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  • Grilling tips from professional chefs. Next time someone tries to micromanage your burger flipping, tell them you learned what you know from Wolfgang Puck. 
  • The most romantic movies of 2020 (so far). Stream these love stories to get your “if you’re a bird, I’m a bird” fix. Heart eye emoji.
  • Nostalgic school supplies you should actually use as an adult. Like cute erasers, a Lisa Frank pencil case, and Gelly Roll pens that’ll bring you back to the days of lunch lines and rolling backpacks. Get ready to lace up your Skechers. 
  • A guide to plants that are hard to kill. All you need is this explainer, and a few words of encouragement: We beleaf in you. You grow girl. 
  • Summer desserts that couldn’t be easier. For when your heart says, “The Great British Bake Off” but your head says, “I don’t own a stand mixer.” 
  • 5 things you never thought to put in the dishwasher. We were today year’s old when we learned you should put the microwave turntable in like a plate. Mind = blown.  
  • Great podcasts for a long drive. If you’re hitting the road this weekend, you’ll need a good listen to go with your mask and sanitizer. This list has you covered. Buckle up. 
  • 15 totally random products that’ll make you smile. Aka things for your daily pick-me-up. This list has heart-shaped sunnies, funky candles, a bandana for your pup, and more. Hello, retail therapy.  
  • The best movies and TV shows about cheerleading. Want to feel old? “Bring it On” came out 20 years ago. Binge this list to celebrate spirit fingers, cheerocracy, and the fact that we’re still. Big. Red. 
  • Texts to help you end any relationship. Here's what to say when your date was awkward, when you’ve only been out a few times, or when someone just isn’t getting the hint. Thank u, Next. 
  • 12 home habits of stylish people you should copy. There are two kinds of people in the world: those who were born knowing how to style a bookcase, and… the rest of us. If you’re redecorating soon, take some cues from the effortlessly cool among us. 
  • Everything you need to know about exfoliation. Sure, a scrub is a guy that thinks he’s fly, but it’s also a good way to get glowy skin. Here’s the 411 on removing old skin cells for your next TLC sesh. 
  • A lazy (but impressive) veggie and dip board. Because nothing says “long weekend” like an Instagram-worthy spread. Cucumbers, meet your dips
  • Mental health Instagram accounts to follow ASAP. For your daily dose of anxiety advice, self-care, gratitude, and more. Consider your feed, fed.
  • Something new we’re reading: “The Life Breonna Taylor Lived, in the Words of her Mother.” For Vanity Fair’s cover story, Ta-Nehisi Coates spoke to Tamika Palmer about her daughter’s life, taken too soon. 
  • And something old we’re watching: In 2018, Chadwick Boseman gave the commencement speech to Howard University’s graduating class. He spoke about finding one’s purpose, and urged graduates to “press on with pride and press on with purpose.” Wakanda Forever
  • Finally, three totally random things that made us happy this week: tiny Uno, sweatband scrunchies, and a “Friends” magnet pack.


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