I have a problem, if you would call it that. I don't really trust anything.
Any source is biased. Any study is poorly done or has too many variables for accuracy. Any research is doomed to be outdated in x years. Some of these things MIGHT be true, but I have nothing to go on but my own intuition.
I don't trust somebody because they have years of experience or a PhD. The problem is people with years of experience are on both sides of an issue. How to raise your children, or how to properly diet to lose weight, for example. "experts" will have strongly differing views. This means experts are extremely prone to, well, being wrong, because one side has to be wrong (typically). And if the experts are wrong, who do I trust?
When you hear about news, it's always with a spin. Either the source tends to look at things from a liberal/conservative point of view, and emphasize some points while neglecting or omitting others. Or worse yet, research about the harm of a product isn't even helpful, because half of the time, the company itself or the opposing company had their filthy hands in the funding of the study, making the results questionable at best.
Even science isn't dependable. By its very nature, science is supposed to be constantly changing. We make a theory and prove it correct, but later a new theory comes along and blows the last one out of the water. It's evolving. What we found true 100 years ago, we don't find true at ALL now. The same will be true in the next 100 years. So whenever I read a report that is supposedly "science", all I can think about is the fact that in x amount of years, that will no longer be "fact". And if it's not fact in 100 years, then it's not fact now, either. I can't ever be sure.
So what can I believe? What can I trust? Does anybody else have this struggle?