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Life Kit

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Rank #5 in Health & Fitness category

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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.

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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.

iTunes Ratings

1497 Ratings
Average Ratings
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61
93

Thankful

By jeeheyN - Mar 24 2020
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So thankful for the succinct but relevant content here!

Always good, too the point, info

By DC madam - Mar 03 2020
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No worthless rambling! So hard to find a podcast that doesn’t have endless, useless, filler

iTunes Ratings

1497 Ratings
Average Ratings
1012
210
121
61
93

Thankful

By jeeheyN - Mar 24 2020
Read more
So thankful for the succinct but relevant content here!

Always good, too the point, info

By DC madam - Mar 03 2020
Read more
No worthless rambling! So hard to find a podcast that doesn’t have endless, useless, filler
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Life Kit

Latest release on Mar 31, 2020

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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.

Rank #1: Do This Today To Sleep Well Tonight

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From the moment you wake up, your body starts to prepare for sleep. We show you how to adjust your daytime habits to get the best possible night of rest.

Here's what to remember:
- Start the day with natural light — from an east-facing window, or even better, go outside — to put the brakes on melatonin.
- Cut the caffeine off by late morning. Even if it doesn't keep you up, caffeine impacts how much deep sleep you're getting.
- Get moving during the day. Exercise can increase the quantity and quality of your sleep.
- Avoid the nightcap. Alcohol makes you feel sleepy but disrupts deep sleep.
- Ban the smartphone and TV from the bedroom. Too stimulating, when you should be letting go.

Apr 29 2019

19mins

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Rank #2: The Biology Of Weight Loss

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Our biology makes it hard to lose weight. In this episode, we won't tell you how to lose weight — or whether you even need to. We will give you five realities about biology, and they might even help you be kinder to your body.

Here's what to remember:
- Metabolism slows when you lose weight.
- Hormonal changes that come with weight loss make you hungrier.
- What you eat is more important than how much you exercise.
- Exercise seems to play a big role in maintaining weight and preventing further gain.

May 01 2019

21mins

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Rank #3: Make New Friends (And Keep Them)

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Friendship is hard, but the best way to tackle it is to talk about it. In this episode, you'll learn from the experts about how to make new friends and deepen your existing relationships.

Aug 19 2019

23mins

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Rank #4: How To Have A Good Weekend

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So many weekends get filled up with too many errands, plans, and, yes, work. Never getting time to relax means feeling like a zombie come Monday. Say no to burnout by making your two days off into a mini vacation with relaxation techniques and tips to unplug.

Dec 31 2019

25mins

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Rank #5: 6 Food Rules That Could Help You Live Longer

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Healthy eating can be easy if you follow a few simple rules. We guide you through three types of healthy food you should add to your diet, and three not-so-nutritious foods to cut back on.

Oct 09 2019

20mins

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Rank #6: Millennials And Money

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In this special episode, Sam Sanders of NPR's "It's Been A Minute" talks with financial journalist Hannah Seligson and Aminatou Sow from the podcast "Call Your Girlfriend" about why millennials are so financially intertwined with their parents.

Jul 16 2019

37mins

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Rank #7: 6 Ways To Take A Break From Drinking

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Thinking about taking a break from drinking? Here are ways to help you make a plan, navigate tricky social situations and reassess your relationship with alcohol so you can experience the benefits of dry January.

Jan 02 2020

21mins

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Rank #8: 'Big Mouth' Creators On Embracing The Awkwardness Of Puberty

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Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg are the co-creators of 'Big Mouth,' an animated comedy about a group of tweens stumbling through the mysteries of puberty. Kroll and Goldberg talk with Life Kit parenting hosts about normalizing shame, building empathy, weathering awkward puberty moments and hormone monsters.

Mar 12 2020

17mins

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Rank #9: Feeling Anxious? Here's a Quick Tool To Center Your Soul

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We all need strategies to push back against conflict, anger and worry. One of the globe's leading mindfulness teachers distills the practice of mindfulness into a simple 4-step tool from her new book Radical Compassion. This daily practice can help you show up for 'life' – and let go of regret and anxiety.

Feb 04 2020

15mins

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Rank #10: A Saner Mindset For Weight Loss

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The way many of us think about weight loss is totally counter-productive. Focus on healthy habits you can sustain instead of the numbers on the scale.

Here's what to remember:
- Forget goal weights. Instead, focus on behavioral goals.
- Start with small changes and let them snowball.
- A loss of only 3% of your body weight can meaningfully improve your health.
- Remember that your best weight is the one you reach when you live the healthiest life you can actually enjoy.

May 03 2019

19mins

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Rank #11: How To Read Food Labels, From Free-Range To Fair Trade

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So many food labels proclaim their eco-virtues these days: organic, pasture raised, cage-free, non-GMO. But what is a label based on? Here are six ways to make sense of it all.

Mar 10 2020

22mins

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Rank #12: Don't Count Sheep: Better Bedtime Rituals

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From mediation to melatonin to putting on a pair of socks, we all have routines to help us reach that blissful state of slumber. These are the ones that work:

- Forget sheep. Instead, use mental imagery — picturing a walk in the woods or a stroll on a beach — to help relax.
- Relaxation and meditation apps can help you unwind.
- Melatonin supplements might ease your way into sleep, but too much melatonin could disrupt it.
- Over-the-counter sleep medications may knock you out, but they won't result in effective sleep.
- If young kids wake you in the wee hours, don't react in a way that increases their stress — but do find strategies that make it no fun to be up.
- Sleep rituals are personal. If you believe in yours, that might be all you need.

Apr 29 2019

22mins

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Rank #13: Boost Your Credit Card IQ

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If you use credit cards in a intentional way, you can free up some valuable perks. We geek out on strategies to make credit cards work for you, without getting out of control on spending.
Here's what to remember:
- Use credit cards that have the best rewards on the things you spend the most money on.
- Protect your credit score: Always pay off your balance, don't spend more than 30 percent of your limit, don't cancel a card you've had for a long time.
- Don't outgame yourself by accepting too many new cards with sign-up bonuses.
- Know yourself: If you've had trouble with running up debt, don't tempt yourself with more cards.

Apr 29 2019

20mins

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Rank #14: Mortgage Secrets That Will Save You Money

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It's hard to imagine a more boring (and dreaded) word than "mortgage." But if you know where to look, you might find a mortgage that will save you thousands of dollars a year or discover that you qualify for a loan when you didn't think you could.

Oct 02 2019

25mins

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Rank #15: Be The Master Of Your Budget

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For many, creating a budget is a dreaded task. But you can do it. These tools will help — and maybe even make it fun.

Nov 07 2019

21mins

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Rank #16: When It Comes To Exercise, "All Movement Counts"

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Feeling blocked with it comes to starting an exercise habit? You can actually get the health benefits of exercise with just 22 minutes of exercise a day — and you might be surprised what "counts" as exercise. Kiss your excuses goodbye!

Mar 05 2020

15mins

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Rank #17: Paperwork, Appointments And Repairs: Managing Adult Responsibilities

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Life seems full of ever-increasing piles of paperwork – bills to pay, appointments to make, school forms to sign, carpools to organize. Here's how to conquer all the responsibilities on your to-do list so you can get back to real life.

Sep 25 2019

16mins

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Rank #18: Your Cheat Sheet For Smarter Investing

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Investing doesn't have to be hard. We explain how to grow a nice nest egg and avoid that four-letter word that starts with F ... fees.

Here's what to remember:
- Don't pick your own stocks.
- Don't sell stocks if the market crashes.
- Diversify your portfolio.
- Don't pay too much in fees.
- Invest in index funds, not actively managed funds.
- Rebalance your portfolio every year — then leave it alone.

Apr 29 2019

22mins

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Rank #19: Trust Your Gut: A Beginner's Guide To Intuitive Eating

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Knowing when and what to eat may sound simple, but dieting can mess up our connection to hunger cues. The practice of intuitive eating can help people make peace with food.

May 27 2019

17mins

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Rank #20: Making Art Is Good For Your Health. Here's How To Start A Habit

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Professional artists aren't the only people who can make art. In this episode, learn how to weave art into your everyday life. Because whether you're doodling, making pottery or embroidering, creativity is good for you and your health.

Jan 07 2020

21mins

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We Need Art Right Now. Here's How To Get Into Poetry

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Reading poetry doesn't have to be homework. This episode has five tips for all you poetry naysayers to find poetry that speaks to you.

Mar 31 2020

20mins

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What To Do If You Lost Work Because Of Coronavirus

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused vast economic disruptions. Millions of people are filing for unemployment, trying to pay rent and deferring loans. If you've lost work, here are some things you can do.

Mar 30 2020

17mins

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Coping With Coronavirus: Tips For Your Wallet And Kitchen

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Staying at home means new challenges for your daily habits. This episode, we talk about budget tips and cooking hacks for your self-quarantine time.

Mar 27 2020

12mins

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Anxious Thoughts? 5 Tips To Help You Sleep

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Difficulty sleeping can cause anxiety, which often leads to more trouble sleeping. Life Kit host Allison Aubrey talks to sleep experts about how cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia can bring relief for people with chronic sleep issues.

Mar 26 2020

22mins

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Tips For Homeschooling During Coronavirus

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Tens of millions of parents are homeschooling their kids during the coronavirus. Here's a realistic guide to keeping kids engaged and everyone sane. Hint: this is a good time for passion projects and sleeping in a bit.

Mar 24 2020

17mins

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Stuck Inside? Here's Your TV Streaming Strategy

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As more television streaming services pop up, consumers face more choice than ever. NPR's TV critic lays out a streaming strategy, so you know what options are worth your time.

Mar 19 2020

13mins

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Disrupted and Distanced: The Latest Advice On Navigating Coronavirus

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How can I tell the difference between allergies and coronavirus symptoms? Can you get coronavirus from food? Can I have people over? The coronavirus pandemic is causing lots of uncertainty about everyday life. In this episode, Life Kit host Allison Aubrey answers common questions about coronavirus. This was recorded March 17, 2020. Because the news is moving fast, check npr.org for the latest updates.

Mar 18 2020

16mins

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8 Tips To Make Working From Home, Work For You

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Millions of people are trying to work from home because of coronavirus. Life Kit wants to help WFH work for you, especially if you're doing so for the first time.

Mar 17 2020

15mins

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Coronavirus And Parenting: What You Need To Know Now

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Coronavirus is raising a lot of questions for parents. From how to talk to children about coronavirus to weathering school closures, enforcing good hygiene and some screen time strategies when you're home with little ones, Life Kit answers your coronavirus questions.

Mar 13 2020

13mins

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'Big Mouth' Creators On Embracing The Awkwardness Of Puberty

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Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg are the co-creators of 'Big Mouth,' an animated comedy about a group of tweens stumbling through the mysteries of puberty. Kroll and Goldberg talk with Life Kit parenting hosts about normalizing shame, building empathy, weathering awkward puberty moments and hormone monsters.

Mar 12 2020

17mins

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How To Read Food Labels, From Free-Range To Fair Trade

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So many food labels proclaim their eco-virtues these days: organic, pasture raised, cage-free, non-GMO. But what is a label based on? Here are six ways to make sense of it all.

Mar 10 2020

22mins

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When It Comes To Exercise, "All Movement Counts"

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Feeling blocked with it comes to starting an exercise habit? You can actually get the health benefits of exercise with just 22 minutes of exercise a day — and you might be surprised what "counts" as exercise. Kiss your excuses goodbye!

Mar 05 2020

15mins

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Is It Better To Rent Or Buy A House?

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Owning a home is part of the quintessential American dream, but how do you know if it's right for you? These 6 tips will help sort out the pros and cons to renting and owning — and reveal some things a rent vs buy calculator can't tell you.

Mar 03 2020

22mins

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5 Ways To Prevent And Prepare For The Coronavirus

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You might be wondering how to prevent coronavirus and protect your family if the virus continues to spread. Nancy Messonnier from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shares five things you can do to prepare. One takeaway: Wash your hands often with soap and water.

Feb 28 2020

15mins

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'Tiny Habits' Are The Key To Behavioral Change

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Want to start a new habit? Think small. That's the counterintuitive idea in BJ Fogg's book, Tiny Habits. Fogg explains that making small behavior changes requires just a little motivation and lots of celebrating — and can lead to big change.

Feb 27 2020

12mins

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How To Give Advice: Less Fixing, More Listening

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When someone comes to you for advice, where do you start? This very meta episode of Life Kit explores how to give good advice to the people you care about. Hint: it's not always about fixing someone's problems.

Feb 25 2020

20mins

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A Guide To Navigating Birth Control

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Given all the types of birth control out there, picking a form of contraception can be overwhelming. It involves understanding how birth control works, your preferences, side effects and more. This episode presents the facts so you can choose the contraception that works for you.

Feb 20 2020

25mins

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How To Buy A Car (Without Being Taken For A Ride)

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Whether you're a pro at car buying or intimidated by the thought of stepping into a car dealership, there are always ways to play the car-buying game better. This episode will help you strategize to avoid the potential pitfalls when it comes to getting a car loan, so you can drive away with a great deal.

Feb 18 2020

23mins

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Can I Date That Co-Worker? What To Consider Before An Office Romance

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The workplace still ranks as one of the top five places where people meet their mates. Love is intoxicating, but you don't want a workplace romance to become toxic.

Feb 13 2020

21mins

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What Your Teen Wishes You Knew About Sex Education

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Consent, dating, masturbation, porn. It can be difficult having conversations about sex and relationships with teens. NPR's Life Kit has a few tips to help make those talks your kids feel more comfortable.

Feb 11 2020

27mins

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iTunes Ratings

1497 Ratings
Average Ratings
1012
210
121
61
93

Thankful

By jeeheyN - Mar 24 2020
Read more
So thankful for the succinct but relevant content here!

Always good, too the point, info

By DC madam - Mar 03 2020
Read more
No worthless rambling! So hard to find a podcast that doesn’t have endless, useless, filler