This week’s must-reads: Don’t Ruin Your Life with an Addiction to Outrage

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!

Smartphone Too Distracting? Here’s How to Reclaim Your Focus (NirAndFar) There are many things we can do to put technology in its place and remove the unwanted triggers on our mobile devices.

Why Your ‘True Self’ Is An Illusion (Vice) Most people believe they have a “true self” deep down that is fundamentally morally good. They don’t, but the belief affects the way everyone behaves and sees the world.

Your Addiction to Outrage is Ruining Your Life (Medium) Outrage is the latest drug of society. It is like a lot of other things that feel good but over time devour us from the inside out.

‘Revenge Bedtime Procrastination’ Is Real, According to Psychologists (Glamour) You know that thing where you stubbornly stay up late for no reason because you feel like you didn’t get any time to yourself? Here’s how to stop.

Social Media Can Be Toxic — But It Doesn’t Have To Be. (Freedom) Social Media has a bad rep for being all doom and gloom, but it has its positives. It’s how you use it that counts.

3 Ways the Pandemic Has Made the World Better (The Atlantic) COVID-19 has inflicted devastating losses. It has also delivered certain blessings.

Happy reading!

- Nir

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