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17 ways to spend your time this week

Mindy Kaling
Apr 27, 2020


How are you? *Inserts that ‘How am I’ GIF forever* 

Depending on where you live, you’ve probably been at home for over a month now. Which means you’ve run the dishwasher approximately 43,000 times, you're almost done with your latest TV binge, and you’re *this* close to cutting bangs. So we’re back with ideas to help you spend time at home. This week, we’ve got baking recipes, arts and crafts, date night ideas, and more. 

(Oh, and btw now is not the time to get bangs.)

From our couch to yours… 

  1. Homemade pop-tarts. Featuring: chocolate fudge and pretzel salt. Dinner’s done.

  2. Zoom backgrounds. Download these images of magazine-worthy living rooms to plop yourself into. So your co-workers won’t know you didn’t make your bed today.

  3. Movies to stream for date night. Because it’s fun to watch fictional couples who have more to talk about than their diminishing toilet paper supply. Swoon.

  4. A custom photo book. Make one for Mom on Shutterfly. Featuring: the most embarrassing (and/or heartwarming) pics you can find. Happy tears guaranteed. PS: Order now for Mother’s Day delivery.*

  5. Workouts you can do with a chair. For when your office is also your gym…and your living room and your wine “cellar.” Sweat now, sip later. 

  6. 17 books we love about love. Meet cutes? Check. First loves? Check. Steamy affairs? Check. These reads had us at chapter one.

  7. A DIY tie-dye guide. In case proper dye technique isn’t a skill you’ve retained from summer camp. Here’s how to get Instagram-worthy loungewear. Tie-da.

  8. Ramadan dishes. Whether you’re celebrating the holiday or just in need of some dinner ideas, these recipes will be waiting for you at sundown. We’re eyeing the sticky toffee pudding.

  9. Mindy Kaling’s new Netflix show. “Never Have I Ever” follows a first-gen Indian-American teenager navigating high school bullsh*t. This one’s for you, “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” stans. 

  10. A hair trimming tutorial. With celeb stylist Adir Abergel. So you can go from Mia Thermopolis to Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo. Princess of Genovia.

  11. Table games that double as home decor. This Jenga-style set and this tic-tac-toe board are pretty enough to keep out after game night. Architectural Digest, is that you?

  12. Guinness World Records challenges. Use this time to do the important things in life. Like becoming the record holder for “most spoons balanced on your body.” Go get ‘em.

  13. A knitting kit. This one has everything you need to go from zero to basically your grandma. One way ticket to Boca not included.

  14. Simple stretches. Whether you’ve spent the last month hunched over a laptop or glued to your couch. It’s time to stretch it out.

  15. A new internet read we loved: This list of 52 places to visit virtually. It will help you remember what...places...are.

  16. ...and an old one: the article “Hustlers” was based on. Spoiler: Jennifer Lopez wasn’t actually there. But all the drama was.

  17. And finally, three totally random things that made us happy this week: chair socks, towel scrunchies, and a sausage dog notebook

*This denotes a sponsored post.

From a social distance,


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