For a while, that is. Eventually, I just started feeling DUMB when the people in my life would start talking about something in the news because I honestly had no idea what they were talking about?? I was missing out on all the important stuff. But trying to sift through ALL the news out there just to discover that important stuff was WAY too time-consuming for me. Um, I've got a business to run...I've got a life to live! So, what to do?
Enter, theSkimm! 😊👏🏻Founded by Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin (two gorgeous, 20-something gals who are seriously rockin' the whole media / entrepreneur thing!!!), theSkimm is basically a Newsletter that comes out each day (except on the weekends because, as their own welcome email states, “we're a company that respects brunch”) which summarizes all the big stories of the day for people - mostly women - who can't, or don't want to, be bothered with paying attention to the actual news. Like ME!!! THEY read all the news and break it down for you into a sort of "Daily Digest"...quick and easy. It's conversational, it's fun, it's a little quirky...and it's completely doable in just 10 minutes a day. Each summary is usually accompanied by a link to a full news article, for those who want more information (which, I usually do). And you can now get it as a mobile app too. And, of course, you can FOLLOW them on their Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram feeds...you name it, they've got it.
I opted to get theSkimm APP on my iPhone (as I already get way too much email) and I use it every day...just a few minutes and I have exactly what I need. The email newsletter and iPhone/iPad app are FREE, but you can also choose to subscribe to get extra features (like having important dates and happenings around the world automatically added to your calendar).
It's REALLY cool, and I HIGHLY recommend you take a moment to check it out. Like I said, it's totally FREE unless you opt for the additional features (which most people probably don't need). Have fun "Skimming" the news...and let me know what you think!