The Great Nutrient Collapse – Politico, September 13, 2017
The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat – for the worse. And almost no one is paying attention.
Should We Embrace an Enhanced (Wellness) Future? – BBC, September 9, 2017
Do we have the right to enhance our bodies as technology and pharmaceuticals will soon allow or is that immoral? Can we engineer wellness?
Giving Proof (Generosity’s Impact on Well-being) – The New York Times, September 14, 2017
New research adds to the evidence that generosity has a positive effect on our well-being. It changes the activity in our brains in ways that increase feelings of happiness, even if the generous act is small or only imagined. Interestingly, the pledge to be generous primes people to be more giving.
Don’t Think Too Positive – AEON, August 25, 2017
Fantasies about the future have a troubling effect on achieving actual goals. If positive thinking doesn’t work, what does?
How to Recognize Burnout Before You’re Burned Out – The New York Times, September 5, 2017
In today’s era of workplace burnout, achieving a simpatico work-life relationship seems practically out of reach. Being tired, ambivalent, stressed, cynical and overextended has become a normal part of a working professional life. The General Social Survey of 2016, a nationwide survey that since 1972 has tracked the attitudes and behaviors of American society, found that 50 percent of respondents are consistently exhausted because of work, compared with 18 percent two decades ago.
A Striking Stat:
Inbound travel to the U.S. has shrunk significantly in 2017: the steepest declines were in February (6.8%) and March (8.2%), but continued as recently as July.
Source: U.S. Travel Association, 9/17