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Ping! Alert! Why That Barrage of News Updates is Bad for Your Mental Health

“Media outlets take advantage of this thing called negativity bias. The human brain cannot help but focus on the negative; words like ‘war’ or ‘pandemic’ get our mental and psychological attention in no time flat… In our everyday lives, when we are not actually in any real imminent danger, getting the idea that we are at risk from our news sources can only do us more harm than good.”

Source: ADDitude

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