The news can sound like a bar full of drunk strangers all loudly trying to tell you about the worst thing that ever happened to them.
Warning: These stories are super depressing.
The news reads like an encyclopedia of worst-case scenarios.
Whether you have a 'live and let live' approach or you're convinced that every person with a foreign accent is destroying this country from within, you're probably operating under some false assumptions about the issue.
Watching the news can make you feel like your brain just worked a long shift at a diaper-cleaning service.
How long do you think it takes conspiracy theorists to turn nasty after a national tragedy? A year? A month? Nope: Immediately.
So there's this guy in Afghanistan who learned English from watching old Arnold Schwarzenegger movies, and he has quite the story to tell.
Trying to stay current with the news is like getting a job manning Earth's complaint desk.
Lengthy primaries, bitter arguments, colossal amounts of money ... that's just how democracy works, right? But some of those everyday oddities are completely baffling to outsiders.
The news can make it look like the world is directed by Zack Snyder while going through a bitter divorce.
In 2006, the ATF started experimenting with letting cartels smuggle guns into Mexico. We talked to someone who was a part of this predictable disaster.
Looking at a woman wearing the chemically-modified corpses of several foxes can really build your confidence.
The news reads like somebody gave a thousand monkeys a thousand typewriters and then set the building on fire.
By the end of this article, you might prefer having shrapnel explode into your skull.
For years now, people who preach the exact same brand of hate as Trump (sometimes worse) have been winning elections and gaining power at an alarming rate all over Europe and other parts of the world.