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The Mission Newsletter, 3/23/18

What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be. -Ellen Burstyn

News That Matters


Researchers at PLOS have examined the relationship between weight and taste. Scientists have known for some time that obesity dulls the sense of taste, but they were never able to determine how or why this occurred. PLOS’s new study dove deeper into the molecular effects of weight gain and found that obesity causes the number of taste buds on your tongue to decrease. Learn why.


Your employees are pretty awesome, aren’t they? Of course they are! Why else would you hire them? 😏

In an employee/employer relationship, it’s important to keep team spirit up by communicating your gratitude to your employees. Giving raises is often financially infeasible, but there are many other (cheaper) things you can do to express just how much you appreciate their hard work.

Read: 12 Great Ways to Reward Awesome Employees Without Breaking the Bank


It’s well-known that you can boost your happiness and health by spending more time in nature. Local parks are great, but traveling a bit further to natural outdoor settings may be even more beneficial. According to a study published in The Journal of Environment & Behavior:

“… we have found that our mental well being and our emotional bond with nature may differ depending on the type and quality of an environment we visit.”

Read the study.

Tech Trends

Researchers at MIT have developed a device that can pull drinking water from the desert air. 😲

“The research team is now tackling the challenge of increasing the efficiency of their device. If they’re successful, we could have a shot at harvesting the estimated 13 trillion liters of water that’s present in the atmosphere at any given time: that’s equivalent to about 10 percent of all the freshwater in lakes and rivers across the globe.”

Check it out.

Marketing Trends

Target and Kroger are discussing forming a massive grocery merger. Both companies are suffering from Amazon’s dominance in online retail and their recent moves into the grocery space. Additionally, Walmart continues to grow it’s grocery offerings and has a competitive digital infrastructure. A merger would help both Target and Kroger overcome these two retail behemoths and could greatly improve their quality, service, and offerings.

Learn more about how Target, Kroger, and consumers could benefit from a merger.

The Best of What We Are Watching

Mark your calendars, folks! April 18 shall forever be remembered as the greatest Netflix Moment in history!


Well, that is the day that Monty Python’s shows and movies will start to become available on Netflix! 🎉 🎉 We hope you are just as excited as we are!

The Story: After Show Week 2

In this week’s show, the host of The Story, Chad Grills, talks with Stephanie Postles (COO of The Mission) and Ian Faison (CCO of The Mission). They highlight:

• The four BIG ideas/principles that come from the stories this week
 • Plus, they show you how to apply these big ideas to your own life

Women’s History Month is drawing to a close. If you enjoyed our first season of The Story, be sure to let us know on the socials! We’re already hard at work on Season 2 and Season 3.

If you haven’t listened to all the episodes of Season 1 yet, you can find a full list of episodes here.

Listen on iTunes and Google Play.

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