news is bad for you

News is bad for your health. It leads to fear and aggression, and hinders your creativity and ability to think deeply. The solution? Stop consuming it altogether.

From the Guardian.

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