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Press Pause: Father's Day Ideas, Pride, and an Ice Cream Recipe

Press Pause with theSkimm
Jun 8, 2020

Here are our recs to help you take a break this week...

  1. LGBTQ+ shows to watch right now. If you thought you were running out of TV to binge, this list has good news for you. From “Sex Education,” to “Euphoria,” to yes… “Cheer,” these shows are as entertaining as they are powerful.  

  2. ...and the greatest LGBTQ+ movies of all time. If film is more your thing, we got you covered. This article has the classics, the indies, the award winners, and love stories that’ll make you bawl. 

  3. 12 gift ideas for Father’s Day. You’ve got about two weeks to grab something special for the dads in your life. This list has a beer caddy, a personalized comic book, and a vintage-inspired record player.

  4. A playlist to relax with. Here are calming instrumental covers of songs you already love. Alexa, play “Dancing On My Own.”  

  5. Black-owned beauty brands to shop. This list has makeup, skin-care, and hair products that will up your self care game. Shop these businesses now. Support them always. 

  6. Custom photo books. For the dad (or dad-figure) in your life. Make one online with Shutterfly, and don’t forget to pull out all the stops (read: baby pictures). Order by June 12th for Father’s Day. Psst...Skimm’rs get up to 40% off. Say cheese.*

  7. A recipe from Big Gay Ice Cream. Now you can make a chocolate peanut butter shake from the iconic NYC-based ice cream shop at home. I scream, you scream, we’re too busy eating to finish this phrase. 

  8. Podcasts about mental health. These run the gamut from personal stories to candid advice. One thing they have in common? They’re all designed to remind you you’re not alone. Give them a listen.

  9. Nine books on LGBTQ+ identity. This year, Pride looks a little different. But it’s as important as ever to amplify marginalized voices. This list has personal memoirs, a funny essay collection, and more.

  10. Yoga poses you need to know. Together, these simple poses make up one complete yoga workout. Don’t worry, headstands not included. 

  11. 10 easy dinner recipes. The time for complicated, multi-step dishes has passed. Here are delicious dinner ideas, minus extreme effort. Yes, please. 

  12. 15 mindfulness activities. If you’re feeling stressed or anxious, you might find something on this list that can help ground you. Give ‘em a try. 

  13. Pride picks that give back.

  14. A new internet read we loved: So you’ve said “I’m so sorry.” Now what? This article has tips for supporting someone who’s going through a tough time.

  15. ...and an old one: This 2017 profile of Colin Kaepernick. Sure, 2017 feels like a decade ago. But the movement he started is more relevant than ever. This piece will remind you why.

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