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Getting Out Of Medical Debt Can Feel Impossible. Here's How To Do It
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Getting Out Of Medical Debt Can Feel Impossible. Here's How To Do It

One in five Americans struggles with medical bills. The secret is that there's something you can do about it — you just have to know where to look and how to ask.

Getting Out Of Medical Debt Can Feel Impossible. Here's How To Do It

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What You Need To Know About Protective Face Masks

Face masks are crucial for curbing the spread of the coronavirus. This episode goes over some best practices when it comes to face masks, including how to wear a mask properly, the protection given by cloth vs. surgical masks, and how to safely take a break.

What You Need To Know About Protective Face Masks

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'Me And White Supremacy' Helps You Do The Work Of Dismantling Racism

There's been a lot of talk about the work white people need to do to understand their role in racism. Layla Saad's book, Me and White Supremacy, helps readers do just that. Saad explains why it's important to dig into the uncomfortable work, why being an ally isn't enough, and ideas to combat white supremacy in your everyday life.

'Me And White Supremacy' Helps You Do The Work Of Dismantling Racism

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Your Boss Wants You Back. But Is It Safe?

Returning to work during the COVID-19 pandemic? This episode helps workers understand their rights, including current rules about unemployment, safety concerns and underlying conditions.

Your Boss Wants You Back. But Is It Safe?

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Why Does My Plant Look Sad? 6 Tips For Raising Happy Houseplants

Eager to bring new plants home, but aren't sure where to begin? This episode will get you started with the basics of houseplant care — from watering schedule to light conditions. Because anyone can become a green thumb with a little time and attention.

Why Does My Plant Look Sad? 6 Tips For Raising Happy Houseplants

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Anxiety Is Overwhelming. Here's A Mindfulness Tool That Works
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Anxiety Is Overwhelming. Here's A Mindfulness Tool That Works

We all need strategies to push back against conflict, anger and worry. Tara Brach distills the practice of mindfulness into a simple 4-step tool from her book Radical Compassion. This daily practice can help you show up for 'life' – and let go of regret and anxiety.

Anxiety Is Overwhelming. Here's A Mindfulness Tool That Works

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End-Of-Life Planning Is A 'Lifetime Gift' To Your Loved Ones

Talking about death makes many of us uncomfortable, so we don't plan for it. But the reality is that even a small amount of planning ensures our final wishes are honored — and makes it easier on our family and friends. This episode will help you get started on making a will and an advance directive, even if you don't have a big estate.

End-Of-Life Planning Is A 'Lifetime Gift' To Your Loved Ones

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Want To Be Happier? Evidence-Based Tricks To Get You There

Everyone wants to be happy, and science has some answers. In this episode, Laurie Santos, the host of The Happiness Lab podcast, shares the science of cultivating gratitude and reframing positive thinking.

Want To Be Happier? Evidence-Based Tricks To Get You There

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Navigating The Coming Out Conversation — From Both Sides

Coming out looks different for everyone and is a continuous process. WNYC Studio's Nancy hosts talk with people about their coming out stories to learn what went well, what could have gone better, and what to say if someone comes out to you.

Navigating The Coming Out Conversation — From Both Sides

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Not Sure What You're Feeling? Journaling Can Help

Journaling helps you process emotions and gain insight. But you don't have to write for an hour a day or keep a beautiful bullet journal to get the benefits of journaling. This episode helps you get started with helpful journal prompts, even if you're wary about putting your feelings out there.

Not Sure What You're Feeling? Journaling Can Help

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