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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.
63 Episodes
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.
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.
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.
Be The Master Of Your Budget

Be The Master Of Your Budget


For many, creating a budget is a dreaded task. But you can do it. These tools will help — and maybe even make it fun.
Knowing when and what to eat may sound simple, but dieting can mess up our connection to hunger cues. The practice of intuitive eating can help people make peace with food.
Where can you find accurate news? Life Kit wants to empower you to become a savvy, critical media consumer. This episode has five takeaways that will help you ask important questions to spot fake news and take steps toward correcting misinformation.
When a child is scared of the dark or being left alone, it can be hard for adults to know the difference between an age-appropriate fear and full-blown anxiety. This episode is full of tools to help parents better understand and manage their child's "worry brain."
When is snoring just annoying or the sign of a bigger health issue? Life Kit's Allison Aubrey and Maddie Sofia, host of NPR's new daily science podcast, "Short Wave" get answers from a doctor, as well as some tips to achieve a snoreless sleep.
Today's kids are bombarded with the realities of climate change — whether through extreme weather or in the news. These tips will help you and your kids cope with the overwhelming feelings to move beyond helplessness and toward action.
How To Vote In An Election

How To Vote In An Election


Life Kit is getting you ready for Election Day. We explain how to register, where to vote, how to vote early and how to make sure your vote counts.
Comments (8)

Tuesday Hall

This one was published a few months ago??

Nov 5th
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Tuesday Hall

so thankful for this! We ALL need help spotting misinformation - even the most informed of us!

Nov 4th

Diane Thompson

this was terrific and helpful...thanks!

Oct 31st

Jorge Figueroa

As a guy, this episode seemed pretty off. Why not ask this question from a wide spectrum of men who range from feminim to overly masculine? Why rely on only one female expert? I just find it strange how women believe they can help men become men without the insights of other men.

Oct 17th


Really specific advice that makes me feel like I can actually do them. Fun to just listen to, too!

Oct 13th

Lady J Walker

Love this podcast!

Aug 29th

Chethan KR


May 20th
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