You probably know about the importance of attitude. In any home business, or in life in general, a positive attitude can bring you a long way. One of the major drags on our attitudes today is watching the news. Now, I believe it is valuable to pay attention to what is happening in the world around us, the news is just too negative.
"Between 1990 and 1998, when the nation's murder rate declined by 20%, the number of murder stories on the network newcasts increased by 600%" - Kevin Miller - Surviving Information Overload.
It is just not healthy to your mental imaging and attitude. A more effective way of keeping up with the news is picking one or two websites that you visit once a day. That way you can quickly see all the headlines, and choose to read only the headlines that are important to you.
Besides your attitude, this method will save you lots of time. In fact, the weather and the commercials take up 1/2 of the news cast (Miller, Surviving Information Overload).