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Hurricane Ian is rapidly intensifying, and with that there are predicted storm surges of up to 18 feet. We'll walk you through how you can to stay safe during heavy rain on the road.
It can be destabilizing when we hear a comment that feels like a personal attack. But instead of getting too lost in rumination and hurt, there are ways to slow down and gain clarity. On this episode of Life Kit, tips on how to cope when things feel personal.
Psychologist Becky Kennedy, author of the new book "Good Inside: A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be," urges parents to spend more time raising thoughtful humans instead of fixing their behavior.
A daughter tries to rebuild trust with her parents after they secretly ran a background check on her boyfriend. Therapist and author Nedra Glover Tawwab shares insight on how to move forward.
Experts bust myths about hydration, from drinking eight glasses of water a day to using the color of your pee as an indicator for dehydration.
In four steps, experts Eve Rodsky and Jacqueline Misla explain how to fairly split domestic work with a partner or roommate. Don't forget to print out the handy zine!
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Life Kit's new host Marielle Segarra asks friends and family for advice on how to overcome her first-week jitters, make a good impression and meet new colleagues at NPR.
What's more, the letter writer hates her husband's writing style. Should she bite the bullet and read his novel? Or can she pass? Family therapist Kiaundra Jackson offers her two cents.
Humans have a tendency to make snap judgments and assumptions due to our cognitive biases, says Woo-kyoung Ahn in her book 'Thinking 101.' So how do we fight them?
Psychologist Marisa Franco, author of a new book on the science of making and keeping friends, shares how to deepen the bonds in our platonic relationships.
They target the original coronavirus strain and the omicron subvariants causing most of the current infections. And they're available at pharmacies, clinics and doctors' offices around the country. Should you get one? And if so, when?
The bride said she was "pissed" because her future sister-in-law was bringing two unauthorized guests. Rachel Wilkerson Miller, editor-in-chief of Self magazine, explains how to smooth things over.
Exercising doesn't have to feel like a chore if you approach it like a video game, say fitness gamification researchers Dr. Mitesh Patel and Elizabeth Lyons. Strategies to have fun while staying active.
Shame and stigma play a huge role in discouraging folks in the Latinx community from seeking mental health care — and talking about it with their families. These steps can help you prepare for the conversation with your loved ones. (This episode originally aired in February 2022.)
NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks to food writer Melissa Clark about her new book, "Dinner in One: Exceptional & Easy One-Pan Meals" — and gets tips on how to cook flavorsome weeknight dinners without a sink full of dirty dishes.
A secretary asks if she should tattle-tale on a colleague who wrote an anonymous negative review about her. Career coach and HR professional Shanita Williams weighs in on the conundrum.
Mastering a new hobby, like bowling or baking, can be a frustrating process. But experts say it doesn't have to be that way. If you set yourself up for success at the start and allow yourself to make mistakes — you can improve your chances of sticking with it.
School health classes in the U.S. rarely include instruction about sex for LGBTQ students. Here's what it could look like if they did. (This episode originally aired in April 2021 and was updated in August 2022.)
Vinh Pham, physical therapist and author of "Sit Up Straight: Futureproof Your Body Against Chronic Pain with 12 Simple Movements," explains why mobility exercises and good posture may be your best defense against muscle and joint pain.
When the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline launched in July, some advocates and people who had experiences with the mental health system voiced concerns about 988. Life Kit talks to Aneri Patani, national health correspondent with Kaiser Health News, about how the hotline works, its purpose and the potential risks of calling 988.
Comments (75)

Dapper D

So you should rename this podcast, "Life help or immature Valley girls"

Sep 20th

Megan Burk

the art on this is amazing

Aug 31st

Saman Sarraf

Finally... something worthwhile for people's material lives out of NPR instead of the sameold platitudes for the everyday consumerism of the American brunch-class.

Jul 14th

The Diet of Common Sense Podcast

Start by cooking your own food, make a grocery list, don't go shopping when you're hungry to prevent impulse buying, track your expenses. Here are more ideas on the subject:

May 22nd


Loved this episode, will definitely be putting a fair chunk of it to use (in a "I have basically no money to spend on it" way 😅) #TIL @nprlifekit The fact that I've already decided to learn to do my own #tailoring since I was recently gifted a sewing machine will hopefully help ^_^

Apr 11th


Really great episode, I've certainly noticed that after hours of binging YouTube I often feel "bleh" but now I have a much better understanding of why. @nprlifekit

Apr 9th

Erin Nelson


Apr 5th


Very, very interesting. Something I had never really thought about but now that I have, it's making me think quite deeply 🤔

Feb 3rd


Nice episode!

Jan 5th

Donna Morris

Quite inspiring!

Dec 6th


Great episode, I just wish I had this info before my great-grandmother passed, but I'll be sure to make use of it with the #family that's still living 😊 #lifetips #thankful

Nov 23rd

Donna Morris

Daylight savings time vs standard time messes up my sleep, wake times. Plus my father worked shift work, so as a child my schedule changed weekly. As a natural night owl, my sleep, wake schedule is completely screwed up.

Nov 4th

Tony Zac

I work in a company that has a 9/80 schedule. what that means that in a 2 week period, first week we work Mon-Thur 9 hrs each day, Friday 8 hrs (Total 44hrs. No OT pay.) Then second week, Mon-Thur 9 hrs each day and then have Friday off (36 hrs for that week). A total of 80hrs worked in the 2 week paid period. I feel like adding that extra hour at the end of each day to benefit the fact of having a Friday off every other week without losing work time is totally worth it. That extra "Day Off" does make a difference in my work life I would say, I can choose to dedicate my day off of work on my start up business or simply relax and spend more time with my kids. I would encourage employers to give it a try with their company. As soon as my business take hold I'm most definitely going to apply that.

Oct 11th


Nice list of SciFi and Fantasy books that I haven't read yet but sound good! 😀

Aug 27th

Lenor Dolker

I prefer Dave Ramsey's way instead. family should only have a joint account, a lifelong commitment and openness. I can even imagine marrying a guy, who says "your" or "my" money!

Aug 17th

Steve Yang

why does this podcast constantly repeat episodes? really annoying

Jul 2nd

Motahare Fakhar

It was all I need to hear right now! thanks.

Jun 30th


thank you 🙏

Jun 10th

Melissa Shattuck

Thanks for the info on the burn test....I thrift items often and I have done the burn test to figure natural vs man-made fabrics. I didn't know that is really how experts did it. I am kinda tickled that I figured that out on my own.

May 8th


Such a tiny thing that can mean SO much!

Apr 28th
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