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Passing Over in Los Angeles

Elan Barnehama | Posted 04.16.2014 | Los Angeles
Elan Barnehama

In my travels around the cities near dessert and along the water's edge I have found so many people who came to this land seeking those same freedom to reinvent themselves and restarts their lives.

Love Is the Engine -- Knowledge Is the Power

Bill Couzens | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Bill Couzens

Knowledge is power -- it is the power in all our choices, from the food we choose to put on our tables to who we vote for in our local and national elections. Less Cancer must be everyone's priority, and I am grateful to the many people who have joined the fight.

Holy Week: Journeying Into the Risk of Faith

Scott MacDougall | Posted 04.14.2014 | Religion
Scott MacDougall

We are empowered to suffer through the pain of our spiritual doubts, or our self-hatred, or our deep-seated anger, and carry on despite it.

The Most Dangerous Time in the Stock Market

David A. Dedman | Posted 04.11.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

We are in a dangerous time in the stock market. It's not a dangerous time because of a crisis or volatility. It's dangerous time because investors start to become overconfident.

You Don't Risk Enough to Be Happy

Sean Smith | Posted 04.10.2014 | Business
Sean Smith

Nothing truly brilliant comes from meager output, nothing worth doing is not met by some sort of equal resistance. The darkness polarizes the light, it takes trudging through the darkness and abandoning yourself to realize that the light is worth the fight.

Warning: Is Your Risk Tolerance Increasing?

David A. Dedman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Sometimes investors will confuse recent successes and tend to be more aggressive. It can give you a false sense of investment prowess. Then things turn south, and you pay for it. So how does a poor investor figure out their risk tolerance?

Leadership Involves Poetry As Well As Plumbing

Faisal Hoque | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Faisal Hoque

The headlines scream about leadership failure after failure around the globe every day -- at the world's biggest companies, in government agencies, non-profits, academia and at startups.

UN: "I Hope These Facts Will Jolt People Into Action"

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

By 2050, the cost of food could rise between 3 percent to 84 percent. Yet at the same time, the world will have 2 billion more mouths to feed.

10 Things I Learned From Getting Divorced In My 20s

Susie Moore | Posted 03.25.2014 | Divorce
Susie Moore

I wish I allowed myself to be more relaxed and present in my younger years than fretting over how my life was changing when my marriage was not working.

It's Time to Hold Accountable Advocates Who, in Pursuit of Their Values, Put Us at Risk

David Ropeik | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics
David Ropeik

Golden rice is still not in use anywhere, because of opposition to GM (genetic modification) technology. Now two German economists have quantified the price of that opposition, in human health, and the numbers are truly frightening.

Team of Builders

Andrew_Yang | Posted 03.06.2014 | Small Business

We'd all gotten in the habit of building things. Sometimes you're the founder, sometimes you're a team member, and sometimes you're just in the vicinity and scheming. But once you become a builder, it's hard to let go.

Dads' Biological Clocks: The Risks Are Huge. Or Are They?

Paul Raeburn | Posted 03.03.2014 | Parents
Paul Raeburn

It might come as a relief to some women that they are not alone with respect to these difficult decisions. But is that reason to cheer?

When To Quit Your Job To Start A Food Company

Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani | Posted 02.25.2014 | Taste
Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani

Ultimately we realized that in order to grow to the point where we were selling a LOT of sauce, we needed to first be full-time and focus all of our effort on expansion. Okay, that's risky.

The Risk of Love

Autumn Chiklis | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Autumn Chiklis

There's a certain level of bravery required in loving what will inevitably be lost. In fact, to love in any way is inherently a gamble -- the risk i...

5 Ways to Profit From Lessons Learned Abroad

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

While raising interest rates may dampen falls in a country's currency in the short term, this is not always enough to calm a sell-off and a higher interest rate can hamper growth, squeezing the country further.

A Great New Tool That Makes Global Climate Change Local

David Ropeik | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green
David Ropeik

Is this news dire? No. Does it make me feel much more alarmed about climate change? No. Not by itself. But it starts to make an abstract problem concrete, and it starts to put a global problem into terms that are local, relevant, and familiar.

Time for Your 2014 Small Business Risk Audit

Ted Devine | Posted 03.17.2014 | Small Business
Ted Devine

Have you've been devouring articles by any analyst, guru or pundit with insight into what you can expect in the next 12 months? Now it's time to evaluate which of the year's events your business needs to prepare better for.

The Merits Of Risk-Taking In Business (And Life)

Raaja Nemani | Posted 03.17.2014 | Small Business
Raaja Nemani

In an age in which information is readily accessible to everyone and there are thousands of companies in the exact same industry as you, taking a risk is one of the simpler ways to differentiate yourself. Taking risks challenges you to think differently and to solve new problems, which in turn affect every single decision you make for your business.

Humanity in Jeopardy

Max Tegmark | Posted 03.15.2014 | Technology
Max Tegmark

Exactly three years ago, on January 13, 2011, we humans were dethroned by a computer on the quiz show Jeopardy!. A year later, a computer was licensed to drive cars in Nevada after being judged safer than a human. What's next?

Cybersecurity Industry Interview With Marsh's Matt McCabe: Part One

Brian E. Finch | Posted 03.10.2014 | Technology
Brian E. Finch

Specifically, in this interview, we delve issues concerning the cybersecurity insurance market, explaining risks, policies and costs.

Forget Orchid; Green Is My Color for an Entrepreneurial 2014

Marian Salzman | Posted 03.09.2014 | Business
Marian Salzman

Some days I have blue eyes; other days they are green. On New Year's Eve they were green ... with envy and with thoughts of how to finally hit the jac...

10 Clues That an Entrepreneur Is in Over His Head

Marty Zwilling | Posted 02.28.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

If an entrepreneur doesn't find themselves in over their head at least 20 percent of the time, they are probably not pushing the limits, not taking enough risk, and probably not working on an idea that's worth doing. The challenge in to know when and how to ask for help, and not let bravado and ego mask anxieties.

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.