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8 loving ways to honor a pet's memory: Write an obit, grow a garden, dedicate a day

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

How do you deal with the heartbreak of losing a beloved pet? Our audience shares creative and inspiring ways to process grief — and celebrate the lives of our animal companions.


COMIC: In the '90s I survived summers in Egypt with no AC. How would it feel now?

Sunday, August 27, 2023

In elementary school, NPR's Malaka Gharib visited her dad in Cairo each summer. It was hot, there was no AC — but she coped. In this age of global warming, she wonders: How are Egyptians getting by?


4 new books by Filipino authors to read this spring

Thursday, May 25, 2023

As we near the close of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we bring you a list of new books by Filipino authors — ranging from a noir graphic novel to the latest from Gina Apostol.


In graphic memoir 'In Limbo,' a Korean American finds healing and humanity

Monday, May 01, 2023

Deb J.J. Lee's debut YA graphic memoir focuses on the author's struggles with mental health and their relationships with their family and friends during their childhood and teenage years.


A kid's guide to climate change (plus a printable comic)

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Learning about climate change? Here's a comic for kids about what it is and how it's affecting the planet — as explained by kids who are experiencing it. And find out how to print this comic at home!


What if you could buy wishes? An Egyptian fantasy comic does some wishful thinking

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Artist and author Deena Mohamed created a graphic novel about how wishes would — or wouldn't — work in modern-day Egypt. Her much-praised book is now out in English. It's ... a wish come true!


What do you want to accomplish in 2023? This New Year's resolution guide can help

Monday, December 26, 2022

Scroll through Life Kit's expert guides to discover practical and inspiring ways to grow in 2023.


8 listeners share the powerful ways they keep in touch with their ancestors

Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Last month, we asked our audience to tell us how they stay connected to their late loved ones. They tell us about the objects they keep, the altars they built and how they pay their respects.


Life Kit's top episodes of 2022: How to split chores, stop 'lifestyle creep' and more

Tuesday, December 06, 2022

NPR's advice podcast shares the most popular episodes of the year, which includes tips on how to avoid thinking traps and protect North American birds during migration.


Everyone hates a boring party. Here's how to kick things up a notch

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Hosting a holiday party? NPR's audience shares their best untraditional party ideas and themes — and their strategies to make the experience truly epic.


9 more ways to show your friends you love them, recommended by NPR listeners

Friday, October 07, 2022

Last month, we asked NPR's audience to share creative ways they show affection in their platonic relationships. Some ideas? Ask friends how they're really doing ... and give them the gift of time.


How can we help humans thrive trillions of years from now? This philosopher has a plan

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

William MacAskill's book, What We Owe the Future, urges today's humans to protect future humans — an idea he calls longtermism. Here are a few of his hardly modest proposals.


11 more tips on how to stay cool without an A/C, recommended by NPR's readers

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

NPR readers share their favorite tips on how to cope with heat without an air conditioner. Among the tips: take a shower with a sheet on, then wear it to bed.


'Scream for Me, Africa!': How the continent is reinventing heavy metal music

Sunday, August 07, 2022

Africa's metalheads have a bold vision. We talk to Edward Banchs, author of a new book about Africa's metal scene, and to a heavy metal singer in Botswana known as "Vulture."


Former U.N. 'relief chief' shares his secret for coping with crises: a 'sunny gene'

Thursday, July 21, 2022

From 2017 to 2021, Sir Mark Lowcock was the U.N.'s "relief chief," the world's most senior humanitarian official. He talks to NPR about what inspired him and why crises are getting worse.


Global reproductive and women's rights groups react to overturn of Roe v. Wade

Friday, June 24, 2022

Some nonprofit groups have welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court decision. But many global reproductive and women's rights groups condemned the ruling.


#SwedenGate sparks food fight: Why some countries share meals more than others

Tuesday, June 07, 2022

A Reddit user claimed that while visiting a friend's house in Sweden, he had to sit in another room while the family ate dinner. The story ignited a conversation about how the rest of the world eats.


Fighting the horror of wartime rape, Nobel Peace Prize winner won't give up hope

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Dr. Denis Mukwege has spent decades treating women who have been raped in his homeland of the Democratic Republic of Congo. He's calling on the world to take action for women in Ukraine.


White House summit leads to big promises to fight COVID in needy countries

Thursday, May 12, 2022

The second Global COVID-19 Summit aimed to refocus the world's attention on the pandemic. Here's what governments and members of the private and public sector pledged to do.


We asked, you answered: Have you taught your children to run errands on their own?

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Nearly 100 NPR readers gave their views on encouraging kids to do tasks on their own at home and in the community. Some are opposed to the practice for safety reasons. Others shared personal stories.