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

37-year-old switched careers and became a vegan dietitian to help save her life—’My own health was suffering’

In her early 20s, Catherine Perez was faced with developing health issues and decided to take the reins in her own life by shifting her lifestyle. “I already knew that my own health was suffering. I had high cholesterol, I was on the verge to get high blood pressure, and I knew that those things … 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

3 tips for rejecting someone with kindness, from a Harvard-trained psychologist—avoidance ‘might hurt them worse’

If you’re dodging calls, unenthusiastically hearting texts, or feel a general sense of dread when a person’s name pops up on your phone, it might be time to pull the plug on that relationship.  And while no one likes to be rejected, there are ways to cut the chord that are less inflammatory than others.  … 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

How to use the 5 stages of change to break your bad habits, from the author of ‘The Perfectionist’s Guide to Losing Control’

If you resolved to form a new habit — or break a bad one — this year, it’s likely you’ve already abandoned the task.  And it makes sense: habit-forming is hard and every time you slip up it feels like a personal failure.  You’re also setting yourself up for failure, says Katherine Morgan Schafler, a … Read more