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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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Spend savvier, save smarter: 5 tips to stop stress-spending
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Spend savvier, save smarter: 5 tips to stop stress-spending

We could all stand to stretch our cash a little further right now. Life Kit teamed up with financial expert Tiffany Aliche, also known as the Budgetnista, for tips about how to separate needs from wants, stop stress-spending and save for the future. This episode originally aired in September 2020.

Spend savvier, save smarter: 5 tips to stop stress-spending

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Find freedom and create your own path in your first queer relationship

The dating game can be hard, but navigating the dating world for the first time as a queer person can mean even more complexity – and a lot of room for creativity. Explore facing your dating fears, finding queer community and practicing comfortable communication while staying true to you.

Find freedom and create your own path in your first queer relationship

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3 ways to honor and pass on traditions through food
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3 ways to honor and pass on traditions through food

Food is more than just fuel for your body. Food is a connection to the stories of your ancestors, and the stories of your descendants. In this episode, a culinary historian, a professor and a nutritionist share their advice on how to carry on culinary traditions.

3 ways to honor and pass on traditions through food

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Life Kit presents: What's in a dad?

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Life Kit presents: What's in a dad?

Code Switch host Gene Demby and comedian Hari Kondabolu are both new fathers, and they're both learning to raise kids who will have very different identities and upbringings than their own. It's left both of them reflecting on some big questions: How will they teach their children about race? What are the elements of their childhoods that they want to pass on? And what, exactly, is a father anyway?

Life Kit presents: What's in a dad?

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Stop doomscrolling and get ready for bed. Here's how to reclaim a good night's sleep

When your days are packed, it can be hard to find some "me time" time to unwind. You might find yourself staying up past your bedtime, scrolling on social media or watching an extra episode of your latest show, That's called "revenge bedtime procrastination." These tips can help you overcome it.

Stop doomscrolling and get ready for bed. Here's how to reclaim a good night's sleep

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Having a hobby is good for you. Here's how to find one
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Having a hobby is good for you. Here's how to find one

When was the last time you did something just for fun — not to make money, or be productive, or because someone else wanted you to? These five tips can help you approach starting a hobby. This episode originally published in May 2021.

Having a hobby is good for you. Here's how to find one

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6 tips to help you overcome your fear of flying

Whether you're a nervous flyer, you'll do almost anything to avoid flying or you have an actual flying phobia, these tips from associate professor of psychiatry Luana Marques, Ph.D. can help you overcome a fear of flying.

6 tips to help you overcome your fear of flying

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In many states, the options for safe abortion access will become virtually non-existent if the Supreme Court overturns Roe V. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that protected abortion rights since 1973. Catherine McQueen/Getty Images hide caption

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What to consider about contraception and pregnancy after Roe v. Wade is overturned

For decades, the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision protected abortion access and reproductive health decisions. Now, that has been overturned. Here's what you need to know about birth control, emergency contraception and terminating a pregnancy.

What to consider about contraception and pregnancy after Roe v. Wade is overturned

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How to find joy in activism

Activism can look like big gestures of protest, but it can also look like baking cupcakes for a charity bake sale or reading at an after school program. These tips will help you find joy in activism while avoiding burnout.

How to find joy in activism

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Looking for love at first swipe? Here's how to make dating apps work for you
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Looking for love at first swipe? Here's how to make dating apps work for you

The idea behind dating apps is to make finding a connection easier — but that's not always the case. These expert tips will help you make the experience less anxiety-inducing, whether you're looking for something long-term or casual. This episode first aired in August 2021.

Looking for love at first swipe? Here's how to make dating apps work for you

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