Invisible Illness
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Invisible Illness

You’re Allowed to Turn Off the News

Fourteen minutes of negative news increases anxiety and sadness

Photo by Nijwam Swargiary on Unsplash

Listening to the news is exhausting us. Watching only 14 minutes of negative news increased anxiety, sadness, and the tendency to catastrophic a personal worry, according to a 2011 study by Psychologists Wendy M. Johnston and Graham C. L. Davey. And you’re definitely watching more than 14 minutes.

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