This week’s must-reads: How to not to be a helicopter parent during the coronavirus crisis

Hi Andrea,

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!

COVID-19 news: How much is too much? — VIDEO (Verizon) How to stay informed and mentally flexible during a crisis.

To Change Your Habits, First Change Your Routine (Lifehacker) It’s time to ask ourselves whether we’re happy with our new habits, or we need to do the work of creating a different kind of routine.

We Need a New Science of Progress (The Atlantic) Humanity needs to get better at knowing how to get better.

What’s a parent to do during a pandemic? Give up. (The Washington Post) We’re living through a global pandemic. What is a parent to do?

How to Set Productive Work Boundaries With Your Team (Shane Snow) Work boundaries are like relationship boundaries. With a few changes, you can be more productive and happy with your team, and less stressed out.

It’s Time to Build (Andreessen Horowitz) Every Western institution was unprepared for the coronavirus pandemic, but it’s not too early to ask why, and what we need to do about it.

Happy reading!

- Nir

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