theSkimm: Low Maintenance Brain Enhancer


No matter the depth of your good intentions, when life gets crazy, it can be difficult to keep up with current events. During those times, feel slightly less terrible about the pile of unread New York Times next to your couch and read theSkimm. In fact, you can read theSkimm every day, even if you have time for the Times. Founded by two young women with backgrounds in the news, theSkimm is a daily email newsletter that…well, I’ll let them tell you:

theSkimm is the daily newsletter that simplifies the headlines for the educated professional who knows enough to know she needs more. We do the reading for you and explain it with fresh editorial content, breaking down what you need to know to start the conversation.

I can attest to the fact that as a person who is easily overwhelmed by the size of her inbox, theSkimm is totally manageable in terms of its length and extremely readable whether you’re doing it poolside on your iPhone or during lunch at your desk. Give it a few days and next thing you know, you’ll be the smartest person in the room (or at the bar).

Not ready to commit to another daily email? Read the latest Skimm here and take it for a test-drive.

Even Lena Dunham reads it! See?