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Press Pause: Sandwich Ideas, Movies to Watch with Your Parents, and Funny Podcasts

Press Pause with theSkimm
Jun 15, 2020

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

  1. 17 products for a socially-distant picnic. This list has an insulated tote, reusable utensils, and a mini cheese board. Meet me in the's goin' down. 

  2. The best movies to watch with your parents. For when you’ve sat through one too many awkward love scenes on family movie night. If you're with your fam for Father's Day, these picks have your back. 

  3. A monthly book subscription. Because being a grownup means you actually live for summer reading. Enter Book of the Month. They let you choose from five curated options every month, then send your pick right to your door. A+.*

  4. Olive oil chocolate chunk cookies. With flaky sea salt on top. This recipe lets you be on team ‘barely cooked through the middle’ and team ‘crispy, crunchy on the outside.’ All you need now is a glass of milk. 

  5. 10 things you’ll need for a smooth, safe road trip. This list has a collapsible cooler, a device that charges five phones at once, a trunk organizer, and more. Buckle up.

  6. A spa-like face mask tutorial. In her latest video for QVC, celeb makeup artist Mally Roncal shows you how to soothe your skin with ingredients you have in your kitchen. Oh, and she also shows you her makeup routine and teaches you a simple dinner recipe. Get into it.*

  7. 25 truly funny podcasts. Like to laugh? So weird, us too. Enter: pods from Nicole Byer, Anna Faris, the boys from “Scrubs,” and more.

  8. Stretches that will help you fall asleep. Say ‘buh bye’ to stress before you hit the sheets. Sweet dreams. 

  9. The perfect summer sneakers. These from Cariuma are sustainably made, and are comfy enough for long socially distant walks. Bonus: for every pair purchased, Cariuma is planting two trees in the Brazilian rainforest. And Skimm’rs get 15% off for a limited time only. Get em.*

  10. A sunscreen explainer. I’mmmm gonna soak up the sun, gonna tell everyone to...wear SPF all.the.time. Here are the skincare secrets that’ll protect you all summer long.

  11. Sandwiches that are actually full dinner meals. It’s time to ask yourself the important questions in life. Like why have you only been eating sandwiches for lunch. 

  12. The best workout hairstyles for all types of hair. For when you want other options beyond ponytail. Work it out

  13. Gardening 101. Sun’s out, plants out. (Dad joke...we warned you.) This guide will help beginners get your garden on. 

  14. Last-minute Father’s Day gifts:

    • Cards you can download. For hipster dads, mustache dads, “Star Wars” dads, and more

    • A wine e-gift card. Send one right to his inbox so he can buy the bottle of his choice, or put it toward a subscription. Cheers to that.

    • A sauce kit for wings. This crate comes with four sauces, a basting brush, and a towel for clean up. BTW, most orders can ship same-day. Grill king coming through

  15. A new internet read we loved: In this Q&A, a Black Lives Matter founder explains why this moment feels so different.

  16. ...and an old one: This 2017 piece, “Women Aren’t Nags—We’re Just Fed Up,” sparked a conversation about the invisible work women do at home and in their relationships. Validation, coming right up.

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