On QZ.com Ephrat Livni writes about Richard Watson

Instead of focusing on what everyone is already talking about, Watson hunts down unusual knowledge. He shared with Quartz his approach to creating a smart information filter—a net that captures what’s happening and what really matters without making you a slave to information of fleeting importance.

Some excellent tips to avoid being overwhelmed but all the news but in particularly news that you can’t do a thing about.  It’s something I’m going to try practicing more in future.