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The markets are down. Here's how to handle your investments

About 60% of Americans have some money in the stock market — and the markets are not doing great. Your knee-jerk reaction might be to sell. But experts explain why that's not a good idea.

The markets are down. Here's how to handle your investments

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Dear Life Kit: My dad's wife died and he won't leave the house. What do I do?

Psychotherapist David Defoe offers advice to a letter writer who is concerned about how to help their grieving father.

Dear Life Kit: My dad's wife died and he won't leave the house. What do I do?

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What to do when driving during flood conditions
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What to do when driving during flood conditions

Hurricane Ian is rapidly intensifying, and with that there are predicted storm surges of up to 18 feet. We'll walk you through how you can to stay safe during heavy rain on the road.

What to do when driving during flood conditions

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When something feels personal, here's how to cope
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When something feels personal, here's how to cope

It can be destabilizing when we hear a comment that feels like a personal attack. But instead of getting too lost in rumination and hurt, there are ways to slow down and gain clarity. On this episode of Life Kit, tips on how to cope when things feel personal.

When something feels personal, here's how to cope

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When it comes to parenting, lead with connection
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When it comes to parenting, lead with connection

Psychologist Becky Kennedy, author of the new book "Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be," urges parents to spend more time raising thoughtful humans instead of fixing their behavior.

When it comes to parenting, lead with connection

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

A daughter tries to rebuild trust with her parents after they secretly ran a background check on her boyfriend. Therapist and author Nedra Glover Tawwab shares insight on how to move forward.

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

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How much water does your body really need?
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How much water does your body really need?

Experts bust myths about hydration, from drinking eight glasses of water a day to using the color of your pee as an indicator for dehydration.

How much water does your body really need?

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

In four steps, experts Eve Rodsky and Jacqueline Misla explain how to fairly split domestic work with a partner or roommate. Don't forget to print out the handy zine!

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

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

Life Kit host Marielle Segarra asks friends and family for advice on how to overcome her new-job jitters, meet new colleagues at NPR — and stay confident.

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 husband wrote an 80-chapter book. Do I have to read it?

What's more, the letter writer hates her husband's writing style. Should she bite the bullet and read his novel? Or can she pass? Family therapist Kiaundra Jackson offers her two cents.

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

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