I took a course in college about how sensationalized the news was, even in print, and I pretty much avoided consuming news from then on. Some people are news junkies (ahem, my partner), and I've heard about the major world events (like Castro passing away) from him. But I still had this feeling I should try to be somewhat literate in world affairs on my own.
Enter: theskimm. My friend forwarded it to me when I told her I barely had time to shower when taking care of a toddler and a baby, and I asked how I could possibly be a truly informed citizen of the world. She said this was one daily email that gave you the highlights in an intelligent way.
So far, it's perfect. A digestible quick read that gives context for why something might matter in a pithy and often entertaining way.
So, if you're a busy human being with no time for BS (aren't we all), check it out here and let me know what you think.
Cheers to efficient time management.