Birchbox Short List

Forgive us for stating the obvious but: It’s Monday, and you’re not quite ready to start the work week. That’s why we’re bringing you the Birchbox Short List, a spirited guide to the best celeb gossip, videos, beauty news, and more. Think of it as your second cup of Joe—we promise we’ll leave you feeling ready to conquer the day (and week) ahead. Here, our picks for the week of April 14.

Fake-Out Drake

Sigh… Drake. We’re always happy to be reminded that the rapper-slash-ladykiller is also a goof, proven yet again by this hilarious prank he played on people for Jimmy Kimmel. Would you be fooled?

Rapid Reader

Can't consume the news fast enough? A new app called Spritz aims to help you speed up by flashing individual words on the screen instead of making you read from left to right. While it may be an efficient way to tear through the New York Times, we can’t see it doing justice to our favorite pieces of literature.

The Great Cookie Search

Who makes the best chocolate chip cookie in NYC? Follow one woman on her journey through 100 of the city’s finest offerings. Warning: It’s impossible not to close the tab without craving one of the sweet treats for yourself.

Long Hair, Don’t Care

Have you ever wondered how it feels to be a guy with long hair? This interview with a member of the Men’s Long Hair Hyperboard (an online community for the Jared Leto's of the world) is full of interesting insights. Our favorite takeaway? Dudes with flowing locks love Ojon.

Beauty for a Cause

Next week kicks off Davines' fourth annual Sustainable Beauty Week, through which participating salons offer donation-based services. All proceeds go to eco-friendly organizations like The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation. Visit their site to find out more!

Warm-weather Tunes

As spring finally graces us with its presence (better late than never), we can’t help but be in the mood for breezy, happy tunes. Currently in rotation: Todd Terje’s upbeat It’s Album Time, Real Estate’s easy-on-the-ears Atlas, and Mac Demarco’s wacky-sweet Salad Days.

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