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Is tech addiction making us far more stressed at work?BBC News, June 14, 2016 The answer is yes! We are the distracted generations, wasting hours a day checking irrelevant emails and intrusive social media accounts. This “always on” culture – exacerbated by the smartphone – is actually making us more stressed and less productive, according to reports.

Attention shoppers: Yoga in (supermarket) aisle 3The Wall Street Journal, June 13, 2016
In order to lure consumers away from online rivals, some U.S. grocers now offer wellness services to their clients. Could this be the beginning of a trend?

There’s now a soda tax in Philadelphia, but not because sugar is bad for youThe New Yorker, June 16, 2016
This is a different way to promote a sugar tax.

Foods endorsed by celebrities are almost all terrible for youTime, June 6, 2016
As we live in a celebrity-focused society, the impact of those stars who endorse unhealthy food has a terrible effect.

Educate your immune systemThe New York Times, June 3, 2016
Some research points to the evidence that delaying exposure to once-common infections and improvements in societal hygiene may be increasing the prevalence of autoimmune diseases.

 

Striking Stat:

Americans spend $14.7 billion annually out-of-pocket on complementary practitioners like massage therapists, chiropractors and acupuncturists — almost 30 percent of what they pay out-of-pocket to traditional physicians.

Source: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, June 2016

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