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Self-Care Apps Are BoomingTechCrunch, April 2, 2018

Millennials are obsessed with self-care and wellness, and new reports show that it’s paying off for the makers of digital wellness apps. The category is now seeing serious growth: For instance, in Q1 2018, the top 10 grossing self-care apps in the U.S. earned $27 million in worldwide revenue, with Headspace, Calm and 10% Happier being the top three. 

 

Having Your Smartphone Nearby Takes a Toll on Your Thinking - Harvard Business Review, March 20, 2018

Plain and simple: Our smartphones affect us even when we aren’t interacting with them. They influence our cognitive abilities by exerting a gravitational pull on our attention.

 

Those 2-Minute Walk Breaks? They Add Up - The New York Times, March 28, 2018

A new study of physical activity patterns and life spans finds that exercise does not have to be prolonged in order to be beneficial. It just has to be frequent. In short, moving strongly influences longevity.

 

What Are Screens Doing to Our Eyes, and Our Ability to See? - Wired, March 27, 2018

Our eyes are hardening. We can barely see our phones anymore. We must learn to look at the wider world.

 

The Problem with Mindfulness, Nautilus, March 30, 2018

Some popular meditation practices, which stress salvation through a clear mind, undermine the genuine benefits of meditation. Recent studies in psychology show some varieties of mindful meditation have been detrimental to practitioners.

 

A Striking Stat:

There were 14,400 co-working spaces worldwide in 2017, with 1.7 million members. That will jump to 30,430 spaces with 5.1 million members by 2022.

Source: GCUC 2017

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AuthorBeth McGroarty, Director of Research, GWI