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Happier with Gretchen Rubin

The Bigger Life

Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft use a deceptively simple motto to help decide complex life challenges. It's the motto Gretchen used to decided whether to not to get a dog. Find out what she decided! They also discuss the Know Yourself Better question, "What's your tell?" and a listener question about answers to "How are you?." Plus, Gretchen's demerit and Liz's gold star.

Check out the dog responses you sent us: 

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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 Smith and Noble. Go to for a free in home consultation and 20% off your window treatments.

The episode was also sponsored by Blue Apron, the better way to cook. Get your first two meals on us at 

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