SBV Curated Content | A Weekly Update of Enlightening & Intriguing Information | November 25, 2020

 

As a thank you to their customers, Zoom lifts the 40-minute limit for all meetings globally from midnight ET Nov. 26 through 6 AM ET on Nov. 27 so family gatherings don’t get cut short.

COVID-19 & Your Health

Assorted links from Chris Kresser, M.S., L.Ac.:

  • This article  in Politico covers the daunting technical and data challenges associated with vaccine rollout on a global scale. And this article in the New York Times discusses other obstacles we might encounter with scaling up production.”
  • “A new study  found that 130,000 lives could be saved over the next five months if 95 percent of Americans consistently wore a mask in public.”

 

Your Finances & other Wealth Management links

Why Your Paycheck Is Probably Lower Than It Should Be (Ben Carlson, CFA)

“The out of control cost of healthcare is one of our biggest failures in this country.

Per capita healthcare spending has nearly quadrupled since 1980. Spending on healthcare now makes up nearly 20% of GDP…”

“The 2020 Employer Health Benefits Survey broke things down by employer and employee contributions for family healthcare coverage in 2010, 2015 and 2020:

 

Businesses, Stock Markets & the Economy

Your job as an investor is not to beat the market. (humbledollar.com)

“Your real benchmark isn’t beating the stock market. Instead, it’s how you’re performing relative to the goals that you’ve set. This approach may not sound as heroic and sexy as the image of the individual investor bravely second-guessing the market. But it will almost certainly yield superior long-term results.”

How to Start Investing: A Beginners Guide “Let’s explore the reason to invest and the mechanics of investing.” (Abacus)

Attention Robinhood power users: Most day traders lose money (CNBC)

The Environment & ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) Investing

Seven Simple Actions to Help Birds (The Cornell Lab)

“In 2019, scientists documented North America’s staggering loss of nearly 3 billion breeding birds since 1970. Helping birds can be as simple as making changes to everyday habits.”

Your Physical & Mental Well-being

100 Notable Books of 2020. “The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.” (The New York Times)

How Exercise Might Affect Immunity to Lower Cancer Risk. “Working out may enhance the immune system’s ability to target and eradicate cancer cells, a study in mice suggests.” (The New York Times)

An adorable owl was found stowed away inside the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree; the owl is being cared for at a New York wildlife center before being released back into the wild.

Today’s WFH office

Sheri’s Leo walking off some COVID pounds:

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