This is the beginning of the end of the beef industry – Outside Online, July 31, 2019
This article makes the case that “alt meat” isn’t going to stay alt for long, and that cattle are looking more and more like stranded assets. Its argument: “Beef is the most wasteful food on the planet,” and part of the appeal of the new burgers is their smaller environmental footprint. An Impossible or Beyond Meat Burger uses 87 percent less water, 96 percent less land, and produces 89 percent fewer greenhouse-gas emissions. As the shift toward new burgers accelerates, the beef industry will lose its last advantage—price.
Boom in wellness at festivals as young people swap hedonism for yoga – The Guardian, August 2, 2019
Festivals are traditionally a mecca for music and hedonism, but a new focus on wellbeing is emerging as young people increasingly swap drink and drugs for mindfulness, yoga and chanting.
The terrifying, liberating experience of traveling without your smartphone – Quartz, August 15, 2019
What did we do before smartphones? They’ve become essential—even when we’re on vacation. Quartz did a little test on 24 people who handed over their cellphones before a trip. Find out what their experiences and results were…
Change your perspective to change your life – The New York Times, July 31, 2019
Changing our perspective to change our life is a metaphor that helps us deal with the dramatic events that turn our life upside down (whether it’s a cancer diagnosis, a divorce, or getting fired). This article focuses on the Visible Ink program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center that gives patients and caregivers a way to explore life after cancer through writing.
The world after climate change – Fair Observer, July 22, 2019
The international expert on climate change brings us the 2051 World Climate Order Committee Report on the state of the planet (30+ years from now) and its recent achievements.
A Striking Stat:
More men are going to spas than ever before: 49 percent of spa customers are now men, a 20 percent increase since 2005.
Source: ISPA research, August 2019