By Kerry McDonald It’s back-to-school season and that’s prompting concerns about further shortages of medications to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Last fall, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declared a nationwide shortage of Adderall, a popular ADHD drug. That shortage is expected to worsen. According to CNBC: “Many children and young … [Read more...] about What the Back-to-School Adderall Shortage Really Tells Us
By John Anderer New research from the University of Amsterdam reports that despite entrepreneurs often working longer hours than salaried employees, they are at no greater risk of burnout. In fact, study authors say burnout risk is actually smaller, on average, among entrepreneurs thanks to the “to the positive psychological effects of entrepreneurial work”. Considering … [Read more...] about Entrepreneurs are Often Feverish Workaholics. So What’s Their Secret to Avoiding Burnout?
By Richard Morrison Entrepreneur magazine editor-in-chief Jason Feifer is challenging you to change. According to him, in fact, you don’t really have a choice—change is all around you, and the best you can do is get out ahead of the steamroller of inevitability and make the best of it. The cover of his new book Build for Tomorrow promises readers a plan of action “for … [Read more...] about How to Stop Panicking and Embrace the Future: A Pep Talk From Entrepreneur Magazine’s Editor
By Brad Polumbo Elijah Robinson attempted suicide as a teenager. Why? Well, as a queer and mixed-race student, he faced vicious bullying in his public school. Thanks to a Florida program, he was able to switch schools and attend a private Christian school where he did not face bullying or discrimination. Students at private schools are statistically less likely to have … [Read more...] about School Choice Reduces Teen Suicide, New Study Finds
By Kerry McDonald With college classes underway for the fall semester, parents may worry about how their children will navigate campus life, balance academics and social pressures, and find their pathway to a meaningful career. While parents of college students have long shared these common worries, they now confront new concerns. The number of college students … [Read more...] about Why so Many College Students Are In Mental Distress—And What Parents Can Do about It
By Kerry McDonald It’s all over the news these days. Kids are stressed-out, not playing, and, most worrisome, experiencing sharp increases in depression and suicide. Last month, a new paper published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology revealed that adolescent mental health has deteriorated over the last decade, with soaring depression rates for young people ages 14 to … [Read more...] about The Value of a Self-Directed Summer for Kids