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Taking Risks

What Would You Attempt To Do If You Knew You Could Not Fail?

The Modern Femme Movement | Posted 10.22.2015 | Women
The Modern Femme Movement

A magnet asking that very question stares back at me every time I reach to open the refrigerator door. I see it every, single day, but today it reminded me of a significant question that was once asked of me. The question that has since changed my life.

The No. 1 Tool You Need to Take Risks in Life

Megan Bruneau | Posted 10.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Megan Bruneau

Photo credit: Kevin Krejci Our minds like to tell us not to take risks (and sometimes our fathers, but usually our minds get the final say). I resi...

Going Against the Flow: Austin McChord, Founder of Datto

Charu Sharma | Posted 10.14.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Austin McChord, founder of Datto was featured on the 2015 Forbes 30 under 30 List. He has faced his business' shift from hardware to virtual with open...

Is There a Book in You?

Darryle Pollack | Posted 10.12.2015 | Fifty
Darryle Pollack

So many of us ask ourselves this question throughout our lives. And many of us try to get that book out, writing a few or many pages that often end up forgotten in a drawer or a computer file, never to be seen or read (unless you're Harper Lee).

Blessed Are the Risk Takers

Pam Ferderbar | Posted 10.09.2015 | Comedy
Pam Ferderbar

Some folks are wired to take bigger risks than others, like those guys who fly around the Alps in squirrel suits or have extramarital affairs with fitness instructors. But that doesn't mean you're not living on the edge when you mix plaid with paisley. Or try to save a marsupial.

7 Life Lessons Learned From Whitewater Rafting

Grace Bluerock | Posted 09.24.2015 | Sports
Grace Bluerock

There's no other recreational sport quite as exciting, yet humbling, as whitewater rafting. It's one of those activities that takes the non-adventurous person out of their comfort zone from the moment they step into the raft until the moment they pull the boat safely back to the shore.

What Are You Afraid of Anyway?

Amanda Yuill | Posted 09.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Amanda Yuill

Next time you are worrying about something, ask yourself what the specific scenario you are worried about is. The more you can practice getting clear on this, the better prepared you will be when it comes to evaluating risk!

5 Risks Every Leader Should Take

Timothy Parsons | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business
Timothy Parsons

I believe that these are risks that, if taken, will help you become a better leader. There may be some times when you take these risks and fail...maybe even miserably. But, if you never take them, you'll never know. And, I think that these risks will more often lead to success than failure.

Going Against the Flow: Lynn Pasquerella, President of Mount Holyoke College

Charu Sharma | Posted 08.16.2015 | College
Charu Sharma

Lynn Pasquerella is the President of Mount Holyoke College, the first institution in the U.S. to grant women college degrees. President Pasquerella is a 1980 Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude graduate of Mount Holyoke College and earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy in 1985 from Brown University.

Coming Out When You're in the Biggest 'Bro' Frat on Campus

Kevin Coop | Posted 07.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Kevin Coop

I was a closeted 18-year-old in the midst of pledging the biggest 'bro' fraternity on campus. Now what?

The 5 Most Valuable Life Lessons I Learned As A Hospice Social Worker

Grace Bluerock | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Grace Bluerock

For six years, I had the amazing gift of being able to experience with people their final days and weeks. As a hospice social worker, I got a front row seat into the lives of those precious souls. Everyone's story was different, but each held common threads and similar regrets.

How Unexpected Reminders Can Change Your Life

Nancy Lang | Posted 06.27.2015 | Divorce
Nancy Lang

Reality bites sometimes, yes. It can derail our dreams and aspirations, but whatever it is that drives us will not and cannot be ignored. We cannot lose faith that it is possible to get back on track with love and with life.

Let's Make Some Mistakes Today

Ed Gutman | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Ed Gutman

You can't make mistakes if you don't try, much less make better ones. I've spent parts of the last year being overly cautious in what I choose to do next, wondering if the things I do are better than the last -- enough so that it occasionally paralyzes me in my steps. I'm done with that.

What It Really Takes To Be Happy

Alison Chrun | Posted 06.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Alison Chrun

I chose happiness. I fought for it, risked everything, cried, beat myself up and doubted myself. I failed, re-routed my plans time and time again, felt crazy and finally for the first time, I felt alive. I began living, passionately. Happiness didn't find me. I found happiness by answering these seven questions.

Going Against the Flow: Matt Crampton, Cofounder and CTO of Gigwalk

Charu Sharma | Posted 05.15.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Matt Crampton is the Cofounder and CTO of Gigwalk. He originally founded Gigwalk to create a marketplace to help businesses mobilize people to get wor...

Going Against the Flow: Stephanie Newby, CEO of Crimson Hexagon

Charu Sharma | Posted 05.04.2015 | New York
Charu Sharma

Stephanie Newby is Crimson Hexagon's CEO. She is also the founder of New York-based venture investment firm Golden Seeds. Her prior experience was in financial services, the majority of which was with J.P. Morgan where she headed several global businesses, including Head of eCommerce.

Going Against the Flow: Robby Stein, Head of Product Management for Video at Yahoo!

Charu Sharma | Posted 04.13.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Robby Stein is currently Senior Director of Product Management for Yahoo!, where he leads product efforts for video out of Yahoo's New York City office.

10 Tips For Leadership When You're Not The Boss

| Suzanne Lucas | Posted 02.26.2015 | Small Business

When founders and CEOs look to hire and promote managers, they want people who exhibit leadership. But how can you exhibit leadership if you're stuck ...

Online Safety Redefined: The 3 Key Elements

Stephen Balkam | Posted 03.13.2015 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

Online safety has come of age. Kids now create the content we used to try and keep them away from and they do it with immensely powerful devices they carry around with them in their pockets. So it behooves us to take a step back and ask ourselves what we mean by online safety in 2015

I'm Finally OK With Letting Myself Be 'Uncomfortable'

Allison Lantagne | Posted 03.10.2015 | Teen
Allison Lantagne

Trying to shield others from our vulnerability is a disservice to ourselves and those around us. Being uncomfortable is a part of the human experience, and it's not something we should have to hide.

5 Ways to Live Fearlessly in the New Year

Fauzia Burke | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Fauzia Burke

It's important to view setbacks as just that -- setbacks. It's not a sign from the universe that you should change direction or give up. Failing doesn't mean you are a failure. Whether it's a failure, a setback or a misstep, view it as an opportunity to learn and to be wiser in the future.

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.

Need Help With a Transition? Get an Accessory!

Janet M. Neal | Posted 02.11.2015 | Women
Janet M. Neal

Next time you are feeling stuck, like you need a change but you are not sure how to do it, look to an accessory. True to its definition, it may be just the thing that contributes to the process of making your life more useful, versatile or attractive. And maybe a little more fun in the process.

Who Has Your Back?

Janet M. Neal | Posted 02.01.2015 | Women
Janet M. Neal

I know that my growing up in a secure environment has helped me feel confident enough to take risks in my life. But I am well beyond the days where I look to my parents for that security.

Aloha Also Means Goodbye

Quarterlette | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living

I said goodbye to one life and hello to another, a chapter that has yet to be written. And in the spirit of change, I was equal parts scared and excited, an intoxicating elixir of emotions that carried me across the threshold as I reinvented myself in a transformational year.