3 rules to follow for a successful open relationship from therapist

Open relationships among celebrities — Shailene Woodley, Angelina Jolie, and, perhaps most notably, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith — have been conversation fodder for years. The dynamic is often dismissed as a Hollywood arrangement that can only be maintained by iron-clad NDAs. In recent years, though, non-monogamy has become increasingly mainstream. About one in four … Read more

6 books to read if you want to learn more about your attachment style

When Amir Levine, Columbia professor and author of “Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find — and Keep — Love,” first learned about attachment theory, it was “revelatory,” he says: “From the moment I came across this information it has changed my life and how I interact with … 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

6 questions to ask before moving in with your partner

Though marriage rates are steadily declining in the United States, the number of people who cohabitate continues to trend in the opposite direction. In 2010, 49.2% of adults cohabitated at one point in their life, and 47.4% had been married, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. Fast forward 10 years and the gap continues to … Read more

Stressed and burned out? Quitting your job may not help

The Great Resignation is set to continue, and young and burned out workers will be leading the charge. That’s according to the Deloitte Global 2022 Gen Z and millennial survey. Burnout was cited as one of the top three reasons for why young people are leaving their jobs, according to the global survey which found … 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

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

A Harvard nutritionist shares the No. 1 food she eats every day to keep her brain ‘sharp and focused’

Eating the right “brain-boosting foods” can significantly decrease your risk of developing neurological problems, improve your mental health, and help you stay sharp and focused. As a nutritional psychiatrist, a big part of my job is advising patients — especially those who want to improve their brain health or are trying to recover from trauma … Read more

A Harvard nutritionist shares the 6 best brain foods you ‘aren’t eating enough of’

Much like the intricate relationship between the gut and brain, diet and mental health are inextricably linked — and the connection between them goes both ways: a lack of good dietary choices leads to an increase in mental health issues, and mental health issues in turn lead to poor eating habits. When people learn that … Read more