Turn off your TV
TV Makes You DUMB
In a study published last year in the open access International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Cambridge researchers found a significant relation between hours spent in front of the television and a decline in academic performance.
The study observed the sedentary time, or time absence of body movement, of 845 high school students between the ages of 14 and 16, for two years. Researchers found that each hour spent glued to the tube was linked with significantly lower scores in the student’s General Certificate of Secondary Education.
Yes- I do watch TV. I will netflix a show with my wife at the end of the day and as a family we watch The Walking Dead. I used to have the news on when I was writing or working around the house. In recent years it has just become too divisive. Instead of reporting they are manufacturing the news. Instead of telling you what happened they are telling you how to feel. They preach to the lowest common denominator.
The news has become about as real as The Walking Dead.