Holiday survival guide from Life Kit We're getting close to the holidays, meaning it's time to reconnect with our loved ones and celebrate the big and small joys in life. Here are Life Kits to help you wrap the year on a higher note.
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Every family has stories to tell. Here's how to document yours

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Here's how to host a meaningful gathering

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3 ways to honor (and pass on) traditions through food

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How to set boundaries with family — and stick to them

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Here's how you can stay warm outside this winter — and keep the outdoor hangs going

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Poet Tracy K. Smith on grief in the holidays and 'different vocabularies for feeling'

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Want to make tastier, prettier pies? A baker tells us where to tart

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How to carry on a family recipe, in your own way

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Good conversations take time and attention. Here's how to have better ones

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Grief for beginners: 5 things to know about processing loss

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Want to make all your arguments win-win? Stop fighting and start brainstorming

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The Problem With Toy Guns And Princesses

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