“Millennials will work forever–but they may be happier for it” – Quartz, July 12, 2016
The reality is that Millennials will never retire, at least not in any sense we understand today. The good news is that society might adapt so that an extended working life could actually be worth celebrating.
“Can this app make me happier?” – The Atlantic, July 13, 2016
A new app offers little tasks designed to improve one’s life, but outside of going to therapy, is it possible to make ourselves happier just through sheer will and effort?
“Neuroscientists say multitasking literally drains the energy reserves of your brain” – Quartz, July 3, 2016
When we attempt to multitask, the switching of activities is exhausting and comes with a biological cost that ends up making us feel tired much more quickly than if we sustain attention on one thing. Numerous studies show that people who take 15-minute breaks every couple of hours end up being more productive when they allow for mind wandering. Neuroscientists and psychologists suggest a simple solution: give up on multitasking and set aside dedicated chunks of time for each separate activity.
“An Influenza Pandemic Is Brewing. Could We Pre-empt It?” – Slate, July 15, 2016
History foretells another flu pandemic, but we can lower the risk by taking action collectively and individually.
A Striking Stat:
Last year, meditation-related businesses in the U.S. generated nearly $1 billion ($984 million) in revenue.
Source: IBISWorld, 2016