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Life Purpose, Workplace Wellness & More

4925267732_8b4a2cf887_zMany of us have struggled with the notion of finding our life purpose. In his article, “7 Strange Questions That Help You Find Your Life Purpose,” Mark Manson writes: “So when people say, ‘What should I do with my life?’ or ‘What is my life purpose?’ what they’re actually asking is: ‘What can I do with my time that is important?’” One of the most interesting of the seven questions is, “What is true about you today that would make your 8-year-old self cry?” There’s also a question about poop. So maybe finding your life purpose doesn’t have to be such a serious endeavor.

Workplace wellness is something we care deeply about. This article about how companies are getting it wrong encourages employers to stop the weight loss competitions and focus on helping employees build good habits around hydration, nutrition, sleep and exercise—and to remember that exercise doesn’t have to be a bootcamp or a fitness class. Walking counts.

Most of us know that stress has a negative impact on our health. NPR reports that a new study found that the most stressed people have the highest risk of premature death—and smaller, everyday stress is the big problem. Listen to the story here.

If you are one of the 35% of people having trouble sleeping, from naps to natural remedies, here are some tips for sleeping better.

In opposites attract news, meet Cleo and Forbi, an owl and a cat who are best friends. And, take a look at the world’s grumpiest frog.

Image: Calsidyrose

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