A few years ago I gave up reading the news because I felt it was stressing me out, and offered little if any benefit. Today I read a great piece on how there are so many negative effects to reading the news, with so little positive, such as:

  • News misleads
  • News is irrelevant
  • News has no explanatory power
  • News is toxic to your body
  • News increases cognitive errors
  • News inhibits thinking
  • News works like a drug
  • News wastes time
  • News makes us passive
  • News kills creativity

I strongly recommend you read the full article.