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Most general news is too sensationalized. This is how news purveyors keep you hooked and make money by forcing you to scroll past annoying ads.
I happily pay for news sources that provide the information I want without the ads.
But I also subscribe to two free email newsletters that provide 80% of the daily news I want. They have ads, but you don’t notice them because they’re unobtrusive, and not annoying.
Below I’ll share what’s valuable about each of these newsletters (and then share a third resource for learning more about art).
1. Axios AM newsletter
Their motto is: “Axios gets you smarter, faster on what matters.” And their commitment to not wasting time is clear right from the top of their emails.
Axios created a style of writing they call “smart brevity” that includes short headings to help readers quickly understand the key idea or takewaway.👇
Axios’s way of delivering news is a perfect embodiment of the 80/20 principle. It gives you most of what you need to know each day. And takes only 5 minutes to read.
If any of the articles have something you’d like to know more about, they make it easy for you to go deeper by putting a handy link at the bottom.
How to Subscribe
To subscribe to the Axios AM Newsletter (it’s free) just click here.
And if you appreciate their “smart brevity” format, check out their book which explains how to write in that format.
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