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Breaking News: News about News


It comes No Surprise to me (and probably many of you) that more and more studies are popping up which show that watching/listening to/reading bad news is a contributing factor to stress and depression.  Duh.  (Similar to my Unpopular Belief that watching gratuitously violent movies is a contributing factor to the violence in our world today.)

A while back I published a post, News? Whose?, about this very issue, coming to the conclusion that it’s probably best NOT to spend large amounts of time in front of the “news.”

Well, here’s a recent NPR story, “Bingeing On Bad News Can Fuel Daily Stress,” about news and stress.  You can either listen to it or read it.  It’s short.

Read or listen to it HERE.

Wait, did I just ask you to read or listen to bad news?!


But the positive idea is that we should probably turn away from being INUNDATED with bad news.  It’s one thing to be informed, another to be inundated.

See my post that I mentioned above for some links to good news sites–there really are some!





I LOVE this video about a young man, Blake Grigsby, who, sitting in the passenger seat of a convertible and wielding a megaphone, drives around complimenting strangers on the street.  It’s both very funny and heartwarming.

It’s Monday morning, a brand new day and week, so I encourage/challenge you (and me) to do some random complimenting today.  And let me know what you said, how you did it, etc.


And thanks Blake–you’re the best!




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