The Internet wants to keep you ‘doom-scrolling.’ Here’s how to break free | Curio

The Internet wants to keep you ‘doom-scrolling.’ Here’s how to break free

9 mins | Jun 4, 2021

Start your day with a dose of inspiration by listening to a carefully selected 15-minute audio story. Listen to expert voices across Technology, Business, Psychology and Health — bringing you new perspectives, insights and ideas. Released every Monday to Friday, we’ll help you practice curiosity and open-mindedness as part of your daily routine. Today's pick: Our brains have been trained to deal first with those things that have the highest degree of survival salience. But, if you're feeling guilty about 'binging' negative news, or drained by how much our dependency to the internet amplifies them, here is some encouraging news: there are ways out of these seemingly endless loops — it's all about training your consumption. Sunny Fitzgerald, from The Washington Post, shows us how.

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