Reading the news often makes me frustrated and angry, and I really can't do anything about what the news is reporting on. Considering giving it up entirely and purposefully avoiding the news.
I created artificialfeed.com just to keep with with the news. Facebook is good indicator of what's worthy of our attention.
Oh, wow, I love your style, and I especially love how you keep it consistent across sites. Keep doing what you're doing; the world needs more of this.