Send Email Cancel The growing popularity of Juuls and other vaping devices have struck a chord with the FDA, who are still in the process of approving them.
But most of us do not yet understand that news is to the mind what sugar is to the body. News is easy to digest. Unlike reading books and long magazine articles which require thinkingwe can swallow limitless quantities of news flashes, which are bright-coloured candies for the mind.
Today, we have reached the same point in relation to information that we faced 20 years ago in regard to food.
Take the following event borrowed from Nassim Taleb. What does the news media focus on? The person in the car. Where he came from. Where he planned to go. How he experienced the crash if he survived. But that is all irrelevant. The structural stability of the bridge.
News leads us to walk around with the completely wrong risk map in our heads. So terrorism is over-rated. Chronic stress is under-rated.
The collapse of Lehman Brothers is overrated. Fiscal irresponsibility is under-rated. We are not rational enough to be exposed to the press.
Bankers and economists — who have powerful incentives to compensate for news-borne hazards — have shown that they cannot.
Out of the approximately 10, news stories you have read in the last 12 months, name one that — because you consumed it — allowed you to make a better decision about a serious matter affecting your life, your career or your business.
The relevant versus the new is the fundamental battle of the current age. Media organisations want you to believe that news offers you some sort of a competitive advantage.
Many fall for that. In reality, news consumption is a competitive disadvantage. The less news you consume, the bigger the advantage you have. News has no explanatory power. Will accumulating facts help you understand the world? The relationship is inverted. The important stories are non-stories: The more "news factoids" you digest, the less of the big picture you will understand.
News is toxic to your body. It constantly triggers the limbic system. Panicky stories spur the release of cascades of glucocorticoid cortisol. This deregulates your immune system and inhibits the release of growth hormones.
In other words, your body finds itself in a state of chronic stress. News increases cognitive errors. News feeds the mother of all cognitive errors: In the words of Warren Buffett: We become prone to overconfidence, take stupid risks and misjudge opportunities.News stories are overwhelmingly about things you cannot influence.
The daily repetition of news about things we can't act upon makes us passive. It grinds us down until we adopt a worldview that is pessimistic, desensitised, sarcastic and fatalistic. Feb 19, · "Negative news can significantly change an individual’s mood -- especially if there is a tendency in the news broadcasts to emphasize suffering and also the emotional components of the story," Davey told The Huffington Post.
Negative Effects of Paper Wastes by Sally Taylor - Updated September 26, The next time you throw your Sunday newspaper in the trash, stop and think about what would happen if every household in America did the same thing.
Negative Effects of Television on Children In recent times, the mass media such as newspaper, film, radio, television and internet are the principal way to receive information. Television is the most popular medium in which the children are exposed. These effects drastically increase the risk of cancer and heart disease.
Suddenly, researchers have panicked and are trying to reduce its underage usage. Nicotine, one of the nation’s most abused controlled substances, is sparking addictions in teens as they continue their use of Juuls and other electronic cigarettes.
The changing face of media and how it effects capitalistic newspapers The changing face of media and how it effects capitalistic newspapers Contents[show] Problem Media and how it is consumed has been changing since the beginning of the printing press by Gutenberg in Of all the media that.