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First Offices, Then Apartments, Now Gyms? WeWork Launches New Wellness ConceptForbes, October 17, 2017

WeWork, the co-working giant, is turning up the heat on competitors with a new wellness and fitness concept, the just-launched Rise by We, which provides a mix of wellness classes and spa offerings including yoga and meditation, functional training, kickboxing and other fat-burning classes.

 

Einstein’s Theory of Happiness Sells for $1.3M at AuctionThe Telegraph, October 25, 2017

Albert Einstein predicted that a note he wrote 95 years ago for a courier would be more valuable than a tip – and he was right. The handwritten note briefly describing his theory on happy living just sold for $1.3 million. And it couldn’t be a simpler theory of happiness…

 

What Boredom Does to YouNautilus, October 26, 2017

Boredom seems like a negative, pointless emotion, but it must have a purpose or an “evolutionary benefit.” The author of “Bored and Brilliant” exposes it through the science of the wandering mind.

 

Happiness Is Other PeopleThe New York Times, October 27, 2017

In an individualistic culture powered by self-actualization, the idea that happiness should be engineered from the inside out, rather than the outside in, is slowly taking on the status of a default truism.

 

Why We Can No Longer Separate Work from Life (and Shouldn’t)Quartz, November 2, 2017

The days of convincing ourselves that we can separate our work and personal lives are over, and I think we should embrace this change. 

 

A Striking Stat:

In 1942, less than 8% of the population was trying to survive on six hours or less of sleep a night; in 2017, almost one in two people is.

Source: Neuroscientist Matthew Walker in the Guardian’s “Sleep Should Be Prescribed”, 9.24.17

One thought on “Must-Reads from the Wellness World”

  1. Greetings: For your consideration: A workplace wellness program that produces a 10X annual return for employer’s is explained in the current online edition of the Canadian Business Journal http://www.CBJ.ca. It’s titled-"Workplace Smoking: It’s not a Problem".
    The title is tongue-in-cheek because as you know, the CDC has reported workplace smoking costs are $192.5 billion every year-$5800 per smoker.

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