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How To Set Boundaries With Family — And Stick To Them

Maintaining healthy boundaries is a way of taking care of your closest relationships, but setting those boundaries can be hard. The process starts with asking yourself what you need.

How To Set Boundaries With Family — And Stick To Them

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Olympic Runner Alexi Pappas On Learning To Ask For Help

Alexi Pappas is an Olympic runner, an actor and, now, a memoirist. In her new book, Bravey, she shares her struggles with mental health and learning to seek help.

Olympic Runner Alexi Pappas On Learning To Ask For Help

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Why You Feel So Guilty When You're Not Working

When was the last time you had a meal without looking at your phone, or took a day off without answering a work email? Journalist Celeste Headlee spoke with therapist Amelia Aldao for her tips for taking a break.

Why You Feel So Guilty When You're Not Working

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7 Tips To Get Back On Your Home Exercise Game

If your home workout routine isn't much of a routine, we're right there with you. A personal trainer joined NPR's Maria Godoy to talk tips for carving out time and space at home for exercise.

7 Tips To Get Back On Your Home Exercise Game

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Coping With Anxiety Around The News
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Coping With Anxiety Around The News

The news is overwhelming right now. Neuroscientist Judson Brewer can help. Take a break from the headlines and press play. (This episode originally ran in October 2020.)

Coping With Anxiety Around The News

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Time To Start Fresh: Follow These Steps To Deep Clean Your Space

It's a New Year. Time to start with a clean slate — even in your home. Here's how to start fresh without getting overwhelmed.

Time To Start Fresh: Follow These Steps To Deep Clean Your Space

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Talking With People In Your Life Hesitant About The Coronavirus Vaccine

Many Americans remain unsure about whether to get the coronavirus vaccine. If you're talking to people in your life about getting it, make sure to lead with empathy and acknowledge what you don't know.

Talking With People In Your Life Hesitant About The Coronavirus Vaccine

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The Art Of Breaking Up, From 'The Talk' To Moving On

Breaking up is tough, no matter how sure you are in your decision. In this episode, certified dating coach Damona Hoffman walks us through the steps to go through in the process, and the small decisions that can make a big impact on how you'll come out on the other side.

The Art Of Breaking Up, From 'The Talk' To Moving On

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No Recipe, No Problem: Improvising In The Kitchen
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No Recipe, No Problem: Improvising In The Kitchen

Following a recipe is easy, but improvising in the kitchen takes confidence — and a well-stocked pantry. Samin Nosrat and Hrishi Hirway of the podcast Home Cooking give their advice for whipping up great meals without a recipe.

No Recipe, No Problem: Improvising In The Kitchen

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What To Tell Kids When The News Is Scary
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What To Tell Kids When The News Is Scary

When the headlines are terrifying, how can parents make sure kids get the facts without traumatizing them? Whether it's a school shooting, a global pandemic or an insurrection on the U.S. Capitol, child development experts have some advice. (This episode originally ran in March 2019.)

What To Tell Kids When The News Is Scary

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