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He who risks is free

Chaya Block | Posted 02.05.2016 | HuffPost Home
Chaya Block

My mum is my number one fan. She always tells me how smart I am. And how talented. And how beautiful. I can do no wrong. I am basically perfect. An an...

News You Won't Like: Wine Isn't a Health Food After All

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 02.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Alcohol -- to our disappointment -- isn't a health food. It has risks and many calories. It's also a wonderful, deeply cultural food that can be enjoyed without over excessive risk.

Beyond Wall Street: Transforming the Way We Use Capital

Don Shaffer | Posted 02.03.2016 | Impact
Don Shaffer

By Don Shaffer I've been talking to a lot of people lately about RSF Social Finance's decision to walk off Wall Street, and urging others to consid...

5 Realizations From Quitting My Job to Travel Europe With No Plan

Anthony Awadalla | Posted 02.03.2016 | Travel
Anthony Awadalla

I've read that traveling can be the best teacher. But the best teacher of what exactly? I believe that depends on the person and how many lessons you ...

This Is How Risk-Taking Changes As You Get Older

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.02.2016 | Science

If you love thrill-seeking activities like bungee-jumping or would leave a stable job for a risky start-up venture, there's a good chance that y...

Design Also Matters to People in the Developing World!

Soren Petersen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Impact
Soren Petersen

Wash, dry and carry kit for sanitary pads, by Sohyun Kim, Tanjana Vasily and Mariko Iwai Design driven new entrepreneurial ventures promise a reinv...

How to Use Decision-Patterns in Startups

Soren Petersen | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

Co-written by John Fitch The holy grail of building unicorn startups is to look in the right places and to reject the first thousand bad business i...

Embrace Risk and Live a Little

Simon Donato | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Simon Donato

I've learned to love risk and embrace challenges that scare me. I feel that these challenges are my greatest teachers in life, and help me best connect with the true me. While I never dive headlong into high risk endeavors, I've developed strategies that have worked for me in the past and help to increase my comfort level, which allow me to take on challenges that let me soar to new heights.

Should You Invest in Empathetic Consumers?

Markus Giesler | Posted 01.22.2016 | Business
Markus Giesler

Creating a customer experience that is truly greater than the sum of its parts isn't always about promoting absolute value. More often than not, it's ...

4 Things to Consider When Taking a Risk in This New Year

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 01.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

So when considering a risk this year or simply executing your New Year's resolutions, keep in mind these four key points that are the staples of successful risk takers:

Yoga, Wildness and Bliss

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 01.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

This week, dear friends, I want to talk about wildness and bliss. There are some things that can be taught and others that have to be experienced, ...

Wherever you go in 2016, Stay Safe and Healthy with Preparation

Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil. | Posted 01.13.2016 | Travel
Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil.

2016 offers an exciting time to travel abroad, whether it's to new destinations like Cuba, to cheer your country on in the Olympics, or to extend a business trip into a leisurely one. It has never been easier to travel, and if you are aware of the risks abroad, it is now easier to properly prepare for a trip.

Buying Flexibility -- The Pentagon and Risks

Joshua Hampson | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics
Joshua Hampson

The problem with the range of threats the DoD must counter - and it is a wide range - is that it would be budgetarily impossible to build up complete and perfect capabilities to address each at the same time.

Innovation in Hedge Fund's Due Diligence

Ella Thuiner | Posted 01.12.2016 | Business
Ella Thuiner

It looks like banking and technology are coming from different planets and consequently do not speak a common language. Small financial institutions l...

Design Philosophy is Critical in Driving Breakthrough Innovation

Soren Petersen | Posted 01.12.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

It is now abundantly clear that incremental innovation only keep the Sharks away long enough to come up for air and that it takes breakthrough innovation to swim out into the Blue Ocean, where opportunities are plentiful.

2016's Unhappy New Year of Risk

Dante Disparte | Posted 01.12.2016 | Business
Dante Disparte

Risk managers and decision makers may already have been inclined to think that 2016 will be a challenging year, but based on the degree of market turm...

8 Ways to Maintain Your Happiness

Bianca Hayes | Posted 01.06.2016 | College
Bianca Hayes

Using my life as the foundation for this article, I have found through trial and error that these methods promote a balanced life filled with happiness and love.

A Risk in Love

Matthias Paul Kuhlmey | Posted 01.06.2016 | Business
Matthias Paul Kuhlmey

It is easy enough to skip over an apparently cheesy title, especially coming from a guy in finance. For sure, in most minds, I am here to provide guidance allowing for numeric success through avoidance of risk, but this is exactly my issue.

An Olympic Champion's Holiday Gift #3: Risk

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.04.2016 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

My first two articles in this three-part series on the gifts that the Olympic and World skiing champion, Mikaela Shiffrin, has given to athletes for...

The Top Financial Journalist of 2015

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 01.04.2016 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

It is a brief portrait of D.C.'s dysfunction and delusion followed by its declaration of victory over compromises on goals that should never have been goals in the first place.

Uncertainty, Risk and Global Economy

Ilyana Romanovsky | Posted 12.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Ilyana Romanovsky

We all have an urge to predict the future. From the oracles of Ancient Greece, through Nostradamus, to modern-day fortune tellers and psychics, humans...

Going Against the Flow: Jennifer Barker, CEO & Cofounder of Per Diems Against Poverty

Charu Sharma | Posted 12.25.2015 | Impact
Charu Sharma

Jennifer Barker is the Chief Executive Officer and Co­founder of Per Diems Against Poverty, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 2015 to reallocate donated per diems, or meal allowances, to provide food for Americans struggling with poverty and food insecurity.

How Terrified Should We Be?

Robert Leahy, Ph.D. | Posted 12.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Robert Leahy, Ph.D.

An objective look at the evidence suggests that any given person is highly unlikely to be the victim of terrorism in the United States. Continual news coverage, videos of carnage, speculations about terrorist cells, dramatic memories, personal stories about how it could happen and one's fertile imagination are no substitute for the facts.


Dante Disparte | Posted 12.21.2015 | World
Dante Disparte

Since the turn of the century, more people live in cities than in rural areas. This profound shift in human habitation heralds a new era - one rife w...

Tailoring Design Methods to Incremental and Breakthrough Innovations

Soren Petersen | Posted 12.28.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

It is increasingly hard to find something genuinely novel that one actually needs or even wants. Most new products are just slight facelifts of last year's version that we can all easily live without.