This week’s must-reads: You’re Probably Supposed to be Doing Something Else Right Now

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!

Why cities are not as bad for you as you think (BBC) Contrary to popular belief, living in densely populated cities can offer many health benefits — even during a pandemic.

What You Should Follow Instead of Your Passion (Harvard Business Review) Following your passion sounds like a wonderful thing when choosing where to invest your time and effort, but it’s just a bit too glib to be useful.

You’re Probably Supposed to be Doing Something Else Right Now (Learn Then Apply) You can be a person who does what they say they want to do, when they say they’re going to do it.

7 Magic Phrases That Make You Instantly Likable on Video Calls (Michael Thompson) Here are phrases people have said on video calls that made them instantly likable.

Clear As Mud: The Role of Clarity In Times of Change (Forbes) Three important elements that can help leaders achieve the necessary clarity for growth.

Facebook Is Dead (It Just Doesn’t Know It Yet (Medium) The megalithic social media monopoly faces five potentially insurmountable challenges in the years ahead.

Happy reading!

- Nir

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