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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 10.16.2014 | 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 10.15.2014 | 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 10.16.2014 | 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 10.08.2014 | 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 10.06.2014 | 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 09.22.2014 | 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.

The Stupidest Investment Question Ever

David A. Dedman | Posted 09.18.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

To me, the stupidest investment question ever is the one that never gets asked. As an investor, how in the world will you become educated?

It's Time to Take Evolution Into Our Own Hands

UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability | Posted 09.13.2014 | Green
UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability

As founder and director of the Center for Tropical Research at UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, and a professor of ecology an...

Big Isn't Always Better

Hans Hickler | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

Expansion is an important element for a startup. The question is, when? All too often, in my experience, the desire to expand begins to rear its head well in advance of traction and readiness.

Support Risk Taking

Dr. Roger H. Hull | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business
Dr. Roger H. Hull

You want, or should want, those around you to be risk takers. If they are not, the chances for an institution moving forward are slim. For that reason, I always felt sins of commission were better than sins of omission.

One Simple Choice That Unlocks Life's Limitless Potential

Panache Desai | Posted 09.02.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Panache Desai

If you take the risk and let your journey play out, you'll find life unfolding exactly as it is meant to. By giving all to love and letting your true expression -- your authentic soul signature -- shine forth without hesitation, everything you've been searching for will come searching for you.

Money Mumbo-Jumbo: What's The Difference Between Large and Small Cap Stocks?

David A. Dedman | Posted 10.19.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

If you're scratching your head wondering exactly what it means, you're not alone.

Here, Kitty, Kitty - It's Time for Change

Judge Kemp | Posted 10.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Judge Kemp

On the verge of my 50th birthday and with all the fear-inducing cancer-metastasizing now luckily behind me, I'm done. I'm not afraid anymore.

Is It Time for a Correction?

David A. Dedman | Posted 10.14.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

I read that it has been over 1,042 days since we corrected 10 percent or more. Holy crap! That's three years!

Science Advice? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Science Advice!

David Ropeik | Posted 10.14.2014 | Green
David Ropeik

In 2011, in response to a growing number of controversial risk issues that required scientific expertise beyond the abilities of most government officials, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and the European Commission took a daring chance.

Are You a Risk-Taker?

Dianna Booher | Posted 10.12.2014 | Business
Dianna Booher

Where would we be today if leaders down through the ages had not risked ridicule, personal safety, health, and wealth for the common good? But neither did these leaders make careless decisions about what, where, and when to take action.

Whether You Go With Aetna, Allstate, AIG or Another, Avoid the Four Big Insurance Traps

George Bradt | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business
George Bradt

Don't get trapped by overindulgence, bells and whistles, too many organizations taking their slice of the pie or those prone to fly-by-night. When it ...

The Real Reason That Opposites Attract

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Great relationships thrive on passion, particularly passionate lovemaking, and in trying too hard to avoid risk or novelty, we may inadvertently cool down the sexual heat by transforming our perception of our partner from a lover to a parent or a child.

Rabid Opposition to Ebola: Epidemiology Meets Hyperbole

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There is certainly no basis for either fear of, or opposition to, the on-going treatment of an infected American doctor in Atlanta. We may instead all be thankful that in return for the courageous service he was providing in Liberia, Dr. Brantly is now receiving an American standard of medical care himself.

The Risk Is Worth the Reward

Vince Bertram | Posted 09.27.2014 | Education
Vince Bertram

Parents, teachers and educators have the opportunity to nurture the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs by reinforcing creative thinking and problem solving and creating safe environments where students feel comfortable taking risks.

16 Board Games That Defined Your Childhood, Ranked From Worst To Best

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Kruschewsky | Posted 07.23.2014 | Comedy

Your childhood was all about passing Go and collecting $200.

Mastering Risk and Uncertainty: Walk Gratefully into the Unknown

Heather Martin | Posted 09.21.2014 | Women
Heather Martin

We can push the limits of our existence, but there is never any guarantee it will work out to our expectation. But if we take what life gives us without any fight, we may or may not like what we get either, yet in this case we have no input in actively shaping our lives.

How to Improve Your Cholesterol and Cut Your Risk for Heart Disease

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

In today's hectic, grab-and-go world, it can be difficult to resist fast foods and processed meals. But paying more attention to what we eat and taking time to prepare more nutritious foods can help improve our health, our hearts -- and our lives -- tremendously.