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Digging Yourself Out Of Medical Debt
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Digging Yourself Out Of Medical Debt

One in five Americans struggles with medical debt. Here's some advice about how to negotiate and get the debt collectors to stop calling. (This episode first ran in 2019.)

Digging Yourself Out Of Medical Debt

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'Comfort Decorating' Is All About Making Your Home A Sanctuary

The spaces we live and work in have a big impact on our mindset. And creating a calm, restful space can provide stability in times of change and uncertainty. It's called "comfort decorating."

'Comfort Decorating' Is All About Making Your Home A Sanctuary

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What To Do If You — Or Someone You Love — Is Going Through Pregnancy Loss

Despite how common pregnancy loss is, families often suffer in silence. In honor of Black Maternal Health Week, Life Kit teamed up with the hosts of the podcast docuseries NATAL to share stories from parents who have experienced loss, and expert advice about how to support loved ones through grief.

What To Do If You — Or Someone You Love — Is Going Through Pregnancy Loss

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Raising Boys To Be Feminists

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Raising Boys To Be Feminists

Author Sonora Jha shares insights from her memoir, How To Raise A Feminist Son, which includes practical to-do lists about how to handle some of the hardest conversations with sons.

Raising Boys To Be Feminists

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Why Pronouncing Names Correctly Is More Than Common Courtesy

Our names are an extension of who we are. And if your name is mispronounced all the time, you know how painful that can be. In this episode, we're talking about why getting names right is so important — and how to correct others and rectify your own mistakes.

Why Pronouncing Names Correctly Is More Than Common Courtesy

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Buying A Car With Confidence

Buying a car is intimidating. This episode will help you strategize to avoid all the potential pitfalls, so you can drive away with a good deal. (This episode originally ran in Feb. 2020.)

Buying A Car With Confidence

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Do We Even Know How To Socialize Anymore?
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Do We Even Know How To Socialize Anymore?

The pandemic has reshaped social routines. Lots of people are worried about returning to a pre-coronavirus world of water-cooler talk and packed social schedules. Author and Life Kit regular Celeste Headlee has some advice.

Do We Even Know How To Socialize Anymore?

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Raising Kids Who Help With Chores
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Raising Kids Who Help With Chores

Raising kids who pitch in around your home doesn't require bribes or a chore chart. Kids want to help – and parents can nurture that desire by including them in age-appropriate ways.

Raising Kids Who Help With Chores

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Want To Listen Better? Turn Down Your Thoughts And Tune In To Others

Actively listening is tough, but it can transform your conversations and improve your relationships. Here's some advice.

Want To Listen Better? Turn Down Your Thoughts And Tune In To Others

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The Emotions Behind Money
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The Emotions Behind Money

Money isn't just about numbers. It's about emotions, too. Tiffany 'The Budgetnista' Aliche's new book unpacks the relationships we all have with finances so you can make the most of your cash.

The Emotions Behind Money

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