This week’s must-reads: Prince Harry Wants to Ban Fortnite? Here’s What He’s Missing

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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!

Forget their future — worry about what your kids are doing now (The Guardian) By focusing on the type of adults we want our children to become, we ignore the quality of their experience as kids, now.

Old Online, And Fed on Lies: How an Aging Population Will Reshape the Internet (BuzzFeed) Older people play an outsized role in civic life. They are also more likely to be online targets for misinformation and hyperpartisan rhetoric.

Limiting Your Child’s Fire Time: For Concerned Paleolithic Parents (New Yorker) Remember that fire, like most innovations, is both a blessing and a curse. As with everything in life, balance is key.

Why Your Newsfeed SUCKS (MediaWise)3 steps you can follow to help you determine fact from fiction in your newsfeed stories.

Using Meditation to Reprogram Your Mind (Liam McClintock)
The buzzword “mindfulness” that has been sweeping the world in the last decade is really a state of mind that’s generated from meditation practice.

Prince Harry Wants to Ban Fortnite? Here’s What He’s Missing (The New York Times) Don’t think of it as an evil video game. Think of it as a rowdy block party.

Happy reading!

- Nir

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