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Risk-Taking for Your Children: How Much Is Enough?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 03.18.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

We look to strike the right balance that will enable our children to experience life fully -- which means taking some risks -- and protecting them from experiences in which the potential costs outweigh the potential benefits.

4 New Year's Tips For College Students In 2014

Helen Drinan | Posted 04.07.2014 | College
Helen Drinan

In the spirit of new beginnings during this traditional time of reflection, I'd like to offer four tips for college students in 2014.

Guidelines For A Secure Future In Myanmar

Sebastien Marot | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Sebastien Marot

I have worked now for 20 years in countries such as Cambodia or Laos, which experienced the same rapid opening to the world that Myanmar faces today. ...

The Biggest Risk Is the One You Never Take

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

This fear, which exists inside all of us, is deep and remote. It conjures our earliest experiences and the dread that we feel when we are exposed reminds us of our most harrowing questions of childhood.

The Ties That Bond Us: What Demand For Government Debt Can Tell Us About the Risks Ahead

Takahiro Tsuda | Posted 03.19.2013 | Business
Takahiro Tsuda

Our new research shows that advanced economies' exposure to refinancing risk and changes in government borrowing costs depend mainly on who is holding the bonds -- the demand side for government debt.

The Ties That Bond Us: What Demand For Government Debt Can Tell Us About the Risks Ahead

Serkan Arslanalp | Posted 03.19.2013 | Business
Serkan Arslanalp

It's not news that emerging markets can be vulnerable to bouts of market volatility. Investors often pull sudden stops--they stop buying or start sell...

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! The Changing Image of Today's Nannies

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Nancy Rappaport

We owe it to the numerous women who show up every day to care for our children not to let headlines override our own judgment -- and their good work.

Class of 2012: This May Be Your Last Best Chance

Jimmy Dahroug | Posted 08.11.2012 | College
Jimmy Dahroug

You'll have the rest of your life to be conventional graduates. Now is the time to chase your dreams, while you're still young enough to start over if you fall.

Good Risks vs. Bad Risks

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 08.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

Most people don't even think that there is another type of risk, but there is: Good risk involves listening to yourself, hearing and connecting with the part of you that is begging for expression but is being silenced because of a fear of rejection, embarrassment, or failure.

Mideast Braces Itself for a Multi-Year Transition

Masood Ahmed | Posted 12.27.2011 | Business
Masood Ahmed

2011 has not been an easy year for many countries in the Middle East and North Africa. The combination of domestic unrest and external uncertainty has resulted in a marked downturn in economic activity, and this is expected to pick up only gradually.

Weak Global Economy Tops Agenda at IMF-World Bank Gathering

iMFdirect | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business
iMFdirect

Recent turbulence in financial markets and increased risks in the global economy mean that the 2011 Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank are taking place at a critical time for the global economy.

Interest Rates and Investor Decisions: The Long and Short of It

Erik Oppers | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business
Erik Oppers

What drives the investment decisions of investors with a longer time horizon? Our research found these investors generally do not look at differences in interest rates among countries when deciding where to invest.

Success Means Taking Risks, from Judge Judy

Posted 07.26.2011 | Women

Judge Judy tells the story of how she came to have her own TV show. if(typeof AOLVP_cfg==='undefined')AOLVP_cfg=[];AOLVP_cfg.push({id:'AOLVP_98559...

Your Turn: Taking Risks for Your Dreams

Posted 07.01.2011 | Women

Sometimes you have to take a risk to accomplish your dreams. When I was offered a role in an eight-month national tour of "Six Degrees of Sepa...

Alzheimer's Disease Risks, Signs and Prevention

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Angelenos are dying less frequently. The fact that we're not getting any younger is partially responsible for the significant increase in Alzheimer's disease rates.

As Commonwealth Games Approach: Travelers' Odds Are Still Good

Molly Hunter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Molly Hunter

Avoiding political protests and religious sites on holidays are easy ways to dodge the threat of terrorism, but how can travelers ensure their safety without compromising their adventures?

Cell Phones and Brain Tumors: A No-Brainer

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

In May, the long-awaited results of international, decade-long study showed no increased risk for the two most common forms of brain cancer -- glioma and meningioma -- among cellphone users.

Divorce Is Forever

Lissa Coffey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lissa Coffey

Marriage is a big risk. Divorce is another. Both take a commitment. It's a commitment to living life to its fullest, to being true to yourself, to doing what you feel is best, and to honoring the wisdom that you have gained through your experiences.