So long, farewell 2019. To celebrate, we rounded up everything we Skimm’d this year – from the biggest news stories to the buzziest articles. Plus a behind-the-scenes look at the New Year’s Eve ball drop.
It's been a year. Our final newsletter of 2019 takes a walk down memory lane.
This past year wasn’t all about Lizzo and Baby Yoda. Here are the most popular topics we broke down in our Guides.
Every Monday through Thursday, we scour the internet to send you a buzzy article to read during your lunch break, when your meeting is going too long, or for your dinner convo with friends. These were the most popular 5 Min Reads of the year.
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Want a longer read to curl up with? We rounded up some of the best books of 2019 that you may have missed.
You can’t start your ‘new year, new me’ mantra until the New Year’s Eve ball drops in Times Square. Skimm Notes talked to the man behind the ball about prepping for the big night. You'll learn:
✷ The history of the Times Square ball
✷ How the ball gets dressed up for the biggest party of the year
✷ A look at the lessons the ball can teach us
Nice knowing you, 2019. Time for 2020 and the stories we’ll Skimm next year: the presidential election, impeachment, Brexit, the Olympics, climate change, the streaming services war, AI, awards season, and many more.
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It’s that time of the decade: the government is taking a headcount of the US population. Here’s what you need to know about the history of the census and what to expect this year.
China wants to pull a Jack Dawson and be king of the world.
This week marks 65 years since the historic Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The court ruled that segregation in schools -- aka keeping white kids and black kids in separate schools -- was unconstitutional.