Staying up to date is quite literally my job. As a marketing coordinator, I have to be on the fast track when it comes to up-to-the-minute news. I also feel like being in the know is just a necessary trait these days, alongside being able to hold a conversation and not spending an exuberant amount of money on something like artisan ice cream or overalls (guilty).
With that being said, I've compiled a mini list of the sites I scope before work each morning and sometimes on the weekend to keep my brain rocking and rolling throughout the day.
I've only been a #WWW convert for a year or so, but I can tell you two things about the site that everyone should love: 1) it's soo easy to navigate, and 2) it's written in a conversational tone that everyone can appreciate at 6AM. Who What Wear features high and low price points, casual advice, and lots of pretty pictures. 10/10 would recommend.
P.S. The editors are next-level bitchin'. Follow Hillary Kerr + Katherine Power on Instagram and let your life change in the way it's been trying to.
So if you're not a news junkie, I apologize. But then again I don't. As a millennial, it's your duty to know what baby boomers and late-adopters are calling you and blaming you for. From the 2017 election to protests across the country, it's important to understand contemporary issues. Mic is written by a group of newsies that love reporting but don't sound like the news anchors on your dad's favorite 5 o'clock station. They're hip, easy to understand, and the layout is pretty fun to play with.
P.S. They have video content! Whoop!
So this isn't exactly a website, but a newsletter. However, anyone can have access to it, and should have access to it if you're curious about interior design, exterior design, and architecture. I only became familiar with ASID's weekly publication recently but it has saved my marketing life. It's jam-packed with fab articles by designers and journalists alike, making it fresh and multi-toned, with differing perspectives and thoughts. Plus the content is super tweet-able, making you look like the up-to-date genius in the room.
P.S. It's weekly and delivered straight to your inbox, meaning you can roll over on an early Friday morning and scope it before you get a jump start on the last leg of the week.
Again, not exactly a website, or a newsletter, but a must-read. You know when you update your iPhone and you accidentally swipe right and land on a screen with toggling icons in the form of people you talk to most and websites it's guessing you want to look at? Right below that menu is a series of news articles curated to meet your tastes and keep you up to date. I usually just cruise through the titles but sometimes click on a piece if it catches my eye, like "Dog Mayor Signs Bill Making Outdoor Pools Mandatory," or something like that.
P.S. If you're not someone who searches out what's going on in the world, this is for you. It literally does all of the work, you just move your fingers around. You're welcome.
I don't know how I find myself here so often, but I do. At least five times a day. With content galore, and plenty of #inspo to help you craft the apartment of your dreams, this site has everything you could possibly want in an easy-to-read format. From Ikea hacks to a 200-sq. foot loft in Paris, Apartment Therapy is the key to decorating your own small space as beautifully as possible because it's time to be an adult. Seriously, throw away the fraternity flag. It's over.
P.S. It's pretty much shoppable. I can't tell you how many times I've found myself on a Scandinavian website hovering above the 'Add to Cart' button because of this wonderland.
Am I missing any? What are some of your faves to peruse in the AM? Leave your ideas in the comments below!