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How To Ask For A Raise: Know Your Value (And Bring The Evidence)

Life Kit spoke with negotiations expert Mori Taheripour for her tips on asking for more money at work — and what to do when the answer is no, or there's just not money in the budget.

How To Ask For A Raise: Know Your Value (And Bring The Evidence)

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Starting Your Career After College
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Starting Your Career After College

From informational interviews to applications, landing your first job after college is always hard. A pandemic makes it even tougher. This episode originally ran in 2019, and we've updated it with information about landing a job during the pandemic.

Starting Your Career After College

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The Right Mentor Can Change Your Career
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The Right Mentor Can Change Your Career

A strong mentor can help you inside and outside of work. In this episode, we'll give you tips on finding the right one to help you achieve your goals. (This episode originally ran in September 2020.)

The Right Mentor Can Change Your Career

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Touch & Pleasure Are Essential: Here's How To Give Them To Yourself

Human touch is essential. But in a socially distanced world, lots of people are starved for it. Figuring out what feels good to you, from a long hot bath to something more intimate, can be the first step to getting that much-needed touch. (Yes, this episode includes discussions of sex and sexuality.)

Touch & Pleasure Are Essential: Here's How To Give Them To Yourself

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What Makes A Good Partner — And How To Cultivate Connection

You might remember Mandy Len Catron from her hit Modern Love essay about going through 36 questions to fall in love. You might have even tried those questions yourself. Catron's book is called How to Fall in Love With Anyone, and Vice's Rachel Wilkerson Miller spoke with her about it.

What Makes A Good Partner — And How To Cultivate Connection

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Stop Arguing, Start Brainstorming
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Stop Arguing, Start Brainstorming

It's normal to avoid conflict. But if you approach conflict as problem-solving, it might not be so bad. Here's how to turn a fight into a constructive brainstorming session. (This episode originally ran in August 2020.)

Stop Arguing, Start Brainstorming

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Hitting A Pandemic Wall? Remember To Show Up For Yourself
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Hitting A Pandemic Wall? Remember To Show Up For Yourself

You can't fully show up for the people in your life until you know how to do the same for yourself. In this episode, we talk with Rachel Wilkerson Miller, author of The Art of Showing Up, about how to take care of yourself. (This episode originally ran in May 2020.)

Hitting A Pandemic Wall? Remember To Show Up For Yourself

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How To Savor Chocolate Like A Cocoa Expert

Making (and tasting) chocolate is an art. In this episode, a cocoa expert guides us through the world of chocolate and how you can appreciate it to its fullest.

How To Savor Chocolate Like A Cocoa Expert

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How To Fall In Love, According To Hinge's Relationship Scientist

Logan Ury, Hinge's Director of Relationship Science, says making dating decisions based on initial chemistry alone is a losing battle. In this episode, dating coach Damona Hoffman speaks with Ury about her new book, How to Not Die Alone.

How To Fall In Love, According To Hinge's Relationship Scientist

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How Solitude Can Improve Your Mood

Everyone needs a little alone time, but these days, you might have either too much "me" time or not enough. Here's how to find a balance and get the restorative benefits of time by yourself. (This episode originally ran in July 2020.)

How Solitude Can Improve Your Mood

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