2017 was quite a year! From politics to pop culture, a lot of stuff happened this year. While this year was challenging in many ways, there are also many great things to happen in business and health. The following are a few of the best things, related to business and/or health, to happen in 2017 (just in case you forgot).
Best Things in Business and Health 2017
More and more studies (and people) are confirming the medicinal power of pets. From kitties and dogs to horses and fish, spending time with animals can improve mental health over time.
I know this might seem like trivial news, but something should be said about the Democratic and Republican congressmen who got stranded by a blizzard in Texas and decided to drive back to D.C. together. We may live in politically divisive times right now, but everyone is human first, and there are always moments to come together as one human race. This pair took this opportunity to drive the 1,600 miles together and answer questions via livestream to discuss hot-button issues together.
Smoking continues to follow a steady decline, going down more than 20 percent since 2000. That is always something to celebrate. However, not only is smoking on the decline, but people are decidedly living healthier lives is on the incline. People are paying more attention to the products they use, which is an excellent opportunity to market healthier products with better ingredients.
Following a slew of sexual harassment and assault allegations in 2017, people are finally paying attention to sexual harassment in the workplace. Beginning with Holywood, the #MeToo movement quickly spread and empowered more women to come forward with disturbing stories of sexual harassment in the workplace. The long-overdue conversation about problems with power imbalance in the workplace and the need for more women leadership roles is finally being had, and it’s about time.
What were your favorite moments from 2017? What events happened this year that will positively impact your professional or personal life? Take those events and advancements and use them towards your 2018 goals.