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Now Is The Time To Start Biking

Lots of people are buying bikes and hitting the road during the pandemic. So if you've thought about getting a bike, now's the time. In this episode, we'll talk about what you need to get started, and some strategies to stay safe.

Now Is The Time To Start Biking

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Friendships Change. Here's How To Deal
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Friendships Change. Here's How To Deal

Friendships inevitably shift over time — and during COVID-19, you might be facing more changes than usual. But those shifts in relationships aren't necessarily a bad thing. Life Kit consulted the experts about how to take a hard look at friendships — and how to break up with a pal, if that's the best route to take. This episode originally ran on August 21, 2019.

Friendships Change. Here's How To Deal

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COVID-19 Etiquette: 6 Common Conundrums (And A Printable Pocket Guide)

How do you tell a stranger to be better at social distancing? What do you do when a backyard gathering suddenly has one too many unmasked guests? This episode walks through the new rules of etiquette during COVID-19.

COVID-19 Etiquette: 6 Common Conundrums (And A Printable Pocket Guide)

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What 'The Rocket Years' Can Teach Us

There's often a lot of pressure put on a person's 20s. Stay career focused? Or make it a time of exploration? In this episode, Elizabeth Segran talks about her book, The Rocket Years: How Your Twenties Launch the Rest of Your Life. She offers advice for anyone who wants to be more intentional about their life choices.

What 'The Rocket Years' Can Teach Us

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Why Forgiving Someone Else Is Really About You

Deciding to forgive is a big step. After all, you're the one who's been harmed! But it turns out that forgiving someone actually has benefits for your mental health. The practice of radical forgiveness can help you process hurt and anger — and ultimately find peace.

Why Forgiving Someone Else Is Really About You

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It's Pretty Easy To Level Up Your Coffee Game — Here's How

You don't need to get super fancy with your morning coffee at home. All it takes are a few strategies to elevate your coffee game. Whether you use a drip machine or pour-over, paper filters or French press, this episode will help you get to know what kind of coffee you like and how to make it a little better.

It's Pretty Easy To Level Up Your Coffee Game — Here's How

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How Solitude Can Help You Regulate Your Mood

Everyone needs a little alone time, but with the current pandemic, you might have either too much "me" time or not enough. Let's get that balance back. This episode breaks down some of the research behind what makes even small bouts of solitude restorative and what to do when you're alone too much.

How Solitude Can Help You Regulate Your Mood

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New To Camping? Here's How To Get Started

Attention new campers! This episode will get you ready for your first car camping trip so you'll feel comfortable and confident in being a responsible member of the outdoor community. We'll discuss what to bring camping, how to make meals, how to stay safe and how to honor the land.

New To Camping? Here's How To Get Started

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When It Comes To Screens, Kids Need A Guide — Not A Disciplinarian

Some parents think the best way to manage a child's screen time is to set hard limits. But those rules are particularly difficult to keep during a pandemic, when screens are a lifeline for all of us. So what should the rules be? Sonia Livingstone and Alicia Blum-Ross, coauthors of Parenting For A Digital Future, explain why being too strict about screen time might not be the best strategy for your kids — or the whole family.

When It Comes To Screens, Kids Need A Guide — Not A Disciplinarian

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A Sunscreen Evangelist Explains Why You Need To Get On Board

No matter your skin tone, sunscreen keeps your skin safe from harmful UVA and UVB rays. But to use it right, you need to know a few things: What SPF to use, how often to reapply and the difference between chemical and physical sunscreen. This episode explains what to look for on the back of a sunscreen bottle and how to use it effectively.

A Sunscreen Evangelist Explains Why You Need To Get On Board

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