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Statins, Static and the Status Quo: Is Anyone Getting the Signal?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

If it were truly clear exactly what criteria for statin use were best, there would be no controversy in the first place. There appear to be strengths and weaknesses to both sets of criteria, the old and the new.

The Art of Failure and Why It's Good for You

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 02.01.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Failure should not be a mark of shame, but a badge of honor showing the world that you are willing to try again. Here are some of my failure lessons that may help you navigate the next bump on your professional road.

Brazil, Korea: Two Tales of a Macroprudential Regulation

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 02.01.2014 | World
Otaviano Canuto

The pervasiveness and relevance of asset price booms and busts in modern economies has now been fully acknowledged. So has the case for combining prudential regulation and monetary policy in the complementary pursuit of financial and macroeconomic stability.

Is Drinking Alone an Early Warning Sign?

Wray Herbert | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Most people start drinking for social purposes, and most of those go on to lives of moderate social drinking. Only a fraction of them become alcoholic as adults. But what about those early outliers, the ones without a party to go to, or friends to meet?

Why Taking Risks Comes With Great Rewards

Stacia Pierce | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Stacia Pierce

As with any risk, there is always something at stake. In most instances, when it comes to your business, you stand to lose money, time and your reputation. Which are also the very same things you stand to gain!

GMO Labeling: An Open Letter to BigAgTech CEOs

David Ropeik | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green
David Ropeik

A sincere investment of corporate money and influence to support labeling and really fight for it -- not just some easy greenwash PR only stating support for labeling -- could have a huge positive impact on public sentiment toward GMOs.

Fox News Blows Eclipse Coverage

Mark Boslough | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Mark Boslough

News editors must grapple with how to treat minority views that go against the grain of science. Is it proper to demand alternative opinions only for some parts of science, but not others?

On the Path to a More Resilient New York

Dr. Judith Rodin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dr. Judith Rodin

Superstorm Sandy was a reminder that we need to prepare our cities, New York included, to withstand crises and bounce back quickly and effectively.

Global Warming, Asteroid Impacts, and the Laws of Physics

Mark Boslough | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Mark Boslough

Uncertainty in exactly how something happens does not translate into uncertainty that it is happening. There is no rational basis for denial of the reality, or the risks, of global warming. And there is no excuse for ignoring it.

Buy It, and They Will Come: How Land Grows People

Anita Verma | Posted 12.09.2013 | Business
Anita Verma

I recently had the privilege of meeting Judd Herberger, a family name that is well known in all of Arizona. While I had attended performances at the H...

The Hartford's CEO: This Economy Is Ready To Pop...In A Good Way

Gene Marks | Posted 12.04.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

The economy remains a concern for small business owners like me. Growth is slow. Unemployment continues to be stubbornly high. Deficits and our nation...

Damaged Goods

George Heymont | Posted 11.28.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

While popular mythology might suggest that most gay men are handsome, buff, financially secure and enjoy active social lives, that's not always the case.

Breakthrough Innovation: For People Without Reason And Accountability

Soren Petersen | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business
Soren Petersen

Fifty-five percent of businesses such as, restaurants, gas stations and shops fail within the first five years and by the tenth year, seventy-six pe...

Resource-Backed Investment Finance in Least Developed Countries

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 11.23.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

What kind of financing opportunities could result for infrastructure from the combination of natural resource abundance, governments' lack of capital market access, and weak governance environments? As it turns out, quite a few.

Global Markets Are Not Prepared for the German Election

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 11.20.2013 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Investors are expecting an eventual reduction of support by the Fed, and Merkel winning the election this weekend. However, what stock markets have not priced in is the resurgence of Eurozone troubles into the headlines. So what are the options, why is this important and how will this effect markets?

Muhammad Ali: Trials of a Hero

Marlon Regis | Posted 11.18.2013 | Entertainment
Marlon Regis

As you thought there couldn't be any more footage of live clips, scenes, photo exhibits, other artistic reinterpretations or the highly bestowed awards of honor related to Muhammad Ali, here comes a powerful new documentary titled, The Trials of Muhammad Ali.

Risky Business Is Good Business

Rana Florida | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

It's surprising how few organizations encourage risk taking and foster a culture of outside-the box thinking. We are taught to set goals, achieve measurable results and assess success. But we are rarely encouraged to push the boundaries of new ideas and pioneering thoughts.

Finance as an Economic Cholesterol

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 11.03.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Finance is good for growth. But too much of it can be a bad thing.

Reputation at Risk: Protecting Your Brand in Today's Volatile Business Environment

Andrew H. Harding | Posted 10.26.2013 | Business
Andrew H. Harding

Organizations are increasingly vulnerable to public scrutiny, so it's no wonder that the subject of reputational risk is now seen as a company-wide concern -- as opposed to simply the remit of the marketing or communications department.

7 Reasons Why Women Should Take More Risks

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.13.2013 | Women

Women are not exactly known for taking risks. Especially in the wake of the economic recession, women's supposed restraint has even been lauded as stu...

The Job Search Risk Factor

Roger Wright | Posted 10.13.2013 | Business
Roger Wright

Whether you are looking for work, coaching the job applicant, hiring or leading the company, you have one common question. A question to start your conversation on The Job Search Risk Factor. What does risk mean to me?

How Much Risk Are You Willing to Take to Have Fun?

Felice Shapiro | Posted 10.13.2013 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

This afternoon, as we sit quietly on our couch, we talk about the choices we make as we play in the world -- how to create a balance between pleasure, danger, risk, and faith.

High-Stakes 2.0: Letting Kids Run the Show

Kate Quarfordt | Posted 10.12.2013 | Impact
Kate Quarfordt

If we made it a priority to help every classroom in America feel less like a test-prep bootcamp and more like an NTSA rehearsal, I'm willing to bet that our graduates would be far better prepared for college, career and citizenship.

Dear Men, Please Grow a Set

Susan Rosenzweig | Posted 10.09.2013 | Style
Susan Rosenzweig

Being brave isn't just necessary to win the girl of your dreams, but in order to keep her. Being honest takes courage. The courage to speak your truth and risk the possibility of your partner laughing or yelling at you. Or leaving.

Tiptoeing Through the Tulips

Michael Farr | Posted 08.01.2013 | Business
Michael Farr

The next few weeks are critical in determining whether or not the economy is on a self-sustaining path.