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Our post family dinner on May 3rd was unlike any others. We were extremely surprised and deeply saddened by the Bill and Melinda Gates divorce announcement. For long, I had been seeing the couple, among a few others like Michelle and Barack Obama, as an icon for marriage and equal partnership where both sides can unleash their fullest potential and bring meaningful impact to the world while raising a great family. …

Sometimes the only way to have a truly happy marriage is to courageously feel and uncomfortably examine unhappiness, through a brain-based conversation.

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It felt worse than losing my identity.

“Our son ever asked me, ‘Why do you look so happy with your friends but when you are with us, you are not?’ and you know what. When we go outside, I have to try to put on a happy face because you are a happiness coach and I don’t want people to see that I’m unhappy because I want to keep the reputation for you,” my husband made a statement…

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[This article is written by my 5th-grader son, as part of the series on self-development, a gig offered to him by his coaching mom.]

Fear is very stressful and, well, fearful. Everyone in the world at least is scared of one thing. But to vanquish it, you need to turn it into something positive or funny, or focus on a relaxing activity or do something that you really like to do. When you focus on something other than your phobia, it makes you almost forget about it. …

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As adults, most of the times, we only seriously question about our natural talents when we are forced to make a career change. How would a child think about this topic? Here is my 11-year-old son’s view. Ideally, he would have shadowed his mom’s work the core part of which is to help people to uncover their unique gifts, but looks like he was able to nail this weekly writing assignment for Happiness Infinity LLC.

Do you ever wonder how people like Mark Zuckerberg, Steph Curry, and Martin Luther King get a spark that starts up their inspiration? …

This article was written by my 11-year-old son who, after a few months of “upward” struggle, has been quite successful in overwriting the habit of getting hooked onto online games with one of focusing on school work.

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In this article, I will be showing you 2 tips and tricks to create a useful habit that work all the times, without you having to read so many books.

Normally, people do things automatically without knowing that they even do them. If you’re cooking a dish that you have done probably a MILLION times before, you might not even need to use…

And how we can use this insight to improve parenting, leading a team, leading ourselves, and make a better world.

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So you’ve probably seen a sea of #blacklivesmatter and a pond of, hopefully, #stopasianhate. Public responses to anti-Black racism seem to outweigh those to anti-Asian racism; it gained way more attention. In fact, when I tried to attach the hashtags for this article on Medium, the former showed 53k and the later showed 5. There’re many reasons why it’s so, among them are that Black Lives Matter has been the results of centuries of organizing and that Asian culturally tend to be less vocal. But scientifically speaking, there’s a much bigger contributing reason that has nothing to do with history…

Snapshot of my little writer while working on this article on one Saturday afternoon.

[This is article is written by my 11-year-old son. After all, game playing during a long virtual school period is not that bad. He got all these ideas from playing various games and watching YouTube videos.]

Okay, so this is the start of how to upgrade your company with more money, less time for the services and marketing.

First, attract an audience. You obviously know how much people HATE pop up ads. Instead, make sure the strangers like you and your content so much that they share and advertise on your behalf, not just on Facebook but on Instagram, Linkedin…

My daughter: “Mom, when I grow up, I want to be like you. You help people to be happy.”

As my family and I had breakfast together over one recent weekend, at one point in our conversations, I asked my 11-year-old son, mentioning the two characters in our family’s favorite television series, The Little House, which we’d been watching again for the past few months as part of our weekend rituals, “So who do you think I am like more, Mary or Laura?” Contrary to the answer I longed for, which was “Laura”, he said, “None of them, mom. You are like yourself.” I continued, “Then how am I like?” …

So we are often told, “Don’t sweat over small things.” However, neuroscience would say otherwise. We just actually need to sweat over small things, in a good way, as these small things would actually accumulate to create big things which make our lives blossom altogether or couldn’t be helped by even a great family therapist.

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These few weekends, we had a new ritual of visiting our new home in upstate New York as we would only officially move in till June after the kids finished their school. Like many other times, my husband was always ready first, then our son…

Just when the world rejoiced with the news about the vaccine, the silently growing balloon in me burst: I thought I was a total failure as a working mom, and I wanted to quit.

“Maybe I have to stop working,” I thought, tears quietly trickling down my cheeks while I was disinfecting bags of produce delivered by Whole Foods at my door an hour earlier, chopping red onions and the other ingredients for my husband’s and my plant-based meal — he decided to switch to this diet in the middle of the pandemic, and washing spinach and stirring up the chicken cooking on the stove for the kids’ meal.

When drops of tears no longer went down from the corners of my eyes, my voice rose up. My rage was never more loud, powerful…

Amy Nguyen

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