Wellness

The Consequences of Climate Change + Other Stories

The Consequences of Climate Change + Other Stories

Every week, we corral our favorite wellness stories from around the internet—just in time for your weekend reading.

  • There’s an Art to Happy Memories—You Can Make More by Experiencing More “Firsts”

    There’s an Art to Happy Memories—You Can Make More by Experiencing More “Firsts”

    TED.com

    Is there a key to having—and remembering—more meaningful moments in our lives? One theory suggests that first-time or unique experiences are what we tend to recall better later in life. And a study showed that people were more likely to remember events that happened during what researchers call the reminiscence bump: A period between the ages of fifteen and thirty that involves a lot of firsts for many people.

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  • The Bleak Future of Australian Wildlife

    The Bleak Future of Australian Wildlife

    The Atlantic

    The Australian wildfires have burned almost 18 million acres, leaving vulnerable plants and animals in dire situations and, in some cases, potentially wiping out entire species. Ed Yong uncovers how environmentalists are rethinking their approach to conservation in light of new climate change devastation.

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  • Can a Higher Minimum Wage Save Lives by Reducing Suicides?

    Can a Higher Minimum Wage Save Lives by Reducing Suicides?

    Los Angeles Times

    According to new research, one-dollar increases of the minimum wage correlate with reduced suicide rates for people of low socioeconomic status. It’s evidence that changes to the minimum wage—or the failure to make changes—could have serious implications for public health.

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  • How to Stop Eating Sugar

    How to Stop Eating Sugar

    The New York Times

    Yes, we all know sugar is bad. But we also know cutting back on sugar is difficult, which is why we appreciate the reasonable advice The New York Times has put together here. And if you’re looking for more, we’re partial to Michele Promaulayko’s easy-to-act-on guide to breaking a sugar habit, Sugar Free 3.

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