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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 Reduce Food Waste

How To Reduce Food Waste

2019-12-1200:20:556

Tossing out overripe avocados, wilted greens and sour milk isn't just costing you money — it's also contributing to climate change. In this episode, learn how to reduce your food waste with composting strategies and creative recipes that will help you turn food waste into dinner.
Anger. Excitement. Frustration. Pride. Hurt. Emotions are everywhere in an office, so why do we pretend they don't exist? Life Kit producer Meghan Keane interviews co-authors of the book No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power Of Embracing Emotions At Work to help you manage emotions at work.
If you've given up on reading, for whatever reason — you feel slow, distracted 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 Read More Books

How To Read More Books

2019-12-0300:13:287

Got an intimidating tower of unread books looming on your nightstand? This episode will help you pick up more books and get through them quicker.
Magical thinking is part of childhood, and when it comes to characters like Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy, parents often play along with elaborate charades. But what should grown-ups do when kids start aging out of the magic and asking tough questions?
The way many of us think about weight loss is totally counter-productive. Focus on healthy habits you can sustain instead of the numbers on the scale.
We asked three road warriors to share their traveling expertise. The result? Seven tips to help you pack light and plan a trip, like a pro.
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

2019-11-0700:21:149

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

2019-10-2200:23:072

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.
How To Run For Office

How To Run For Office

2019-10-1700:26:276

You're motivated to make a change and run for office. But where do you even begin? NPR politics reporter Miles Parks explains how to navigate campaign fundraising, door-knocking, and building a "kitchen cabinet."
We all want our kids to succeed, but that doesn't mean running math drills. Author Kathy Hirsh-Pasek explains the "six C's" that kids need to thrive and why raising brilliant kids starts with redefining brilliant.
Healthy eating can be easy if you follow a few simple rules. We guide you through three types of healthy food you should add to your diet, and three not-so-nutritious foods to cut back on.
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Donna Milligan

psst: you can't fake quantity of content posting the same episodes in different feeds. lazy.

Nov 26th
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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
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Diane Thompson

this was terrific and helpful...thanks!

Oct 31st
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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
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Aya

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

Oct 13th
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Lady J Walker

Love this podcast!

Aug 29th
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Chethan KR

First!

May 20th
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