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These are the world’s best gifts to give, according to science, and people are willing to pay nearly twice as much for plant-based milk

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By Meera Jagannathan, MarketWatch

Happy Tuesday, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories:

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These are the world’s best gifts to give, according to science

Look beyond the initial reaction of the person opening the gift, and think about what would really spark joy.

The right way to buy yourself a gift

Self-gifting isn’t an indulgence — it helps us flourish, research shows.

If you majored in this in college, there’s a good chance you’re kicking yourself

Barack Obama, during one of his addresses to the nation when he was president, said, “The most important skill you can sell is your knowledge.” To wit, late-night TV host Jimmy Fallon quipped: “Or as English majors working at Starbucks put it, ‘No it’s not.’”

People of color are reclaiming their place in a cannabis industry ‘built on the backs of people from marginalized communities’

Activists, entrepreneurs and celebs including Notorious B.I.G.’s son, C.J. Wallace, say equity and inclusion must be at the forefront of any legal marijuana business.

These are the most sleep-deprived professions in America

The findings are ‘disconcerting,’ the authors wrote, ‘because many of these occupations are related to population health, well-being, and safety services.’

Giving your time to help others, rather than your money, may help you live longer

A new study reveals fresh insights into the benefits of giving.

Smoking could heighten your risk of depression and schizophrenia

‘Individuals with mental illness are often overlooked in our efforts to reduce smoking prevalence, leading to health inequalities.’

Disney Plus went live Tuesday — but is it worth the $7 compared to Amazon, Netflix, HBO, Hulu and Apple?

Disney has ‘Star Wars,’ Apple has a new Jennifer Aniston show, Netflix has ‘Seinfeld’ and HBO has ‘South Park.’

People are willing to pay nearly twice as much for plant-based milk

Dean Foods files for bankruptcy, spurred in part by ‘a challenging operating environment.’

Another serious health risk for e-cigarette users — that has nothing to do with lung disease

New research on vaping will be presented at an annual medical conference in Philadelphia from Nov. 16 to Nov. 18.

Elsewhere on MarketWatch

Trump says U.S.-China deal could happen soon and speaks at New York fundraiser

President Trump on Tuesday called a U.S.-China trade deal close, as he also spoke at a fundraiser in New York.

Trump’s agenda may be a double-edged sword for the U.S. and world economies

The President on Tuesday emphasized the successes of his economic agenda in a speech in New York that provided few insights on the status of U.S.-China trade talks.

Trump didn’t transform the economy — it’s mostly the same as it was under Obama

But the current president has used a lot of money from the Treasury as stimulus.

Air pollution denial builds under Trump’s EPA watch, say scientists

Dispatches from the business of climate change.

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