Use RSS instead of going to a news website. It’s better to not read news at all (trust me, you won’t miss much as long as you have at least one friend). But if you must, RSS frees you from the distracting cycle of checking news. Why should you have to check for the news when it can tell you when it’s available.
It makes it possible to keep track of hundreds of infrequently updated blogs that you’d otherwise waste hours checking in hopes of a new post.
If you use Apple devices, I recommend Reeder.
If you’re hardcore and don’t want any of these damned silly pictures, I recommend newsbeuter.