An ongoing balancing act we all face is how to stay informed on current matters without getting down, discouraged or negative from all the news out there. We are exposed to a constant barrage of information, news and advertisements that can leave little mindshare for the most important things in our day.
The key is to filter.
Know what you're looking for and stay focused on that. Most of today's media outlets work hard to keep your attention; you just have to be smarter than that and keep your eye on the relevant; not the most pressing/interesting/sensational. I know I'm preaching to the choir with this stuff and most of you guys are already on the program - but sometimes it's good to just get a little reminder.
It's a good life!