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Risk Taking

If You Don't Ask For It, You Won't Get It

Helene Lerner | Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Helene Lerner

The issue of pay equity has been in the news recently, e.g., Hollywood and wage disparity -- female actors being paid less in comparison to their male...

The Perils of Adolescence

Wray Herbert | Posted 02.27.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

For decades the common wisdom of parenting manuals was that teenagers feel invulnerable, immortal, and simply perceive less peril in dicey situations and believe they have much more control than they actually do. In short, they underestimate life's very real risks and dangers. But scientists who study adolescent decision making now dispute this common parenting wisdom.

Failing a Class for Good

Tim Chartier | Posted 02.02.2015 | Science
Tim Chartier

Tife Odumosu didn't sit down and immediately draw the perfect cartoon. He started drawing and iterated into his more finalized sketch. Some strokes of his pencil improved his work and others did not. Is this failure? I don't think so.

The Kind Of Risks That Are Really Worth Taking

Leena Khan | Posted 02.28.2015 | Teen
Leena Khan

With a deep breath, I erased those doubts. It was time to take the risk, to live life to its fullest and with no regrets.

10 Tips For Better Personal Growth

Gina DeLapa | Posted 01.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Gina DeLapa

Personal growth takes constant courage. Trusting that the results are worth it, even when you can't yet see them, makes present difficulties that much easier to endure and overcome, especially in the face of fierce opposition.

Risking It All: Entrepreneurs, CEOs and Hollywood Stars Open Up

Andre Bourque | Posted 01.05.2015 | Business
Andre Bourque

Entrepreneurs offer some of the best examples of risk-taking that resulted in fabulous success stories. Their victories are usually achieved only after significant rounds of trial and error, however, which can involve having to put everything on the line.

8 Skinny-Dipping Tips for Any Inappropriately Nude Occasion

Jay Clark | Posted 01.05.2015 | Comedy
Jay Clark

Try not to doggy paddle unless you're trying to be funny or survive. It's much sexier to make casual arm circles while thrashing like a kiddie-pool stalwart underneath the surface.

5 Risky Marketing Strategies Perfect For Emerging Businesses

Jose Vasquez | Posted 01.03.2015 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

These risky marketing strategies are perfect for startups, who are young and can afford to take the gamble.

Holy Safety Net! Religion and Recklessness

Wray Herbert | Posted 12.30.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Psychological scientists suggest that belief in God could actually increase the tendency to take certain risks -- specifically, risks with no moral overlay. Their reasoning is that God is for most believers a source of security and protection, and feeling safe in God's care could diminish fear and boost bravery and daring.

Are You Thriving or Surviving?

Laura Berger | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Berger

But see, I unfortunately can't get you around the stark reality that dictating a life of your own is not possible without having the guts to make it happen so you can watch everyone trying to figure out how they are going to get in the pool with you.

The Real Secret To Success

Chelsea Berler | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Chelsea Berler

I spent many years doing a job I didn't love. I was good at it. I was successful at it. But, it didn't fulfill me and it consumed my life and my time. What I did learn from that job were many skills and knowledge that carried me into my true purpose.

Raising a Risk Taker

Sean Slade | Posted 12.14.2014 | Education
Sean Slade

When we hear the phrase "risk taking," we often think of harm or danger. However, the act of growing, developing, and discovering yourself necessarily involves risk.

Peace Arrives When You Take Action

Kayla Mae Talkington | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Kayla Mae Talkington

Life is happening now -- with or without you. So gather your courage, stop listening to everybody else's negativity (pssst, they are just telling you their own fears) and rock the socks off of your big, audacious goals list!

Operation Kid Freedom -- Making Our Communities Safe For Children to Take Risks

Frida Berrigan | Posted 12.12.2014 | Parents
Frida Berrigan

When I was little, I loved going to the library with my brother. It was in an old mansion across a street and up a steep hill about 200 yards from our house. We would set out on our own with our due-back books -- big kids on the way to the library.

Finding Paradise

Paula Puryear Martin | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Puryear Martin

Paradise as a state of mind. It is a state of consciousness. It is a place we can inhabit anytime we want. Paradise is a myth (in Milton's Paradise...

Why I Let My Children Take Risks

Kate Russell | Posted 11.30.2014 | Parents
Kate Russell

Watching them take risks and test their limits certainly gives me plenty of heart-in-mouth moments, but these moments are always outshone by the feelings of pride and joy I feel as I see my children's confidence blossoming and growing before my very eyes.

When We Come Alive

Jon Foreman | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Jon Foreman

if the meaning of life cannot be answered by the scientists or the philosophers, then it's up to the rest of us to define what it means to be alive. We, the living, answer that question every day -- not with our words, but with our lives. Let us show what life means to us with our actions.

Misquotations (And Other Heinous Things You Hate, But Hold Onto)

Marnie Nir | Posted 10.26.2014 | Women
Marnie Nir

You, I promise, have a list of hurtful things important people in your life have said. What if you pocketed the ones you did because you, in some way, agreed with them, they were somehow useful, they were, quite possibly, yours to begin with?

Are You a Risk-Taker?

Dianna Booher | Posted 10.12.2014 | Business
Dianna Booher

Where would we be today if leaders down through the ages had not risked ridicule, personal safety, health, and wealth for the common good? But neither did these leaders make careless decisions about what, where, and when to take action.

The Reward Is In The Risk: Dating A Risk Taker When You're Widowed

Abigail Carter | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Abigail Carter

From Arron, his death and now from Jim, I have learned so much about living life. Doing things that scare you, saying "yes" as much as possible, being exhausted in a good way. From Jim, I have learned that some risks are fun and have adventuresome outcomes and some are not worth taking. The trick is knowing the difference.

Two Mistakes Women Make In The Workplace To Undermine Their Confidence, From Claire Shipman (VIDEO)

Posted 06.02.2014 | MarloThomas

Claire Shipman, co-author of The Confidence Code, shared some valuable insights about the mistakes women make in the workplace—often unknowingly—t...

Making the Pivot of a Lifetime

Brandon J. Espinosa | Posted 07.27.2014 | Business
Brandon J. Espinosa

From The Bronx to Ithaca, Ithaca to Columbus, Columbus to The Bronx, The Bronx to Atlanta, and Atlanta back to The Bronx, my path was always nebulous....

Risk vs. Harm: Time for a Recalculation

Stephen Balkam | Posted 07.05.2014 | Parents
Stephen Balkam

Keeping kids safe from harm is different than ensuring an avoidance of risk. In certain circumstances, risk can be good.

5 Things Tomorrow's Parents Will Do Differently

Hilary Wilce | Posted 06.01.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

We'll remember that bringing up children is something that generations of adults have done before us without too much fuss or bother and we'll rediscover that kids, when left alone, have amazing abilities to learn and grow.

What Parents Can Say to Raise Secure Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.01.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

The next time we were out for a walk with Catie, she, as usual, fell down. But instead of rushing to her, we just waited a few seconds. And in those brief moments, our catchphrase was born.