Eliminating Human Interaction - MIT Technology Review, August 15, 2017

Being immersed in apps and devices is reducing the amount of meaningful interactions we have with each other. These technologies bring many benefits in terms of efficiency and convenience, but run counter to who we are as human beings.

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AuthorBeth McGroarty, Director of Research, GWI

Over the past years, we’ve analysed the negative impact that the trifecta of “security concerns + political instability + terrorism threats” have had on diverse travel/wellness markets. But a look at countries like the UK and Turkey show that there is nothing “inevitable” about that trifecta, with some new, positive data indicating that it can be overcome.

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AuthorBeth McGroarty, Director of Research, GWI

A wave of high-tech start-ups are now tackling the inevitability of aging by harnessing the power of predictive analytics through in-depth analysis of an individual’s genetics, physiology and psychology. The promise: this revolutionary, “precision” approach to medicine/prevention will become normal standard of care. But for now, it’s the province of elites…

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AuthorBeth McGroarty, Director of Research, GWI

British researchers have found that less sleep leads to higher body mass index, higher insulin resistance, and higher glucose readings for children – all key risk factors for Type 2 diabetes. The lead author noted that, “for children, the more sleep the better — there is no threshold.”

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AuthorBeth McGroarty, Director of Research, GWI

The GWI’s “Beauty Meets Wellness” initiative was formed because we live in a unique time: where beauty, health and wellness are rapidly converging in meaningful ways, and with a new understanding that beauty is more than just “skin deep”. On August 21, the Initiative (led by chair, Mike Bruggeman, CEO, Organic Male OM4), held an expert roundtable in NYC – and key insights will be published in an upcoming Brief.

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AuthorBeth McGroarty, Director of Research, GWI