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Life Kit

Life Kit

NPR

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12.4K
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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 White Parents Can Talk To Their Kids About Race

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Jennifer Harvey, author of Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America, about how to talk with white kids about racially charged events — and how to keep the conversation going. If you're a white (or nonblack) parent, don't wait for your kids to bring up the topic of race to start the discussion, says Harvey.

10 MIN1 d ago
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How White Parents Can Talk To Their Kids About Race

Code Switch: A Decade Of Watching Black People Die

The last few weeks have been filled with devastating stories about the police killing black people. In this episode of Code Switch, Jamil Smith, a senior writer at Rolling Stone, reads from an essay that he wrote at The New Republic more than five years ago titled "What Does Seeing Black Men Die Do for You?" The episode doesn't have answers, and neither do we, but we're working hard to find voices that you — our listeners — could use right now.

22 MIN3 d ago
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Code Switch: A Decade Of Watching Black People Die

Telehealth Tips: How To Make The Most Of Video Visits With Your Doctor

A visit to the doctor's office looks a little different during the pandemic. Doctors are using telemedicine services to treat patients more frequently. In this episode, Dr. Mara Gordon provides tips to help you get the most out of your telehealth visit.

17 MIN4 d ago
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Telehealth Tips: How To Make The Most Of Video Visits With Your Doctor

From Camping To Road Trips: Here's How Experts Rate The Risks Of Summer Activities

Summer is here, but the typical summer activities don't feel quite as carefree. How do you know if it's safe to hit the beach, rent a vacation home or pitch a tent? Life Kit host Allison Aubrey interviews experts to rate the risks of favorite summer pastimes.

6 MIN6 d ago
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From Camping To Road Trips: Here's How Experts Rate The Risks Of Summer Activities

Be Honest And Concrete: Tips For Talking To Kids About Death

Whether it's a family pet or a loved one, every child will experience a death at some point — and their parents will likely struggle to explain it. This episode, we revisit the Mr. Hooper episode of Sesame Street, which provides a master class in talking about death and grief with young children.

23 MIN1 w ago
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Be Honest And Concrete: Tips For Talking To Kids About Death

Picking A College For The Fall? Here's How To Decide For An Unknown Future

While it's hard to know what college will look like this fall, college decision day is almost here. So what can students do to make a sound choice during this uncertain time? Education reporter Elissa Nadworny gives an update on what incoming college students need to know about appealing financial aid, changing plans and thinking through a gap year.

16 MIN1 w ago
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Picking A College For The Fall? Here's How To Decide For An Unknown Future

How Body Positivity Can Lead To Better Health

Weight stigma can hurt more than just your feelings. Negative messages about weight are actually bad for your health. This episode, a case for ditching the obsession with weight loss and focusing on celebrating all different body shapes and sizes.

21 MIN1 w ago
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How Body Positivity Can Lead To Better Health

Don't Fall For The Unnecessary Fee Trap

It's easy to get caught in a cycle of mounting overdraft fees, credit card interest and high-cost loans. A few simple tools can help you hold onto those hard-earned dollars.

22 MIN2 w ago
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Don't Fall For The Unnecessary Fee Trap

What To Say When A Friend Is Struggling

When we see a friend going through a rough patch, it can be hard to know how to help. What do you say? What if you say the wrong thing? In the second part of our conversation with author Rachel Wilkerson Miller, we talk about how to support your friends when things get tough.

13 MIN2 w ago
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What To Say When A Friend Is Struggling

Why Caring For Yourself Helps You Care For Others

You can't fully show up for the people in your life until you know how to do the same for yourself. In this episode, we talk with Rachel Wilkerson Miller, author of The Art of Showing Up, about how to take care of yourself.

15 MIN2 w ago
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Why Caring For Yourself Helps You Care For Others

Latest Episodes

How White Parents Can Talk To Their Kids About Race

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Jennifer Harvey, author of Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America, about how to talk with white kids about racially charged events — and how to keep the conversation going. If you're a white (or nonblack) parent, don't wait for your kids to bring up the topic of race to start the discussion, says Harvey.

10 MIN1 d ago
Comments
How White Parents Can Talk To Their Kids About Race

Code Switch: A Decade Of Watching Black People Die

The last few weeks have been filled with devastating stories about the police killing black people. In this episode of Code Switch, Jamil Smith, a senior writer at Rolling Stone, reads from an essay that he wrote at The New Republic more than five years ago titled "What Does Seeing Black Men Die Do for You?" The episode doesn't have answers, and neither do we, but we're working hard to find voices that you — our listeners — could use right now.

22 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Code Switch: A Decade Of Watching Black People Die

Telehealth Tips: How To Make The Most Of Video Visits With Your Doctor

A visit to the doctor's office looks a little different during the pandemic. Doctors are using telemedicine services to treat patients more frequently. In this episode, Dr. Mara Gordon provides tips to help you get the most out of your telehealth visit.

17 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Telehealth Tips: How To Make The Most Of Video Visits With Your Doctor

From Camping To Road Trips: Here's How Experts Rate The Risks Of Summer Activities

Summer is here, but the typical summer activities don't feel quite as carefree. How do you know if it's safe to hit the beach, rent a vacation home or pitch a tent? Life Kit host Allison Aubrey interviews experts to rate the risks of favorite summer pastimes.

6 MIN6 d ago
Comments
From Camping To Road Trips: Here's How Experts Rate The Risks Of Summer Activities

Be Honest And Concrete: Tips For Talking To Kids About Death

Whether it's a family pet or a loved one, every child will experience a death at some point — and their parents will likely struggle to explain it. This episode, we revisit the Mr. Hooper episode of Sesame Street, which provides a master class in talking about death and grief with young children.

23 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Be Honest And Concrete: Tips For Talking To Kids About Death

Picking A College For The Fall? Here's How To Decide For An Unknown Future

While it's hard to know what college will look like this fall, college decision day is almost here. So what can students do to make a sound choice during this uncertain time? Education reporter Elissa Nadworny gives an update on what incoming college students need to know about appealing financial aid, changing plans and thinking through a gap year.

16 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Picking A College For The Fall? Here's How To Decide For An Unknown Future

How Body Positivity Can Lead To Better Health

Weight stigma can hurt more than just your feelings. Negative messages about weight are actually bad for your health. This episode, a case for ditching the obsession with weight loss and focusing on celebrating all different body shapes and sizes.

21 MIN1 w ago
Comments
How Body Positivity Can Lead To Better Health

Don't Fall For The Unnecessary Fee Trap

It's easy to get caught in a cycle of mounting overdraft fees, credit card interest and high-cost loans. A few simple tools can help you hold onto those hard-earned dollars.

22 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Don't Fall For The Unnecessary Fee Trap

What To Say When A Friend Is Struggling

When we see a friend going through a rough patch, it can be hard to know how to help. What do you say? What if you say the wrong thing? In the second part of our conversation with author Rachel Wilkerson Miller, we talk about how to support your friends when things get tough.

13 MIN2 w ago
Comments
What To Say When A Friend Is Struggling

Why Caring For Yourself Helps You Care For Others

You can't fully show up for the people in your life until you know how to do the same for yourself. In this episode, we talk with Rachel Wilkerson Miller, author of The Art of Showing Up, about how to take care of yourself.

15 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Why Caring For Yourself Helps You Care For Others
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