Do you remember the ‘cliff notes’ (that’s what we called them then) from high school? For those of you who are unfamiliar with the brilliance of these “pamphlets”, CliffsNotes , as they’re so famously named, they skim a book’s contents and fill you in on all you need to know to feel as though you’ve “read it”, without actually reading it. You could easily write a book report using those!
Well, now they have a cheat sheet for the news, local and foreign. It’s fantastic and a brilliant concept.
You know those dark years of news ignorance that you go through after college? Where you don’t have a subscription to a newspaper, delivered or online, you don’t have the ambition or great interest to pursue the world’s happenings by buying a paper or seeking out a news website? And so you end up in this kind of black hole of oblivion where you only know about anything exciting that’s going on and then, only through the garbled point of view of another uniformed colleague.
Now there’s a way to connect to today’s news without any effort, daily, without any effort or money. A girlfriend of mine sent me the link to a website called, cleverly, The Skimm. If you give them your email address, they will send you a daily news briefing. And I mean brief! It’s great! They skim all of the previous day’s newspapers and send you the extremely edited version of the major goings-on, first thing in the morning. They send you an email every morning, Mon-Fri.
It is perfect for those of us who would like to be in the know, but don’t want to make the effort to spend mucho hours researching & reading multiple media outlets for the info. You don’t even have to think about it. It just comes to your inbox every day & you can even skim The Skimm!
I’ve never been more informed, without lifting a finger. Ok, maybe I have to lift my pointer finger and slide it around on my Iphone screen to open the email. But that’s all the heavy lifting needed!
Get your daily dose of national & international news in as brief a format as possible. Check it out!