It’s high time we put the most enduring myths about human behavior to bed, and see the mind—and the world—as it is.
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Tips to be happier, healthier, and most importantly, yourself.
Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D.
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History teaches us that concentrated wealth isn’t good for nations, but research makes it clear it’s not good for individuals, either.
Discussing past traumas is vital to recovery.
What does a conscientious search for your "soulmate" look like in the 21st century? There are a few rules of thumb to follow.
How to feed a healthy relationship so that it thrives.
Why is it so easy to delay a task, but so hard to get started? Learn about why we procrastinate and the solutions to get back on track.
If your defensiveness could give a porcupine a run for its money, you’re in luck. Here are five tips to take in feedback while keeping your cool.
Technology is essential, but it’s also making us—especially younger generations—more anxious. But how exactly?
How does our outlook on life, the world, and the future affect our health and well-being? Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen reveals 7 big beliefs healthy people share.
"Gaslighting" is a form of manipulation that goes beyond invalidation to make you question your sanity.
Why men have trouble letting themselves be vulnerable, and why it is so important that they try.
Is survivor guilt weighing you down? Learn the causes of it and what you can do to free yourself of the guilt.
What psychological traits make someone more prone to sexually harassing others?
Is the non-stop influx of news stressing you out? Making some small lifestyle changes can ease your anxiety.
Do you find yourself repeatedly asking, "Why do I do this to myself?" You may be a victim of your own bad habits.
Importantly, resilience is an acquired skill, which means whether you sink or swim is actually dependent on a skill that can be taught and learned over time.
Impostor Syndrome comes in many different types and flavors. Identify these and learn how to overcome this mindset.
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Mean Girls isn't just a Tina Fey movie; it's a real-life struggle. Keep reading for some tips to keep bullies at bay.
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The benefits of having empathetic skills are unparalleled; it's the next best thing to telekinesis! But, how do you improve these vital skills?
Are you suffering from job stress or burnout? Here are 9 ways to help you handle it.
Far from affecting only the stereotype of the angsty teenage girl with piercings and eyeliner, self-harm affects people of all ages, genders, and walks of life.
A mother's difficulties don't end after labor, but when are your hardships more than just "baby blues"? Here are some signs of postpartum depression that you need to look out for.
Anniversary reactions are distressing and very real. Here's what you can do when anniversary memories are anything but silver or gold.
Sarcastic people can be hilarious, but when you're the subject of their sarcasm, they can be hurtful. Here are some tips to help you survive their quips.
Fear of missing out got you down? Not for long with these 5 tips.
The science behind why we make decisions we know we'll later regret.
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Your worse rejection story is probably not as terrible as you think.
Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D., is a psychologist at Boston University's Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders.