Great piece on things you notice when you quit wasting your life watching the television news.

If you quit, even for just a month or so, the news-watching habit might start to look quite ugly and unnecessary to you, not unlike how a smoker only notices how bad tobacco makes things smell once he stops lighting up.

I would also say some of these, most notably #4 and especially #5, carry over into facebook. I gave up TV news years ago and felt so much better as a result.