WELL BEING

Foraging For A New Future

In Italy eating wild plants has been central to the diet for the majority of the population from the fall of Rome until the end of WWII. Why is it becoming popular again, and how has it been sustainab...
Maria-Teresa Andreacchi

A Modern Take On Living And Eating Well

You’re a modern woman who is constantly on the run. You go to events, spend time with friends and have a demanding job. You're blissfully busy, so how do you make time to eat well, exercise and have a little fun while you're at it? Our AOL contributors list their strategies in collaboration with Dr. Oetker Ristorante Ultra Thin Crust, now available in Kale Bacon Ricotta. How do you take the time to live and eat well?
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The World Needs a Better Way to Measure the Well-Being of Nations

Simon Kuzents, the economist who developed the GDP measurement, warned it was not a good meter stick for national well-being. Still, that's exactly how the GDP has been used globally since the 1940s. GDP is the total value of all the goods and services a country produces in a year. So, creating jobs and producing equipment to clean up an oil spill, for example, adds to the GDP. As does producing guns and bombs for war. GDP is blind to factors like unemployment, living conditions and environmental degradation. Make sense? Not really. Whether it's genuine progress, national happiness, or a system that blends the best of both, the global community must agree on a more holistic way to measure our nations' progress that doesn't just count the money we make.