Press Pause: "Friends," Party Games, and Classic Cocktails | theSkimm
"Friends" cast

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting us all in different ways. No matter your situation, sometimes you just need to press pause. Enter: our picks to help you take a break…‏‏‎ ‎

  • Party games. You can play with your crew on Jackbox. Hint: this is why you’ve been hearing about something called Quiplash. When you know, you know.
  • The best female friendships in movies. Cher and Dionne are on this list. Romy and Michele are too. Excuse us while we spend a full day bingeing.
  • Classic cocktail recipes. Perfect for your next virtual happy hour. Or for a Tuesday afternoon. Literally what is the difference?
  • Bright yellow sneakers. Because your socially distanced walks could use a pick-me-up. Bonus: these kicks from Cariuma are sustainably made, and come shipped in recycled packaging. You’ll be walking on sunshine.*
  • A guide to saving your roots. Because your co-workers just found out you’re not naturally blonde. Elle Woods is shaking. Here’s how to touch them up at home.
  • Really, really short workouts. Like really short. As in ten, or seven, or four minutes, or less. HIIT Me Baby One More Time.
  • A wellness program. Noom uses psychology to help you pick up better habits. So you can live a healthier life from home. And they’re offering a free 14-day trial. Hi, perfect timing.*
  • Four-ingredient recipes. Ideal for dwindling pantries. Or that recipe chain email your BFF put you on. What could go wrong?
  • Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s best "SNL" moments. We love them alone. But we really love them together. Watch their funniest sketches and remember: b*tches get stuff done.
  • Spring cleaning 101. You’ve heard of it…you’ve thought about it...this guide has everything you need to actually do it. Cleaning? For spring? Groundbreaking.
  • A guide to Quibi. This article gives the 411 on the new streaming service everyone’s talking about. Plus it recommends shows to add to your queue. You’re ~ with it ~ now.
  • A “Grey’s Anatomy” cross stitch pattern. Stitch for yourself, or for the Meredith to your Cristina. Because she’s your person. PS: Here’s a how-to guide to help you get started.
  • A burger and fries sweatshirt set. Keep one for yourself, send one to the BFF you wanna ketchup with. Sorry, had to.
  • A-can’t-put-it-down-thriller. Meet “Something She’s Not Telling Us.” It’s from the author of “A Simple Favor” (hi, Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively). About a family melodrama gone wrong. And spoiler alert: there’s a kidnapping.
  • TV character quizzes. The one you’ve seen floating around your social feeds. It’s a highly scientific way to find out if you’re more Olivia Pope or Olivia Benson. Dun-dun.
  • Flourless desserts. You can thank the focaccia hive for buying all the flour at the grocery store. Enter: this list of recipes that don’t need it. Let the stress-baking continue.
  • A new internet read we loved: a star is profiled. Here's Lady Gaga on making her new album, and what she really wants out of life.
  • …and an old one: an oral history of “Friends.” Because there’s nothing more comforting than the Central Perk couch when you’re ON A BREAK from normal life.
  • And finally, three totally random things that made us happy this week: an orange juice vase, the happiest sponge set ever, and this mini (like extremely small) skillet.

From a social distance,


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