skimm'd while on hold with capital one FOR.EV.ER. (send me my new card, dammit) (also go bernie sanders)
so i am not the most news-savvy person out there. my mom didn't like having the news on in the house when i was a kid - too depressing - and the only section of the newspaper our family fought over was the funnies (i mean, duh). but now that i'm a real live adult out in the real live world, i try to stay in touch with what's going on. for a while i was relying exclusively on the facebook news sidebar for stories, but that honestly focuses a little too much on celebrities, missing children, and attention-grabbing headlines for me to feel like i'm actually being a responsible citizen of the united states and of the world.
enter skimm. i'm not suddenly brilliant, i still don't entirely grasp what's going on in china or with isis or whether i like what obama's been up to. but i'm a little more informed. i get an email every weekday that i can read through while i settle into work. it's interesting, it's easy to read, it doesn't overwhelm, and they have handy guides about some of the more complex topics (hellooooo middle east). not to mention i kind of want to be bff with the writers. if this sounds like something that'd be up your alley, you can sign up right here. 10/10, do recommend.