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Books We Love: 3 recommendations for a non-fiction read

Saturday, August 13, 2022

A summer edition of NPR's Books We Love. Today, we hear recommendations from our staff for three non-fiction titles: "Making Videogames," "The Nineties," and "Korean American."


Dear Life Kit: Can I tell my neighbor to put their yappy dogs inside?

Saturday, August 06, 2022

It can be hard to navigate etiquette in the midst of interpersonal conflict. Rachel Wilkerson Miller, editor-in-chief of Self, gives advice in three sticky situations.


Dear Life Kit: I'm ready to move in together. My boyfriend isn't

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Pop musician and reality dating series host Betty Who answers your questions on finding love, keeping love and knowing when to walk away.


Dear Life Kit: My husband secretly racked up our credit card bill. Now what?

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Talking about money with people you love can be difficult. Financial therapist Amanda Clayman answers your tricky (and anonymous) financial questions.


Dear Life Kit: Should I tell my friend they talk too much?

Sunday, June 05, 2022

Sometimes it's easier to bottle up your feelings than to have a difficult conversation with a friend. Celeste Headlee, author of We Need to Talk, answers your questions about conflict with friends.


Dear Life Kit: Is a recital really more important than my wedding?

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Dealing with conflict is hard — it can be even harder with family. We posed your anonymous questions to Natalie Lue, who coaches people to curb their people-pleasing tendencies.


Dear Life Kit: Smitten Kitchen's Deb Perelman answers your kitchen conundrums

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Deb Perelman, the founder of Smitten Kitchen, answers your anonymous questions on clutter and hosting.


Dear Life Kit: The authors of 'Big Friendship' answer your friendship conundrums

Saturday, April 09, 2022

Making and keeping friends in adulthood is complicated. Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, authors of Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close, answer your anonymous questions on friendship.


Your questions on office small talk, new commutes and changing careers

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Want to opt out of small talk at work? Wondering how to handle a low GPA on job applications? Life Kit posed your anonymous questions about work and job searching to experts from our show.


Your Questions On Spanking, Siblings and Sleep Training, Answered

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Should I sleep train? What's the best spacing between siblings? What about spanking? Economist Emily Oster answers these anonymous parenting questions with data.


They Lost Loved Ones In 9/11. We Invited Them To Leave A Voicemail In Their Memory

Thursday, September 09, 2021

In the weeks leading up to the 20th anniversary of 9/11, NPR set up a phone booth in New York City and invited people to leave voicemails for someone they lost that day. Here's what they had to say.


Got A Question Or Need Advice? Ask Life Kit And We'll Get An Expert To Answer

Thursday, July 15, 2021

We've got experts, now we need your questions! Life Kit has a new advice column and we're looking for your questions and stories to share with our experts.


VIDEO: The Early Days Of The Pandemic As Seen Through Your Camera Roll

Thursday, March 11, 2021

We asked people to send us their last "normal" photo of 2020 and their first pandemic photo. Thousands of you responded. These are some of the stories that defined our pandemic year.


Send Us Your Photos Of The End Of 'Normal' 2020 And The Beginning of The Pandemic

Friday, February 19, 2021

After nearly a year, it's easy to forget how suddenly the COVID-19 pandemic upended our lives. We want to see your photos.


Why A Man Dressed As A Mattress Needed To Win A $9 Million Sports Bet

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

A furniture salesman used a sports bet as insurance.


The Surprising Business Model Behind Guinness World Records

Friday, September 18, 2020

This is the story of how Guinness got into the business of record-breaking, and how one Planet Money intern broke a world record involving the president of Georgia.


How Economics Went From Medieval to Modern

Thursday, July 23, 2020

There was once a time when there were only occasional federal taxes, no 9-to-5 jobs and farmers markets as far as the eye could see.


Your Life Is Worth $10 Million, According To The Government

Friday, July 17, 2020

Federal agencies say a life is worth $10 million. This is the story of how they got that number.


What It Takes To Get A Mask

Friday, April 24, 2020

The way Illinois finally got the masks it needed was practically the plot to a heist thriller — so we turned it into one for the first of our Quarantine Edition of Planet Money Shorts.


What The Fed Was Designed To Do

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The Federal Reserve is designed to deal with financial panics because it was created by one.