Diet for One? Scientists Stalk the Dream of Personalized Nutrition – The New York Times, June 10, 2019
No single food regimen works for everyone. A new study from King’s College and Harvard researchers is the most comprehensive effort yet to understand why. Their preliminary results showed surprising variations in how well participants processed fats and carbohydrates, even among identical twins. How efficiently a person metabolized one macronutrient was no predictor of how that person might respond to another.
Employee Wellbeing, Productivity, and Firm Performance: Evidence from 1.8 Million Employees – Vox, April 21, 2019 Results from a meta-analysis study suggest a strong positive correlation between employee wellbeing, productivity and firm performance.
Coffee Is the Secret of Health and Happiness – The Financial Times, June 7, 2019
Maybe we should be taking caffeine prophylactically, like aspirin?
Manicures Are Getting Mindful – The New York Times, June 11, 2019
Salons and spas have begun pairing guided meditation with nail treatments. Given the increasing popularity of meditation, perhaps this evolution of the traditional file, buff and polish shouldn’t come as a surprise.
A Solution for Loneliness – Scientific American, May 21, 2019
Get out and volunteer, research strongly suggests.
A Striking Stat:
In a new study, people without a strong life purpose were twice as likely to die over the study’s four years, shocking researchers. Purpose appeared to be more important for decreasing risk of death than drinking, smoking or exercising regularly.
Source: JAMA, 5/24/19