New World Happiness Report: Finland Remains #1; Superpowers Not So Happy

The 2020 World Happiness Report was just released, ranking the happiness levels of 153 countries. It may not seem like a banner moment to release the report, given the mass global misery from coronavirus, but it’s actually an especially important moment to analyze why the happiest nations are happy (and the Nordic nations, as usual, grabbed 4 out of 5 of the top spots) and…

“Amidst Politics and Pandemic, How I Remain an Optimist” – John Wood

In the midst of the global coronavirus outbreak, fear about the unknown—and the suffering a global health crisis is causing and could cause—surrounds us. John Wood, founder of Room to Read, an organization that has brought the gift of education to 16.6 million children in 16 countries, and a keynote speaker at the 2019 Global Wellness Summit in Singapore, explains why remaining an optimist can…

10 Wellness Trends for 2020

Yesterday, at a press event at Hearst Tower in NYC, two major pieces of research were released. GWI’s partner, the Global Wellness Summit, released its 10 Wellness Trends for 2020. This is the only wellness trends forecast generated from the insights of 550 industry leaders from 50 nations—so it’s a uniquely informed and global look at what’s ahead in health and wellness. The top 2020…

Wellness Evidence Study: Napping as Medicine

People Who Nap 1-2 Times a Week 48 Percent Less Likely to Have Heart Attack A new observational study from the University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland, found that people who nap once or twice a week (for between five minutes and an hour) were 48 percent less likely to have a heart attack, stroke or heart failure than non-nappers. ACCESS THIS STUDY

What Will a #MeOnly Society Mean for Human Wellbeing?

Here is a developing trend worth pondering (with significant investment implications): the slow death of the family and the emergence of a #MeOnly society. Consumption, travel, housing, etc. are increasingly centered on the individual. Do you doubt it? This is backed by data (the number of young and middle-aged people living alone is soaring) and surprising new trends, such as “solomoons” replacing honeymoons (you celebrate…