Press Pause: Mindy Kaling, DIY Tie-Dye, and Simple Stretches | theSkimm
Mindy Kaling

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…

  • Homemade pop-tarts. Featuring: chocolate fudge and pretzel salt. Dinner’s done.
  • Zoom backgrounds. Download these images of magazine-worthy living rooms to plop yourself into. So your co-workers won’t know you didn’t make your bed today.
  • Movies to stream for date night. Because it’s fun to watch fictional couples who have more to talk about than their diminishing toilet paper supply. Swoon.
  • A custom photo book. Make one for Mom on Shutterfly. Featuring: the most embarrassing (and/or heartwarming) pics you can find. Happy tears guaranteed. PS: Order now for Mother’s Day delivery.*
  • Workouts you can do with a chair. For when your office is also your gym…and your living room and your wine “cellar.” Sweat now, sip later. 
  • 17 books we love about love. Meet cutes? Check. First loves? Check. Steamy affairs? Check. These reads had us at chapter one.
  • A DIY tie-dye guide. In case proper dye technique isn’t a skill you’ve retained from summer camp. Here’s how to get Instagram-worthy loungewear. Tie-da.
  • Ramadan dishes. Whether you’re celebrating the holiday or just in need of some dinner ideas, these recipes will be waiting for you at sundown. We’re eyeing the sticky toffee pudding.
  • Mindy Kaling’s new Netflix show. “Never Have I Ever” follows a first-gen Indian-American teenager navigating high school bullsh*t. This one’s for you, “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” stans. 
  • A hair trimming tutorial. With celeb stylist Adir Abergel. So you can go from Mia Thermopolis to Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo. Princess of Genovia.
  • Table games that double as home decor. This Jenga-style set and this tic-tac-toe board are pretty enough to keep out after game night. Architectural Digest, is that you?
  • Guinness World Records challenges. Use this time to do the important things in life. Like becoming the record holder for “most spoons balanced on your body.” Go get ‘em.
  • A knitting kit. This one has everything you need to go from zero to basically your grandma. One way ticket to Boca not included.
  • Simple stretches. Whether you’ve spent the last month hunched over a laptop or glued to your couch. It’s time to stretch it out.
  • A new internet read we loved: This list of 52 places to visit virtually. It will help you remember what...places...are.
  • ...and an old one: the article “Hustlers” was based on. Spoiler: Jennifer Lopez wasn’t actually there. But all the drama was.
  • And finally, three totally random things that made us happy this week: chair socks, towel scrunchies, and a sausage dog notebook

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