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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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How To Reduce Food Waste

Tossing out overripe avocados, wilted greens and sour milk isn't just costing you money — it's also contributing to climate change. In this episode, learn how to reduce your food waste with composting strategies and creative recipes that will help you turn food waste into dinner.

How To Reduce Food Waste

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Liz Fosslien

How To Harness The Power Of Emotions In The Workplace

Anger. Excitement. Frustration. Pride. Hurt. Emotions are everywhere in an office, so why do we pretend they don't exist? Life Kit producer Meghan Keane interviews co-authors of the book No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power Of Embracing Emotions At Work to help you manage emotions at work.

How To Harness The Power Of Emotions In The Workplace

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Not A Regular Reader? 4 Strategies To Make Reading A Habit

If you've given up on reading, for whatever reason — you feel slow, distracted or like you're not enjoying the books you tried — don't give up! These four reading strategies will help make reading a little easier and more fun.

Not A Regular Reader? 4 Strategies To Make Reading A Habit

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Becky Harlan

How To Read More Books

Got an intimidating tower of unread books looming on your nightstand? This episode will help you pick up more books and get through them quicker.

How To Read More Books

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Is It OK To Lie About Santa And The Tooth Fairy?
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Is It OK To Lie About Santa And The Tooth Fairy?

Magical thinking is part of childhood, and when it comes to characters like Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy, parents often play along with elaborate charades. But what should grown-ups do when kids start aging out of the magic and asking tough questions?

Is It OK To Lie About Santa And The Tooth Fairy?

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A Saner Mindset For Weight Loss
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A Saner Mindset For Weight Loss

The way many of us think about weight loss is totally counter-productive. Focus on healthy habits you can sustain instead of the numbers on the scale.

A Saner Mindset For Weight Loss

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Planning A Trip? Pack And Plan Like A Pro
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Planning A Trip? Pack And Plan Like A Pro

We asked three road warriors to share their traveling expertise. The result? Seven tips to help you pack light and plan a trip, like a pro.

Planning A Trip? Pack And Plan Like A Pro

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Dealing With Holidays At Work: Forced Cheer And Awkward Parties

Holiday parties, gift exchanges — dealing with the holidays at work can be awkward and fraught. Alison Green of Ask a Manager shares advice on workplace etiquette around the holidays.

Dealing With Holidays At Work: Forced Cheer And Awkward Parties

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Holiday Survival Guide: Family Style

The holidays can be joyful and celebratory. They can also cause stress and unearth familial trauma. Life Kit talks to Dr. Andrea Bonior, a licensed clinical psychologist, to equip you with some strategies that will help you minimize holiday stress that stems from family.

Holiday Survival Guide: Family Style

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The Truth About Carbs And Calories
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The Truth About Carbs And Calories

Carbs get a bad rap. Here's the science behind why eating too much starch isn't good for you — and smart tips to integrate more slow carbs into your diet.

The Truth About Carbs And Calories

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