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Give the new year a clean start with these decluttering tactics

Saturday, January 07, 2023

NPR's Life Kit has tips for getting rid of clutter for a fresh start to the new year.


Dear Life Kit: How do I get out of my pandemic rut? Michelle Obama weighs in

Monday, November 21, 2022

The former first lady responds to an NPR listener who says that COVID has left them feeling lost and isolated. Her suggestion? 'Take a risk' and 'put yourself out there.'


Life Kit: How to get into credit card points

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Andee Tagle from NPR's Life Kit podcast reports on the best way to accumulate credit card points and put them to good use.


Stop hurting your own feelings: Tips on quashing negative self-talk

Friday, November 04, 2022

Can't stop thinking mean thoughts about yourself? Researchers and psychologists share how to break the cycle.


Life Kit: How to throw a theme party

Saturday, October 29, 2022

NPR's Life Kit has tips for throwing a theme party that packs a punch, whatever the occasion.


Use these tips to unlock and embrace the power to schmooze

Friday, October 21, 2022

Professional networking, whether in person or online, is tough for a lot of people. NPR's Life Kit has tips to embrace the power to schmooze. (Story aired on All Things Considered on Oct. 15, 2022.)


Use these tips to unlock and embrace the power to schmooze

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Professional networking — whether in person or online — is tough for a lot of people. NPR's Life Kit breaks down how to make meaningful connections for your career.


It's hygge season: How to embrace the Danish lifestyle of rest and coziness

Friday, October 14, 2022

The weather is cooling down and it's time to take a load off and snuggle under the blankets. NPR's Life Kit podcast shares 11 ways to embrace leisure and relaxation this fall season.


Changing the gender imbalance in housework may start with how we understand time

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

NPR's Life Kit has advice on how partners can share the domestic workload. (Story aired on All Things Considered on Oct. 9, 2022.)


Changing the gender imbalance in housework may start with how we understand time

Sunday, October 09, 2022

A 2020 Gallup Poll of more than 3,000 heterosexual couples found that women handle the majority of the domestic workload, including doing the laundry, cleaning and cooking.


Picking a good health insurance plan can be confusing. Here's what to keep in mind

Friday, October 07, 2022

This guide from Life Kit includes podcast episodes on how to select the right health care plan, a glossary of common insurance jargon and why you should give your summary of benefits a close read.


The morning ritual that keeps our new Life Kit host grounded

Friday, September 16, 2022

Marielle Segarra explains how she starts her day — and shares her favorite Life Kit episodes, life hacks and why she's excited to talk about money and finance on the podcast.


Life Kit: Survival 101 with Bear Grylls

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Adventurer, Bear Grylls, explains what to do when fear kicks in and how to survive in life or if you ever find yourself in a real wilderness-related survival scenario.


Life Kit: Activism doesn't have to be intimidating

Saturday, July 09, 2022

These days there are plenty of causes that may call you to action. NPR's Life Kit provides different view on what it means to be an activist.


Life Kit: Arrange your store-bought flowers like a florist

Saturday, May 07, 2022

A beautiful bouquet goes a long way in making someone's day a little brighter. NPR's Life Kit tells you how to add your personal touch to a grocery store bouquet.


5 ways to cope with the stressful news cycle

Friday, February 25, 2022

Russia invaded Ukraine yesterday, and the world seems to have shifted. While we wait for more information, don't forget to care for yourself and loved ones in other ways.


22 tips for 2022: Money problems don't just disappear. Here's how to face them

Monday, January 17, 2022

Avoiding money issues is often at the expense of our longer-term financial — and mental — wellbeing. To upend problematic money behavior, try doing an audit of your last few money interactions.


Before you open the calorie counter, consider the role of diet culture

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Last year, half of all New Year's resolutions in the U.S. were based on fitness and nearly half were based on weight loss. NPR's Life Kit takes a look at diet culture.


22 tips for 2022: If you want to succeed, choose your failures — in advance

Sunday, January 09, 2022

If you feel like you're always running behind on your task list and can never quite get enough done, it's probably because you've got too much to do. Try strategic underachievement.


22 tips for 2022: Jealous? Compersion can help tame the green-eyed monster

Saturday, January 08, 2022

Jealousy in romantic relationships is completely normal — but that doesn't make it any easier to deal with. Next time your inner jealousy monster needs taming, try summoning some compersion.