On the other side of the coin we find people that refuse to believe that the world is in as much trouble as the media says it is. Enter Peter Diamandis. I invite you to watch this video from TED called Abundance is our Future. Then I challenge you to spend some part of your newspaper reading focused on the positive. Good things are happening...like a weather man once said, "Sometimes you just need to look out the window. We (the news media) don't know everything."
Peter Diamandis runs the X Prize Foundation, which offers large cash incentive prizes to inventors who can solve grand challenges like space flight, low-cost mobile medical diagnostics and oil spill cleanup. He is the chair of Singularity University, which teaches executives and grad students about exponentially growing technologies.
Be well and have a wonderful day.