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We are falling more in love with bad news

People are drawn to negativity because we think it keeps us safe. So here's the bad news: the Internet has made it worse


PEOPLE can't tear their eyes away from bad news. A 2014 study by researchers at McGill University showed that even when news consumers claim to enjoy positive stories, their attention would inevitably be drawn to negative headlines.

Psychologists and neuroscientists have explanations for...

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