she spotlight her family’s treasured possessions? And it really was time to replace that dud toaster. Each month, Rubin tackles a different theme as she experiments with concrete, manageable resolutions—and this time, she coaxes her family to try some resolutions, as well. With her signature blend of memoir, science, philosophy, and experimentation, Rubin’s passion for her subject jumps off the page, and reading just a few chapters of this book will inspire readers to find more happiness in their own lives.

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: Gretchen Rubin
Publisher: Harmony
Release: 2012-09-04
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780307886804

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In this groundbreaking analysis of personality type, bestselling author of Better Than Before and The Happiness Project Gretchen Rubin reveals the one simple question that will transform what you do at home, at work, and in life. During her multibook investigation into understanding human nature, Gretchen Rubin realized that by asking the seemingly dry question "How do I respond to expectations?" we gain explosive self-knowledge. She discovered that based on their answer, people fit into Four Tendencies: Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels. Our Tendency shapes every aspect of our behavior, so using this framework allows us to make better decisions, meet deadlines, suffer less stress, and engage more effectively. More than 600,000 people have taken her online quiz, and managers, doctors, teachers, spouses, and parents already use the framework to help people make significant, lasting change. The Four Tendencies hold practical answers if you've ever thought... · People can rely on me, but I can't rely on myself. · How can I help someone to follow good advice? · People say I ask too many questions. · How do I work with someone who refuses to do what I ask—or who keeps telling me what to do? With sharp insight, compelling research, and hilarious examples, The Four Tendencies will help you get happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative. It's far easier to succeed when you know what works for you.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Gretchen Rubin
Publisher: Harmony
Release: 2017-09-12
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781524760922

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From the author of the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers The Happiness Project and Happier at Home comes a book that tackles the question: How do we make good habits that are easy, effortless, and automatic? Habits are the invisible architecture of our lives. Rubin provides an analytical and scientific framework from which to understand these habits--as well as change them for good. Infused with her compelling voice and funny stories, she illustrates the core principles of habit formation with dozens of strategies that she tests out on herself and others. In doing so, she discovers answers to questions such as: • At times, I've picked up a habit overnight, but other times, it's taken years to develop. Why? • Why do some people resist habits, while others adopt them eagerly? • I want to help my child/spouse/colleagues make a change. What can I do? • Why do I resist other people's advice on how to change, even if I think they are right? • How do I make good habits convenient and easy? Rubin provides tools to help readers better understand themselves, and presents a clear, practical menu of strategies so readers can take an individualized approach. She tackles each strategy herself, and in doing so shows us the importance of knowing ourselves, and our own habit-tendencies. Armed with self-knowledge, we can pursue the habits in ways that will truly work for us, not against us. Going to the gym can be as easy, effortless, and automatic as putting on a seatbelt. We can file expense reports, take time for fun, or pass up that piece of carrot cake without having to decide. With foundation of good habits, we can build a life that reflects our values and goals. — Included in Oprah's Super Soul 100 list

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: Gretchen Rubin
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Release: 2015-03-17
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780385679466

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...an intriguing and cogent examination of suffering through the perspectives of psychoanalysis and Buddhism...a substantial contribution.--Jerry Piven, The New School

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Genre: Religion
Author: Ron Leifer
Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated
Release: 1997
File: 313 Pages
ISBN-13: UVA:X004120645

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‘Magical… I was enchanted from the start… certainly one to engage the emotions… humorous, touching, emotional, and clever… as cozy as a cup of hot tea on a winter's day.’ Goodreads Reviewer Prepare to be captivated by one of the most poignant and heart-warming books you will read this year, perfect for readers who loved One Day in December. Alison’s perfect world has fallen apart. Her beloved larger than life mother-in-law, Maggie, has just passed away. Every afternoon they’d talk and laugh over a pot of tea - and Maggie was secretly the glue that held Alison’s family together. Now she’s trying to figure out a future without her… With a little help from her two best friends, Alison resolves to try and find her happy place and be more Maggie. Vowing to step outside of their comfort zones and make the most of every day, the three women each have their own challenges to overcome in the year ahead - a baby on the way, a romance to save and a much-needed confidence boost. But as Alison finds herself drinking more wine than she ever has in her life and signing up for an extreme sports charity event, she starts to wonder if this is really the change she needed in her life? Or will she re-discover her happiness closer to home? What readers are saying about The Happiness Project: ‘I completely loved this book and devoured it in one day as it was too good to put down… perfect humour… endearing and heart-warming… an uplifting and feel good story that will leave you wanting more...’ Stacy is Reading, 5 stars ‘This story leaves you begging for more… Warm and uplifting… The story rockets along and will have you laughing and crying.’ Mrs W, 5 stars ‘A stellar novel of friendship, motherhood, and happiness.’ Plucked from the Stacks, 5 stars ‘Wonderful and so endearing… Having me laughing at one point and crying the next. It is a heart-warming story full of friendship, families, love and loss.’ Stardust Book Reviews ‘An uplifting tale about friendship, family, and kicking-ass at womanhood… The novel is hilarious… Warm and enticing… Making me chuckle.’ Jessica Ryn ‘Uplifting read about motherhood, friendship, and striving to live your best life…’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘Heart-warming… funny… moving and inspiring… I absolutely recommended this book.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘A truly fabulous feel good read … It's a brilliant story of friendship.’ Mum Reinvented, 5 stars ‘A warm, real, wonderful read… truly funny… A delicious read.’ NetGalley Reviewer ‘Full of fun, laughter and a heart-warming storyline right to the end. I recommend this uplifting read.’ Goodreads Reviewer

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Pippa James
Publisher: Bookouture
Release: 2019-02-12
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9781786816900

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#1 New York Times Bestseller Gretchen Rubin’s year-long experiment to discover how to create true happiness. Drawing on cutting-edge science, classical philosophy, and real-world examples, Rubin delivers an engaging, eminently relatable chronicle of transformation. This special 10th Anniversary edition features a Conversation with Gretchen Rubin, Happiness Project Stories, a guide to creating your own happiness project, a list of dozens of free resources, and more. “An enlightening, laugh-aloud read. . . . Filled with open, honest glimpses into [Rubin’s] real life, woven together with constant doses of humor.”—Christian Science Monitor Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany one rainy afternoon in the unlikeliest of places: a city bus. “The days are long, but the years are short,” she realized. “Time is passing, and I’m not focusing enough on the things that really matter.” In that moment, she decided to dedicate a year to her happiness project. In this lively and compelling account—now updated with new material by the author—Rubin chronicles her adventures during the twelve months she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific research, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. Among other things, she found that novelty and challenge are powerful sources of happiness; that money can help buy happiness, when spent wisely; that outer order contributes to inner calm; and that the very smallest of changes can make the biggest difference. This updated edition includes: · An extensive new interview with the author · Stories of other people’s life-changing happiness projects · A resource guide to the dozens of free resources created for readers · The Happiness Project Manifesto · An excerpt from Gretchen Rubin’s bestselling book The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles that Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People’s Lives Better, Too)

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: Gretchen Rubin
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release: 2018-10-30
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780062888730

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The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin | Summary and AnalysisBook Preview: Gretchen Rubin's book begins with the "story behind the story." In "Getting Started," Gretchen shares what sparked the whole idea of a "Happiness Project" to begin with. The idea was rooted in nothing more fateful than a bus ride. It was a typical day and a typical commute when Gretchen caught sight out the bus window of a woman juggling an umbrella, a cell phone, and a child. Not a very extraordinary woman, but someone that Gretchen could see herself in. She was that woman - ordinary, harried, and while not depressed, maybe not the happiest, either.That's when it hit Gretchen - she was happy, but was she happy enough? Was this, an ordinary bus ride with ordinary feelings on an ordinary day really all there was for her in life? She knew she had life good, but could she have it even better?Gretchen decided to find out. A perfectionist and planner, Gretchen got started on her "Happiness Project" by doing some research. She read all the greats - from Plato to Schopenhauer in philosophy; Seligman to Lyubomirsky in religion; Tolstoy to McEwan to even Oprah in literature and pop-culture. She spoke with friends and family and colleagues, all of them a mix of critical and encouraging.This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book This Book Contains: * Summary Of The Entire Book * Chapter By Chapter Breakdown * Analysis Of The Reading Experience Download Your Copy Today

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Author: InstantRead Summary
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release: 2016-03-01
File: 46 Pages
ISBN-13: 152348621X

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