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Brain fog tips, fruity recommendations and states of well-being—Fortune Well has launched at an historic moment

July 18, 2022, 9:45 AM UTC

Good morning.

The pandemic was a painful reminder that health and prosperity are inextricably linked. You can’t run a successful business without caring for the health of your employees and customers. You can’t be a successful leader without tending to the physical and mental well-being of your team.

That’s why we last week launched Fortune Well, in collaboration with CVS Health. Editor-in-chief Alyson Shontell tagged it as “an historic moment for Fortune. We are no longer just about business. We are now also a lifestyle destination for executives.” CVS Health CEO Karen Lynch noted that “people are more focused on their health and well-being than ever before, and having access to engaging and accurate information is essential.”

A look at the stories currently on the site gives you a taste of its range—lots of useful, science-based information designed to help you make smarter life choices:

What’s causing your brain fog, and how to treat it. (It’s probably not aging, as I feared, but that case of COVID I had last month.)

Those supplements you are taking “provide minimal to no benefit” in preventing disease. (I’m emptying out my pill drawer.)

Why snacking on fruit could be good for your mental health. (Eat small amounts, daily.)

These six high-inflammatory foods can sap your energy and raise your risk for chronic health conditions. (Sadly, char-grilled meat is one of them.)

—These are the top 10 best states for well-being. (Happily, Connecticut is one of them.)

As you can see, I’m already hooked. I’m even considering a change to the wake-up tune on my alarm. (Best if it’s in the key of C5, with 100 to 120 beats per minute.) So check out the site out here.  Bookmark it. Share it with your team. And make it your guide to better Fortune.

Other news below.

Alan Murray


Haleon listing

Europe saw its biggest listing in over a decade this morning: Haleon, the spun-out consumer-health division of British pharma firm GSK. Haleon is now the world’s biggest standalone business in its field, with a market valuation of around $36 billion. Reuters

Climate fixes

As Europe enters what is predicted to be a devastating heatwave, the Financial Times has a must-read interview with leading climate scientist Corinne Le Quéré, who plays a key role in the climate responses of both the U.K. and France. She reckons we have the technology to save ourselves—electric cars; heat pumps—but we’re just not rolling it out fast enough. So can we adapt to a hotter world? “No. Because the warming continues. You cannot just adapt because the target keeps moving.” Financial Times

Steamy Tesla

Elon Musk says Tesla will next month demonstrate Steam—the PC gaming marketplace—running in a Tesla car. At the moment, Tesla doesn’t have a very extensive gaming catalog, and a tie-in with Valve’s platform could radically change that situation. While the vehicle is in motion, games are only available for passengers to play. Fortune


‘Real’ home borrowing costs just spiked—which could cause housing prices to fall 20-25% from their peak, by Shawn Tully

Starbucks is reportedly exploring the sale of its U.K. business, its largest market in EMEA, by Bloomberg

Stop giving Gen Z so much credit for shaking up the workplace. Gen X started it 30 years ago, by Hillary Hoffower

Millions of U.S. workers lack paid time off as COVID infections rise again, by Christine Mui

Recession could be a self-fulfilling prophecy for the U.S., Moody’s economist Mark Zandi warns: ‘When sentiment is so fragile, it’s not going to take a whole lot to push us in’, by Bloomberg

This edition of CEO Daily was edited by David Meyer.

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