by Kate Vandeveld

Today’s world is a busy one – and as such, it can be difficult to stay on top of all of the latest news and industry best practices. One can often find themselves overwhelmed by all of the new information available, vowing to get caught up later… But when we don’t stay apprised of what’s happening in the world around us, we can lose a lot, from our sense of empathy to our innovative edge.

We don’t want that to happen to you! So to help you stay in-the-know, here are some of our favorite newsletters for delivering pertinent information right to your inbox:

Stay on Top of What’s Happening in the World: the Skimm

If you want to know what’s happening in the world we live in (and you should!), but don’t have time to wade through all of the various news sources, the Skimm is your best friend. Every morning, before most of us even wake up, the Skimm sends you a rundown of the most prominent front page headlines. Not only does it take less than ten minutes to read, but each news brief is witty and engaging, linking to full articles for those who want more information. While we’re not suggesting that the Skimm (or any news source, really) is the definitive resource for your news intake, it makes staying on top of world news much easier.

Subscribe to the Skimm here.

Stay on Top of the Good Stuff: Huffington Good News

While world news is critically important, it’s unfortunately often pretty negative. After taking in a long list of difficult or depressing headlines, you may need a boost of positive news. Enter the Huff Post Good News newsletter, which sends a daily dose of good to your email every day. The Good News rundown tells stories of social impact, pet rescues, and altruistic acts, and it always seems to get to your inbox at the moment you need it the most.

Subscribe to Huff Post Good News here.

Stay on Top of Social Impact: WhyWhisper Collective

If you’re interested in practical, innovative, and sustainable approaches to benefitting society, we have to put in a shameless plug for subscribing to the WhyWhisper newsletter. Each month, we choose an industry subject, and pull together interesting and helpful resources that provide you with insight and actionable tips. In the past, we’ve focused on topics like socially conscious summer gear, innovative and effective approaches to crowdfunding, and how to change the world by changing your workplace, just to name a few.

Subscribe to the WhyWhisper Collective newsletter here

Stay on Top of Your Industry: SmartBrief

No matter what your industry, you’ll want to check out SmartBrief, a service that allows you to select your areas of interest, and delivers curated content on those subjects to your inbox. Available topics range from leadership to small business to sustainability and beyond – find the full list here.

Subscribe to SmartBrief here.

Stay on Top of Workplace Best Practices: Take Note

If you’re tired of long, inefficient meetings taking up your time, or you’re looking for ways to build a more effective team, Take Note is here to help. Created by Starling, an app that helps you run effective meetings, Take Note’s content is about collaboration and workplace best practices. When you subscribe, this helpful advice is delivered to your inbox weekly, so you don’t have to search high and low for expert advice ever again.

Subscribe to the Take Note newsletter here.

Stay on Top of the Job Hunt: The Muse

Looking for a job? Most of the time, it’s not easy, and it’s certainly not fun – but The Muse is here to change that. When you sign up for their newsletter, you receive lists of available jobs at game-changing U.S. companies, as well as advice on how to present yourself as the best possible candidate. Perhaps the best part about The Muse is the fun and compelling way they present this information. You may never look at a traditional job board again!

Subscribe to The Muse newsletter here.

Stay on Top of Women Making Moves: Take the Lead Women

We’re all about gender equality and empowering women to lead and change the status quo. That’s why we love the Take the Lead Women newsletter, which highlights the various ways that women are changing the game in politics, tech, business, and beyond. This newsletter compiles stories from a variety of sources – from mainstream news to niche blogs– and shares them in a succinct and compelling way.

Subscribe to the Take the Lead Women newsletter here.


What newsletters help you stay in the loop, either personally or professionally? Share with us! Here’s how: