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This Is Your Brain on Bad News – Episode 207

On this episode of Blunt Force Truth, Chuck Woolery and Mark Young discuss the news, why we’re delivered disproportionately negative news stories in this age of the Internet, and why people respond most to tragic news.

Mark sheds light on brain chemistry and why we’re essentially addicted to bad news.

They discuss our perception of reality based on the reports we see every day, despite the statistical facts that often dispute that perception. News rarely lets those facts get in the way of a good story, though, because good news doesn’t get much attention.

They give suggestions on how to stop relying on depressing, sensationalist news that misleads your mind. Be grateful for what you have, stay positive and don’t let yourself fall prey to the negativity that the mainstream media wants you coming back for.

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