Welcome to Optimize Me, a new Elemental column exploring (and fact-checking) the weirdest self-improvement trends.
“In an instance of the Bay Area being very Bay Area: today was my first day in SF since moving here, and I ran into someone from my YC batch who told me he was on a ‘dopamine fast’ and thus had to cut our convo short (lest he acquire too much dopamine)”
The practice is ostensibly the avoidance of any…
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