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 21.

Get Happy with this App

There officially is an app for everything. Happify aims to make you happier with its on-the-go smile-inducing exercises and guided meditation practices. Read more about the program and its founders here then download it for free (!) from iTunes.

Vote for Us

Speaking of awesome apps—we’re over the moon to announce that Birchbox iPhone app has been nominated for a Webby award (aka the Oscars for the Internet.) Do us a favor and cast your vote.

Meet Your New Favorite Ladyblog

Once you’ve exhausted your daily scroll of Jezebel, the Hairpin, and xoJane, take a look at The Toast. Founded by two BFFs last year, the site is already on the up-and-up. Bookmark their fresh mix of humor, pop culture, and literary pieces for your daily blog break.

Trash Your Computer (Without the Security Risk)

If part of your spring cleaning includes getting rid of an old computer or iPhone, read this simple guide to disposing of your gadgets safely first—you may even get some cash back in the process.

Listen While You Work

Whether you’re working from home or just need to drown out the conversations in your office, tune into this chilled-out playlist created exclusively for Birchbox by Nashville R&B trio, BASECAMP. Learn the story behind some of their picks over on the Guide.

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