How Parents Can Talk About Weed With Their Teens

It’s sold as gummies and cookies. It can be dabbed or vaped. And, depending on where you live, it may be available in dispensaries, inside products much more potent than anything that came before. Talking to teenagers about cannabis has never been easy, but now it can feel like a minefield. “It is really, really … Read more

How Parents Can Talk About AI and ChatGPT With Their Kids

The race is on. Companies are pouring billions of dollars into powerful online chatbots and finding new ways to integrate them into our daily lives. Are our children ready for this? Are any of us? ChatGPT, the artificial intelligence language model from OpenAI, has been making headlines since November for its ability to instantly respond … Read more

How to Make Friends as an Introvert

Few things in life satisfy me as much as canceling social plans. As a reporter who regularly covers friendship, I am well-versed in the benefits of platonic connection. I know, for instance, that studies show that people with strong social ties live longer and are better protected against stress. And I am familiar with the … Read more

Cancer Can Upend Your Sex Life. Here’s How to Get Help.

Débora Lindley López was 28 when she was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. Within three weeks, she began chemotherapy and was thrust into medically induced menopause. Ms. Lindley López developed vaginal dryness so severe that her skin began to deteriorate and was covered in small, paper cut-like tears. Urinating was uncomfortable; sex, agonizing. But … Read more

How to Set Boundaries With a Difficult Family Member

Nedra Glover Tawwab knows deep in her bones that you cannot choose the family you are raised in. Ms. Tawwab, 39, grew up in a bustling home in Detroit where she “experienced it all,” she said, “from substance abuse to neglect in family relationships.” She scores a seven out of 10 on the Adverse Childhood … Read more