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Dealing With Fear When Starting a Business Dec. 05, 2017

Succeeding in Your Business

"I was laid off from a corporate job a couple of years ago. "I tried finding another job, but there ... Read More

Always Helping Kids Isn't Helping Any Kids Nov. 17, 2017

Lenore Skenazy

Helicopter parents who hover over their kids are the most popular of punching bags. Remember the mom... Read More

Take More (Sensible) Risks: An Interview With Karen Firestone Nov. 14, 2017

This Woman's Work

Sensible risk-taking isn't just important in the financial world; risk traverses all industries. And... Read More

Breast Cancer-Wine Link: Scary or Just a Scare? Jul. 06, 2017

Froma Harrop

Many women obsess over their risk for breast cancer. That's why news media flash blazing headlines w... Read More

Mercury and Saturn Embolden Mar. 28, 2017

Horoscopes by Holiday

Pressure begets pressure. Resistance is met with resistance. People are naturally inclined to push a... Read More

Going Dough Nuts Jul. 07, 2016

Lenore Skenazy

If you're wondering why our country seems so bizarrely fearful, here's the answer: We absolutely can... Read More

The 'War On Salt' Is Bad Policy Based on Bad Science Jun. 03, 2016

David Harsanyi

The Center for Science in the Public Interest, one of the few openly authoritarian organizations fun... Read More

Puerto Rican Bonds and the Small Investor Apr. 28, 2016

Froma Harrop

The TV ads flash the noble faces of American retirees and urge Washington to help protect their savi... Read More

Crony Capitalism and the Spigot of Government Subsidies Apr. 28, 2016

Veronique de Rugy

Creating something that people want is how one gets wealthy in a market economy. Sadly, there's anot... Read More

Ambassador Is a Dangerous Job Jan. 14, 2016

Froma Harrop

When Thomas E. McNamara arrived in Colombia as U.S. ambassador in 1988, he encountered a hit list is... Read More

Mutual Fund Analysis Jan. 06, 2016

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I'm a 46-year-old engineer, and my wife is a 55-year-old parole officer. We have goo... Read More

Never Again? Really? Sep. 30, 2015

Joseph Farah

Have Americans learned anything from the Holocaust experience? We say "never again," but do we reall... Read More

Healthy Diets Saving Lives Sep. 18, 2015

C Force

A team of researchers from Britain's Medical Research Council makes its way through thickets of fore... Read More

Spice of Life Aug. 26, 2015

Wellnews

A recent Chinese study that followed more than 485,000 participants over an average of seven years f... Read More

Very Speculative High-Yield Issues Jun. 24, 2015

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: We met when you spoke in Oklahoma City in 2001. You told me to buy 50 shares of Appl... Read More

It's the Kill Thing May. 13, 2015

Wellnews

Researchers at the University of California, Davis asked healthy young adults to consume drinks swee... Read More

Things You Want to Know About Investing but Are Afraid to Ask -- Part 1 Apr. 15, 2015

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: If you're new to the world of investing, welcome. In this first column of a three-part... Read More

The Latest Dish on the Hygiene Hypothesis Mar. 13, 2015

C Force

Before the adoption of the mechanical dishwasher by the general public in the 1950s, "doing the dish... Read More

Recommendations to Treat Heart Disease Continually Changing Mar. 12, 2015

Lifelong Health

Research on how any disease should be prevented or treated is confusing, and what seems to be the go... Read More

Racism and Discrimination in Health Care Feb. 26, 2015

Lifelong Health

The highly influential New England Journal of Medicine published a series of perspectives on racial ... Read More