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Risk Taking

Why I Stopped Dreaming of Vacations and Made a New Life Instead

Lindsey Banks | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Lindsey Banks

We quit our jobs, sold a lot of our material things (which was a lot harder than I ever imagined), and started figuring out ways to cut costs. We had no jobs waiting for us at our destination, just some passions to pursue.

How A Life-Changing Trip To Israel Taught Me To Take Risks

Morgan Levy | Posted 05.18.2015 | Teen
Morgan Levy

At the beginning of the trip I looked at the itinerary with terror but by the end I was excited for each and every adventure. I found my inner adrenaline junkie, who came to realize that you don't have to go skydiving to feel a rush.

Being Scared Can Lead to Greatness

Dani Alpert | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Dani Alpert

By joining a beginner class, and challenging myself, I've spun around what used to be a bone of contention, into something that has humbled me, and shown me, just how hard it is to run in the sand, while picking my bathing suit bottom out of my crack.

Ownership: To Risk or Not to Risk in Innovation

Robert F. Brands | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Robert F. Brands

The risk of failure accompanies the pursuit of success in any venture, and it's up to the champion of the business to take ownership and to drive innovation. But, what does it mean to truly take ownership?

A Decade In: 10 Tips for Success in Small Business

Brian Friedman | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Brian Friedman

Everything's about lists these days. So I thought, on the 10th anniversary of the incorporation of my photography business, I would make a list of the...

Here's What Happens When You Show Straight Men Photos Of Male Abercrombie Models

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.21.2015 | Science

Men compete with each other over all kinds of things, from cars to sports to physical stature. And, as it turns out, straight men also try to one-up o...

Sailing as Metaphor

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Fran Moreland Johns

Life. Play it safe -- or risk everything? Avoid conflict or seize the day? At the end of a long-anticipated visit from across the country, this wri...

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

Helene Lerner | Posted 05.01.2015 | 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 04.29.2015 | 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 04.01.2015 | 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?