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Billions of cicadas will buzz this spring as two broods emerge at the same time

Sunday, January 21, 2024

Billions of cicadas will emerge this spring across eastern and southern states as two broods arrive simultaneously for the first time in more than 200 years.


Nearly 1,000 migrating birds died after crashing into Chicago building

Monday, October 09, 2023

The songbirds died late last week after smashing into McCormick Place Lakeside Center, a mostly glass building.


NASA releases 'baby picture' of a star that will grow up to be much like our sun

Saturday, September 16, 2023

A new image from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope reveals what Earth's sun could have looked like in its infancy.


9 people share the best life advice they ever got from their mom

Sunday, May 14, 2023

We asked Life Kit readers to share the best advice they ever received. In honor of Mother's Day, here are some reminders from everyday moms and grandmothers.


Life Kit: Preparing for an earthquake

Saturday, April 22, 2023

We have tips from experts on how you can prepare for an earthquake.


Earthquakes happen all over the world. Here's how to start preparing for one

Wednesday, February 08, 2023

Earthquakes strike at a moment's notice. Here are seven steps you can take to help prepare your family, according to emergency and disaster preparedness experts.


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.


Life Kit's most-read stories of 2021

Monday, December 27, 2021

These Life Kit stories about burnout, distraction and making connections resonated with readers, topping the charts as our most popular stories of 2021.


Anxiety from climate change isn't going away. Here's how you can manage it

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Feeling anxious about the climate crisis is a totally normal response, says ecotherapist Phoenix Smith. Here's how you can manage those feelings for the decades to come.


You can't control time, but you can change your relationship with the clock

Saturday, October 16, 2021

You've only got 4,000 weeks to live — give or take. While that may come as a brutal dose of reality, it's also an opportunity to think about how you're spending that time.


How understanding jealousy could lead to a better relationship

Saturday, October 09, 2021

Jealousy isn't all bad. When cultivated correctly, it can also be an opportunity to "deepen our awareness of what we want, who we care about and who we are," says research psychologist Joli Hamilton.


You Aren't Lazy. You Just Need To Slow Down

Friday, September 24, 2021

Instead of viewing laziness as something we need to fix or overcome with caffeine or longer work hours, social psychologist Devon Price says to think of laziness as a sign you probably need a break.


From Housework To Sex, Here's How Relationship Contracts Can Help Couples

Sunday, August 01, 2021

Relationship contracts might not sound romantic, but all relationships are contractual, Writer Mandy Len Catron says this is a tool for couples to express their needs and work together.


These Short Stories Don't Have Much Plot — And That's Their Beauty

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

In her debut story collection, New Yorker editor Clare Sestanovich takes anodyne everyday moments and layers them with meaning and observation for a series of snapshots that reveal a whole world


How To Use Avocados (Or Onions) To Dye Clothes

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Food scraps from avocados or onions can make natural dye that transforms clothes into works of art. Eliza Wapner shared a dye recipe with Life Kit.


Do We Even Know How To Socialize Anymore?

Sunday, April 04, 2021

The pandemic has reshaped social routines. Lots of people are worried about returning to a pre-coronavirus world of water-cooler talk and packed social schedules.


How To Improvise In The Kitchen — With Tips From Samin Nosrat And Hrishikesh Hirway

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Following a recipe is easy, but improvising in the kitchen takes confidence — and a well-stocked pantry.


'Daddy' Dwells In The Moments After Something Awful Happens

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Emma Cline's new story collection never digs into the nitty-gritty details of how her characters have gone wrong. Instead, she focuses on what happens after the affair or the addiction or the firing.