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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.

Latest Episodes

How To Vote By Mail: A Guide

If you're planning on voting this fall — which you should be — you can probably mail in your ballot instead of voting in person. Here's how to do that.

15 MIN1 h ago
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How To Vote By Mail: A Guide

Biking Is For Everyone. Here's How To Start

Lots of people are buying bikes and hitting the road during the pandemic. So if you've thought about getting a bike, now's the time. In this episode, we'll talk about what you need to get started, and some strategies to stay safe.

20 MIN1 d ago
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Biking Is For Everyone. Here's How To Start

Friendships Change. Here's How To Deal

Friendships inevitably shift over time — and during COVID-19, you might be facing more changes than usual. But those shifts in relationships aren't necessarily a bad thing. Life Kit consulted the experts about how to take a hard look at friendships — and how to break up with a pal, if that's the best route to take. This episode originally ran on August 21, 2019.

22 MIN5 d ago
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Friendships Change. Here's How To Deal

Navigating The Sticky Social Situations Of COVID-19

How do you tell a stranger to be better at social distancing? What do you do when a backyard gathering suddenly has one too many unmasked guests? This episode walks through the new rules of etiquette during COVID-19.

19 MIN1 w ago
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Navigating The Sticky Social Situations Of COVID-19

What 'The Rocket Years' Can Teach Us

There's often a lot of pressure put on a person's 20s. Stay career focused? Or make it a time of exploration? In this episode, Elizabeth Segran talks about her book, The Rocket Years: How Your Twenties Launch the Rest of Your Life. She offers advice for anyone who wants to be more intentional about their life choices.

17 MIN1 w ago
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What 'The Rocket Years' Can Teach Us

Why Forgiving Others Actually Heals You

Deciding to forgive is a big step. After all, you're the one who's been harmed! But it turns out that forgiving someone actually has benefits for your mental health. The practice of radical forgiveness can help you process hurt and anger — and ultimately find peace.

21 MIN1 w ago
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Why Forgiving Others Actually Heals You

How To Brew A Better Cup Of Coffee

You don't need to get super fancy with your morning coffee at home. All it takes are a few strategies to elevate your coffee game. Whether you use a drip machine or pour-over, paper filters or French press, this episode will help you get to know what kind of coffee you like and how to make it a little better.

14 MIN2 w ago
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How To Brew A Better Cup Of Coffee

Regulate Your Mood With Solitude

Everyone needs a little alone time, but with the current pandemic, you might have either too much "me" time or not enough. Let's get that balance back. This episode breaks down some of the research behind what makes even small bouts of solitude restorative and what to do when you're alone too much.

14 MIN2 w ago
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Regulate Your Mood With Solitude

New To Camping? Here's How To Get Started

Attention new campers! This episode will get you ready for your first car camping trip so you'll feel comfortable and confident in being a responsible member of the outdoor community. We'll discuss what to bring camping, how to make meals, how to stay safe and how to honor the land.

22 MIN2 w ago
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New To Camping? Here's How To Get Started

How To Work With — Not Against — Screen Time

Some parents think the best way to manage a child's screen time is to set hard limits. But those rules are particularly difficult to keep during a pandemic, when screens are a lifeline for all of us. So what should the rules be? Sonia Livingstone and Alicia Blum-Ross, coauthors of Parenting For A Digital Future, explain why being too strict about screen time might not be the best strategy for your kids — or the whole family.

15 MIN3 w ago
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How To Work With — Not Against — Screen Time

Latest Episodes

How To Vote By Mail: A Guide

If you're planning on voting this fall — which you should be — you can probably mail in your ballot instead of voting in person. Here's how to do that.

15 MIN1 h ago
Comments
How To Vote By Mail: A Guide

Biking Is For Everyone. Here's How To Start

Lots of people are buying bikes and hitting the road during the pandemic. So if you've thought about getting a bike, now's the time. In this episode, we'll talk about what you need to get started, and some strategies to stay safe.

20 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Biking Is For Everyone. Here's How To Start

Friendships Change. Here's How To Deal

Friendships inevitably shift over time — and during COVID-19, you might be facing more changes than usual. But those shifts in relationships aren't necessarily a bad thing. Life Kit consulted the experts about how to take a hard look at friendships — and how to break up with a pal, if that's the best route to take. This episode originally ran on August 21, 2019.

22 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Friendships Change. Here's How To Deal

Navigating The Sticky Social Situations Of COVID-19

How do you tell a stranger to be better at social distancing? What do you do when a backyard gathering suddenly has one too many unmasked guests? This episode walks through the new rules of etiquette during COVID-19.

19 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Navigating The Sticky Social Situations Of COVID-19

What 'The Rocket Years' Can Teach Us

There's often a lot of pressure put on a person's 20s. Stay career focused? Or make it a time of exploration? In this episode, Elizabeth Segran talks about her book, The Rocket Years: How Your Twenties Launch the Rest of Your Life. She offers advice for anyone who wants to be more intentional about their life choices.

17 MIN1 w ago
Comments
What 'The Rocket Years' Can Teach Us

Why Forgiving Others Actually Heals You

Deciding to forgive is a big step. After all, you're the one who's been harmed! But it turns out that forgiving someone actually has benefits for your mental health. The practice of radical forgiveness can help you process hurt and anger — and ultimately find peace.

21 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Why Forgiving Others Actually Heals You

How To Brew A Better Cup Of Coffee

You don't need to get super fancy with your morning coffee at home. All it takes are a few strategies to elevate your coffee game. Whether you use a drip machine or pour-over, paper filters or French press, this episode will help you get to know what kind of coffee you like and how to make it a little better.

14 MIN2 w ago
Comments
How To Brew A Better Cup Of Coffee

Regulate Your Mood With Solitude

Everyone needs a little alone time, but with the current pandemic, you might have either too much "me" time or not enough. Let's get that balance back. This episode breaks down some of the research behind what makes even small bouts of solitude restorative and what to do when you're alone too much.

14 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Regulate Your Mood With Solitude

New To Camping? Here's How To Get Started

Attention new campers! This episode will get you ready for your first car camping trip so you'll feel comfortable and confident in being a responsible member of the outdoor community. We'll discuss what to bring camping, how to make meals, how to stay safe and how to honor the land.

22 MIN2 w ago
Comments
New To Camping? Here's How To Get Started

How To Work With — Not Against — Screen Time

Some parents think the best way to manage a child's screen time is to set hard limits. But those rules are particularly difficult to keep during a pandemic, when screens are a lifeline for all of us. So what should the rules be? Sonia Livingstone and Alicia Blum-Ross, coauthors of Parenting For A Digital Future, explain why being too strict about screen time might not be the best strategy for your kids — or the whole family.

15 MIN3 w ago
Comments
How To Work With — Not Against — Screen Time

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