This week’s must-reads: 3 Skills For Better Time Management

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!

Amy Orben: ‘To talk about smartphones affecting the brain is a slippery slope’ (The Guardian) The psychologist talks about the widespread fear that smartphones are harmful to our wellbeing — and the difficulty proving it.

You need strict limits in place for flexible working to actually work (Wired) Now that we can do everything everywhere, we may lay waste our mental powers in too frequently shifting attention from one task to another.

How to Overcome Your Phone Addiction With Mindfulness (Better Humans) A three-week experiment allowed this writer to reclaim control over her devices without feeling deprived.

Time Management is About More Than Life Hacks (Harvard Business Review) Three particular skills separate time management success from failure.

Pessimism vs. Progress (The Economist) Contemporary worries about the impact of technology are part of a historical pattern.

The truth behind filter bubbles: Bursting some myths (Reuters Institute) Many voices warn that social media may be filtering out news that we dislike. Here’s what the research says about it.

Happy reading!


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