Bored or Have Extra Time? What You Should Be Reading But Probably Aren’t

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Have you ever heard the saying, “Knowledge is Power?” Of course, you have. With all the influences from other parts of the world impacting our modern society, we as professional women must continue to feed our minds powerful information, if we want to always have a seat at the table. So, edify yourself—because the world is changing and you don’t want to be left behind. Be knowledgeable and stay curious. The following are excellent reading recommendations with an international scope.

1) BBC

The go-to for almost anything happening in the world today. Not only do they report things first—way before many US outlets—they cover everything, from travel to world affairs. Additionally, BBC offers fun series like The Boss for business enthusiasts. So, if you aren’t getting BBC news sent to your inbox daily, then you aren’t getting the full story.

Specialty: Obviously, Everything (full stop).

2) Gen T

This is the coolest, hippest site featuring emerging leaders in Asia. Honestly, what other platform for young leaders has this much swag? Along with copious interviews and profiles, they also house some pretty neat “think” articles and host events. Also known as Generation T Asia, it is a sub-brand of the popular site Tatler Asia.

Specialty: Connecting ideas and leadership in Asia

3) Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera has so much to offer in terms of the way they deliver information to the world. A major news outlet for most of the world, including the Middle East and Africa. Al Jazeera is also a dynamic platform for you to dig deep into documentaries. From Fork the System (a food docu series) to Start Here (a hot topics docu series), there’s plenty to indulge in.

Specialty: Amazing documentaries that will have you hooked and knowledgeable in no time.

4) Flyer Talk

Billed as the world’s most popular frequent flyer community, it’s perfect for those of you who travel a lot for business or pleasure. With articles on travel—hence the name—and an active community, Flyer Talk provides insight to your traveling questions, needs, and more. Current topics affecting the travel world, you will find them here.

Specialty: A destination for travelers wanting to know what’s going on in the air and on the ground.

5) Globo

A leading newspaper in Brazil, Globo is ranked among the top websites in the world. It offers a mix of news, sports, trending stories, and a bit of Brazilian pop culture. It kind of has that telenovela feel and we like it! Most importantly, this website provides a good resource for current events in Brazil. Be sure to hit translate unless you know Portuguese.

Specialty: Trending news in Brazil, telenovela style.