This week’s must-reads: Why are humans so curious?

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!

From Friday Forward to Monday Motivation: Q&A with Robert Glazer (NirAndFar) Many of us start our Mondays wondering where our motivation will come from, and for some, whether we’ve even chosen the right career.

Why are humans so curious? (Live Science) Curiosity is a hallmark of the human experience. But why?

[VIDEO] Critical thinking is a 21st-century essential — here’s how to help kids learn it (Ideas.Ted) If we want children to thrive in our complicated world, we need to teach them how to think.

How to Build a Company That (Actually) Values Integrity (Harvard Business Review) These six practices can help leaders be proactive, inspire their workforce and stay ahead of the ethical revolution.

Work-from-home productivity tips for the long haul (Zendesk Relate) A lot of people are trying to figure out how to do their jobs well in an environment that was not set up for work.

In valuing only how to argue, we are forgetting how to talk (The Guardian) It is time to stop manufacturing dissent and find other, more constructive ways to disagree with one another.

Happy reading!

- Nir

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