A new practice I’m attempting:
If you’ve read your favorite news sites in the last 24 hours, and feel an impulse to look at them again, look instead at Wikipedia.
Ignore any “recommendations” foisted on you by some versions of the site. Instead, enter a few letters at random into the search bar, and scroll until you see something that isn’t obviously tedious to you. (If you have an old version of the site with a “Random Article” button, just click that until you feel a twinge of curiosity.)
Read. Learn something that’s at least as interesting as the news, if not more so.
In fact, this is news.
News isn’t all about the present. All knowledge is news, if you haven’t discovered it before. All of it sates curiosity, which is the reason you opened a browser or app at all. And it’s all equally likely to be inspiring, intriguing, and useful.