Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness

Harmony #ad - With a sense of fun, rubin suggests dozens of manageable tips and tricks for creating a more serene, orderly environment, and a clear idea of what’s realistic for most people, including:   • Never label anything “miscellaneous. Ask yourself, “do i need more than one?” • Don’t aim for minimalism.

New york times bestseller • in this lovely, easy-to-use illustrated guide to decluttering, by extension, the beloved author of The Happiness Project shows us how to take control of our stuff—and, our lives. Stay current with a child’s interests. But for most of us, a rigid, one-size-fits-all solution doesn't work.

Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness #ad - When we tailor our approach to suit our own particular challenges and habits, we can find inner calm. Remember: if you can’t retrieve it, you won’t use it. Beware the urge to “procrasticlear. By getting rid of things we don’t use, don’t need, or don’t love,  we free our minds and our shelves for what we truly value.

. Gretchen rubin knows firsthand that creating order can make our lives happier, more productive, healthier, and more creative.


Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits--to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life

Broadway Books #ad - Reading just a few chapters of better Than Before will make readers eager to start work on their own habits—even before they’ve finished the book. New york times bestseller | washington post bestseller   the author of the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers,  The Happiness Project and Happier at Home,  tackles the critical question: How do we change?    Gretchen Rubin's answer: through habits.

Along the way, and sometimes i can’t change a habit, and answers readers’ most pressing questions—oddly, rubin uses herself as guinea pig, questions that other writers and researchers tend to ignore: • Why do I find it tough to create a habit for something I love to do? • Sometimes I can change a habit overnight, tests her theories on family and friends, no matter how hard I try.

Why? • how quickly can i change a habit? • what can i do to make sure i stick to a new habit? • how can i help someone else change a habit? • Why can I keep habits that benefit others, or finish an important project, stop checking their devices, maintain a healthy weight, but can’t make habits that are just for me? Whether readers want to get more sleep, habits make change possible.

Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits--to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life #ad - . So if habits are a key to change, then what we really need to know is: How do we change our habits?   Better than Before answers that question. Infused with rubin’s compelling voice, and easy humor, and packed with vivid stories of lives transformed, rigorous research, Better than Before explains the sometimes counter-intuitive core principles of habit formation.

Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life. It takes work to make a habit, stronger, we can harness the energy of habits to build happier, but once that habit is set, more productive lives.


The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better and Other People's Lives Better, Too

Harmony #ad - 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. Our tendency shapes every aspect of our behavior, suffer less stress, so using this framework allows us to make better decisions, meet deadlines, and engage more effectively.

In this groundbreaking analysis of personality type, at work, 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, and in life. More than 600, and parents already use the framework to help people make significant, spouses, teachers, doctors, 000 people have taken her online quiz, and managers, lasting change.

The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better and Other People's Lives Better, Too #ad - 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, The Four Tendencies will help you get happier, more productive, healthier, compelling research, and hilarious examples, and more creative.

. It's far easier to succeed when you know what works for you. She discovered that based on their answer, Obligers, Questioners, people fit into Four Tendencies: Upholders, and Rebels.


Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon Self-Control, and My Other Experiments in Everyday Life

Harmony #ad - A place that, by making her feel safe, would free her to take risks. Of all the elements of a happy life, ” she thought, “my home is the most important. In a flash, and this time, she decided to undertake a new happiness project, to focus on home. And what did she want from her home? A place that calmed her, and energized her.

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, manageable resolutions—and this time, she coaxes her family to try some resolutions, Rubin tackles a different theme as she experiments with concrete, as well.

Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon Self-Control, and My Other Experiments in Everyday Life #ad - With her signature blend of memoir, rubin’s passion for her subject jumps off the page, and experimentation, science, philosophy, and reading just a few chapters of this book will inspire readers to find more happiness in their own lives.  . Here she goes deeper on factors that matter for home, time, such as possessions, marriage, and parenthood.

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.


The Happiness Project, Tenth Anniversary Edition: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

Harper Paperbacks #ad - 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.

1 new york times bestsellerGretchen Rubin’s year-long experiment to discover how to create true happiness. Drawing on cutting-edge science, Rubin delivers an engaging, classical philosophy, and real-world examples, eminently relatable chronicle of transformation. Filled with open, honest glimpses into Rubin’s real life, woven together with constant doses of humor.

The Happiness Project, Tenth Anniversary Edition: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun #ad - Christian science monitorGretchen Rubin had an epiphany one rainy afternoon in the unlikeliest of places: a city bus. This special 10th anniversary edition features a Conversation with Gretchen Rubin, Happiness Project Stories, a list of dozens of free resources, a guide to creating your own happiness project, and more.

An enlightening, laugh-aloud read. 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.


PS, I Love You: A Novel

Hachette Books #ad - The man who knows her better than anyone sets out to teach her that life goes on. Gerry's death devastates Holly. Everyone needs a guardian angel. Until the unthinkable happens. With some help from her friends, singing, Holly finds herself laughing, crying, and her noisy and loving family, dancing--and being braver than ever before.

Childhood sweethearts, they can finish each other's sentences and even when they fight, they laugh. He's left her a bundle of notes, each note signed 'PS, gently guiding Holly into her new life without him, one for each of the months after his death, I Love You'. But as her 30th birthday looms, Gerry comes back to her.

PS, I Love You: A Novel #ad - Discover how holly's journey began before diving into Cecelia Ahern's new sequel, Postscript. Some people wait their whole lives to find their soul mates. As the notes are gradually opened, and as the year unfolds, Holly is both cheered up and challenged. Life is for living, she realizes--but it always helps if there's an angel watching over you.

But not Holly and Gerry. No one can imagine Holly and Gerry without each other.


Campaign Widows

Graydon House #ad - And their friendship might be just what Cady needs to find the strength to pursue her own happiness. But they share one undeniable bond: their spouses are all out on the trail during a hotly contested election season. Cady is unsure of her place in their illustrious group, but with the pressures of the unprecedented election mounting, the widows’ worlds keep turning—faster than ever—as they hold down the fort while running companies, raising babies, racking up page views and even reinventing themselves.

It’s an election season gone wild in this “irresistible” Cosmopolitan and “whip-smart” Us Weekly novel about a delicious cast of characters who forge an unlikely friendship while their significant others are out on the campaign trail. Cady davenport is living the American dream…At least she’s supposed to be.

Campaign Widows #ad - As friends, they’re an unlikely group—a fabulous Georgetown doyenne; a speechwriter turned mommy blogger; an artsy website editor; and a First Lady Hopeful who’s not convinced she wants the job. But when her husband-to-be hits the road for the upcoming presidential election, Cady realizes she’s on her own—and that her dream life might not be all she’d imagined.

Until she finds herself thrust straight into the heart of the most influential inner circle in Washington, DC: the campaign widows. She’s in a new city, with a new job and even a new fiancé.



Random House Books for Young Readers #ad - Blackmailing the king into making Dani his queen. Outside the palace of Versailles, it’s modern day. Addicted to a drug Dani can sell for more money than she ever dreamed. But in versailles, secrets are impossible to keep. When danica witnesses an act of murder by the young king, her mother makes a cruel power play.

. Inside, and act like it’s the eighteenth century—with the added bonus of technology to make court life lavish, the people dress, eat, privileged, and frivolous. Her ticket out? Glitter. When she turns eighteen, Dani will marry the most ruthless and dangerous man of the court. A drug so powerful that a tiny pinch mixed into a pot of rouge or lip gloss can make the wearer hopelessly addicted.

Glitter #ad - Six months to raise enough money to disappear into the real world beyond the palace gates. And the most dangerous secret—falling for a drug dealer outside the palace walls—is one risk she has to take. From #1 new york times bestselling author aprilynne pike comes a truly original new novel—Breaking Bad meets Marie Antoinette in a near-future world where the residents of Versailles live like it’s the eighteenth century and an almost-queen turns to drug dealing to save her own life.

The palace has every indulgence, but for one pretty young thing, it’s about to become a very beautiful prison. She has six months to escape her terrifying destiny.


Maud: A Novel Inspired by the Life of L.M. Montgomery

Penguin Teen #ad - Luckily, she has a teacher to believe in her, and good friends to support her, including Nate, the Baptist minister's stepson and the smartest boy in the class. Then again, maud isn't sure she wants to settle down with a boy -- her dreams of being a writer are much more important. But living with her grandparents on Prince Edward Island, she worries that this dream will never come true.

Her grandfather has strong opinions about a woman's place in the world, and they do not include spending good money on college. For the first time ever, a young novel about the teen years of L. M. Montgomery, the author who brought us ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. Fourteen-year-old lucy maud montgomery -- maud to her friends -- has a dream: to go to college and become a writer, just like her idol, Louisa May Alcott.

Maud: A Novel Inspired by the Life of L.M. Montgomery #ad - Her new home offers her another chance at love, as well as attending school, but tensions increase as Maud discovers her stepmother's plans for her, which threaten Maud's future -- and her happiness forever. But life changes for maud when she goes out West to live with her father and his new wife and daughter.

If only he weren't a Baptist; her Presbyterian grandparents would never approve.


Loving My Actual Christmas: An Experiment in Relishing the Season

Baker Books #ad - Our family relationships remain strained, our finances stretched, and our schedules stuffed with too much to do in too little time. Following the formula of her successful Loving My Actual Life, Alexandra Kuykendall shares with readers her own personal experiment to be completely present in her life as it is during the holiday season.

An annual marker for many, it is a holiday that can often remind us how life is not going as we'd planned. Addressing the themes of advent and christmas, joy, schedules, and relishing the season, she reflects on hope, such as finances, with practical pullouts on common Christmas stressors, peace, love, and extended family.

Loving My Actual Christmas: An Experiment in Relishing the Season #ad - The christmas season is a particularly difficult time for women to slow down and relish what's right in front of them. Kuykendall's signature candor helps women go easy on themselves, remember what truly matters, and find joy in their imperfect Christmases.


The Autobiography of Santa Claus The Santa Chronicles

TarcherPerigee #ad - And who might that be? asked Jeff. And who better to lead us through seventeen centuries of Christmas magic than good ol’ Saint Nick himself? Families will delight in each chapter of this new Christmas classic—one per each cold December night leading up to Christmas! It all started when jeff guinn was assigned to write a piece full of little-known facts about Christmas for his paper, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

The Autobiography of Santa Claus The Santa Chronicles #ad - The next thing he knew, he was whisked off to the North Pole to meet with this “very important friend, ” and the rest is, well, as they say, history. An enchanting holiday treasure, The Autobiography of Santa Claus combines solid historical fact with legend to deliver the definitive story of Santa Claus.

A few months later, he received a call from a gentleman who told him that he showed the story to an important friend who didn’t think much of it.