So in 2016, the political climate got a bit heated. (Understatement of the year, yes?) If you're anything like me, you probably realized that your understanding of the world at large is still somewhat lacking. Fortunately, the information age makes it easy to remedy this situation. For instance, there are New Year's resolutions to make you more politically aware of the world around you. Because whatever your political background, there is always something new to learn.
Granted, this is a huge topic and there's no way to cover all aspects by reading one article. But you can use this list as a starting point for your own research. If nothing else, it may remind you of the many avenues of learning that are available now, from podcasts to audiobooks to apps. Your bourgeoning political awareness can become a part of your everyday routine.
Whether you want to learn more about global political events or the movements that affect your own neighborhood, greater political knowledge will only benefit your understanding of the world. You might even find a new cause that you care about, or finally understand the nuances of some larger issue. Whatever the case, becoming more politically aware will make you more informed on issues in or out of the voting booth.