How to Be In-the-Know on the News With Minimal Effort

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Keeping up with the news is something we all know we need to do. The older we get, the more we should know what’s going on down the street, across the U.S. and around the world. especially during times like these where what's going on seems to be *literally* unpredictable.

If you’re not naturally in-tune to current events, it can be very difficult (and tbh, daunting) to figure out how to start. But with all the resources available today online, it's far from impossible to stay up to date with the news with very little effort on your part.

Unless you're a journalist or have another job that makes news-knowing essential, you probably only need to do a few of these things to suddenly have a lot more knowledge in your head about ~The State of Things~. Read on to find a solution that works best for you.

1. Follow news organizations on social media

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The first tip is the simplest and most effective one — just ‘like' a few new outlets on social media, and let their content start to sprinkle onto your feeds. National outlets like USA Today or CNN are great for keeping up with what’s going on during the day-to-day. Sources like The Washington Post or The New York Times can give you a little more in-depth information with more of a focus on politics and U.S. news. The Associated Press, Al Jazeera and the BBC are good to follow for world news. Of course — don’t forget to follow your local newspaper and TV station to know what’s going on in your community.