The Office Candy Dish + Other Stories
We’ve corralled all the best wellness reads from around the internet—just in time for your weekend bookmarking. This week: the link between depression and inflammation, how air pollution could contribute to dementia later in life, and the cruel temptation of the office candy jar.
The #goophq offices have less of a communal candy dish and more of a constant onslaught of treats in celebration of holidays (ahem, Valentines Day), birthdays, or just because—here, some intel about the social ecosystem surrounding the traditional office candy dish, including some interesting findings about why people choose to have them at all.
The National Academy of Sciences just released a major report outlining the ethics of gene manipulation. The report paves the way for using gene manipulation to address genetic disease, but not inherited ones (which many argue could pave the way to a future that includes so-called superbabies).
Dr. Rhonda Patrick just debuted a new video style featuring some cool graphics that make her content (which we love for never being dumbed down) a little bit easier to digest for those of us without a Ph.D. Even more interesting—the discussion about the connection between inflammation and depression.
A study out of the University of California found that air pollution particles (primarily from power plants and cars) could greatly increase womens’ chances of developing dementia late in life. Californians, in particular, should take note, as six of the ten urban areas with the worst air pollution are here in the state.