News for the Newbies


I find it hard to watch and learn from the news.  I mean I can and I do, but I find that I don’t retain information when I’m watching two hours straight of news stations. 

Over time I’ve learned that there are a few particular outlets that I gravitate towards for information. Most of them I receive email updates from and I look forward to opening my computer at work and reading information from a few sources before diving into my work emails.

Mostly, I like each of these outlets because they push the information directly to me and are non-traditional outlets. I either wake up with email updates or my phone buzzes with new information that keeps me up to date with what is happening around the world. 

The Skimm

I’ve been reading The Skimm for a few years now and look forward to it each morning. Not only do they report on very real news happening around the world but they do it in a way that helps even the most uninformed understand. They answer the questions some people might be too afraid to ask and help the millenial generation be more aware of what is happening in our country. I also love their book recommendations and wine suggestions. 

Refinery 29

Refinery 29 is where I get all of my pop culture updates along with some real news sprinkled in. They taught me that Kylie Jenner is pregnant, that the Lipsense CEO supports Trump (and maybe for some scary FDA reasons), and that I will DEFINITELY not be on trend based on these Fall suggestions (no thank you!). But beyond the more superficial articles there are also ways I can become more of a morning person, money saving tips that will help me save up for a downpayment on a house and a heartfelt article about the struggle of being a working Mom. I love the mixed bag approach to Refinery 29 and can’t believe it took me this long to subscribe!


Today as I was reading an article about the Nashville church shooting and looking at photos of the aftermath of Hurricane Maria I was reminded that Buzzfeed isn’t just for silly quizzes, it’s very much a news outlet. I’m subscribed for Buzzfeed’s email updates as well and love that I get articles sent straight to my inbox!

What news outlets do you enjoy most?


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  • Emelia @ Dream Big & Buy the S

    I really enjoy Buzzfeed and Refinery 29–I’ll have to check out The Skimm for sure!

    • Megan

      If you decide to sign up the link up there gives me a referral bonus 😉

  • Jen

    I’m definitely going to check out The Skimm! I like that they make it easy for everyone to understand. Thanks for sharing these. :)