Who’d a Thunk It: Bad News Makes People Sad

From a Wall Street Journal column by Joe Queenan headlined “Who’d a Thunk It: Bad News Makes People Sad”:

Every once in a while we stumble upon a piece of information that completely changes the way we think about the world. This is what happened to me when I heard about a study conducted at Texas Tech University proving that exposing oneself to a steady diet of bad news can lead to unhappiness and depression and even make a person physically ill.