In my work as a behavioral designer, I come across important stories on how psychology influences our behavior. Every week, I share my round-up of the most important stories at the intersection of psychology, technology and business. I hope you enjoy them!

Maybe Social Media Isn’t Making Teens Depressed, After All. And Here’s What Likely Is. (Medium) The extended quarantine has served as a groundbreaking natural experiment, and the results show that when teens get more sleep and family time, they’re less depressed.

Dads, Commit to Your Family Home and at Work (Harvard Business Review) Without dads doing a more equitable share of daily tasks, moms will continue to struggle with the “double shift” of paid and unpaid labor.

How to be Happy (B.Bias) For millennia, philosophers, moralists, and scholars have postulated and waxed poetic about happiness, its causes, and its true meaning.

Why the ‘paradox mindset’ is the key to success (BBC) Although paradoxes often trip us up, embracing contradictory ideas may actually be the secret to creativity and leadership

Which of these 6 time traps is eating up all your time? (Ideas.Ted.com) Time poverty affects all cultures and crosses all economic strata. Time poverty has serious costs for individuals and society.

Status Games: Engineering Scarcity in a World of Abundance (NfX) Why do some networks succeed and others fail? One consistent pattern of successful networks is that they have scarcity early on so that people can signal status.

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– Nir

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Nir Eyal is formerly a Lecturer in Marketing at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. His first book, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products, is an international bestseller and taught companies how to design more engaging products. His second book, Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life, reveals the Achilles’ heel of distraction and provides a guidebook for getting the best of technology without letting it get the best of us. Nir blogs at NirAndFar.com

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