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theSkimm – the Cliff Notes of news

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Keeping up with the news is hard. In our ever connected culture it seems like it’s either dominated by a single incident so you’re never sure what you’re missing or by a million different events so you’re sure you’re missing something. If it’s all too much (or too little) for you, check theSkimm, the daily newsletter that delivers all the top headlines right to your inbox.

This isn’t news tailored for your specifications. It’s not filtered by your friends list. This is what people are talking about in the world, not just what people you know are talking about. The downside is, you’re going to get news that you don’t care about. The upside is that you won’t be in an echo chamber.

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The news is broken into really small, bite-size pieces that can be read quickly. As in, while you’re riding an elevator quickly. This won’t get you through your morning commute most likely but it will get you ready for whatever discussions are coming from around the water cooler in the office. theSkimm is a free service.

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