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In this episode, KJ Dell’Antonia — journalist and author of How to Be a Happier Parent: Raising a Family, Having a Life, and Loving (Almost) Every Minute — joins our parenting editor Michelle Woo to discuss how to make your family life less stressful and even — dare we say it? — fun.

But first, Alice gives staff writer and soon-to-be new parent Nick Douglas an important (note: Not really important) parenting quiz. And finally, we have a playlist of non-kid songs that your kids will love as much as you do — because nothing is happier than a parent who doesn’t have to spend all day listening to the Wiggles.

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Have you ever noticed that some people just seemed hard-wired to be stressed out? Maybe you feel as though you’ve been dealt an anxious hand yourself. According to psychology professor Daniel Keating, how we deal with stress and anxiety may have been determined while we were still in the womb.

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How far would you go to hack yourself? Would you spend thousands of dollars across decades to maximise your health and performance? That’s what Dave Asprey did. He’s the Bulletproof Exec, and you might know him as the guy who suggests you put butter in your coffee. There’s a lot more to it than butter though.

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If anyone knows the difference between being busy and being productive it’s Charles Duhigg. The Pulitzer Prize-winning former reporter for The New York Times and author of The Power of Habit has made a name for himself plumbing the science of productivity, and this week he’s joining us on the podcast.

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In this episode we're talking about dinner: What you should make, how you should make it, and why the idea of "dinner" is fraught for so many of us. We talk with Melissa Clark, staff reporter for The New York Times Food section and author of the cookbook Dinner in an Instant. We also chat with Dave Arnold, the Founder and President of the Brooklyn-based Museum of Food and Drink and author of the book Liquid Intelligence. And we spend quality time with Claire Lower, Lifehacker's food editor and the mastermind behind the "Will It Sous Vide" column.

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This week on The Upgrade, we spoke with Steve Casner, author of the book Careful: A User's Guide to Our Injury-Prone Minds. Steve is a research psychologist with NASA who studies how and why we get hurt in our everyday activities: Whether we're chopping vegetables, climbing ladders, or just walking down the street. We found out how we can stay safe without hiding in bed all day -- and why we should embrace our bad attitudes.

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This week we talked about personal hygiene with professional clean person Jolie Kerr. Jolie's been a cleaning expert for Esquire, Deadspin and The Hairpin, and she's the author of the New York Times bestselling book, My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag... and Other Things You Can't Ask Martha. In this episode, Jolie answers questions from our audience on how to handle stinky feet, weird breath, and the other embarrassing issues we all deal with (but don't want to admit to).

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I love explaining things to small groups of people and through writing on the web, but when it comes to speaking in front of large groups of people I turn into a bumbling mess. Public speaking is one of those acquired skills that I never quite got, but there's still time. This week Fast Company spoke to a few podcasters who have mastered the skill (and have shows places like NPR and WNYC to prove it) and came up with a list of tips that even people like me can use to improve. Here are a few big takeaways.

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Last week, the entire US Lifehacker staff convened in New York City. Our writers travelled from all over the US to come together as a team, bond over meals, ignore my efforts at team-building exercises (no one wanted to do trust falls), and share their thoughts and wishes for Lifehacker's future. And while we had everyone in one place, we brought them into the studio to answer your etiquette questions.

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This week on The Upgrade we're going off-script and talking about improvisational comedy. Even if you don't think of yourself as a comedic or theatrical person there are a lot of lessons you can take away from the improv stage.

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Last week, audio sharing service SoundCloud laid off 40% of its staff with reports indicating the free service had just 80 days of operating capital remaining. For musicians, podcasters and others who rely on the service, that has caused great consternation. But an announcement by the CEO and tweets from a musician who made their start on SoundCloud suggest a different story.

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This week on The Upgrade, we're discussing how average people can get involved with politics even when it isn't an election year. To put it mildly, the unexpected results of the US presidential election caused an upswell in political activism, and we're taking a look at how to get involved.

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This week, we're looking for love online and learning about the world of online dating. From crafting the perfect dating profile and the differences between all the dating apps and services, we're here to get your love life all set up.

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This week, our counterparts in the US got together to discuss the longstanding rivalry between the two major operating systems on the market: Windows 10 and macOS. How do their latest versions hold up? Is it time to switch? Let's find out!

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Buying a HD TV specifically for sports is a bit of a hurdle. How big a screen do you need? Are response times more important than contrast ratio? Should the types of sports you like factor into the decision? And do you need to worry about newfangled 4K and HDR?

In the following guide, we will attempt to answer these questions and more - just in time for Super Bowl Sunday!