Couples fight over lots of things, including the TV news. Does she want to change the channel when stories about war and famine, while he’s not bothered by them? It turns out that bad news articles in the media increase women’s sensitivity to stressful situations, but do not have a similar effect on men.
The women who participated in the study that revealed this also had a clearer recollection of the information they had learned. Researcher Marie-France Marin says, "It’s difficult to avoid the news, considering the multitude of news sources out there. And what if all that news was bad for us? It certainly looks like that could be the case."