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Peter Sagal Teaches Us How To Run
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Peter Sagal Teaches Us How To Run

You don't need fancy equipment or a gym to start running. Grab your headphones and some sneakers and let Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me host Peter Sagal tell you how he keeps going.

Peter Sagal Teaches Us How To Run

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Scientifically Proven Ways To Be Happier
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Scientifically Proven Ways To Be Happier

We could all use a little boost these days. Laurie Santos teaches a class on the science of happiness at Yale University, so we got her advice. (This episode originally ran in June 2020.)

Scientifically Proven Ways To Be Happier

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How To Have A Safe Thanksgiving

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How To Have A Safe Thanksgiving

All gatherings carry risk during COVID-19. If you're meeting with people outside your immediate household during Thanksgiving, you can mitigate that risk by taking some basic steps. NPR's Short Wave team shares advice from the experts. Find more resources at NPR.org/shortwave.

How To Have A Safe Thanksgiving

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How To Make Better, Prettier Pies: Advice From Self-Taught Baker Lauren Ko

Just in time for Thanksgiving, self-taught baker Lauren Ko shares her tips for making better — and more beautiful — pies.

How To Make Better, Prettier Pies: Advice From Self-Taught Baker Lauren Ko

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Carrying On A Family Recipe, In Your Own Way

Making a family recipe for the first time can be daunting. Will it turn out just like you remembered? In this episode, podcaster Noor Wazwaz walks us through what to remember in the kitchen.

Carrying On A Family Recipe, In Your Own Way

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How To Help Your Kids Reframe Their Anxiety — And Reclaim Their Superpowers

Kids have anxiety — but it's not always a bad thing. Renee Jain and Dr. Shefali Tsabary have some ideas about how to help children use those feelings to their advantage.

How To Help Your Kids Reframe Their Anxiety — And Reclaim Their Superpowers

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Checking In On Your Aging Loved Ones
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Checking In On Your Aging Loved Ones

The coronavirus makes things a lot lonelier, especially if you're older and separated from family and friends. In this episode, NPR's Denise Guerra talks with science editor Malaka Gharib about how to check in on older friends and relatives to make sure they're doing alright.

Checking In On Your Aging Loved Ones

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Tricks To Improve Your Credit Score

A strong credit score can make major purchases and financial transactions much easier. Here's how to make yours better and keep it high.

Tricks To Improve Your Credit Score

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How To Harness The Power Of Emotions In The Workplace
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How To Harness The Power Of Emotions In The Workplace

Emotions are everywhere, even at work. It might be tempting to hide them — but you can use them to your advantage. (This episode originally ran in December 2019.)

How To Harness The Power Of Emotions In The Workplace

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How To Take Care Of Yourself This Election Season

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How To Take Care Of Yourself This Election Season

2020 has been a lot. In this special episode from NPR's It's Been A Minute, host Sam Sanders talked with therapist Lori Gottlieb about taking care of mental health when everything feels terrible.

How To Take Care Of Yourself This Election Season

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