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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.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. Continue Reading >>
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.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. << Show Less
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How to move in with your partner Deciding to move in with a partner can be an exciting step. Cohabitating can also be challenging and bring up anxieties. Here's what to think about — and discuss — before you decide to move in together.
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Snippet of Life Kit: 5 Steps To Get Into A Deep Cleaning Routine Taryn Williford, cleaning editor at Apartment Therapy, simplifies everyone's least favorite pastime into easy tips and tricks to make deep cleaning more enjoyable. She recommends setting a timer to begin the process and to keep your mind occupied with music, podcasts, audiobooks, or standup comedy playing in the background. Taryn also suggests essential products and tools used for the most effective home clean.
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How to move in with your partner Deciding to move in with a partner can be an exciting step. Cohabitating can also be challenging and bring up anxieties. Here's what to think about — and discuss — before you decide to move in together.
How to take more meaningful photos When your smartphone can hold thousands of photos, it's tempting to snap away and never look back. But that approach may not actually help you capture the best moments. Photojournalist Daniella Zalcman shares tips on creating visually stunning images that will help you meaningfully document your life.
You can choose a new name for yourself. Here's how Many trans and nonbinary people choose new names during their transition. Here's advice if you're considering adopting a new name — from brainstorming name ideas to navigating the paperwork to change your name legally.
How to reset your digital life Author Sammy Nickalls guides readers through the practice of digital minimalism which helps strike a balance between being extremely online and extremely offline.
How to have a healthy adult relationship with your parents When it comes to having an adult relationship with your parents, there's plenty of baggage: the friction of family history or the weight of unsaid expectations. Here's how to set healthy boundaries and understand generational trauma to help you have a grown up relationship with your parents.
How to financially plan for a baby Having a baby is one of the biggest - and most expensive - life changes a person can experience. Here's what you need to know about financially planning for a baby, according to Farnoosh Torabi, Editor at Large CNET Money. Find out if there is a magic number that tells you you're ready, what to think about ahead of time and learn what can probably wait.
Crypto 101: blockchains, currencies and security If the words "crypto," "Bitcoin," "blockchain," "mining," feel overwhelming or confusing Life Kit is here to help. In this episode, experts to demystify cryptocurrencies and give you the tools to decide whether buying some is a good option for you.
How to talk to kids about abortion Talking about abortion can be complicated, even with adults. How do you talk about the medical procedure and the politics around it with kids? NPR's Ailsa Chang gets tips from Dr. Elise Berlan and parenting expert Reena Patel.
Making ethical, sustainable clothing choices Fast fashion takes a toll on the environment and on workers. Here's how you can shop more sustainably and build a closet with a better impact. This episode originally published March 8, 2021.
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