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    • Health & Fitness
    • 2.3 • 3 Ratings

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.

    The case for being ordinary

    The case for being ordinary

    For those in emerging adulthood, there's endless pressure from all sides to chase an extraordinary standard in every aspect of life. But writer Rainesford Stauffer says the so-called milestones are more unrealistic than ever. Now's the time for creativity and carving your own path — and she's got some tips from her book, An Ordinary Age, to get you started.

    • 21 min
    How to talk to your Latinx parents about mental health

    How to talk to your Latinx parents about mental health

    Shame and stigma play a huge role in discouraging folks in the Latinx community from seeking mental health care — and talking about it with their families. These steps can help you prepare for the conversation with your loved ones.

    • 22 min
    Need to make a change in your life? Behavioral science can help

    Need to make a change in your life? Behavioral science can help

    When's the best time to start a new habit? And what makes some stick while others fall by the wayside? Behavioral scientist Katy Milkman's new book, How to Change, breaks down the research about how to leverage human nature instead of working against it to achieve your goals. (This episode originally aired in May 2021.)

    • 18 min
    How to talk about the COVID vaccine with people who are hesitant

    How to talk about the COVID vaccine with people who are hesitant

    Infectious disease specialist Dr. Jasmine Marcelin shares how she has conversations about the COVID-19 vaccine with people who have doubts about getting vaccinated. (A version of this episode originally aired on NPR's Short Wave.)

    • 16 min
    How to make ethical investing work for you

    How to make ethical investing work for you

    Money talks, but how do you make sure your money is sending the right message? Ethical investing isn't magic, but it's one way to try and put your money where your morals are. Here's what you need to know before you get started.

    • 16 min
    How to work through a creative rut

    How to work through a creative rut

    Do you ever try to be creative but struggle to find that spark? This episode explains how to escape that creative rut — and it all starts with taking intentional breaks.

    • 21 min

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