How to stay in­formed – with­out get­ting de­pressed

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Choose the right time to read the news. If late­night reads trig­ger sleep­less anx­i­ety, check the head­lines in your lunch hour.

Look for or­gan­i­sa­tions that cover news sto­ries re­spon­si­bly. If your job calls for you to be on the pulse, set a Google alert for any rel­e­vant top­ics.

Turn off au­to­matic news no­ti­fi­ca­tions. “That way, you’re in con­trol of when you con­sume in­for­ma­tion,” says Chloe.

Help vol­un­teer for a few hours or share an on­line pe­ti­tion. “It re­minds our brains we can cre­ate pos­i­tive change,” says Michelle.

Check out al­ter­na­tive news sites. For on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tions, visit co­das­tory.org. For a feel­good fix, good­news­net­work.org is the place to go, and for sto­ries on com­mu­nity suc­cess, try good­newsshared.com.

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