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Risk Taking

Toto, We're Not in Kansas Anymore: Exploring the Post-tornado Contours of the Financial System

Laura Kodres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Laura Kodres

Just as a tornado in Kansas transplanted Dorothy and, her dog, Toto, from familiar comforts to the unknown land of Oz, the global crisis has led many ...

Are You Choosing Unhappy Over Uncertain?

Mike Robbins | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Mike Robbins

Change is a funny thing. Most of us seek it and fear it at the same time.

Notes of a Temporary Ex-pat #5: In Praise of Ex-Pats

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
W. Hunter Roberts

Ex-pats have the guts to try something new. They create a life out of nothing. They're experimental. They've seen life from enough different perspectives that they know there's more than one way to skin a cat.

The Obama Administration is Discouraging Entrepreneurship by Preaching That Taking Risk is Evil

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

President Barack Obama and his risk-aversive legislators are sending the wrong message to America's entrepreneurs. They equate risk taking with wanton greed and evildoing.

Discomfort as a Motivator

Danielle and Ariel Tredway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Danielle and Ariel Tredway

Discomfort plays an important role in taking that first leap into the unknown. For the last year we have been talking about the idea of starting a custom corset and lingerie company together.

5 Ways to Boost Your Career

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

Ever notice how some people just seem to always get the timely promotions and the plum assignments, while others don't? People who succeed in their ...

Are You Willing To Be Uncomfortable?

Mike Robbins | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Mike Robbins

When we're uncomfortable it's usually because we're doing or saying something new, we have something important at stake, or we're taking an essential risk.

Sailing Solo: My Tenth Graders' Take On Jessica Watson's Voyage

Grant Calder | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Grant Calder

A 16 old Australian named Jessica Watson recently completed an around-the-world solo sailing voyage. Apparently, there has been some grumbling from c...

Wall Street: Women The Female Factor

nytimes.com | GERALDINE FABRIKANT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Women have always been drawn to finance in smaller numbers than men. But after nearly two decades of increased hiring and promotion of women on Wall S...

John Edwards and the Dark Side of the Political Personality

Joel Weinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joel Weinberger

How could a highly intelligent, sophisticated, man like John Edwards do and say such things? How could his judgment be so bad?

Big Banks: Bailouts Assured, Double Up On Risk

Reuters | Peter Thal Larsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

...many of the factors that helped cause the previous crisis -- a sustained period of low interest rates, high levels of consumer debt in the West and...

The Next Great Recession Will Occur in This Decade

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

I am writing a novel. It is about the next Great Recession that will occur in this decade. The book's subtext will cite the next Great Real Estate Bub...

Geithner: Obama Proposal To Limit Banks Doesn't Mean Breaking Them Up (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

President Obama's proposals to rein in banks do not include breaking them up, according to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. During an interview...

Success for Dummies

Tom Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Morris

There is something important to be learned from Jeff Dunham's improbable rise. Passion and belief are often able to create a path forward where none may exist.

Low Interest Rates Could fuel Speculative Financial Bubble: Federal Reserve

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve doesn't expect the recovery will be strong enough to quickly drive down the jobless rate, and acknowledged its ...

Sex And The Memory of Sexual Experience

Suzie Heumann | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suzie Heumann

Our memories dictate how we will feel about a similar situation because our brain.body is coded from past experience. Bad experiences with intimacy are codified in your brain/body -- affecting our perception.

How Happy Is: 5 Ways To Live Your Life Without Regrets

Sophie Keller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sophie Keller

I don't know why, but ever since I was young I was always concerned that in my old age I would have regrets and, as a result of this fear I don't like...

Parenting: Don't Over-Worry About Your Teen

Psychology Today | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The harsh reality is that their teenager can't grow up without taking risks, can't take risks without denying danger, and can't deny danger without cr...

Why We Take Risks

Yahoo! News | ALICE PARK | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Risk-taking, by definition, defies logic. Reason can't explain why people do unpredictable things - like betting on blackjack or jumping out of planes...

Activities for Raising Secure Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 07.05.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

In my two previous posts on the topic of raising secure children, I suggested that your words and actions have a powerful and direct impact on develop...