Dopamine deprivation: the latest Silicon Valley trend

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Our brains receive pleasure from cell phones, social media, food, sex. Those are dopamine generators. Now there’s a new health craze in Silicon Valley. Men -- and they are mostly men -- are denying themselves the things that release dopamine. The goal: better sleep, better focus, less burnout.