Feeling fried after a week of headlines? Stop letting the news happen to you. The way we learn about our world has changed so rapidly that we haven’t evolved to keep up, and we’re all desperately trying to keep our heads above water in an ocean of news. We need to train ourselves to learn about what’s happening in a better way. It sounds simple, but it’s not. Today, though, we’ll give you some tools to help.

Podcasts are good for slowing down the scroll. So are newsletters. So congrats, you made a good choice. More important than either of those, though, are the decisions you make about where you find news and how you read it. Elamin Abdelmahmoud writes BuzzFeed’s newsletter and has also taught journalism at Ryerson University. He tells us the secret to sensible news consumption—not that either of us manage to follow it every day…

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