Are you ‘The Achiever’ or ‘The Enthusiast’? Why so many people—including your boss—are obsessed with the Enneagram test

The Enneagram, to its subscribers and skeptics, is different from other personality tests.  Unlike attachment theory, which was founded by psychologist and psychiatrist John Bowlby in the mid-20th century, or even the less science-driven 5 Love Languages, created by a pastor who conducted decades of couples counseling, the Enneagram test has murky origins that are … Read more

Successful parents just need to be ‘good enough,’ these child psychologists say: Here’s what that means

When Lauren B. Quetsch and Tim Cavell were batting around potential titles for their recently released book, Quetsch suggested “I Love My Kids, But ….” Both Quetsch and Cavell are psychology professors at the University of Arkansas who specialize in child psychology. The title was written off as “too negative,” Quetsch said, and they eventually … Read more

Guinness World Record holder and author of ‘Brainhacker’: This is the key to boosting your memory

If there’s anyone who can give you advice for strengthening your memory, it’s Dave Farrow, two-time Guinness Record holder for memorizing the most decks of playing cards by a single sighting. In one sitting, Farrow recalled the order of 52 shuffled decks, or 2,704 cards, when he was just 21 years old. He even reclaimed … Read more

Parenting experts: 12 signs your kid has a ‘highly sensitive’ brain—and why neuroscientists say it’s an ‘advantage’

Without meaning to, parents can have a way of making children feel as if something is wrong with them. As parenting researchers, we’ve seen this happen often with highly sensitive kids. Many parents see sensitivity as a bad trait — that it makes us look overwhelmed, passive, or even weak — and discourage it with … Read more

Op-ed: DEA and FDA rules exacerbate Adderall shortage

30mg tablets of Shire Plc’s Adderall XR. JB Reed | Bloomberg | Getty Images Josh Disbrow is chairman and chief executive officer of Aytu BioPharma, which makes a competing drug to treat ADHD called Adzenys XR-ODT. A nationwide shortage of Adderall has left many patients struggling to manage their attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, better known as … Read more

3 tips for rejecting someone with kindness, from a Harvard-trained psychologist—avoidance ‘might hurt them worse’

If you’re dodging calls, unenthusiastically hearting texts, or feel a general sense of dread when a person’s name pops up on your phone, it might be time to pull the plug on that relationship.  And while no one likes to be rejected, there are ways to cut the chord that are less inflammatory than others.  … Read more

A child psychologist shares 5 signs you’ve raised a ‘highly spoiled’ kid—and how parents can ‘undo’ it

Are you raising a highly spoiled kid? The first step is to identify the signs of a spoiled child. Here are the most common red flags: Not taking “no” for an answer: Your kid expects to get things their way and usually does. In fact, they’re the ones constantly telling you “no.” Being more into … Read more

Sen. John Fetterman will likely be in hospital for a few weeks for clinical depression treatment

U.S. Senator John Fetterman (D-PA), leaves a classified briefing for U.S. Senators about the latest unknown objects shot down by the U.S. military, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 14, 2023.  Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., will receive inpatient hospital care for “a few weeks” as he seeks treatment for clinical … Read more

Countries around the world have legalized cannabis. Guess what could be next

Psychedelics such as psilocybin, ketamine, LSD and MDMA are lately being discussed because of their alleged potential to treat mental health disorders. Global sales of antidepressant drugs are expected to exceed $20 billion by 2030. Now, some investors are betting that psychedelic therapies can grab a share of that enormous market. Due to their mind-bending … Read more

Psychologist shares the ‘daily mental workout’ she uses to crush her inner critic: ‘It’s been a real game changer’

For most of her teens and 20s, Rachel Turow was her own worst critic. “I felt awkward and lonely and weird,” Turow, a Seattle-based clinical psychologist, said on a recent podcast episode of “The Happiness Lab,” hosted by Yale University professor Dr. Laurie Santos. Feeling bad about herself was a “core aspect” of who Turow … Read more