Even to the most ardent news junkie, the neverending news cycle has become a bit overwhelming.
To remain sane but informed, a lot of folks are turning to curation service like Dave Pell’s Next Draft newsletter, which sums up the days biggest news stories into 10 brief abstracts. Even the New York Times has The Daily, a podcast that deep-dives into one big story while giving you a rundown of the headlines.
The Browser is another new approach worth considering. A fee-based subscription service that curates the best news stories of the day from around the web (like Charles Mann’s article on whether the world could feed a growing population) while allowing you to circumvent paywalls on most sites (The New Yorker or The Wall Street Journal, e.g.). It's a quick read that’ll save you blushes at cocktail parties, and it only costs $34 a year.
They also include a culture story, podcast, quote of the day and video, and your subscription allows you to save the articles to your Kindle or reader for later viewing.
Stay sharp out there, friends.