I talked to 70 parents of highly successful adults—here are 5 things they always said to their kids

The things that parents say to their kids can either encourage and give them confidence, or lower their self-esteem and hold them back in life. So how do we avoid doing the latter? As I researched and wrote my book, “Raising an Entrepreneur,” I talked to 70 parents who raised highly successful adults about how they helped their … Read more

‘4 businesses you can start for $99 or less’

In 2014, I graduated college with a tidal wave of medical school rejections. In search of a new career plan, I spent the next few years making money however I could — modeling, tutoring, and even working as a real estate agent. But in 2018, I began posting personal finance videos on YouTube. It wasn’t … Read more

I talked to 70 parents of highly successful adults—here are 4 phrases they never said to their kids

Wouldn’t it be nice if your kid grew up to become an entrepreneur? Entrepreneurs, in my view, are not just founders of for-profit businesses. They are resilient, hard-working people who start something, who come up with ideas and bring them to life, and who turn passion into projects.  As research for my book, “Raising an Entrepreneur,” I interviewed 70 parents … Read more

Parents who make these 3 mistakes are more likely to raise narcissistic kids, says parenting expert

As a neuroscientist who studies narcissistic personality disorder, I’ve found that a child’s family dynamic is one of the most significant predictors of narcissistic tendencies, including superiority, grandiosity, entitlement and lack of empathy, in adulthood. To be clear, children and teens are naturally more selfish, not narcissistic, because their minds are still developing. So it’s … Read more

‘Hackers love it’ when you see these 6 biggest password mistakes, says security expert

Increased cyberattacks in 2022 have created a high-risk internet landscape. But for many people, hitting “refresh” on their password habits still isn’t a priority. As a cybersecurity advisor, I consistently hear stories about people getting their personal information stolen because they made a simple mistake like using the same password for multiple website logins. After … Read more

‘We’ve been to London, Rome and Lisbon’

My wife and I love to travel. In the five years that we’ve been together, we’ve made many unforgettable memories during our trips abroad. But in July 2021, we took a Greek Isles cruise for my wife’s 49th birthday that truly changed our lives. As we sat in our ocean view cabin, we talked about … Read more

Successful parents do these 3 things with their kids to ‘build their brains,’ says pediatric surgeon

Early childhood is a time of rapid development in the brain. In fact, 90% of a child’s brain growth happens before the age of five — and a big part of it is dependent on their language environment. That’s why frequent, rich “serve-and-return” interactions are critical for brain and social development. Nurturing activities — talking, … Read more

This 29-year-old left the U.S. for Budapest. Now he makes $120,000 — and pays $800 a month for rent

In 2014, I had a life-changing wake-up call: I survived an opioid overdose that put me in the intensive care unit. Hitting rock bottom made me realize how lucky I am to be alive. I spent some time in my hometown, Memphis, to focus on my recovery and staying sober. Once I felt stable, I … Read more

‘Put these on your grocery list’

Food and mood are so intricately connected that they’ve inspired a new area of brain study: Nutritional psychiatry, which examines how what we eat impacts how we feel. As a dietitian and nutritionist who has researched and experienced this connection firsthand, I find it infinitely fascinating that we can empower ourselves to feel partly — … Read more

These 7 skills separate successful kids from ‘those who struggle’: Psychologist and parenting expert

When I began my career teaching at-risk children, most of my students lived in poverty, suffered abuse, or were challenged by learning, emotional or physical disabilities. I wanted to find ways to help them succeed. As an educational psychologist, I learned a very important lesson: Thrivers are made, not born. Children need safe, loving and … Read more