Must-Reads from the Wellness World

  Why Prosperity Has Increased but Happiness Has Not – The New York Times, August 21, 2018 Observing that the impressive postwar rise in material wellbeing in the US has had zero effect on personal wellbeing, the author of The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50 elaborates on two key findings: (1) All happiness is local: people’s wellbeing depends mainly on their immediate…

GWI’s Next access+INSIGHTS Conversation: Dr. Richard Carmona, 17th US Surgeon General

The Global Wellness Institute’s mission of improving the health of people worldwide is helped by its ambassadors who make a tax-deductible gift to the organization. Ambassadors receive exclusive benefits, including participating in a monthly access+INSIGHTS “Zoominar” led by an expert on a cutting-edge wellness topic. The next virtual conversation (Aug. 29) will be with Dr. Richard Carmona, 17th Surgeon General of the United States, on…

Must-Reads from the Wellness World

  Air Pollution Could Be Responsible for 1 in 7 New Cases of Diabetes – World Economic Forum, July 25, 2018 According to a new study, outdoor air pollution—already a major cause of disease and death globally—contributed to 3.2 million new cases of type 2 diabetes in 2016.   How Did Wellness Become Our New Religion? – Quartzy, August 2, 2018 In just a few…

GWI’s Mental Wellness Initiative to Release Report on New Directions in Mental Wellbeing

The world is suffering from a mental wellness crisis: Roughly one billion people suffer from anxiety, and one in four people experience mental disorders. To answer the need for more evidence-based pathways to mental wellbeing, the GWI’s Mental Wellness Initiative will release a new, in-depth report, Mental Wellness: Pathways, Evidence and Horizons, in early October at the Global Wellness Summit in Italy. It will present…

Must-Reads from the Wellness World

A 4-Day Workweek? A Test Run Shows a Surprising Result – The New York Times, July 19, 2018 This is an interesting example of how working less may lead to higher productivity. A New Zealand financial firm that let its employees work four days a week while being paid for five says the experiment was so successful that it hopes to make the change permanent.…

Must-Reads from the Wellness World

In Mexican Town With Little Water, Coca-Cola Is Everywhere. So Is Diabetes —The New York Times, July 14, 2018 Drinkable water is increasingly scarce in San Cristóbal de las Casas, a mountain town in Mexico where neighborhoods have running water just a few times a week. So, many residents drink Coca-Cola to hydrate, which is easier to find than bottled water and nearly as cheap.…