This week’s must-reads: People With a Lot of Self-Control Are Happier

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!

How to Turn Off Harmful Stress Like a Switch (NirAndFar) How do you deal with stress? Where does stress come from? Here is the bullet-proof method for disarming stress.

Addiction Is Not What You Think It Is (Medium) Addiction is not mind-control. It is a confluence of factors. When any of these factors are removed, a product can be used in moderation.

I Changed My Mind About Saying “Merry Christmas,” and You Should Too (Medium) I’ve recently changed my mind about “Merry Christmas.” I no longer see it as insensitive, and I don’t mind when people say it.

People With Creative Personalities Really Do See the World Differently (Pocket Worthy) Not only do open people bring a different perspective, but they genuinely see things differently than most.

Solitude and Leadership (American Scholar) If you want others to follow, learn to be alone with your thoughts. Solitude is one of the most important necessities of true leadership

Study: People With a Lot of Self-Control Are Happier (The Atlantic) Improbably enough, people who are better able to resist impulses report being more satisfied with their lives.

Happy reading!

- Nir

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