The advent of the 21st century finds us assaulted by relentless tidal waves of information, often without benefit of context. When I worked as a pediatric psychologist, I discovered that slasher movies werenâ€™t the prime culprits when it came to terrifying kids. That dubious honor belonged to the nightly news. Nowadays, that probably holds true for adults, as well. Todayâ€™s â€œrealityâ€ may turn out to be tomorrowâ€™s big goof, but in the meantime, our collective blood pressure skyrockets.