Yoga is Sweeping the U.S. Workforce, and Other Industry News

Our weekly roundup of workplace news from around the web.

  • “In a new study of more than 85,000 adults, yoga practice among U.S. workers nearly doubled from 2002 to 2012, from 6 percent to 11 percent,” reports TIME. “Meditation rates also increased, from 8 percent to 9.9 percent.”
  • A workplace cartoon from WSJ.
  • Chalk one up for Boomers in the workplace: While “[t]he speed with which people can process information declines at a steady rate from as early as their 20s”, according to The Economist, “[p]sychologists distinguish between ‘fluid intelligence’, which is the ability to solve new problems, and ‘crystallized intelligence’, which roughly equates to an individual’s stock of accumulated knowledge. These reserves of knowledge continue to increase with age: people’s performance on vocabulary and general-knowledge tests keeps improving into their 70s. And experience can often compensate for cognitive decline.”

 

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