Read More:
News is bad for you - and giving up reading it will make you happier
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2013/apr/12/news-is-bad-rolf-dobelli
"News is bad for your health. It leads to fear and aggression, and hinders your creativity and ability to think deeply. The solution? Stop consuming it altogether."

Violence: Comparing Reporting and Reality
http://dartcenter.org/content/violence-comparing-reporting-and-reality#.UsXSkmRkGus
"An overview of reporting trends in crime news, comparison with actual crime rates and an analysis of how coverage affects public perception of criminal activity."

You do know, right, the world is getting better
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/joe-schlesinger-you-do-know-right-the-world-is-getting-better-1.1321620
"By almost any measure - life expectancy, literacy, global nutrition, war deaths - the trend line is up"

The Forum: The Decline of War
http://stevenpinker.com/files/pinker/files/intl_studies_review.pdf
"The debate on the waning of war has recently moved into higher gear.
This forum contributes to that debate."

5 Reasons Why 2013 Was The Best Year In Human History
http://thinkprogress.org/security/2013/12/11/3036671/2013-certainly-year-human-history/
"Between the brutal civil war in Syria, the government shutdown and all of the deadly dysfunction it represents, the NSA spying revelations, and massive inequality, it'd be easy to for you to enter 2014 thinking the last year has been an awful one."

Of Course the World Is Better Now Than It Was in 1900
http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/project_syndicate/2013/10/world_scorecard_a_new_report_shows_how_the_world_is_a_better_place.html
"Even with war and pollution and population increases."

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Test Tube Wild Card
http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-175-the-truth-about-diamonds?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=DNews&utm_campaign=DNWC
Weirdest Science Stories of 2013
http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-798-3-weird-stories

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