If you have ever found yourself in a situation when you are spending too much time on Hacker News, first of all don't worry - we've all been there.
Secondly, what a lot of people don't know, since there is no button on the page - you can go to https://news.ycombinator.com/best
. It shows only the news with a lot of points and the list doesn't change as regularly. Maybe once a week.