7 Things You Need To Know Today (March 8)

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1. Thanks to Facebook, we can celebrate International Women's Day for 24 hours straight.

To ring in today's holiday, the social media platform launched a 24-hour Facebook Live video featuring female policymakers, business owners, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders talking about all facets of being a badass woman in business. You can bet that we're tuned in! (Adweek)

2. Fresh juice is coming to a store near you!

Juicero, makers of the countertop cold-press juicer that's taken Silicon Valley by storm, is partnering with Whole Foods to launch self-serve, 100 percent organic, cold-pressed juice bars in eleven stores in Southern California. Founded by Doug Evans (who spoke on the business of wellness at 2016's revitalize), the company, named one of our 2016 Wellness Trends To Watch, is clearly continuing to expand the world of juice as we know it. (Juicero)

3. Nike is making big moves in honor of female Muslim athletes.

Nike recently confirmed that it is set to launch the Nike Pro Hijab in honor of Muslim women who need to wear a hijab but don't want it to get in the way of their athletic performance. "The Nike Pro Hijab was designed as a direct result of our athletes telling us they needed this product to perform better, and we hope that it will help athletes around the world do just that," Global Nike spokeswoman Megan Saalfeld said. (Al Aarabiya English)

4. The healthiest (and happiest) U.S. city has a warm climate and a good community.

The beach town of Naples, Florida, was voted the healthiest American city for the second year in row by the Gallup-Healthways State of American Well-Being 2016 Community Rankings. "Residents there report having good physical health, feeling proud about their community, enjoying good relationships and liking what they do each day." (Today)

5. One more thing to love about having great sex? It might make you happier at work.

According to a study of 159 people over two weeks, those who had more sex reported more positive moods the following day. The improvement in mood seemed to contribute to higher engagement in their work and increased job satisfaction. Sounds like one more good reason to unplug once you leave the office. (The Cut)

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6. Scientists get prize for researching the mind's reward centers.

Thanks to Wolfram Schultz, Peter Dayan, and Ray Dolan, we now understand more about the brain's reward centers and the fine line of how it works for us, like ambition, versus when it goes too far, leading to addiction. (BBC)

7. Optimism is WAY more than just a mindset.

It's sometimes suspected that an optimistic attitude might set people up for disappointment, but studies actually show that optimists are more resilient when it comes to dealing with stressful life events. They are also less likely to die from diseases like cancer and heart disease, and this can be attributed to the fact that optimists don't just expect good things to happen—they work hard to achieve those positive outcomes. (The Guardian)


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