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This Week in Wellness

As self-described wellness geeks, we spend plenty of time on the internet, tracking down new information about everything from meditation to the chemicals in our beauty products. In our weekly update, we share the best of the best with you, just in time to add them to your weekend reading list.

  • One Weight-Loss Approach Fits All?

    One Weight-Loss Approach Fits All?

    The New York Times

    A Harvard nutritionist’s study that proves the common-sense guidance we’ve heard a million times: The best weight loss plan is the one that works the best for you and your body. Plus, anecdotes from a few different success stories that hammer home the point.

  • Should Big Data Pick Your Next Doctor?

    Should Big Data Pick Your Next Doctor?

    Forbes

    A Forbes editor does a deep-dive into one company that’s leveraging big data to help people from every tax bracket access the best healthcare through the power of second opinions. For the optimists among us: There’s a legitimate change that it could benefit shareholders and customers equally.

  • Changing How Patients and Doctors Talk About Death

    Changing How Patients and Doctors Talk About Death

    Harvard Business Review

    An outline of a new protocol that could change the way patients and doctors communicate in end-of-life cases, weighing the patient’s values (like how much discomfort they’re willing to endure for more time) in a new way.

  • Post-Election Solidarity

    Post-Election Solidarity

    NPR

    Our feel-good story of the week: A Brooklyn woman who’s rescuing grocery store cast-offs and making healthy meals for her neighbors as a (very productive and positive) means of channeling her disappointment over the election.

  • The Heart of a President

    The Heart of a President

    Proto

    A fascinating perfect-for-a-dinner-party anecdote about President Eisenhower’s cardiologist and the impact he had on modern medicine, from Mass General’s magazine (which, FYI, is beautifully designed and smartly written).

  • The Triumphant Return of Butter

    The Triumphant Return of Butter

    Vogue.com

    An encouraging history of the demonization, and ultimate redemption, of butter in the modern diet—and one that gives us great comfort going into the holiday season.

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