Marielle Segarra Marielle Segarra is a reporter and the host of NPR's Life Kit.
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Marielle Segarra

Host, Life Kit

Marielle Segarra is a reporter and the host of NPR's Life Kit, the award-winning podcast and radio show that shares trustworthy, nonjudgmental tips that help listeners navigate their lives.

Segarra joined NPR from Marketplace, where she helped people understand how the ins and outs of the economy are relevant to their lives. Over the years, she reported stories on Amazon's counterfeit problem, the lack of paid family leave in the U.S., the origin story of the song of the summer, the role of makeup during a pandemic, and the jarring experience of returning to an office in August 2020.

And as a podcast host, she talked about U.S. refugee policy, green energy, the war in Ukraine, the movie "Encanto," cauliflower smoothies, hairless cats, inflation, mental health, honoring her ancestors, sea glass hunting in Puerto Rico and a lot more.

Before Marketplace, Segarra worked at WHYY in Philadelphia. She has also taught audio journalism at Columbia University, and she coaches reporters and producers on how to write and deliver scripts that sound like them.

Segarra is a graduate of Brown University, where she studied nonfiction writing and British literature and spent a semester talking about Shakespeare and drinking tea in Edinburgh.

She has lived in New York for much of her life, but somehow still hasn't visited the Statue of Liberty.

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Negotiating isn't just for job offers. Here's how to use it in everyday life

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Feeling anxious? Try smiling or doing a good deed to snap out of it

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Does it matter what time you go to bed? Sleep scientist Rebecca Robbins identifies commonly held beliefs about sleep — and debunks misconceptions. Photo Illustration by Becky Harlan/NPR hide caption

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Popular myths about sleep, debunked

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Monday

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No, you don't have to put your home address on your resume

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Friday

Lots of people scarf down their food. Here's how to eat at a healthier pace

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Tuesday

Running can be intimidating. Here's how to get started

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How to cut costs, pay down debt and save more money in 2024

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Monday

How to do a financial reset

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Thursday

Struggling to keep your house clean? This therapist's framework may help

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Thursday

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4 scenarios that can ignite a family fight — and 12 strategies to minimize them

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Thursday

Picking a color palette is an important part of decorating for the holidays, says interior designer Elaine Griffin. So experiment with colors outside of the traditional red and green scheme. Photo Illustration by Becky Harlan/NPR hide caption

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It's time for holiday decorations. How to create an iconic theme — and save money

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Thursday

Before taking your child to a friend or a family member's house, ask them if they have guns at home and what safety measures they have in place to protect children and young people from accessing them. Cavan Images/Getty Images/Cavan Images RF hide caption

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Why you should ask about guns before your kid's next playdate

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Monday

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Giving Tuesday: How to donate to a charity with purpose and intention

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Saturday

Life Kit: Cooking turkey for first-timers

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Thursday

In Lan Lam's recipe, the turkey is cooked in a preheated roasting pan placed on top of a preheated pizza stone or pizza steel to deliver more heat to the legs and thighs. "By the time the breasts hit 160 degrees, the legs are done and you don't have to go in and do much to the turkey," she says. America's Test Kitchen hide caption

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This Thanksgiving turkey recipe skips a stressful step: Flipping the bird

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Monday

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A flight expert's hot take on holiday travel: 'Don't do it'

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Tuesday

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8 simple things you can do to protect yourself from getting scammed

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Tuesday

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Boo! Halloween is coming. Here's how to decide on a costume

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Monday

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7 surprising ways the public library can help you save money

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Monday

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Yes, end-of-life planning is a tough subject. How to talk to your parents about it

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