Life Kit Everyone needs a little help being a human. From sleep to saving money to parenting and more, we talk to the experts to get the best advice out there. Life Kit is here to help you get it together.
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Everyone needs a little help being a human. From sleep to saving money to parenting and more, we talk to the experts to get the best advice out there. Life Kit is here to help you get it together.

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How To Give Advice: Less Fixing, More Listening

When someone comes to you for advice, where do you start? This very meta episode of Life Kit explores how to give good advice to the people you care about. Hint: it's not always about fixing someone's problems.

How To Give Advice: Less Fixing, More Listening

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A Guide To Navigating Birth Control

Given all the types of birth control out there, picking a form of contraception can be overwhelming. It involves understanding how birth control works, your preferences, side effects and more. This episode presents the facts so you can choose the contraception that works for you.

A Guide To Navigating Birth Control

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How To Buy A Car (Without Being Taken For A Ride)

Whether you're a pro at car buying or intimidated by the thought of stepping into a car dealership, there are always ways to play the car-buying game better. This episode will help you strategize to avoid the potential pitfalls when it comes to getting a car loan, so you can drive away with a great deal.

How To Buy A Car (Without Being Taken For A Ride)

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Can I Date That Co-Worker? What To Consider Before An Office Romance

The workplace still ranks as one of the top five places where people meet their mates. Love is intoxicating, but you don't want a workplace romance to become toxic.

Can I Date That Co-Worker? What To Consider Before An Office Romance

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What Your Teen Wishes You Knew About Sex Education

Consent, dating, masturbation, porn. It can be difficult having conversations about sex and relationships with teens. NPR's Life Kit has a few tips to help make those talks your kids feel more comfortable.

What Your Teen Wishes You Knew About Sex Education

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Helping A Child Whose Parent Is Struggling With Addiction

What can you do if you suspect a child is being impacted by a family member's addiction? Experts say you don't need to be an addiction expert, just a caring adult. This episode offers guidance to help a kid through a tumultuous time.

Helping A Child Whose Parent Is Struggling With Addiction

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Feeling Anxious? Here's a Quick Tool To Center Your Soul

We all need strategies to push back against conflict, anger and worry. One of the globe's leading mindfulness teachers distills the practice of mindfulness into a simple 4-step tool from her new book Radical Compassion. This daily practice can help you show up for 'life' – and let go of regret and anxiety.

Feeling Anxious? Here's a Quick Tool To Center Your Soul

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How Race And Racism Affect Our Friendships

How do race and racism affect our friendships? In this special episode, NPR's Code Switch team and WNYC's Death, Sex & Money podcast answer your questions on race and friendship. Be a good friend and listen.

How Race And Racism Affect Our Friendships

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Picking A Lightbulb, Made Easy

What kind of lightbulb do you need? There are so many options when it comes to picking the right lightbulb: LED or incandescent? How many watts? What's a kelvin? We help focus your lightbulb search to make the decision easy.

Picking A Lightbulb, Made Easy

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What Is Postpartum Depression? Recognizing The Signs And Getting Help

One in seven women experiences postpartum depression. But it's easy to feel alone — especially when you're told having a baby is supposed to be blissful. This episode helps both struggling moms and loved ones identify the symptoms and find treatment.

What Is Postpartum Depression? Recognizing The Signs And Getting Help

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