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Predicting the Success of Design Driven Startups

Soren Petersen | Posted 12.13.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

Of course, there is much more to a startups success than market, technology and design execution, including team dynamics, the competitive field, surrounding ecosystem and the intellectual property conditions.

GMOs. When Minds Are Still Open Civil Debate Can Give the Facts a Say in How People Feel

David Ropeik | Posted 12.10.2014 | Green
David Ropeik

There are also plenty of people willing to find out more before they make up their minds, and who are willing to keep an open mind and carefully think things through. That is crucial if society is to make intelligent choices on a wide range of issues, beyond GMOs.

Lessons Learned from Entrepreneurship (and Hustling)

Ellevate | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Ellevate

I've got an important anniversary coming up. In January, I will have officially been running my own business for three consecutive years.

How Much Money Is Enough?

David A. Dedman | Posted 12.09.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

I've never heard of anyone at the end of their life as they take their last breath, saying they wish they had saved more money. The most important things in life don't involve money at all, like our relationships with our family and friends, or simple pleasures like taking a walk or reading a book.

10 Things I Learned In My First Year of College I Hope to Carry with Me for the Rest of My Life

Alaina Baker | Posted 12.08.2014 | College
Alaina Baker

No one is responsible for you except you. You are your own happiness. You are the way you perform and the way you make others feel. You are the one who decides what happens next. You hold the power to change whatever you believe needs changing.

Microstructure Risk Is a Key Measure in the New Landscape of Risk

Irene Aldridge | Posted 12.03.2014 | Business
Irene Aldridge

To diversify the risks of one's total portfolio, consideration of alpha and beta alone is enough.

To Risk or Not to Risk: That Is the Question

Joan Moran | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Joan Moran

I've looked at life from all sides now and I realize that 71 is a great age to make a change and experience "the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune and to take arms against inertia" (to paraphrase Shakespeare).

Do We Have What It Takes to Explore Space?

Chris Carberry | Posted 11.20.2014 | Science
Chris Carberry

The recent accidents at Virgin Galactic and Orbital Sciences have stimulated an important discussion not only for space exploration, but also for our national economic future: What level of risk are we willing to accept in order to advance technology and exploration?

Finding a Financial Adviser Is Risky Business

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 11.21.2014 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

Finding a financial adviser on your own or waiting until they find you is the question. What are the most frequently used strategies if you want to find a financial adviser on your own? How do you minimize your risk of making a major financial mistake?

The Power of Reinvention: Entrepreneurial Lessons from Madonna

Tova Payne | Posted 11.18.2014 | Small Business
Tova Payne

Whether it's a new program, a new look, or even your business -- the courage to take action and change things up and act from your heart, soul, and highest self is what differentiates a lackluster business from a vibrant strong and powerful business.

Letters to Hadley: Risks

Liz Olson | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women
Liz Olson

Physical risks are good to take because they'll remind you that your body is capable and incredible. But emotional risk are even better. Because they'll remind you how many feelings your capable body can hold.

You Can't Be Whatever You Want

Michael Peggs | Posted 11.10.2014 | Business
Michael Peggs

I remember in second grade, my teacher went around the classroom and asked each student what they wanted to be when they grew up. Some kids wanted to be doctors and lawyers, but most wanted to be athletes or superheroes.

Ebola, the News Cycle, and the Affliction of Short Attention Spans

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Real problems, in the real world, are rarely solved by either the excessively afflicted or the unduly comfortable. Real problems, like Ebola, tend to populate the space between cause for panic and allowance for apathy. Real solutions, whatever the headlines, tend to reside there as well.

4 Common Fears We Can All Learn To Combat

Rupa Mehta | Posted 11.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

We never say babies "fail" when they fall. We accept that falling is a part of the process and that they will ultimately stand up and try again. The same holds true for life. Failure gives us the crucial lessons we need to find in order to stand stronger and find new avenues for success.

Space Travel and Risk

Brian Clegg | Posted 11.04.2014 | Science
Brian Clegg

It took around 60 years to get from the Wright Brothers in 1903 to airliners that had modern levels of risk. While we might compress the timeframe, it is not going to happen for spaceflights in a year or two.

Worry, Don't Be Happy: How We Decide What's Dangerous

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

The desire to seal off borders and quarantine the health care workers is driven to a large extent by our ancestral behavioral immune system. Cues that once improved survival have become maladaptive behaviors in our contemporary world.

Fear Of Falling: Getting Older And What That Means For Taking Risks

Sarah Jacobs | Posted 10.29.2014 | Women
Sarah Jacobs

The truth is, I'm kinda scared shitless. But worry never changed an outcome. And while fear is a main character in life (as is failure), it informed the plot much more when I was young and it made decisions for me.

Troubled #hearts -- in 140 Characters

Wray Herbert | Posted 10.20.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Is it possible that aggregate Twitter patterns might also be revealing in some useful way? Could Twitter offer snapshots of communities as well as individuals? A team of scientists has been exploring this possibility.

Softer Care For Harder Cases, Of Ebola And Everything Else

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

As for Ebola containment, holistic thinking is clearly essential. Control of an outbreak is not limited to treating the sick, but managing the social network of every index case.

The Psychological Choice Environment of Vaccine Decision Making: Two Examples, One Warning

David Ropeik | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
David Ropeik

When Edward Jenner proposed to the parents of 8-year-old James Phipps the risky idea that rubbing some stuff from sick cows onto the young lad might p...

What I Learned As a Start-Up Business Owner

Scott MacFarland | Posted 12.14.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

It wasn't that long ago when I started my business and was so looking forward to the challenges ahead of me. Little did I know that every day would be a challenge and new ones popped-up all the time that I didn't expect.

The 6 Most Common Eye Problems

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler

These common eye problems can be either cured or curbed if caught early by a eyecare professional. Keeping up with your regular eye doctor appointments is the best way you can ensure healthy vision for years to come.

Why Europe Is Doing the Ice Bucket Challenge With a Glass of Water

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 12.06.2014 | World
Gemma Godfrey

ECB President Mario Draghi has been highly effective with his words alone -- moving markets with speeches and little action. However, by doing so he has also set the bar high and expectations for action are becoming the norm.

Ebola: A Warning That We Need to Vaccinate Ourselves...From Excessive Fear.

David Ropeik | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
David Ropeik

Even just worrying too much, for too long, can be a risk, a BIG one. Worrying, biologically, is stress, and chronic stress (lasting more than several days) raises our blood pressure and heart rate, weakens our immune system, and interferes with normal neurotransmitter production.

Money, Power and Your Health

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

There is little doubt that lack of sufficient money constitutes a major stress and contributes to bodily ills. Our attitudes toward money undergird much of our lives, impacting our lifestyle and sense of well-being. Yet many of us ignore the task of managing our finances, often with dire consequences.