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The Risk Is Worth the Reward

Vince Bertram | Posted 07.29.2014 | 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 07.22.2014 | 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 07.17.2014 | 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.

3 Reasons to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone Immediately

Bryan Elliott | Posted 07.16.2014 | Good News
Bryan Elliott

To those stuck in the comfort zone, my challenge to you is to risk being a little more vulnerable; a little more courageous; and all in on your ideas, talent and dreams. See you in the arena, hope you enjoy the show.

America: Land of the Free, Home of the Stuck

Jordan Dansky | Posted 07.09.2014 | College
Jordan Dansky

This weekend really got us thinking. While to many of us the 4th of July means the beach, barbecues, fireworks and a much-needed vacation, it also represents an immensely important part of our history.

The One Misconception Everyone Has About Extroverts

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

The concepts of extroversion and introversion are oftentimes misunderstood. It's possible that extroverts and introverts take risks equally -- it's just a different kind of risk.

Unfit for Publication: How USA Today Got Everything Wrong

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 06.18.2014 | Media
Jeff Schweitzer

USA Today splashed across its June 18, 2014, front page the breathless headline, "Unfit for Flight" to dramatize the deadly enterprise of flying general aviation aircraft (small airplanes). There is only one problem: Nearly every inference about aviation in the article is wrong.

Bad Weather and Sexism Lethal Combo

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 06.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet." William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Bring social science and...

If I Can Overcome My Fear of Trying Something New, You Can Too.

Martha Pasternack | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Martha Pasternack

I felt like my next adventure awaited me. I may be old, but I have miles to go before I finish. If I am too old for anything, I am too old to hold myself back from my dreams. Enough already. I am a life long learner: body, mind, heart and soul.

3 Things You Should Know About Failure

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Lisa Abeyta

Failure feels so much worse and eats at our self-esteem when we know we lacked commitment and effort. I'm pretty sure this is the root to the continued failure I've experienced up until now. I'm having to remind myself to not be afraid, and I've discovered three truths about failure.

Why Do Helicopter Parents Loosen Up at Campgrounds?

Lenore Skenazy | Posted 07.27.2014 | Parents
Lenore Skenazy

Most of us remember playing outside till the streetlights came on, but our kids can't because of any of the following fears: crime, creeps, traffic, tennis lessons, homework... or all of the above. Except at RV campgrounds.

Thinking of Leaving the 'Safety' of the Corporate World?

Derek Handley | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business
Derek Handley

All of us want to believe we are contributing more meaningfully to the real challenges in society, and often in the corporate world it's hard to see that connection -- which is why many people (including you, perhaps?) often think of leaving it.

Crisis Leadership: What Flight 370, the South Korean Ferry, and the Donald Sterling Incident Can Teach Us

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

In any emotionally-charged situation, the courage to do what's right is within all of us--we just need to be mindful enough to make the right decisions.

Risk vs. Harm: Time for a Recalculation

Stephen Balkam | Posted 07.05.2014 | Parents
Stephen Balkam

Keeping kids safe from harm is different than ensuring an avoidance of risk. In certain circumstances, risk can be good.

The Class of 2014 Is the Succession Plan for the Future

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 07.05.2014 | College
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Millennial-aged graduates must enter the career world armed with tools and strategies to distinguish themselves from the pack. I share this wisdom to help you find your way in the world-of-work so you can thrive.

Why Kids Don't Have Signatures, and Banks Shouldn't Either

Brett King | Posted 07.04.2014 | Money
Brett King

In a recent UN/ICAO commissioned survey on the use of signatures in passports, a number of countries including the UK recommended phasing out the long...

5 Things You Need to Know to Profit in Europe

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

As an investor, misunderstandings and overreaction can offer some of the best opportunities to profit. Here, five widely held beliefs are challenged and attractive investment strategies revealed.

Diagnosis, Decisions, and Disorders of the Mind

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.25.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

One line of criticism holds that the DSM focuses too much on superficial symptoms of mental disorders, ignoring underlying dynamics. Instead of focusing on and naming clinical syndromes, critics say, the manual (and the field) ought to target the specific, disordered cognitive processes that underlie labels.

The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself

Jack Nadel | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
Jack Nadel

When President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his first inaugural address on March 4, 1933, he was advising an anxious nation that fear itself was the...

Passing Over in Los Angeles

Elan Barnehama | Posted 06.15.2014 | 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 06.14.2014 | 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 06.14.2014 | 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 06.11.2014 | 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 06.10.2014 | 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.