The Importance of Staying Informed

There is a lot going on in the world… a lot. It is easy, especially when we are busy, to slip into our bubble and become unaware of what is happening around us. Although this may seem like it isn’t such a big deal, it is important to stay up to date with current events.

Even if you think you are too busy, or if you find the news “depressing” (something I often hear), current events definitely impact your life. Politics, law, research, economics, business, even fashion- these topics all intertwine with the medical field. We currently live in an era where being too busy is no longer an excuse for being unaware.

With the help of technology, you can easily read or listen to reports and learn about a wide range of important matters, regardless of what your interests are. Here are a few easily downloadable apps that you can use to stay in the loop:

1. Flipboard 

This is a free app that allows you to literally flip through a variety of recent articles. The app is designed with categories ranging from style to science, and you can customize it based on your interests. The app also attempts to eliminate bias by pulling from many outside sources.

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2. New York Times Now

Although not free, if you are a fan of the Times this app may be for you. This widely-used app brings the latest New York Times articles directly to your mobile device. Now, you can become knowledgeable as well as environmentally friendly while you flip through a major newspaper without the actual paper.

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3. Reddit 

Reddit takes a different route to get you your current events. They just recently released a new, official app for their users that also includes a free trial of their upgraded “Gold” version. This news engine allows you to customize based on your interest and also enables others to post and share. The cool thing about Reddit is that experts in specific fields will often reply to comments and even answer questions.

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These are just a couple of popular sources that are also user-friendly. You can be brought up to speed in just a few minutes, and throughout the day, continue to follow top stories. Now is the time to step outside of that bubble and learn about what else is around you. Stay informed!

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