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Global Wellness News™ | August 11th, 2022

She Matters app now helps Black women with a variety of postpartum health issues

When She Matters co-founder Jade Kearney launched her company while a graduate student at NYU, she was looking to train psychologists to be culturally sensitive to the needs of Black women experiencing postpartum depression, women often left behind or ignored by the medical profession.

Social-Distancing Fatigue? Try a Professional Cuddler

The other day, a professional cuddler who goes by the name Trevor James and who cuddles for up to ten hours a day, sat down for an intake session at his home office, in Hollywood. “People come to me because they are not being touched,” he said.

Meditation app Pura Mente nips $1.3M seed-round

Argentine healthtech Pura Mente, whose meditation app in Spanish is the best rated by users in Latin America, secured a $1.3 million seed-round. The app’s investors include 500 Startups Latin America, Start-Up Chile, and VC funds Goodwater Capital and Newtype Ventures. Pura Mente is one of the pioneering meditation startups in the region.

Used Lululemon Yoga Pants? Shoppers Overcome the ‘Ick Factor’

Inflation-strapped consumers are buying secondhand items once considered off limits, though one person’s bargain is another’s hard no A selection of Lululemon Athletica Inc.’s coveted leggings is available at a big discount, but there is a catch. Someone has sweated in them.

This Startup Wants to Use Magic Mushrooms to End Alcoholism

Alcohol use disorder-more colloquially known as alcoholism-tends to happen slowly, and then all at once. Most people will say a few drinks in social settings starts to balloon into frequent drinks at home, in solitude. And eventually it’s perpetual, as habitual as a cup of coffee might be.

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