Why Time Management is Ruining Our LivesThe Guardian, December 22, 2016
All of our efforts to be more productive backfire – and only make us feel even busier and more stressed.

Origins of Happiness: Evidence and Policy ImplicationsVoxeu, December 12, 2016
More and more, the economics of happiness is attracting the interest of policymakers. This article discusses evidence indicating that the things that matter most are people’s social relationships and their mental and physical health – and that the best predictor of happiness in an adult’s life is their emotional health as a child. The five authors call for a new focus for public policy: not ‘wealth creation,’ but ‘wellbeing creation.’

Work. Walk 5 Minutes. WorkThe New York Times, December 28, 2016
According to a new study, standing up and walking around for five minutes every hour during the workday could lift your mood, combat lethargy without reducing focus and attention, and even dull hunger pangs.

Why Vitamin Pills Don’t WorkBBC, December 10, 2016
We dose up on antioxidants as if they are the elixir of life. At best, they are probably ineffective. At worse, they may just send you to an early grave.

How Antibiotic-Tainted Seafood from China Ends Up on Your TableBloomberg, December 15, 2016
An in-depth investigation that will compel anyone to pass on the shrimp cocktail.

A Striking Stat:

Give That New Years Resolution a Two-Month Chance

“It takes, on average, 66 days for a new habit to become automatic and no longer need thinking about.”

Source:  European Journal of Social Psychology

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