1. DON’T BE SUCKERED BY HEADLINES. If it sounds too good
(or too bad!) to be true, it probably is. Read the
2. EVALUATE THE SOURCE, AND THEIR SOURCES. Who’s
writing, and who are they quoting? Can you find
3. CHECK THE FACTS, and don’t believe what you read
until you’ve confirmed it, preferably with more than
one good source to corroborate what you read.
4. LEAVE YOUR THEORIES AT THE DOOR. Your biases can
lead you to disregard real news and gravitate
toward things that confirm your perspectives. Be
open to challenging truths!
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