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Dalai Lama: Behind Our Anxiety, the Fear of Being Unneeded
The New York Times, November 4, 2016
This op-ed addresses the central question of our time: why, when there has never been a better time to be alive, is there so much anger and discontent? The Dalai Lama and the NYT editorialist explain that this is due to the fact that “we all need to be needed.” The problem in the world’s richest nations is not a lack of material riches, but the growing number of people who feel they are “no longer useful, no longer needed, no longer one with their societies.”

Why Obesity Damages Your Mind as Well as Your Body
BBC, November 1, 2016

New research shows that being overweight or obese not only impacts memory function, but may also affect future eating behavior by altering our recollections of previous eating experiences.

Coca-Cola Working to Make War on Sugar a Profitable Venture
Bloomberg, October 26, 2016

This article explains how Coca-Cola is succeeding in reducing the amount of sugar in its soft drinks while being more profitable than expected.

How Sexist Speech Impacts Stress and Self-Esteem
The Atlantic, November 4, 2016

This is a short video on why hearing discriminatory, sexist comments changes how people think.

Americans Are Dying Faster. Millennials, Too
Bloomberg, October 28, 2016
Over the past several years, the health of Americans has deteriorated – particularly that of middle-aged, non-Hispanic whites. Among the culprits are drug overdoses, suicide, alcohol poisoning and liver disease.

 

A Striking Stat:

According to a new study, 1.13 billion people worldwide now suffer from high blood pressure – the majority in low- and middle-income countries. This number has almost doubled in the last 40 years.

From a study in The Lancet (11.15.16) 

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AuthorBeth McGroarty, Director of Research, GWI