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Happier with Gretchen Rubin

Shrines, Chronotypes, and Hostess Neurosis

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft tell each other about the different shrines they’ve each built in their homes, and how highly curated material possessions can add to happiness. They also examine the many distinctions in peoples’ personalities that are important for helping individuals build habits in unique ways, e.g.: are you a night owl or a morning Lark? Plus, a listener questions about making habits stick, Gretchen’s Demerit, and Liz’s Gold Star. 

Do you have a question 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. Go to for 80% off select courses. 


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