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Press Pause: Royal Things to Read and Stream, Meal Prep Tips, and More

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Mar 8, 2021

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This week's picks coming in 3,2,1… 

1. Thoughtful gifts for the woman in your life who needs a pick-me-up. 

Treat her to caramel marshmallows, a pair of sweats that’ll keep her cozy, or an uplifting card. Because she deserves it.

2. Podcast recs from popular hosts.

Finding out what your fave show hosts listen to in their free time feels like seeing a teacher outside of school. Weirdly satisfying and comforting at the same time. Listen up, kids. 

3. Products you need to actually meal prep the right way. 

If the delivery person knows your order by heart, it’s time to start seeing other people. Like your kitchen. Warning: things may get hot and steamy.

4. Cleaning tips from Midwestern grandmas.

They’ve got hacks that’ll fix coffee stains, greasy pans, dirty mirrors, and more. Over the river and through the woods to gma’s spotless kitchen we go. 

5. 50 relationship questions to ask your partner when you’re bored.

All streamed out? Sick of debating what to get for dinner? Enter: some Qs that’ll spark spicy convos. Have fun. 

6. A discount on our fave kitchen and home gadgets.

Because you spend all your time there these days. So our friends at Food52 are offering 12% off sitewide for Skimm’rs with code THESKIMM12. We rec these reusable dryer balls and these silicone kitchen utensils, but they have stuff for every room in your home. Happy shopping.

7. How to make the most of your time at home. 

Udemy has over 130k video courses that can help you learn everything from baking the perfect cheesecake to coding an app. Oh, and Skimm’rs get up to 60% off. School’s in session.* 

8. The best movies eligible for this year’s Oscars.

Popcorn, check. Tissues, check. Judging films as if you’re a member of the Academy…check, check, check. 

9. Cool, comfortable sneakers in spring-ready colors.

Snag these 2020 Skimm Faves in off white, rose, or grey canvas. They’re durable, versatile, back in stock after having an 8k waitlist, and 15% off for Skimm’rs. NBD. Welcome warmer weather in style.*

10. How to choose between a pressure cooker, a slow cooker, or a rice cooker.

Here’s the 411 on everyone’s favorite cooking appliances, minus all the “This Is Us” trauma. (If you know, you know.)

11. A membership that’ll help you save on groceries. 

And gadgets. And beauty products. And home stuff. And basically anything from your local Walmart store. Delivered free as soon as today when you spend $35.† Start your free 15-day trial now.*  

12. What to know about the design trend you’ll be obsessed with soon.

Juuuuust as we got comfortable saying ‘hygge’ out loud. It’s time to move on to its newer, cooler cousin, Japandi. Get your Pinterest boards ready. 

13. How to turn your old tees into new cool workout tops.

Calling all former camp counselors, arts and crafts majors, and people who tried to cut their own bangs. The newest DIY fashion trend is here. And it’s your time to shine. 

14. Three totally random things we love from women-owned businesses.

A calming aloe sheet mask, this pasta art print, and this very fitting coffee mug.

Oh, and if you’re still reflecting on Meghan and Harry’s interview…

  • Watch “Diana: In Her Own Words.” This 2017 documentary uses clips from old Princess Diana interviews. It’s an emotional look at her life in the royal spotlight, and the toll it took on her mental health. (Stream it on Disney+.)

  • Listen to this podcast series about Princess Diana. Over five episodes, the hosts of “You’re Wrong About” dive deep into her life story and its tragic ending. Their assessment of her royal experience might remind you of what you heard from Meghan last night. 

  • Read these nine essential books about the monarchy. For when you want to separate royal fact from royal fiction. We’ve got reads on Meghan and Harry, Princess Diana, the Queen, and more. It's tea time.

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