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How to get ready for a hurricane

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How to make a good impression in your first week of work, according to a new NPR host

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Dear Life Kit: My parents ran a background check on my partner. How can I trust them?

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Stuck doing all the household chores? This practical guide can help

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Dear Life Kit: My husband wrote an 80-chapter book. Do I have to read it?

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3 common thinking traps and how to avoid them, according to a Yale psychologist

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How to show your friends you love them, according to a friendship expert

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Gearing up for fall, health officials are recommending a new round of booster shots. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Omicron boosters: Do I need one, and if so, when?

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Sarah Comer demonstrates the game Beat Saber using a virtual reality headset in Washington, D.C. During the pandemic, Comer and her family had a competition from their respective homes across several states to see who could rack up the most points on some of the exercise games on their VR headsets, "as a motivator for us to exercise and stay connected," she says. Photo Illustration by Becky Harlan/NPR hide caption

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4 ways to make your workout actually fun, according to behavioral scientists

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Dear Life Kit: I uninvited my sister-in-law from our wedding. Was that wrong of me?

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Dear Life Kit: My co-worker posted a terrible review about me! Should I tell our boss?

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When Melissa Clark cooks, it's 'Dinner in One'

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4 exercises that can prevent (and relieve!) pain from computer slouching and more

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Sex education often leaves out queer people. Here's what to know

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Are you a bittersweet person? Take this quiz — then discover the power of sadness

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An illustration of a black women juggling several different tasks: exercising, talking on the phone, carrying packages and typing on a laptop. Connie Hanzhang Jin/NPR hide caption

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Only when the caller cannot or will not collaborate on a safety plan and the counselor feels the caller will harm themselves imminently should emergency services be called, according to the hotline's policy. d3sign/Getty Images hide caption

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Social media posts warn people not to call 988. Here's what you need to know

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Transitioning to natural hair doesn't have to be complicated. 5 steps to make it easy

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Harlan shares a collage of images from a family beach trip. She knew she wanted photos of a sandcastle, her family at the beach at dusk, downtime at the house and the cousins playing together in the pool. Creating a "shot list" in advance of images she hoped to capture helped her "leave her trip with no regrets," she says. Photo Illustration by Becky Harlan/NPR hide caption

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How to take better (and more distinctive) photos on vacation

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Bear Grylls on how to S-T-O-P fighting fear in everyday life

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