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LifeKit New Year's Resolution Planner

Scroll through Life Kit's New Year's Resolution Planner to find the perfect goal this year, whether it's exercising more, paying off your credit card debt or having more fun.

Best Songs of 2023

A best-of list should be an opportunity for discovery, so NPR Music has handmade a series of mixtapes full of great songs from 2023 to help you find music you'll love well beyond the end of the year.

Uprooted: How climate change is reshaping migration from Honduras

Climate change is disrupting traditional agriculture in Honduras. Unpredictable weather patterns have led to droughts and flooding in a region that has historically relied on rain patterns, and a declining coffee harvest is pushing young farmers to make a difficult decision: should they stay or leave for better opportunities in the U.S.?

Hip Hop 50: All Rap Is Local

As it celebrates its 50th birthday, hip-hop is a global phenomenon. But to map the music's true impact, you have to look closer. Here's a guide to rap history, charted across more than a dozen cities.

Living in the shadow of a dangerous shrinking glacier

Melting glaciers are leaving behind large, unstable lakes around the world. Millions of people live downstream, in places increasingly threatened by deadly flash floods. What will it take to protect them?

Disappearing Saint-Louis

In Senegal, rising seas have led to devastating coastal erosion. If there is a war against climate change, the UNESCO World Heritage city of Saint-Louis is on the front lines. And the ocean is winning.

Climate ripples and the rise of the right

When the seas rise in Senegal, so do the fortunes of far-right political parties in Europe. This is the story of how those seemingly unrelated things are connected.

Best games of 2022 chosen by NPR

From Elden Ring to Immortality, 2022 delivered long-anticipated titles and ambitious indie games. NPR staff and contributors list their favorites.

How I discovered a love for ballet as an adult

Sometimes you can find new interests in old places. For me, it was taking ballet classes alongside a group of around 20 Chinese ladies, all of them starting ballet as adults.

Best Music of 2022

Read our lists of the 50 Best Albums and 100 Best Songs of the year, as well as lists covering the best rock, hip-hop, R&B and more.

Why you should stop complimenting people for being 'resilient'

Is the ability to endure hardship and adapt to difficult life situations always a good thing? Psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker Lourdes Dolores Follins revisits the concept of resilience — and explains why it's OK to let yourself feel angry or frustrated sometimes.

Songs of Remembrance

NPR asked our audience to share songs that reminded them of a loved one lost to COVID-19. What follows are individual stories of those who have passed, those mourning them and the songs that continue to unite them.

How to tackle workplace conflict head-on

When the discomfort of conflict arises, it can be hard to know what to do, especially in the workplace. In this episode of Life Kit, get the tips you need to become a conflict-resolving superhero.

What's your attachment style? Take this quiz to find out

According to the field of attachment theory, each person has a unique attachment style that informs how that person relates to intimacy: secure, anxious or avoidant. We talk with Amir Levine, a neuroscientist and co-author of the book Attached, about how your attachment style can impact your relationships.

New Movies And TV Shows To Watch At Home This Fall

Our critics collected the most anticipated TV shows and movies coming to your screens over the next few months, and with our new tool you can search by release date, genre and where you can watch it.

Where We Come From

Where are you really from? It's a question that immigrant communities of color across generations are often asked. In this series, we answer that question on our own terms, one conversation at a time.

Enduring Loss

Grandma, Pop Pop, Butterfly, Coach, Tio, Bubbles — more than 550,000 people in all have died of COVID-19 in the United States. As the U.S. death rate declines and the rising pace of vaccinations offers hope of a post-pandemic life, we continue to remember those we’ve lost.

The Capitol Siege: The Arrested And Their Stories

More than 250 people have been charged in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. NPR is looking at the cases. Each provides clues to questions surrounding the attack: Who joined the mob? What did they do? And why?

Why The Pandemic Is 10 Times Worse Than You Think

Not everyone gets tested. A new model estimates how many infections are missed because of this and how many people are actively shedding the virus. The results lend urgency to the vaccine race.

The Ghost Towns Behind The Gates

Fukushima was forever changed by one of the world’s biggest nuclear disasters nearly a decade ago. But what does recovery really mean?

How The Senate Impeachment Trial Works

Now that the House has impeached President Trump, the process shifts to the Senate, which will vote on whether to convict him. Here is your guide to the steps and the people that matter.

After The Water

When a flash flood ripped through Old Ellicott City in Maryland, residents thought it was a freak occurrence. Instead, it was a hint about the future. And adapting to that future has been painful.

Losing The Eternal Blue Sky

Meet a changing Mongolia. Rivers are dry. Pastureland is giving way to mines. And wintertime smog obscures the famed blue sky. How did the country get here? It’s a story of internal migration and economic transformation in an era of climate change.

NPR's Book Concierge

NPR's Book Concierge is your guide to 2018's best reads. Use our tags to filter books and find the perfect read for yourself or someone you love.

Trump's 2016 Victory Speech, Annotated 1 Year Later

Much has changed in the year since Donald Trump gave his election night victory speech. Journalists across the NPR newsroom have annotated his remarks in retrospect, providing context and analysis to his policy promises and noting who, among the people he thanked, is still in the inner circle.

The Pigeon Racers Of Indonesia

Racing requires a pair of pigeons. The male is the racer, and he flies back to the female during the race. But some Indonesian men love this sport so much, it's been blamed for a rise in divorce.

A Tranquil Ferry Between Indonesian Islands

The public ferry system is a key link for a diverse nation spanning some 17,000 islands. "We serve all the people," says the captain of a ferry linking majority-Hindu Bali with majority-Muslim Lombok.

A Sergeant's Mission To Return Home To Puerto Rico

Six days after Hurricane Maria, Sgt. 1st Class Antonio Santini caught a Boeing C-17 headed for San Juan. Bringing food, water and information to desperate residents was "deeply personal" for him.

How Black Americans See Discrimination

A new survey from NPR shows that black people often feel differently about discrimination depending on their gender, how old they are, how much they earn and whether they live in cities or suburbs.

Views From: Warped Tour's 23rd Year

Illustrator and reporter Chelsea Beck ventured to Merriweather Post Pavilion for a festival older than many of its attendees — of course there were fidget spinners.

One Week After Irma, Floridians Pick Up The Pieces

It's been one week since Hurricane Irma hit Southwestern Florida. Residents in Collier County, where the storm made landfall after the Florida keys, are in the early stages of the recovery process.

Live Coverage: Follow The Solar Eclipse

A total solar eclipse made its way from Oregon to South Carolina. Fourteen states were in the path of total darkness. See highlights from the astronomical phenomenon’s journey across America below.

Mapping Coastal Flood Risk Lags Behind Sea Level Rise

Federal maps help determine who on the coast must buy flood insurance, but many don't include the latest data. Maryland is now making its own flood maps, so homeowners can see if they're at risk.

Learn More About The Trump-Russia Imbroglio

Russia interfered in the 2016 election to hurt Hillary Clinton, the U.S. intelligence community says. The story has raised many big questions — here, we try to make it all a little clearer.

Refugees In Their Own Country

Most people uprooted by war haven't crossed international borders to reach safety. They fled for their lives, but they don't count as refugees. They are the displaced. And all they want is to go home.

President Trump's First 100 Days, In Photos

As President Donald Trump crosses the 100-day marker this weekend, photographer Gabriella Demczuk explores some of the major events that have transpired in the White House and on Capitol Hill.

In The Wake Of Prince's Death

A year ago today, fans made a pilgrimage to Paisley Park, the home of Prince. What they found there was a communal altar, separated from the building by about 100 feet.


Planet Money gets in on the future of investing with an automated stock-trading bot. It analyzes the twitter feed of President Donald Trump, then trades stocks with real money. Our money.

Trump And CPAC: A Complicated Relationship No More

Conservatives embraced their new leader at their pre-eminent annual gathering. Meanwhile, Trump's team was quick to draw comparisons between the new president and CPAC's longtime hero, Ronald Reagan.

Live Coverage: Inauguration Day 2017

Follow our live blog for news of the day, photos and videos from the National Mall and for analysis on what the events mean for the world.

NPR's Exit Interview With President Obama

In a wide-ranging interview, NPR's Steve Inskeep asks President Obama about Russian interference in the U.S. election, executive power, the future of the Democratic party and his future role.

The Best Music Of 2016

The NPR Music team ranked the 100 top songs and 50 best albums of the year.

Election Night 2016

Easy-to-read top-level results, with minute detail at the state level for those who wanted it. Fully integrated with the rest of our coverage on npr.org and the radio.

On A Mission To Race The Middle School Brain

How do you pedal a 200-pound pink brain — made of rubber, foam and steel — up 45-degree hills, through thick mud and water without breaking? These middle schoolers have eight months to figure it out. (Three-part series)

Dissent, Drama And Unity At The Democratic Convention

Photographer Gabriella Demczuk explored the fractures in American politics, examining the Democratic Party's attempt to capitalize on the convention in Philadelphia to make itself "stronger together."

Cosplayers Use Costume To Unleash Their Superpowers

A shy woman becomes a brave warrior princess. A man calls on Captain America to help him lose 45 pounds. In costume role play they become part of a community where they can transform themselves.

The Driving Life And Death Of Philando Castile

Philando Castile spent his driving career trapped in a seemingly endless cycle of traffic stops, fines, court appearances, revocations and reinstatements, raising questions about bias, race and luck.

India's Big Battle: Development Vs. Pollution

Indian cities are among the world's most polluted. And India is the third-largest emitter of carbon dioxide. If it finds a sustainable way to develop, it could be a template for the rest of the world.

Can India's Sacred But 'Dead' Yamuna River Be Saved?

The river enters Delhi relatively clean but by the time it flows out, it's a "toxic cocktail of sewage, industrial waste and surface runoff," says an environmentalist. Urbanization is partly to blame.

Missing: The Search For A Sister In China

Last summer, a Chinese-American woman contacted NPR's Frank Langfitt with an unusual request: to help find her troubled sister, who'd vanished in southwest China. A difficult journey followed.

How Do We Get Our Drinking Water In The U.S.?

Clean, safe drinking water is essential to life. To get that water, however, requires a sludge of chemicals, countless testings — and different treatment processes depending on where you live.

Elections 2016

For every primary, caucus and convention, we’re here to help you get caught up and understand what matters this election season.

Songs We Love 2015

Put on your headphones, turn up the volume and enjoy all of NPR Music’s favorite songs of 2015.

Rain Forest Was Here

NPR spent 2 weeks in the Amazon to find out. Take 10 mins to look at our photos and learn about why it's so hard for us to stop deforestation — and what could happen if we don't.


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The Most Popular High School Plays And Musicals

The Wizard of Oz is in and Mary Poppins is out, that's according to Dramatics magazine's high school theater rankings for 2016-2017. The magazine has been publishing its list since 1938.

World War II Secret Mustard Gas Testing

An NPR investigation found the VA failed to keep its promise of benefits to thousands of exposed veterans. And revealed previously unknown U.S. military tests that singled out the men by race.

Drowned Out

Scientist Chris Clark has been listening to whales for decades. But he says it's getting harder to hear them -- and for them to hear each other. Listen to all the noise we're making. Then imagine being a whale.

The Bus Station

Last year, 21,000 inmates were released in Huntsville, Texas -- one of the largest prison towns in America. For most of them, the gateway to the free world is the Huntsville Greyhound station. Here is the story by John Burnett, with photos by David Gilkey.

A Photo I Love

Thomas Allen Harris made an entire film about photos. In a two-minute audio short, he shares just one -- of his grandparents -- and explains what it has to do with the American family photo album.

Can't Go Home

Over 11 million Syrians have been displaced since civil war broke out. The fighting has caused the largest refugee crisis in the world. Here are four stories of families struggling to stay together.

Injured Nurses

Nursing employees suffer 35,000 back and other injuries nearly every year. But many career-ending injuries could be prevented if hospitals brought in new technology.

Demolished: The End Of Chicago's Public Housing

In 1993, photographer Patricia Evans took this photo of 10-year-old Tiffany Sanders. Almost 20 years later, Tiffany saw her photo on a book cover and got in touch with Evans. This is the story of what happened in those intervening years — to them, and to public housing in Chicago.

Talking While Female

Ask a woman if anybody has ever complained about her voice and, chances are, you'll get a story.

Grave Science

America’s effort to bring home its war dead is slow, inefficient and stymied by outdated methods.

Oil Boom: See A Modern-Day Gold Rush In Motion

One of the nation's most remote places is now awash in oil money. In the heart of the boom, once-quiet farm towns are now wedged between semitrucks and dotted with "man camps." We sent a photographer to North Dakota to capture not just what it looks like but how it feels.

Playgrounds For Everyone

Wood chips don't work for kids in wheelchairs. NPR is building a guide to playgrounds designed so that *all* kids can play alongside friends, siblings or any other child. You can help!

Teenage Diaries Revisited

In 1996, Radio Diaries gave tape recorders to teenagers to create audio diaries about their lives. Amanda, Juan, Frankie, Josh and Melissa are now in their 30s and have recorded new stories about where life has led them.

Cook Your Cupboard

We're almost afraid to ask what you've got in your freezer. Homemade chicken stock you never think to use? Veggies for a rainy day? Send us a photo. We'll ask chefs about our favorites on NPR's Morning Edition.


What does a flurry of natural gas drilling do to a small town? See and hear how businesses, crime trends and relationships were forever changed as the Norman Rockwell painting went bye-bye in Towanda, Pennsylvania.

Election 2012 Early And Absentee Voting

Early and absentee voting are now options in most of the country, and roughly a third of all Americans casting a ballot in the 2012 presidential race are expected to do so before Nov. 6, Election Day. Here’s an early voting calendar and state deadlines for voter registration.