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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. Subscribe to get new guides every two weeks.

Latest Episodes

How To Run For Office

You're motivated to make a change and run for office. But where do you even begin? NPR politics reporter Miles Parks explains how to navigate campaign fundraising, door-knocking, and building a "kitchen cabinet."

26 MIN1 d ago
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How To Run For Office

The Key To Raising Brilliant Kids? Play A Game

We all want our kids to succeed, but that doesn't mean running math drills. Author Kathy Hirsh-Pasek explains the "six C's" that kids need to thrive and why raising brilliant kids starts with redefining brilliant.

16 MIN3 d ago
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The Key To Raising Brilliant Kids? Play A Game

6 Food Rules That Could Help You Live Longer

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.

20 MIN1 w ago
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6 Food Rules That Could Help You Live Longer

Mortgage Secrets That Will Save You Money

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.

25 MIN2 w ago
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Mortgage Secrets That Will Save You Money

Paperwork, Appointments And Repairs: Managing Adult Responsibilities

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.

17 MIN3 w ago
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Paperwork, Appointments And Repairs: Managing Adult Responsibilities

From First Phones To Online Porn: Answers To Your Screentime Questions

NPR's Life Kit answers parents' questions about their kids' screen use. Education consultant Ana Homayoun says it's all about empowering your kids to make good decisions when you're not around.

21 MINSEP 18
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From First Phones To Online Porn: Answers To Your Screentime Questions

How To Save For Your Kid's College Education

Don't let the sticker price of college paralyze you. This episode gives you smart saving strategies — including how to prioritize your own retirement savings, choosing a 529 plan and what financial aid offices really look at — so you can start saving for your child's college tuition.

27 MINSEP 11
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How To Save For Your Kid's College Education

How To Get A Job After College

Before you earn your diploma, you need to focus on a different piece of paper: a resume. Here's how to think about what you want to do, and then go out and get a job — maybe even a career.

24 MINSEP 6
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How To Get A Job After College

How To Do Well (And Be Happy!) In College

Should you hand-write your notes or use a laptop? What about flashcards? Does highlighting even do anything? Here's how to improve your study habits and remember what you've learned — and keep college stress under control.

23 MINSEP 4
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How To Do Well (And Be Happy!) In College

College Checklist: Ace Your Freshman Year

Congratulations! You've been accepted into college. Now you've got to find your way around campus, pick out classes, make new friends and figure out a plan to graduate. — on time. Here's how to make it easier.

18 MINSEP 3
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College Checklist: Ace Your Freshman Year

Latest Episodes

How To Run For Office

You're motivated to make a change and run for office. But where do you even begin? NPR politics reporter Miles Parks explains how to navigate campaign fundraising, door-knocking, and building a "kitchen cabinet."

26 MIN1 d ago
Comments
How To Run For Office

The Key To Raising Brilliant Kids? Play A Game

We all want our kids to succeed, but that doesn't mean running math drills. Author Kathy Hirsh-Pasek explains the "six C's" that kids need to thrive and why raising brilliant kids starts with redefining brilliant.

16 MIN3 d ago
Comments
The Key To Raising Brilliant Kids? Play A Game

6 Food Rules That Could Help You Live Longer

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.

20 MIN1 w ago
Comments
6 Food Rules That Could Help You Live Longer

Mortgage Secrets That Will Save You Money

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.

25 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Mortgage Secrets That Will Save You Money

Paperwork, Appointments And Repairs: Managing Adult Responsibilities

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.

17 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Paperwork, Appointments And Repairs: Managing Adult Responsibilities

From First Phones To Online Porn: Answers To Your Screentime Questions

NPR's Life Kit answers parents' questions about their kids' screen use. Education consultant Ana Homayoun says it's all about empowering your kids to make good decisions when you're not around.

21 MINSEP 18
Comments
From First Phones To Online Porn: Answers To Your Screentime Questions

How To Save For Your Kid's College Education

Don't let the sticker price of college paralyze you. This episode gives you smart saving strategies — including how to prioritize your own retirement savings, choosing a 529 plan and what financial aid offices really look at — so you can start saving for your child's college tuition.

27 MINSEP 11
Comments
How To Save For Your Kid's College Education

How To Get A Job After College

Before you earn your diploma, you need to focus on a different piece of paper: a resume. Here's how to think about what you want to do, and then go out and get a job — maybe even a career.

24 MINSEP 6
Comments
How To Get A Job After College

How To Do Well (And Be Happy!) In College

Should you hand-write your notes or use a laptop? What about flashcards? Does highlighting even do anything? Here's how to improve your study habits and remember what you've learned — and keep college stress under control.

23 MINSEP 4
Comments
How To Do Well (And Be Happy!) In College

College Checklist: Ace Your Freshman Year

Congratulations! You've been accepted into college. Now you've got to find your way around campus, pick out classes, make new friends and figure out a plan to graduate. — on time. Here's how to make it easier.

18 MINSEP 3
Comments
College Checklist: Ace Your Freshman Year