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Press Pause: Feminist Movies, Essential Books, and Easy Dinners

Press Pause with theSkimm
Everett, Uncommon Goods, The Kitchn
Aug 17, 2020

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  1. 14 products that celebrate trailblazing women in history. Like a coffee table book, prints with inspiring quotes, and a puzzle featuring suffragettes. Remember them, thank them, vote in their honor.

  2. Highly recommended beauty gems from Black owned businesses. Whipped soufflés, shea butter, and vanilla lavender…is it weird that we’re hungry reading about skincare products? Siri, please add to cart.

  3. A week of easy dinners for one. Because mastering the art of cooking the right amount of food is a skill we desperately need to conquer. See ya never, weeks of leftovers. 

  4. The best comfy summer loungewear to relax in. Raise your hand if you’re never wearing jeans again. This list has a stretchy romper, go-to joggers, and bike shorts with pockets. Bye forever, belts. 

  5. 10 books every woman needs to read in their lifetime. They’re all about women, by women. And NBD, but your life simply won’t be complete unless you read them. Book club plans = confirmed.

  6. The best podcasts of the year (so far). Whether you’re a fashion fan or a Drake stan…this list has something for ya. Headphones, where you at? 

  7. 16 home skills you should know how to do by 30. Thirty, flirty, and changing your showerhead...that’s how the saying goes, right? 

  8. How to modify your workouts to make them super quiet. Because your roommates and downstairs neighbors might lose it if they hear your floorboards creak one. more. time. 

  9. 10 things professional chefs always buy from the freezer section. I said brrr, it’s cold in here. There must be some…Tater the atmosphere. 

  10. A guide to comfort decorating. This series is all about how to spark joy within your space. Home sweet home indeed.

  11. The scents aromatherapists say will help you sleep better. Sympathies to all the imaginary sheep out there, we’ll never be counting you again. Bahhhh-bye

  12. 40 essential movies about, by, and, for women. Watching every movie on this list is just, like, the rules of feminism.

  13. An intro to moonology. Here’s what you need to know about manifesting, intention setting, and conspiring with the universe to make magic happen. One giant step for womankind, right?

  14. Self-care tips to help you be a better version of you. Good news: “doodle” and “light a candle” are on this list. Living your best life, coming right up. 

  15. A new internet read we loved: about the culture of racism in the wellness industry. 

  16. …and an old one: on the 150 greatest albums made by women. Talk about a mic drop.

  17. And finally, three totally random things that made us happy this week: moon chalk, a gummy bear hair clip, and a “women are coming” shirt.

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