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8 things my parents let me do that I would never let my kids do

Parenthood is wildly different now than when I was a child. There are many things my parents let me do that I would never let my own kids do today — like spend a month in Europe on their own or shoot fireworks. Here are eight things my parents let me do that I would never let my kids do.
Intimacy is what makes couples closer.

Some people consistently push away the people they love — here’s why

When intimacy is scary, it's easier to act like you don't care.

Feeling intense shame can turn some people into narcissists — here’s how

The grandiose, inflated ego is an effort to deny that feeling of shame.
Stephen Hawking in April 2016.

Stephen Hawking was my real-life Time Lord: Remembering the genius who inspired countless humans on this rock drifting through space

Stephen Hawking, a physicist known for his work on time travel and black holes, also inspired generations with books like "A Brief History of Time."

9 unexpected factors that impact whether your kid succeeds in school

Good teachers and healthy study habits no doubt help kids get better grades, but so do a slew of factors people don't much talk about.

Universal pre-K improves kids’ health in a hidden, powerful way, according to a new study

New York City has taken on a major initiative aimed at improving the lives of children: universal pre-kindergarten. And the results are starting to show.