Hello from the other side,
What’s new? Over here, we’ve been thinking about how weird — but important — our friendships are during this craziness. At this point, we’ve celebrated birthdays on Zoom. We’ve sent crying emojis about last weekend’s would-have-been bachelorette party. And we’ve FaceTimed our best friends to rescue our cooking fails.
So this week, you’ll notice there’s sort of a friendship theme in our picks. We’ve included the movies, recipes, exercises, and more we’re sharing in our group texts. If anything on our list reminds you of your person, pass this along to let them know. (They can sign up here if they want to get Press Pause in their inbox next week.)
From our couch to yours…
Party games. You can play with your crew on Jackbox. Hint: this is why you’ve been hearing about something called Quiplash. When you know, you know.
The best female friendships in movies. Cher and Dionne are on this list. Romy and Michele are too. Excuse us while we spend a full day bingeing.
Classic cocktail recipes. Perfect for your next virtual happy hour. Or for a Tuesday afternoon. Literally what is the difference?
Bright yellow sneakers. Because your socially distanced walks could use a pick-me-up. Bonus: these kicks from Cariuma are sustainably made, and come shipped in recycled packaging. You’ll be walking on sunshine.*
A guide to saving your roots. Because your co-workers just found out you’re not naturally blonde. Elle Woods is shaking. Here’s how to touch them up at home.
Really, really short workouts. Like really short. As in ten, or seven, or four minutes, or less. HIIT Me Baby One More Time.
A wellness program. Noom uses psychology to help you pick up better habits. So you can live a healthier life from home. And they’re offering a free 14-day trial. Hi, perfect timing.*
Four-ingredient recipes. Ideal for dwindling pantries. Or that recipe chain email your BFF put you on. What could go wrong?
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s best "SNL" moments. We love them alone. But we really love them together. Watch their funniest sketches and remember: b*tches get stuff done.
Spring cleaning 101. You’ve heard of it…you’ve thought about it...this guide has everything you need to actually do it. Cleaning? For spring? Groundbreaking.
A guide to Quibi. This article gives the 411 on the new streaming service everyone’s talking about. Plus it recommends shows to add to your queue. You’re ~ with it ~ now.
A burger and fries sweatshirt set. Keep one for yourself, send one to the BFF you wanna ketchup with. Sorry, had to.
A-can’t-put-it-down-thriller. Meet “Something She’s Not Telling Us.” It’s from the author of “A Simple Favor” (hi, Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively). About a family melodrama gone wrong. And spoiler alert: there’s a kidnapping.
TV character quizzes. The one you’ve seen floating around your social feeds. It’s a highly scientific way to find out if you’re more Olivia Pope or Olivia Benson. Dun-dun.
Flourless desserts. You can thank the focaccia hive for buying all the flour at the grocery store. Enter: this list of recipes that don’t need it. Let the stress-baking continue.
A new internet read we loved: a star is profiled. Here's Lady Gaga on making her new album, and what she really wants out of life.
…and an old one: an oral history of “Friends.” Because there’s nothing more comforting than the Central Perk couch when you’re ON A BREAK from normal life.
From a social distance,
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