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I tried dopamine fasting, the latest trend in Silicon Valley, and it was way more difficult than I expected

Dopamine fasting is a way of managing overstimulation and constant distraction by limiting behaviors that can lead to addictive patterns.
Joaquin Phoenix's 'Joker.'

Trying to diagnose the ‘Joker’ shows what the film gets wrong about mental illness, according to a psychopath expert

He said the Joker doesn't fall into the criteria for diagnoses like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Even labeling him a psychopath is reductive.

15 things you’re doing that make people dislike you immediately

We've rounded up some of the most common social turn-offs online and in person, as well as how to avoid them.
Pets are part of the family.

Why losing a beloved pet hurts so much, and how to deal with the grief

A pet is more than just a pet — they're part of the family. That's why it hurts so much when we have to say goodbye to them.

11 scientific reasons why attractive people are more successful in life

Attractive people get paid more, get considered for more jobs, and have stronger social skills than unattractive people, according to science.

The next great mental health app will look like Pokemon Go, according to a Silicon Valley psychologist

Some mental health apps have incorporated aspects of gaming, and one Silicon Valley psychologist thinks they're the future of healthcare.
Americans spend 11 hours engaging with media per day.

‘Dopamine fasting’ is a new Silicon Valley trend, but some people are already taking it too far

In Silicon Valley, some are dopamine fasting by limiting stimulus, but other take it too far and demonize dopamine.
Parents have been known to fib on occasion.

11 common lies our parents told us as kids — and their effects according to a child psychologist

Parents have been known to fib to their children. Psychology professor Dr. Tovah Klein explains the consequences, if any, of those little white lies.
The wealthy are very open to new experiences, research has found.

Extroverted, but not neurotic: Here’s how the ultra-wealthy score on personality tests

Extremely wealthy entrepreneurs tend to be optimistic, but not agreeable, according to a recent study.

6 problematic things parents do that can make their children insecure, withdrawn, drug-dependent, or otherwise worse off as they grow up

When a parent is stressed, depressed, abusive , or over-involved, their kids respond — with mental health impacts for a lifetime.