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  1. Sapien

    “Dopamine fasting/detox” from a bioenergetic pov

    Currently there is a VERY popular (thousands of videos, some have 20+ millions views) trend in the self improvement space (Promoted by Huberman, Anna Lembke, and YouTubers (Hamza, SelfImprovementPill, Alex Becker, BetterThanYesterday, AfterSkool etc etc etc)) called “dopamine fasting”- I.e...
  2. Can

    Youtube recommendations have become repetetive, boring, unhelpful and stunting for personal growth.

    The algorithm of Youtube is not the same as it was in the past. The current one is so bad, it's insane. I used to be able to learn new things with Youtube, now it feels like I get recommended the same old stuff again and again. In its golden age, Youtube was an immensely helpful tool for me. I...
  3. haidut

    Just a week-long break from social media alleviates anxiety and depression

    I don't think this study will come as a surprise to my readers, but it still helps to have some peer-reviewed evidence confirming what many people intuitively sense, yet are afraid to verbalize due to FOMO or being ostracized - i.e. social media, and digitization in general, is a bane on human...
  4. haidut

    Virtual communication blunts creativity

    The title says it all, and it is really something most people working in an office environment and engaging in daily tele-/video- conferencing already intuitively know is true. However, the mechanism through which this "creativity-killing" effect of virtual communication methods manifested...
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