People are bad at weighing risk, which is why so many Americans don’t get flu shots.
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People have to make countless decisions on a daily basis that involve some degree of risk, from boarding a plane to crossing the street. The trouble is most of us don’t weigh risk well.
A 2018 pilot project between the Public Health Agency of Canada and Advanced Symbolics will use social media posts as a resource to predict regional suicide rates.
From predicting suicide risk to chatbot therapy, artificial intelligence is all the rage in suicide prevention. The question is, can it really work?
Women presenting their demands to the elected ward of their district.
To help ensure that environmental and health services are available in slums, Indian women are asserting their rights thanks to solidarity networks and non-confrontational approaches.
An autonomous vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian on March 18.
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Companies developing autonomous vehicles are missing out on the local knowledge and values of the people who live where these cars are tested. And that lack of engagement sets up bigger problems.
Mutated bone marrow stem cells could double your risk of having a heart attack.
College is a fun time for young adults, but it can also become an unhealthy time.
College students may think they are living a fit life, but a recent study adds to growing research that suggests that many students are developing risk factors for heart disease.
The 20 largest OECD countries alone have a US$78 trillion shortfall in their pensions obligations.
Paris “under water” and other European cities facing drastic climate change should trigger planners to think urban spaces differently.
In the future, Europe will suffer from more heat waves as well as extreme rainfall, presenting new challenges for planners and health care services. Building resilient cities can help.
The CBA board, headed by Catherine Livingstone, is ultimately responsible for the bank’s risk management.
CBA’s risk management strategy clearly states that responsibility rests with the board of the bank for any wrongdoing.
Just because everyone else is doing it…
Adolescents have important developmental work to do. Despite what worried grownups think, taking needless risks isn’t the goal for teens. Being risky is part of exploring and learning about the world.
The record level of the price-to-earnings ratio for equities is increasingly worrying. But how do we determine whether the price of a stock – or an exchange – is valued at its fair price or overvalued?
The ‘balanced scorecard’ is a method used by banks, including the CBA, to assess workers for pay rises or other rewards.
Research shows that cash bonuses are responsible for many recent financial scandals. The alternative isn’t that great either.
You know you shouldn’t smoke, or have sex without a condom if you’re not with a longtime partner. And when it comes to drinking, tea only, of course.
Quit smoking, quit drinking – so many good resolutions for the New Year. But can the overabundance of messages on healthy living become counter-productive?
A time of change is upon us. How do you balance risk and reward?
This month, we're talking risk. Three experts give their perspective on how long you might live, how to deal with loneliness – and how to step outside your comfort zone.
We know running is better for you than lounging but how might it affect our lifespan?
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Humans are much worse at guessing risk than we think we are. Now there is an app designed to help us avoid rushing toward an early grave.
…but we should focus on lifestyle factors we can change.
Letting Fukushima residents stay in their homes would have only cost them an average of three months’ life expectancy.
The UK lags behind poor nations when it comes to young business owners, so what’s stopping them taking the plunge.
In explaining the causes of wildfires, the media and policymakers typically point to environmental factors, but that’s not the whole story.
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The media and policymakers often say a ‘perfect storm’ of environmental factors cause wildfires but that ignores the role of irresponsible urban planning and development in raising fire risks.
Picking up the pieces after fire devastated the city of Santa Rose, California.
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A California fire expert explains why municipalities need to reassess urban fire risk and take steps to learn how to coexist with fire.