Between working, carpools and about the eight million other things that we do on a daily basis, who has time to read the newspaper? I don’t. And as my kids get older, I have the television news on less and less because really, they do not need to hear about the stories of a 1 year old boy being shot to death in Brooklyn or how a man died after falling from a walkway at a San Francisco 49ers footabll game this weekend. As a grown-up, I would like to have some idea of what is going on in this world. So when I found theSkimm, it was like I saw the light.
Self-described as “an online newsletter that simplifies the headlines for the professional who knows enough to know she needs more. Our concept is simple: we read, you Skimm,” this newsletter pretty much filters out all of the need-to-know details of what’s in the news. The daily e-mail you will receive is chock full of information, without all the “fluff” – you’ll know the who, what, where, when, why and how of all the important stories without having to dig out the information yourself. And it helps that the writers of theSkimm are cool and a bit snarky, adding a bit of their own flavor to the standard news bulletins.