Joanne the Skimmer

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

We all have a million things to do. Between grad school and/or work (along with trying to stick to your workout routine) who has time to keep up with the news? The next time you are out with coworkers or sipping your mimosa at brunch, you don’t want to be clueless about world events or appear that way. I get it. You aren’t careless, you’re just busy. I’m going to give you the tips on how to get in the know with the little time you already have!

You can be Caught up in 5 Minutes

Confession time: My guilty pleasure is TMZ.
I know, but I love watching the show! It’s funny and it catches me up on celebrity news. Now imagine knowing what is going on with Drake and Rihanna, but not in the world. That describes so many people, and honestly it’s embarrassing. Don’t be that guy.

 Incorporate Bite Sized News into your Busy Schedule

I use several tactics to integrate news into my daily routine. I subscribe to the Skimm and read that each morning. I also follow news accounts on twitter like Al Jazeera, The New York Times (who have their own daily skim), the CDC and WHO to name a few. Another thing that you can do is listen to news on the radio or a podcast about specific topics during your ride to work some days. If you like your news with some comedy and eye candy, you can always check out shows like The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.

All of these tools are great, but don’t let your schedule suck the life out of you. There are things that you need to know… like who you are voting for and why. Take time to keep up with some important issues on a deeper level and those causes that you are passionate about.

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