Why Is CBD Everywhere? The New York Times, October 27, 2018

Cannabidiol (or CBD) is being touted as a magical elixir, now popping up in everything from bath bombs to dog treats to pharmaceuticals. It’s impossible to overstate the speed at which CBD has moved from the margins to the cultural center. Is it just a fix for our anxious times? Do people really know what it is and how it works?


The Real Trick to Staying Young ForeverQuartz, November 8, 2018

This is about a new book, How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations, which argues that elderly people must spend time with kids and young adults to live healthily and happily. Age-integration, not segregation, is the natural antidote to problematic aging, and retirement communities are the precise opposite of what favors wellbeing in older age. Our takeaway for investors: Nursing homes mixed with student dorms (and many other such initiatives and ideas) will progressively become the norm.


How Dad’s Stresses Get Passed Along to OffspringScientific American, November 8, 2018

Mouse studies show tiny intercellular pods convey to sperm a legacy of a father’s hard knocks in life.


The Humanification of Pet Food Is Nearly Complete (The Explosion in “Pet Wellness”)The Atlantic, October 26, 2018

“Pet wellness” is such a broad trend and compelling investment theme, and this article describes the lengths we go to feed our pets as if they were humans. High-end pet food is edging ever closer to human food, and the overlaps between the two categories can be uncanny, with profound implications in terms of their environmental and social impacts.


As Genome Editing Moves from the Lab into the Clinic, the Ethical Debate Can No Longer Be HypotheticalWorld Economic Forum, November 8, 2018

A new report considers the ethics of intentionally altering the DNA of a human embryo to change the characteristics of a future person, in ways that could be inherited by future generations.

A Striking Stat:

Wellness tourism now accounts for 17 percent of all global tourism revenues—or roughly 1 in 6 travel dollars spent.

Source: Global Wellness Institute, Wellness Tourism Economy Monitor, 11/2018

Download the new report here.

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