How to Overcome Information Overload

April 2, 2018

Talk about TMI: Your readers receive the data equivalent of 174 newspapers a day — ads included — according to a USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism study.

“We’ve created more information in the last five years than in all of human history before it,” says author and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin.

All of that information causes an array of symptoms, including:

• Stress: Trying to keep up with all of the data can deplete and demoralize you, according to an article in the Harvard Business Review. Indeed, nearly 80 percent of respondents to an NPR survey said they get headaches, insomnia or eye twitches as a result of information overload.

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