Bored Immune Systems, Cognitive Screenings + Other Stories
Every week, we corral the best wellness stories from around the internet—just in time for your weekend bookmarking. This week: where wellness, capitalism, and belonging merge; why it’s imperative to continue restoring the Great Lakes; and why our immune systems aren’t being challenged enough.
Since 1987, the Great Lakes Areas of Concern program has worked to clean and restore the wetlands, rivers, and surrounding areas of the Great Lakes. It’s a noble, grave, and much-needed effort for the well-being of our society and planet—and also our economy. This poignant photo-essay illustrates why.
The New York Times
As we humans have evolved as a species, so have our hygienic habits. We wash our hands. We sanitize. We avoid certain foods. The list goes on. But as we’ve made our worlds cleaner, we may have lessened the work that our incredibly elaborate immune systems need to do.
The New Yorker
New Yorker staff writer Jia Tolentino dives deep into the world of an incredibly popular lifestyle brand. But what her fun, inquisitive article reveals is less of an analysis of the company and more of a thought-provoking look at capitalism, entrepreneurship, and belonging.
Most primary care doctors do not routinely test their senior patients’ cognitive health, according to a new study. And this leads an interesting debate among doctors.