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Forecasting Risk: How to Maximize Assessment Efforts Using Minimal Resources

Many organizations commit significant resources to forecast a market's growth potential. Before investing in a company, it is likely we would review a summary prospectus of their potential earnings. We also look to the National Weather Service for a forecast to determine our resource needs for a weather-dependent activity, days or possibly weeks, in advance. So why, given the need to conduct effective and efficient risk analysis beyond picking low-hanging fruit, is there such a limited effort to forecast risk? 
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Hurricane Matthew Devastates Hispaniola; Takes Aim at Southeast US

Hurricane Matthew quickly strengthened into the first Category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic Basin since 2007 and left widespread destruction in Hispaniola. Haiti, in particular, faces a humanitarian crisis after Matthew hit the impoverished island nation with force.

Expat Depression: Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms

Stressful life events, and the multiple stressful events encountered by the modern expatriate global worker can result in depression. Depression is a real concern in the workplace, because it is triggered by the high levels of stress often encountered by the modern worker, impacts performance, and correlates with a high risk of suicide. Moreover, depression has been observed to be one of the most common psychological problems among expatriates.

Coping with the Fear of Flying

Air travel has become a routine part of modern life and is one of the safest modes of transportation. However, fear of flying is a growing phenomenon with which many people have to learn to cope regardless, due to job requirements or family needs. The growing number of people exhibiting fear of flying has been attributed to the increasing number of people flying and the increasing perception of security and health concerns associated with air travel.

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