We’ll Give You a Week Off. Please Don’t QuitNew York Times, September 6,2021
With more employees seeking companies that put wellness first, more companies are trying to combat the rising burnout from working remotely by offering more time off and other big perks. Call it “Operation Chillax.”

Digital Addictions Are Drowning Us in DopamineWall Street Journal, August 13, 2021
Rising rates of depression and anxiety in wealthy countries are in part the result of our brains getting hooked on dopamine from digital pleasures like texting, tweeting and online shopping–digital products expressly engineered to be addictive by giving instant rewards.

All These Simultaneous Disasters Are Messing with Our BrainsThe Atlantic, August 22, 2021We’ve had so many recent disasters–from COVID-19 to wildfires to wars–and scientists explain how this intense, sustained stress can desensitize the mind and create an inability to empathize or “empathy fatigue.”

We’ve had so many recent disasters–from COVID-19 to wildfires to wars–and scientists explain how this intense, sustained stress can desensitize the mind and create an inability to empathize or “empathy fatigue.”

A Striking Stat

The Pandemic Led to Weight Gain for Children
There has been a 9% increase in obesity for kids aged 5-11, with an average weight gain of 5 pounds.
Source: JAMA medical journal, 8.27.21

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