‘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

Parents who raise compassionate, self-aware kids do 4 things when talking about race: Parenting expert

Many parents do not realize that kids recognize race at a very young age. In fact, research shows that at six months, they notice racial differences; preschoolers demonstrate “in-group” bias when picking playmates; and by grade school, children recognize the inequity of power in skin color. Raising children who are aware of social justice issues … Read more

I coach CEOs of multimillion-dollar businesses—here’s what I wish more people did early in their careers

In the past 20 years of my career, I’ve run many global teams at Fortune 500 companies. I know what it’s like to be the only female executive in the room. Today, I coach CEOs at businesses ranging from startups to multimillion-dollar global corporations. And from what I’ve observed, no one takes the time to … Read more

‘We cut our expenses by 50%’

In 2011, at 41-years-old, I retired early from my six-figure career in law. My wife joined me in retirement four years later after quitting her job as a nurse. By the time she retired in 2015, our portfolio of high-yielding stocks and mutual funds paid roughly $ 130,000 a year in dividends, which covered most … 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 large 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 32-year-old grosses $431,000 a year from real estate investments—how he earns passive rental income

I always tell people that real estate has the potential to be a great investment. But getting started can be daunting. As a real estate investor for eight years, I’ve found that the key is to take small steps. When I first started investing at age 23, I set a modest goal to make a … Read more

6 things this immunologist does every night to sleep better and boost her immune system

More than two years after the emergence of a pandemic, we’re still struggling with outbreaks of Covid-19 – and that means building and maintaining a strong immune system should be a top priority. As an immunologist and functional medicine doctor, I always remind my patients that while genetics, diet and exercise all play a role … Read more

A Harvard nutritionist and brain expert avoids these 5 foods that make you ‘tired and stressed’

While many conscientious eaters think constantly about the food we’re eating – how it will affect our hearts, the environment and most of all, our waistlines – we rarely think about its impact on our brains, mood and energy levels. But the gut and the brain are in constant two-way communication, and the health of … 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

Feel behind at work? 5 soft skills you ‘need to prioritize today,’ says career development expert

Want to gain an edge in today’s competitive workplace? It’s time to brush up on your soft skills. Pandemic-era changes to how we communicate and solve problems at work require skills like critical thinking and strong communication. And yet, 39% of employees say their top workplace frustration is that their employers do not provide effective … Read more