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There's Never A 'Right' Time For A Baby — But These Questions Can Help You Decide

Whether you've always wanted to be a parent or not, starting a family is a big decision. The pandemic makes it even tougher. In this episode, experts talk through what to consider.

There's Never A 'Right' Time For A Baby — But These Questions Can Help You Decide

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Quitting Your Job The Right Way
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Quitting Your Job The Right Way

Whether you're completely fed up or just ready for the next thing, quitting a job can be stressful and complicated. Here's how to make a game plan and leave a good legacy. (This episode originally ran in Jan. 2020.)

Quitting Your Job The Right Way

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Surviving At Work As A Person Of Color
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Surviving At Work As A Person Of Color

Changing workplace culture isn't the job of marginalized employees. But knowing how to manage your boss or document your daily work can help employees of color — even if it just shows you when you've had enough. (This episode originally ran in Sept. 2020).

Surviving At Work As A Person Of Color

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Tips For Making A Career Change, From Someone Who Has Done It
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Tips For Making A Career Change, From Someone Who Has Done It

Making a career switch can be daunting — but it's doable. In this episode, audio producer Keisha "TK" Dutes breaks down how she made her own switch, and how you can too. (This episode originally ran in Oct. 2020.)

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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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