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Have real conversations with your kids about what they’re doing, and the potential consequences of their actions. from shutterstock.com

Five ways parents can help their kids take risks – and why it’s good for them

Taking risks helps children test new ideas and find personal capabilities and limits. Here are five lessons from early childhood educators to help parents encourage their kids to take risks, safely.
Falls are the main reason for childhood injuries, but kids usually recover. from shutterstock.com

Should I let my kid climb trees? We asked five experts

Every expert we asked talked about the importance of letting children take risks and explore in nature. But they also advised parents to supervise and set limits.
A large body of research has shown students who were relatively old among their peers are more likely become professional sports players. www.shutterstock.com

How your birth date influences how well you do in school, and later in life

The reason isn't your astrological sign, but rather the role your birth date plays in deciding when you enter school. Children who are older than their peers in school tend to do better.
People are bad at weighing risk, which is why so many Americans don’t get flu shots. AP Photo/David Goldman

How to deal with life’s risks more rationally

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.
Risky roulette or a safer option? Your brain gives you clues about how you behave with money. from www.shutterstock.com

Financial gamble? My brain made me do it

Why are some people more comfortable than others with making risky financial decisions?
New research has found a link between drinking alcohol mixed with energy drinks and risk-taking behaviour. AdamChandler/Flickr

Schoolies risking health with alcohol and energy drink mix: report

Mixing alcohol with energy drinks is all part of a big night out, according to new research.
A whirlwind of speculation about Deutsche Bank’s health has surrounded its headquarters in Munich. AP Photo/Michael Probst

Deutsche Bank turmoil shows risks of weakening bank capital standards

Is the financial system headed for another 'Lehman moment'? Perhaps, but a bailout isn't the solution. More capital is, something Trump should remember as he rewrites U.S. bank rules.
Bad leaders are bad news – for their followers and for the world as a whole. Shutterstock

Global leadership is in crisis – it’s time to stop the rot

There's a widening global crisis in the legitimacy and credibility of leadership. It can be attributed to five sources: unable; unintelligent; immature; immoral and/or destructive leadership.
Would a little extra pay make the Coyboys’ Demarco Murray more likely to take risks (like plowing headfirst into another player)? Would the threat of a fine deter him? Reuters

Does a running back’s pay affect his willingness to take risks?

It turns out professional football players are perfect lab rats for labor experiments, and the answer has implications well beyond the NFL.
Fight or flight? Bankers likely to opt for the second. BK and EP

Fear of risk linked to high stress hormone in bankers

In times of financial uncertainty and crisis, high stress reactions lead to traders becoming more risk averse, which drives pessimism and further falls in finance, according to a new study. This is because…

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