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Happier with Gretchen Rubin

Ask For A Favor

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft have a counterintuitive method for making friends: asking for a favor. They also discuss the Know Yourself Better dichotomy of Cooperation v. Competition. Plus, a listener question about saving great articles and recipes efficiently, Gretchen's demerit and Liz's gold star.

Do you have a question or story for Gretchen and Liz? Leave a voicemail at 774-277-9336 You can also reach them on Twitter at @gretchenrubin and @elizabethcraft, on Facebook at, by email at, or leave a comment on Gretchen’s blog,

This episode was sponsored by The Great Courses Plus. To stream The Fundamentals of Photography from The Great Courses Plus for free go to

This episode was also sponsored by Smith and Noble. Contact Smith and Noble today to get my special, limited time offer: 20% off on your window treatments – plus, a Free In-Home Consultation! Go to

And check out Gretchen's books Better Than Before, The Happiness Project, and others.

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