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Whether you spend a lot of time in the car, working out, or doing chores around the house, podcasts are a great way to learn new information while multitasking. You can find entertaining shows on pretty much any topic that interests you, from science lessons to humorous interviews with celebrities. You've probably already listened to some, but did you know that there are also plenty of podcasts that can help improve your life? 

Here are a few podcasts that will inspire you to live a healthy and happy life, week by week. 

Happier with Gretchen Rubin 

Known for her expertise on all things "happy," Rubin likes to talk about dealing with the "happiness stumbling blocks" in your life. She tackles a variety of topics, from handling stressful situations to making your regular schedule more efficient. She hosts the show with Elizabeth Kraft, and together the two have lighthearted discussions about important concepts. 

Stuff You Should Know 

Ever wondered what Stockholm Syndrome really is? Are you curious about accents and why they exist? This podcast tackles questions like those, and many, many more. You might not think learning about random topics can improve your daily life, but interestingly, it can. The hosts, Josh and Chuck, will explain everything to you, and you'll walk away feeling a little bit smarter every time you listen. 

10% Happier with Dan Harris 

Dan Harris is the meditation expert. He first turned to it when he had a breakdown on national television, and ever since, he's been sharing the positive effects of meditation with others. Not only does he provide his own insight about dealing with stress and mindfulness, but he also interviews scientists, authors, teachers, and many others. 

The Skinny Confidential: Him and Her Podcast 

Hosted by Lauryn Evarts and Michael Bosstick, this podcast brings you interviews with influential people, funny conversations, and a healthy dose of reality. If you like hearing about other peoples' careers and working on your own, then you'll get a kick out of many episodes. The hosts also discuss healthy eating and how to feel good about yourself while balancing a busy or stressful lifestyle. 

The Simple Sophisticate 

If you love fashion and high-end living but don't have a million dollars, then this is the podcast for you. Tune in to learn how to embrace a high-quality life without going broke or making things too complicated. There are opinion pieces, interviews, and discussions about becoming the healthiest you (mentally and physically). The Simple Sophisticate will you help you plan your dream life while still embracing the life you already have. 

Realize Yourself Podcast 

Kimberly Snyder covers all things concerning health, beauty, empowerment, and spirituality. Each week, she and her colleague Tony host an entertaining chat that provides listeners with valuable information, as well as a dose of humor and inspiration. Occasionally, she interviews guests and experts who help her talk about various subjects. 

So, which of these do you plan on incoporating into your routine? Are there other podcasts that help you live your best life? Leave recommendations in the comments! 

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