— You Oughta Know

These newsletters are like presents for your inbox

On the heels of Lena Dunham announcing her awesome new feminist newsletter “Lenny,” we began to think about all of the other awesome newsletters we like to read. Though “newsletters” may seem a bit old-fashioned, it really is nice to have something to read thoroughly (or even just skim) as you sip your morning coffee. With no further ado, here are some of the best newsletters for girls and women! Fill your inbox with stuff you actually want to read!

Now I Know

Now I know (haha-see what I did there?) that I am always trying to fill my head with even more interesting (but pretty useless) information. If you are JUST LIKE ME (and I hope you are), Now I Know is a definite must-read. The awesome newsletter teaches you stuff like…carrots used to be purple and where you cannot name your child “Albin.” Some of the information is pure fun, and some of it is really useful information for our futures. Let’s sign up together.

The Skimm

The Skimm was started as a newsletter geared to young women who want to keep up with the daily news.  The news roundup is basically perfect for those not constantly catching up on daily news throughout the day on Twitter.

Wakefield

If you have been dying to work for one of those cool startups, Wakefield is for you. The newsletter bills itself as a connection for forward thinking people with “next gen” companies. Stay up to date on the latest and greatest startups—especially if you want to apply for one.

The Li.st

Rachel Sklar and Glynnis MacNicol, two awesome journalists, created The Li.st as a way to keep women informed on what is going on with women. Sounds perfect, yeah? The Li.st is perfect for “professional women from all industries” who basically want to know what women are creating, why they are creating, and what else is going on in the world of women. It’s a great way to stay connected and informed.

Scoopinion

If you are down with a Google Chrome extension tracking what you are reading, you will love this newsletter. Honestly, it is a great way to be lazy and still be informed. Scoopinion tracks the kind of stuff you are clicking on and checking out, and eventually sends you newsletters twice a week with a round-up of what you find interesting. A newsletter of Leonardo DiCaprio updates and diverse feminine news? That’s what mine looks like, and I love it.

Very Short List

If you love quick and to the point, Very Short List (as its name implies) is perfect for you. With the VSL newsletter, you get one awesome thing a day. It might be a book recommendation, a website to check out, or an essay to read. I love VSL because I have discovered things I didn’t even know I would like. It’s nice to have someone else in control of what I click.

Milkshake

Listen up, charity lovers! Milkshake is an awesome daily newsletter that acts as a discovery engine for people, causes, and organizations that really work hard to have a positive impact on the world. The daily picks in the newsletter will help you find your next favorite thing—all for a good cause!

Everything Changes

Laura Olin (Barack Obama’s former social media strategist) runs the rad newsletter that may soon be your favorite thing. The newsletter is called “Everything Changes” for a reason. It is hard to tell you exactly what is coming your way, but it could be anything from a motivational Gif of a corgi to an illustration of Beyonce flossing her teeth.

READ. LOOK. THINK.

Jessica Stanley runs the RLT newsletter and you can honestly trust her with your life, or at least with what you are reading. RLT sends you awesome lists of recommendations once a week. Organized by category (Read, Look, and Think), you will quickly find yourself falling in love with new visual projects, novels and essays, and new ways to think about everything.

We are so excited for the September launch of Dunham’s newsletter. These will tide us over until the official release, but we can never have too much awesome information in our inboxes!

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