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“Welcome to 2030. I own nothing, have no privacy, and life has never been better”World Economic Forum, November 11, 2017

The Danish MP, who’s played a vital role in shaping her country’s environmental policies, exposes her vision of the future. Information is free, shopping is dead, and robots and AI take over big parts of our jobs, obliging us to rethink our model of growth. Hence, our close relationship with nature is back: walking, biking, cooking, drawing and growing plants reemerge! She’s a voice worth heeding because Denmark is pioneering this future.

 

“A sociologist explains why wealthy women are doomed to be miserable”Quartz, November 9, 2017

Far from enjoying their wealth, affluent women are deeply anxious, and guilty, about their socioeconomic status.

 

“Wellness is political in the age of Trump”Quartz, November 9, 2017

It’s hard to not feel like self-care and self-love are innately political.

 

“Delhi residents panic as ‘deadly smog’ returns”BBC World, November 7, 2017

In New Delhi, air pollution levels recently reached 30 times the WHO recommended limits – a major impediment to wellness, to say the least.

 

“The growing toll of our ever-expanding waistlines”The New York Times, November 13, 2017

The biggest health irony of the last half century in the U.S.: As one killer — smoking — declined, another rose precipitously to take its place: obesity. And now cancer deaths are rising because of it – with a new meta-review of over 1,000 studies linking being overweight or obese to a higher risk for 13 kinds of cancer…increasingly being diagnosed in younger and younger people.

 

A Striking Stat:

A 26-country survey shows wellness travel is at the forefront of tourism trends, finding that nearly double the number of people plan to take wellness-focused trips in 2018 (1 in 5) over 2017 (1 in 10).

 

Source: Booking.com survey, 10/2016

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