This week’s must-reads: Curiosity Is the Secret to a Happy Life

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!

Stanford psychology expert: These are the top 3 things kids need — but most parents fail to provide (CNBC) Parents don’t realize that technology isn’t the problem; they are failing to help their children learn autonomy, competence and relatedness.

Curiosity Is the Secret to a Happy Life (Elemental+) Engaging with the unfamiliar can keep mind and body fit. So how to pump up one’s levels of curiosity?

Parenting for the Future (Jordan Shapiro) Almost every parent is worried about screen time. The anxiety is misplaced and is also not good for our children.

This is the Number One Thing that will Destroy Your Productivity (Medium) This writer gave herself a month to become more productive utilizing techniques from my book, Indistractable.

This Is How Scandinavia Got Great (The New York Times) Nordic nations realized that if their countries were to prosper they had to create truly successful “folk schools” for the least educated among them.

Worried About Privacy at Home? There’s an AI for that (Wired) How edge AI will provide devices with just enough smarts to get the job done without spilling all your secrets to the mother ship.

Happy reading!

- Nir

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