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COMIC: How to make peace with your guilty feelings

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Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs embraces Taylor Swift after defeating the San Francisco 49ers during this year's Super Bowl in Las Vegas. Swift, who flew in from Tokyo to attend the game, jokingly told him, "jet lag is a choice." Ezra Shaw/Getty Images hide caption

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Rhaina Cohen and her husband live in a row house with another couple and their two children in Washington, D.C. Cohen says they wanted to share a home with people who they were excited to live with — and who they could depend on. From left to right: Cohen, her husband, her housemate's child and her housemate. Rhaina Cohen hide caption

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No matter how old you are, having a happy birthday is one of life's great pleasures, says Tamar Hurwitz-Fleming, author of How to Have a Happy Birthday. Click here to download this cake-shaped zine to print and fold at home — the back has helpful birthday tips. Zine by Malaka Gharib/NPR; Photo illustration by Becky Harlan/NPR hide caption

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This cake-shaped zine may help you have your happiest birthday yet

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Negotiating isn't just for job offers. Here's how to use it in everyday life

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Science writer David Baron witnesses his first total solar eclipse in Aruba, 1998. He says seeing one is "like you've left the solar system and are looking back from some other world." Paul Myers hide caption

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The physical sensations of watching a total solar eclipse

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Life Kit editors share some of our favorite tips from our March episodes (clockwise from left): How to prevent eye strain, how to quickly get a messy house back in order and how to manage adult sibling relationships. From left: We Are/Getty; Becky Harlan/NPR; Francesco Carta Fotografo/Getty; Collage by NPR hide caption

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Having a roommate can be great, but it takes some work to make it work

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How to take a refreshing nap (without ending up more tired)

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4 habits of highly effective communicators

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The secret to lasting love might just be knowing how to fight

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Bad bosses, low pay, big mistakes: How to navigate the pitfalls of starting a new job

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How to mind your own business

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Feeling anxious? Try smiling or doing a good deed to snap out of it

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No, you don't have to put your home address on your resume

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