Don’t read headlines or news feeds on your favorite websites.
Do use RSS.
Save a lot of time by collecting the RSS feeds of your favorite sites then use a feed reader to keep up with the latest things. There’s a cool site called Bloglines where you can keep track of all your favorite feeds. It will even log which ones you’ve read and which ones you want to save for later. You can also add RSS feeds to your iGoogle homepage. I have my iGoogle site set as my browser homepage so every time I open my browser I can get a news update.