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8 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Stressful News Cycles

Forty years ago, we didn’t have access to news coverage 24 hours a day. People read their local newspaper in the morning, watched a program like “CBS Evening News” with Walter Cronkite in the evening—and that was it.

Then came CNN, the internet, Facebook and smartphones—and now news reporters can reach us every second. To make matters worse, most of this news is negative, because that’s what gets our attention.

In his TED Talk called “Abundance is our Future,” Peter Diamandis explains that it all comes down to a sliver of the temporal lobe in our brains called the amygdala, which is our danger detector.

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Ed Sheeran's Social Media Hiatus Inspires Others to do the Same

Ed Sheeran recently announced to his fans that he would be taking a leave from social media to spend the next few months travelling and enjoying the success he has gained in the last few years. According to a recently survey from productivity research site Stop Procrastinating, Sheeran's digital vacation has been inspiring others to do the same.

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FOMO Is Real, And It's Creating Super Anxious Teens

FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) is a term that has been used a lot lately, as a way to describe how millennials feel when they see others doing seemingly spectacular and fun things on social media. Not getting to go to that music festival, not attending that restaurant opening and not going on that vacation with friends all feels worse when it's practically shoved in your face as a constant reminder. According to recent research from the University of Glasgow, FOMO is a very real thing, and it is having a major impact on teenagers.

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