Trouble with Decluttering? Being Dependent on Stuff is Part of Being Human, Stanford Scholar SaysStanford News, February 5, 2019
At the heart of humanity’s history is a dependency on objects and things.

Preparing for a Good End of LifeThe Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2019
The best way to achieve a peaceful death is by planning ahead and enlisting the help of loved ones.

Gwyneth Paltrow is Becoming the Oprah of Wellness 2.0Quartz, February 5, 2019 Paltrow is using new channels to build upon Oprah’s “Live Your Best Life” legacy.

The Stop Sign vs. the Soda TaxThe Atlantic, December 29, 2018
Chile’s unusual approach to reducing obesity could prove to be the world’s most effective. They’re putting black “stop signs” on unhealthy products and restricting advertising during kids’ TV hours.

Research Details How Junk Food Companies Influence China’s Nutrition PolicyThe New York Times, January 9, 2019
This article shows how Coca-Cola and other multinational food companies, operating through a group called the International Life Sciences Institute, cultivated key Chinese officials in an effort to stave off the growing movement for food regulation and soda taxes that has been sweeping the west.

A Striking Stat:

At TripAdvisor, bookings for wellness experiences jumped 69 percent in 2018 over 2017. The most-booked destinations for wellness experiences in 2018: 1) Reykjavik, Iceland (+637 percent); 2) La Fortuna, Costa Rica (+105 percent); 3) Mendoza, Argentina (+94 percent); 4) Budapest, Hungary (+62 percent); and 5) Chiang Mai, Thailand (+58 percent).

Source: TripAdvisor, The 2019 Experiences Trends Report, 2/2019

 

 

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