Child psychologist: The 6 most ‘extraordinary’ types of kids—and how parents can raise them to be successful

Every parent is capable of raising happy, healthy and emotionally grounded kids. But many struggle along the way. In my two decades of experience as a child psychologist, I’ve found that when parents aren’t attuned to their child’s temperament and unique traits, they fail to honor and celebrate their kid’s authentic self. There are six … Read more

Early retiree says reading these 8 books helped him save $1 million: ‘I wasn’t born into money’

1. “The Millionaire Next Door: Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy” By Dr. Thomas Stanley The late Thomas Stanley collected years of data about millionaire lifestyles. He found that they don’t all inherit their wealth or own mansions. Instead, they live modestly while accumulating their wealth. This book was originally published in 1996, but the basic … Read more

These 11 phrases make people ‘respect you less,’ says expert who worked with clients at Google and Facebook

As a public speaking expert, I’ve spent over a decade working with executives and leaders from major companies like Google, Facebook and LinkedIn. My advice to them is always: Less is more. Being too wordy dilutes your message and presence. Instead of using weak filler words, silence is sometimes best; it allows you to pause … Read more

I was VP at Google for 10 years. Here’s the No. 1 skill I looked for at job interviews—very few people had it

During my 10 years at Google as a VP, there were weeks where I spent up to 40 hours conducting job interviews. So to make things easier, I always had one skill that I looked for in candidates before anything else: self-awareness. Sure, your experience and skills matter, but they can be learned. And when … Read more

Parenting experts: 12 signs your kid has a ‘highly sensitive’ brain—and why neuroscientists say it’s an ‘advantage’

Without meaning to, parents can have a way of making children feel as if something is wrong with them. As parenting researchers, we’ve seen this happen often with highly sensitive kids. Many parents see sensitivity as a bad trait — that it makes us look overwhelmed, passive, or even weak — and discourage it with … Read more

These 5 job interview phrases will make people ‘want to hire you on the spot,’ says career expert

Nailing a job interview isn’t just about listing skills and experience directly from your resume. You want to paint a picture of your accomplishments through concrete, detailed examples. To do that successfully, you must know how to communicate effectively. As a career coach who has helped hundreds of people land six-figure jobs, I’ve found that there … Read more

This 26-year-old pays $0 to live in a ‘luxury tiny home’ she built for $35,000 in her backyard—take a look inside

In 2019, I bought a three-bedroom, 1,400-square-feet house in Atlanta, Georgia for $196,000. I figured I could earn extra income by renting out the spare rooms on Airbnb, especially since I traveled a lot for work and was rarely home. Unfortunately, the bookings dried up in 2020. No one wanted to share a house with … Read more

A child psychologist shares 5 signs you’ve raised a ‘highly spoiled’ kid—and how parents can ‘undo’ it

Are you raising a highly spoiled kid? The first step is to identify the signs of a spoiled child. Here are the most common red flags: Not taking “no” for an answer: Your kid expects to get things their way and usually does. In fact, they’re the ones constantly telling you “no.” Being more into … Read more

This 52-year-old retiree left the U.S. for Portugal. Here’s how he spends his weekend—on less than $40

In 2015, my family and I took a vacation to Lisbon, Portugal. We immediately fell in love with the beautiful weather, the rattle of cable cars, and the welcoming locals. Just two days in, we decided to leave the U.S. and retire in Portugal — and it was one of the best decisions we’ve made. We … Read more

A neuroscientist shares 4 ‘highly coveted’ skills that set introverts apart: ‘Their brains work differently’

Being the most talkative person in the room may be a good way to get people’s attention, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you have the best ideas. As a neuroscientist, I’ve worked with large companies like Google and Deloitte on how to attract and retain top talent, and I’ve found that employers tend to favor … Read more