This week’s must-reads: The Secret to Kicking Bad Habits for Good

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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!

Intellectual humility: the importance of knowing you might be wrong(Vox) Why it’s so hard to see our own ignorance, and what to do about it.

The Secret to Kicking Bad Habits for Good (Joovy.com) Stopping a bad habit is in many ways more difficult than creating a new good habit.

How I redesigned Twitter to be mostly harmless (Fast Company)
John Pavlus took control of his Twitter feed and despite not being a designer or coder, turned into an unobtrusive screenshot in his browser.

Bestselling Author Nir Eyal On How To Handle Challenges, Distractions & Stress (Hacker Noon) I share how I approach challenges, deal with stress, and share more about my upcoming book about digital distractions.

What Advocates of Legalizing Pot Don’t Want You to Know (New York Times) Legalization advocates have squelched discussion of the serious mental health risks of marijuana and THC, the chemical responsible for the drug’s psychoactive effects.

Blockchain Can Wrest The Internet From Corporations’ Grasp (Wired)
The pendulum is swinging back to an internet governed by open, community-controlled services. This has become possible, thanks to technologies coming from the blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

Happy reading!

- Nir

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