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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.
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Episodes

How to talk to teens about vaping

21m · Published 09 Apr 07:00
About 1 in 5 high school seniors say they have vaped nicotine in the past year. Even though smoking cigarettes is less popular than it used to be among teens, e-cigarettes are common, highly addictive and harmful to lung health. Here's how to talk to teens about vaping and how to help them quit.
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Get better at gardening by using this newly updated tool

15m · Published 08 Apr 07:00
The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map helps home gardeners pick which plants to grow. But recently, roughly a quarter of the country has moved zones. What does this mean for your backyard plants? This episode, how to understand the changes to the hardiness zone map and other factors to think about when planning out your garden.
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How to introduce solid food to your baby: A nervous parent's guide

25m · Published 04 Apr 07:00
Chewing, choking hazards, high chairs – oh my! Starting solid foods with your little one can be as stressful as it is special. A pediatric dietitian and a pediatrician discuss menu choices, allergens, safety and schedules to help you and your little one succeed with solids.
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Start a financial self-care routine

16m · Published 02 Apr 07:00
There are things we're supposed to do routinely for our health: brush our teeth, shower and exercise. There's a version of that for financial health too. We'll talk about those tasks — and go beyond the number-crunching to explore how our mental health affects our finances. This episode originally published August 15, 2023.
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You're not too late to chase the total solar eclipse

22m · Published 01 Apr 07:00
'You will see a sun you've never seen before,' says science writer David Baron. He urges people to head to the 'path of totality' to see the total solar eclipse on April 8 for an experience of a lifetime.
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How to live with roommates

18m · Published 28 Mar 07:00
Whether you're living with roommates by choice or because you need to, sharing your living space with strangers or even friends is not easy. This episode walks you through how to find a roommate situation that works for you by understanding your non-negotiables, tackling conflict and inviting more joy into your shared home.
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What is the new etiquette for tipping?

13m · Published 26 Mar 07:00
Tipping requests are on the rise. Businesses that never seemed to ask for a tip, like fast food joints, are now asking for one. Here's how to deal with unexpected requests and more.
A previous version of this story incorrectly said the company Square takes a "chunk of your tip." A representative from Square says while they charge a fee based on the whole transaction, including tip, the worker still gets the full amount of their tip.
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How to clean when you don't have the energy

16m · Published 25 Mar 07:00
Having dirty dishes in the sink isn't a moral failure. Therapist KC Davis, author of How to Keep House While Drowning, has developed a framework for keeping up with house cleaning without feeling overwhelmed.
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How to take care of your eyes

23m · Published 21 Mar 07:00
Eye health is more than just an annual eye exam. Learn how to protect your eyes from screens, read your prescription and understand what does and does not affect your vision.
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Dreading your taxes? How to deal with the 'homework of life'

15m · Published 19 Mar 07:00
Life is full of tedious and time-consuming administrative tasks. Here's how to conquer your 'life admin' so you can get back to real life. This episode originally published September 25, 2019.
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Life Kit has 799 episodes in total of non- explicit content. Total playtime is 255:09:40. The language of the podcast is English. This podcast has been added on August 26th 2022. It might contain more episodes than the ones shown here. It was last updated on April 10th, 2024 20:12.

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