Japan’s Rent-a-Family Industry - The New Yorker, April 30, 2018
In Japan, people who are short on relatives can hire a husband, a mother or a grandson. The resulting relationships can be more real than one would expect.
Haunted by History (The power of epigenetic trauma) - AEON, April 16, 2018
Recent research in epigenetic trauma shows that induced epigenetic trans-generational inheritance can be observed in plants, insects, fish, birds, rodents, pigs and humans.
50 Ways the World Is Getting Better - A Wealth of Common Sense, April 26, 2018
An antidote to gloominess and negativity!
What I Learnt by Living without Artificial Light - BBC Future, April 25, 2018
The author discovered simple things that everyone can try to sleep and feel better.
Weight Watchers Gets Its Own Makeover - The New York Times, April 14, 2018
How the famous weight loss organization was reinvented around a more comprehensive wellness philosophy.
A Striking Stat:
Barely 3 percent of the American workforce bikes or walks to work. Compare that to Amsterdam or Copenhagen, where more than 50 percent of people bike to work.
Source: Penn State University study, May 2018; Citylab 2017