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Everyone needs a little help being a human. From sleep to saving money to parenting and more, host Marielle Segarra talks to experts to get the best advice out there. Life Kit is here to help you get it together.Want another life hack? Try Life Kit+. Your subscription supports the show and unlocks an exclusive sponsor-free feed. Learn more at plus.npr.org/lifekit

  • 12 minutes 8 seconds
    Staying safe in extreme heat
    The summer's first major heat wave has arrived. Our bodies do have natural ways to dissipate heat, but when temperatures get extreme, sometimes they just can't keep up. In this episode of Life Kit, learn how to keep cool, hydrated and safe in extreme heat.

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    20 June 2024, 7:00 am
  • 20 minutes 36 seconds
    Grilling for beginners
    Intimidated by grilling? Cooking over an open flame can do that. In this episode, learn the basics from which type of grill to choose, to how to maintain a fire and create different temperature zones, to tips on tools and safety. This episode originally published May 24, 2022.

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    18 June 2024, 7:00 am
  • 26 minutes 2 seconds
    Healthy money habits for couples
    Should you merge your finances with a significant other? Keep them separate? Or something in between? Financial therapist Lindsay Bryan Podvin breaks down different ways to handle your finances with a partner and how to keep communication open and honest no matter what financial plan you pick.

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    17 June 2024, 7:00 am
  • 28 minutes 52 seconds
    Life advice inspired by graduation songs
    With graduation season here, our friends at NPR's All Songs Considered asked listeners to tell them about songs that bring back memories of the final days of high school, when they said goodbye to old friends, left home and struck out on their own. Join NPR's Robin Hilton and Stephen Thompson as they reflect on graduation through song.

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    15 June 2024, 7:00 am
  • 19 minutes 20 seconds
    How to save a life with CPR
    Every year, more than 350,000 people go into cardiac arrest outside of a hospital setting in the United States. CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, can help double or triple survival rates. In this episode, we'll explain the basics of this emergency procedure so you can feel empowered to help in a life-or-death situation.

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    13 June 2024, 7:00 am
  • 25 minutes 16 seconds
    Why we become bored with our lives (and how to find joy again)
    It's easy to stop noticing what we love about our lives. Even the most passionate relationships, stimulating jobs and exciting cities can lose their sparkle. Cognitive neuroscientist Tali Sharot, author of the new book Look Again, explains how to fall back in love with life's small joys. For more episodes from Life Kit, sign up for our weekly newsletter.

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    11 June 2024, 7:00 am
  • 15 minutes 48 seconds
    Dear Life Kit: I can't stop thinking about my crush
    Sex and relationship expert Shan Boodram weighs in on listener questions about crushes: unrequited love, romance with an expiration date, and reaching out to someone from your past.

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    10 June 2024, 7:00 am
  • 17 minutes 29 seconds
    Coping with the loss of a sibling
    Losing a sibling is a unique and often overlooked kind of grief. Many grieving siblings aren't given the same level of support as their parents or caregivers after a loss. But a sibling's grief can be just as powerful and potent. NPR health correspondent Rhitu Chatterjee shares advice on how best to cope with grief — and honor a sibling's memory.

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    6 June 2024, 7:00 am
  • 18 minutes 24 seconds
    How to explore your gender identity as an adult
    If you're an adult starting to explore your gender identity, it can be tough knowing where to begin. Here's some advice from trans people to help you on this intimate and powerful journey.

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    4 June 2024, 7:00 am
  • 18 minutes 4 seconds
    These water safety tips can save lives
    Drowning is the No. 1 cause of death for children ages 1-4 in the United States. To prevent drownings, make sure there's always a designated adult watching the water whenever kids are swimming. We'll cover other water safety tips to protect young swimmers safe this summer.

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    3 June 2024, 7:00 am
  • 25 minutes 11 seconds
    Where did I put the keys? Tips to improve memory
    Do you ever feel like your memory lets you down when you need it most? If you forget your keys every time you leave the house, struggle to remember new names or just need a boost before a big test, you might be in need of some memory training. Trivia and memory experts share their best tips for recalling more and warding off everyday forgetfulness.

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    30 May 2024, 7:00 am
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