Risk

How Being Vulnerable at Work Can Work for You

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 09.09.2014 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

Whether it's making amends with a colleague, asking for a raise, requesting help, admitting you don't understand, or going for the promotion, good things can happen when you take down your walls. Yes, bad things can happen too, and there is the risk of disappointment.

Go Nuts -- Eating More Is Good for You

Marilyn Linton | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada Living
Marilyn Linton

Contrary to our common perception of nuts as unhealthy, Dr. Sievenpiper found a modest decrease in blood fats known as triglycerides and blood sugars among people who added tree nuts to their diets compared to those who ate a control diet.

Three Secrets to Unravelling Risk

Kelsey Ramsden | Posted 07.23.2014 | Canada Business
Kelsey Ramsden

Ever felt like risk stopped you from doing something you truly desired? Ever had risk keep you up at night?

Risk Tolerance Is Nothing to Take Lightly

Coreen T. Sol, CFA | Posted 08.17.2014 | Canada Business
Coreen T. Sol, CFA

Every time you sit down with an investment professional, you are asked what your risk tolerance is. Regardless of the method for defining the risk you'll accept in your investment portfolio, you are wise to define the meaning at the outset with the person administering your money. It will save you a lot of sleepless nights.

Don't Invest in Worries

Tim Paziuk | Posted 08.13.2014 | Canada Business
Tim Paziuk

If you're an average Canadian, you probably own a principal residence and have a few dollars invested or saved somewhere. If you have money invested in stocks, bonds or real estate, you may be concerned about losing your money. This is a reasonable thought; although, depending on what you're invested in, your concern (read: worry) is probably a waste of time.

How to Think About Taxes

Tim Paziuk | Posted 08.06.2014 | Canada Business
Tim Paziuk

Unlike the average Canadian, I consider myself a tax nerd. It's front and centre in my thoughts for most of my waking hours. Now you might find that boring and weird, but it's people like me who are trying to help people like you. Here's a simple example of how my brain thinks about taxes.

Twerk All You Want, Just Don't Get a Lip Tattoo Like Miley's

Jason Tetro | Posted 05.31.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg When it comes to the climb of pop stardom, Miley Cyrus has proven she can't be tamed. Earlier this month, the singer posted a photo showing a new tattoo in a rather unlikely place: her lower lip. Unlike the other maneuvers, which may have social consequences, this one could lead to medical problems.

The Danger of Parents Who Police Other Parents

Stephanie Knaak | Posted 05.12.2014 | Canada
Stephanie Knaak

For my son's birthday, a parent wasn't comfortable with my husband and I driving her child from a gymnastics centre to our house. Fair enough. But what of the consequences of such vigilance towards our fellow parents? To what extent do these kinds of parent-against-parent preemptive risk aversion strategies threaten the fabric of mother-to-mother relations?

Beyond Wine, Coffee and Cigarettes: Tips For a Safe Pregnancy

Vivien Brown | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada Living
Vivien Brown

If painting the baby's nursery is a part of your pre-natal plans, use latex (water-based) products in a well-ventilated area. Avoid oil-based paints, paint thinners, varnish removers and substances such as lacquer. Many solvents give off volatile compounds that can put you at greater risk of pre-eclampsia (high blood pressure in pregnancy).

5 Things You Need to Know Before Starting a Business

Alana Hurov | Posted 12.10.2013 | Canada Business
Alana Hurov

Ultimate freedom, waking up late, working in your pj's and taking a spontaneous day off. It sounds like the dream job, doesn't it? Well, if running your own business is that glorious, why doesn't everyone do it? The fact is, being an entrepreneur is probably the hardest thing you will ever do. It will consume your thoughts, your relationships, your sleep and your life. You may never have a "day off" again. Still interested?

Canadian Innovation: We Can't Play it Safe Any Longer

Saeed Selvam | Posted 08.25.2013 | Canada Business
Saeed Selvam

In Canada, we like to play it safe and for the most part, it's paid off. Tight regulations and the centralization of banking powers helped us weather the economic storm of 2008. But we're a different Canada now. Canada's potential is remarkable, we need to believe in that potential and invest in its development before looking elsewhere for inspiration. It's all right here.

The Chemicals Obstetricians Are Speaking Out Against

Kapil Khatter | Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada Living
Kapil Khatter

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of the United Kingdom says pregnant women should make an effort to avoid exposures to chemicals in consumer products. The dogs have started barking right away, with critics immediately slamming the obstetricians for scaremongering.

What You Really Need to Worry About When You Invest

Tim Paziuk | Posted 08.07.2013 | Canada Business
Tim Paziuk

I come across a lot people who have been taught to equate the idea of 'risk' with losing their money. A common fear is that if they invest in the stock market, they might lose their money. But is that really what you have to worry about? I don't think so.

How Do Business Boards Prepare for Terrorism?

Richard Leblanc | Posted 07.07.2013 | Canada Business
Richard Leblanc

I am currently advising a board whose company is a target for a terrorist attack. Many other companies in transportation, utilities, defense, property development and financial services could take a page from below. Here are six areas for boards to focus on to prepare for a possible terrorist attack.

How Many Social Media Sites Will Survive?

Randall Craig | Posted 05.21.2013 | Canada Business
Randall Craig

As we all know, the social web is here to stay. But is this sustainable? Has the equation changed? Evidence suggests that it has. By some reports, there are some 500+ social media sites that exist. A number of them -- maybe a majority, will go down for the count.

The Demise of the Blue Chip Director

Richard Leblanc | Posted 05.18.2013 | Canada Business
Richard Leblanc

These are disguised but true stories. A director who has never operated a plant or worked in the company's industry chairs the board's health and saf...

Let the Teens Tan

Karen Selick | Posted 04.26.2013 | Canada Politics
Karen Selick

The actual risk of young people getting melanoma is tiny compared with the risks of everyday activities that we don't think twice about allowing kids to engage in. We could prevent far more teen deaths and injuries by outlawing teenaged skating, swimming and driving than by outlawing teenaged tanning.

Should Governance Lawyers Be Independent?

Richard Leblanc | Posted 12.21.2012 | Canada Business
Richard Leblanc

When interests between management and shareholders become adverse, even through the regular course of events, it is important for boards to have their own set of lawyers who are independent from management and seen as objective and willing to act in the interests of directors, not management, and ultimately shareholders.

My New Year's Resolution...Five Months Later

Erin Gee | Posted 07.19.2012 | Canada
Erin Gee

Rather than make a resolution that you'll end up forgetting or failing at, make one that sounds exciting and dramatic, something that is achievable, fun, but also something that will push you out of your comfort zone, allowing you to become (even slightly) a better person. It is this change that is your reward.

Losing Sleep Over Stock Markets: It's the Season

Lisa Kramer | Posted 01.03.2012 | Canada Business
Lisa Kramer

There are profound fundamental economic factors contributing to the recent financial turbulence, but basic human psychology also plays a pivotal role, especially at this time of year. And the upcoming daylight savings time change in Canada and the U.S. may compound the problem.

How Much Risk Are You Willing to Take?

Andrew Pyle | Posted 12.22.2011 | Canada Business
Andrew Pyle

While Principal Protected Notes become more enticing when in we're engulfed in an environment of uncertainty, they are still not widely understood. The key flaw in these products is that they blur what is the most fundamental decision an investor must make -- whether or not to take risk and, if so, how much?

Rachel Mendleson

How Jeopardy! Proves Your Boss Is Taking Unnecessary Risks

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 12.13.2011 | Canada Business

Jeopardy! might not be the most exciting game show on television, but when contestants reveal their final responses -- and wagers -- the tension is of...