This week’s must-reads: In The Midst Of The Pandemic, Loneliness Has Leveled Out

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!

Electronic Screen Syndrome (ESS) Is It Real? (Skeptic) Electronic Screen Syndrome alleges that too much screen time could cause mental health issues, but is the syndrome another case of medicalizing normal behavior.

A Simple Strategy All Expert Agrees On To Effectively Declutter Your Mind (Medium) Establishing bright lines in your life can provide a huge boost in daily willpower.

Uncertain Times (Aeon) The pandemic is an unprecedented opportunity -seeing human society as a complex system opens up a better future for us all.

What Does Boredom Do To Us — and For Us? (The New Yorker) Humans have been getting bored for centuries, if not millennia. Should we relish boredom or banish it?

How Not To Lose The Lockdown Generation (The Intercept) Lessons from the New Deal point the way forward in the era of Covid-19.

In the Midst of the Pandemic, Loneliness Has Leveled Out (Scientific American) Studies suggest that we are finding ways to connect even amid quarantine.

Happy reading!

- Nir

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