Is This Japanese Concept the Secret to a Long, Happy, Meaningful Life?
– World Economic Forum, August 9, 2017
The Japanese concept of ikigai (“a reason to live” or the idea of having a purpose in life) is becoming popular outside of Japan as a way to live longer and better.
Is Mindfulness Meditation a Capitalist Tool or a Path to Enlightenment?
– Wired, August 12, 2017
Over the past decade, the wave of interest in mindfulness meditation has had a utilitarian air…
Humans and Robots Are on the Cusp of a Sexual Intimacy We May Never Reverse
– Quartz, August 11, 2017
For those who are still in denial about how AI is revolutionizing everything, including our very “humanness”, this article will do the trick. It is an interview conducted with the co-founder of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics who’s just published a report with an ethicist that delves into the state of the robot sex industry and its future. The moral, ethical, legal, practical – and human wellness – implications are just mind-boggling.
Why Scientists Can’t Agree on Whether It’s Unhealthy to Be Overweight
– The Atlantic, August 14, 2017
Some studies show being overweight leads to a greater risk of death; others show it doesn’t. Here’s what’s really going on.
Why Sitting at Your Computer All Day Can Wipe You Out
– New York Magazine, July 19, 2017
Mental fatigue is very much legitimate: the human body reacts to stress in many of the same ways regardless of whether the source is mental, like a difficult math problem, or physical, like running.
A Striking Stat:
One quarter of the English population are “inactive,” doing less than 30 minutes of exercise a week. And 41% (6 million) of English adults aged 40-60 walk less than ten brisk minutes a month.
Source: Public Health England study – 8/2017