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Press Pause: Road Trips, Beyoncé Songs, Natural Wine

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Aug 3, 2020

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  1. 88 movies you have to watch at least once in your life. Here's the movie bucket list you didn't know you needed. Goodbye forever, endlessly scrolling on Netflix.

  2. 13 gifts that say ‘I miss you.’ Because you may be away from your people. This list has a custom art piece, a virtual wine tasting, and quarantine-themed postcards. Brb, sending long-distance hugs.

  3. A guide to freezing your produce. For when you never made the strawberry shortcake you said you were going to. Here’s how you should store all your fruits, veggies, and herbs (yes you can freeze basil). Ice ice baby

  4. A one-minute self-care ritual. That you can do while sitting or laying down. Aka the kind of daily practice we can get behind. See you in sixty...fifty nine...

  5. Moisturizer that really works. We’re talking about Ultra Repair Cream from First Aid Beauty. It hydrates and relieves dry skin right away, and lasts well after you’ve applied it. Aka it’s all you ever wanted, all you ever needed. PS: 10% of retail sales of the limited edition FAB AID versions go towards their student loan repayment initiative. Stay smooth.*

  6. 16 genius products that’ll save you money. Like reusable paper towels, a makeup-removing cloth, and a fabric shaver to revive your old sheets. Savings account, is that you? 

  7. How to stay cool at night when you’re a hot sleeper. Hint: there are other solutions beyond flipping your pillow over and over again. We’re not like regular sleepers. We’re cool sleepers now. 

  8. 14 best road trips in America. Windows down. Music up. Californiaaaaa here we comeeeeeee. 

  9. New kicks in fall colors. Because it won’t be 1,000 degrees outside forever. So this sustainable shoe company collaborated with PANTONE to make comfortable sneakers you’ll want when the season changes. Psst...their first collab sold out immediately. And Skimm’rs get 15% off for a limited time.*

  10. 64 things everyone forgets to clean. Because the last time you dusted your fake plants or ceiling fan was...never. As Kelly Clarkson once said, “some people wait a lifetime, for a moment like this.”

  11. The top 100 Beyoncé songs ranked. Retweet ≠ endorsement. Justice for “Pretty Hurts.”

  12. Five mistakes to avoid when taking a bath. Here’s why we’ll never shave our legs before getting in again. Consider yourself showered with knowledge. 

  13. The ultimate guide to quarantine dating lingo. We couldn't help but wonder, would Carrie Bradshaw get zumped (Zoom dumped) on a Post-it?

  14. Natural wine explained. It’s 5 o’clock somewhere and your trendiest friend is posting about this on Insta. Here’s your explainer on the movement, so you, too can back that glass up

  15. A guide to arranging flowers. Roses are red, violets are blue, you’re bored AF, here’s something to do

  16. A new internet read we loved: On what it’s really like to grow up in the culture of “Indian Matchmaking.” Because you’ve binged the Netflix series and want the unedited take.

  17. …and an old one: The Art of Being Underestimated. This one goes out to all the women who’ve been there. As Elle Woods knows, whoever doubted you is seriously disturbed.

  18. And finally, three totally random things that made us happy this week: a pool float for books; an instant ramen Yahtzee set; and a giant coloring poster.

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