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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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Melissa Clark and NPR's Ayesha Rascoe pose with the cheesy baked pasta. Shannon Rhoades/NPR hide caption

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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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Adventurer Bear Grylls is the host of National Geographic's Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge. National Geographic/Ben Simms hide caption

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

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These 3 conversations hold the key to successfully moving in with your partner

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What you need to know about preparing financially for a baby

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How to know when you spend too much time online and need to log off

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Before you commit to a new name, take it for a test drive. For example, use that name for your next coffee order. Then pay attention to how you feel when you hear it called out. Jasjyot Singh Hans for NPR hide caption

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You can choose a new name for yourself. Here's how

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