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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 Compost At Home

Whether you've got a small apartment or a big backyard, there are ways to compost your kitchen scraps in any space. This episode is your starter for how to compost your organic waste into rich soil. Also, how to get the right mix of greens and browns and what you can and can't compost.

How To Compost At Home

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How To Focus While Reading
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How To Focus While Reading

If you'd like to read more, but you're finding it difficult — maybe you can't focus, you feel slow 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.

How To Focus While Reading

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How To Get Therapy When You Can't Leave The House

Taking care of your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic is important, and it's still possible to get therapy even when you're staying at home. This episode gives information on making online therapy a little easier, low-cost therapy and free mental health hotlines to get you the help you need.

How To Get Therapy When You Can't Leave The House

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Here's How To Pick A College During Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic is making college decisions more complicated. This episode answers the burning questions: How do I get a hold of final transcripts if my school is closed? How do I decide on a school I can't visit? What if I need more financial aid than I thought I did?

Here's How To Pick A College During Coronavirus

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We Need Art Right Now. Here's How To Get Into Poetry

Reading poetry doesn't have to be homework. This episode has five tips for all you poetry naysayers to find poetry that speaks to you.

We Need Art Right Now. Here's How To Get Into Poetry

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Lost Work Because Of Coronavirus? How To Get Unemployment, Skip Loan Payments And More

The coronavirus pandemic has caused vast economic disruptions. Millions of people are filing for unemployment, trying to pay rent and deferring loans. If you've lost work, here are some things you can do.

Lost Work Because Of Coronavirus? How To Get Unemployment, Skip Loan Payments And More

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Coping With Coronavirus: Tips For Your Wallet And Kitchen
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Coping With Coronavirus: Tips For Your Wallet And Kitchen

Staying at home means new challenges for your daily habits. This episode, we talk about budget tips and cooking hacks for your self-quarantine time.

Coping With Coronavirus: Tips For Your Wallet And Kitchen

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Anxious Thoughts? 5 Tips To Help You Sleep
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Anxious Thoughts? 5 Tips To Help You Sleep

Difficulty sleeping can cause anxiety, which often leads to more trouble sleeping. Life Kit host Allison Aubrey talks to sleep experts about how cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia can bring relief for people with chronic sleep issues.

Anxious Thoughts? 5 Tips To Help You Sleep

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Tips For Homeschooling During Coronavirus

Tens of millions of parents are homeschooling their kids during the coronavirus. Here's a realistic guide to keeping kids engaged and everyone sane. Hint: this is a good time for passion projects and sleeping in a bit.

Tips For Homeschooling During Coronavirus

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Stuck Inside? Here's Your TV Streaming Strategy

As more television streaming services pop up, consumers face more choice than ever. NPR's TV critic lays out a streaming strategy, so you know what options are worth your time.

Stuck Inside? Here's Your TV Streaming Strategy

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