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Rank #7 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.

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Much needed

By War2D2a - May 16 2020
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Informative, helpful, and relevant. Thank you so much for this podcast!

A comfort

By Colshef - May 13 2020
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My son now asks, “Can we listen to our friend Grover?” Thank you.

iTunes Ratings

1674 Ratings
Average Ratings
1139
235
132
66
102

Much needed

By War2D2a - May 16 2020
Read more
Informative, helpful, and relevant. Thank you so much for this podcast!

A comfort

By Colshef - May 13 2020
Read more
My son now asks, “Can we listen to our friend Grover?” Thank you.
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Life Kit

Latest release on Jul 06, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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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: 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 #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: Want To Get Creative? Easy Art Projects For Quarantine

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Looking for a creative outlet? Sarah Urist Green, author of Your Are An Artist, shares ideas for art projects you can do while at home during the coronavirus outbreak. No creative inspiration required.

May 07 2020

17mins

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Rank #9: 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 #10: 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 #11: '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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Rank #12: Sesame Street's Grover On Coping During Coronavirus: Just For Kids

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Hey kids! Sesame Street's Grover is here and he's got some great ideas for making your days brighter during coronavirus. Grover explains how to make virtual play dates more fun, how to daydream and how to be a helper.

May 10 2020

12mins

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Rank #13: 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 #14: Love On Lockdown: Tips For Dating During The Coronavirus Crisis

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Lots of people want to find love, but the pandemic makes doing so more complicated. In this special episode, Sam Sanders of NPR's It's Been a Minute sheds some light on dating and relationships during the coronavirus pandemic.

May 05 2020

29mins

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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: 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 #17: How To Focus While Reading

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If you'd like to read more, but you're finding it difficult — maybe you can't focus, you feel slow or like you're not enjoying the books you tried — don't give up! These four reading strategies will help make reading a little easier and more fun.

Apr 07 2020

11mins

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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: 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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Rank #20: 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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