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Morning routine: Alarm goes off, you press ‘snooze’ three times, disentangle yourself from the web of blankets, sheets, and (sometimes) your child’s arms, legs and hair wrapped around you (bunny trail: does your 7-year-old still manage to crawl into your bed at night?), and then roll over to check (in no particular order):

-Facebook
-Twitter
-Instagram
-Snapchat
-Texts

Before you know it, you are racing the clock to get yourself together (did I put mascara on both eyes, or just my right?), get your child fed, dressed (matching socks? NOPE!) and packed to school/daycare in order to make it to work on time.

Between work, children, family, life and social media it’s likely (like us) you don’t make time to peruse the web to stay up-to-date on the news, politics, or what’s happening in the world. Perhaps like us (until recently) your daily dose of current events have been limited to small snippets of your mouthy politically-minded Facebook friends when they decide to rant and rave on your News Feed…or the occasional trending Buzzfeed quiz.

Current events?

Ain't nobody got time for that

Well, as the first recommendation for Life Hack Mondays, take this advice:

STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND SUBSCRIBE to theSkimm.

Self-described:

“theSkimm is the daily e-mail newsletter that gives you everything you need to start your day. We do the reading for you – across subject lines and party lines – and break it down with fresh editorial content.”

Our take:

TheSkimm is an easy, entertaining and best of all QUICK read that catches you up to speed on the biggest headlines around the world. Hyperlinks infused throughout give the option for more detailed insight for the stories that pique our interest, and witty headlines make for a captivating experience.

We also love the platform and origination: “two ‘twentysomething’ gals with a passion for writing, embarking on a new path to engage readers in journalism through a medium that fits our generation’s lifestyle.” YOU GO, GIRLS.

It’s easy to fit this reading in– after the snooze button, but prior to Instagram. And trust us– it’s proven helpful to know what’s going on in the world prior to that 9 a.m. conference call, where you can be the ‘informed’ party in that awkward pre-call small talk.

Check it out. And note that this is not a sponsored post by TheSkimm. Although that would be awesome.

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