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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.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.4 • 3.2K Ratings

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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.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Car maintenance 101

    Car maintenance 101

    Car ownership can be intimidating - and expensive - especially when it comes to upkeep. In this episode of Life Kit, get expert guidance on how to spot and maintain essential safety features in a car, how to find the right mechanic for you and when it's time for a new car.

    • 19 min
    How to stay safe during extreme heat

    How to stay safe during extreme heat

    About 600 people in the U.S. die from heat related causes each year. While our bodies have ways to dissipate heat, sometimes they just can't keep up with extreme temperatures. Here are four tips from experts on how to stay safe and cool in extreme heat.

    • 12 min
    How to talk to kids about radicalization

    How to talk to kids about radicalization

    It's a horror to think your kid could be a victim in a violent act of racism, sexism or other radicalization. It's a whole different kind of fear to think they could be the perpetrator of that act. Here's how to read the signs of radicalization and how to talk to kids about what they're reading.

    • 23 min
    How to reframe your beliefs about aging

    How to reframe your beliefs about aging

    Negative age beliefs can impact us on social, psychological and even physiological levels. Here's how to deconstruct ageism and reframe your beliefs about ageing with tips from Becca Levy, author of Breaking the Age Code: How Your Beliefs About Aging Determine How Long & Well You Live.

    • 22 min
    How to raise a good citizen

    How to raise a good citizen

    Talking to kids about civics is kind of like talking to kids about sex - avoiding the conversation can have some really negative consequences. Here's how to talk to kids about civic participation, from discussing our hard history to taking action. This episode originally aired in November 2022.

    • 22 min
    How to stop stress spending

    How to stop stress spending

    We could all stand to stretch our cash a little further right now. Life Kit teamed up with financial expert Tiffany Aliche, also known as the Budgetnista, for tips about how to separate needs from wants, stop stress-spending and save for the future. This episode originally aired in September 2020.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
3.2K Ratings

3.2K Ratings

Timmyspax ,

A good quick listen

The perfect podcast for my commute and they have a wide variety of quality “I’ve never thought of that” topics!

michael_mancuso ,

Pretty Much Terrible

Big on title, empty on substance

Eggtadtix ,

Love it, but disappointed in one episode

I’ve been binge listening to these, and I overall really enjoyed the episode on living freely with Autism, but it did have a negative comment about ABA. I have a lot of empathy/compassion for people who have had bad experiences, i know there are plenty of companies out there that haven’t been great. As a BCBA, I’ve also seen the amazing things ABA can do. So I’m bummed that it was just lumped into something negative.

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