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 June 9.

Listen to Sam Smith's Album Before It Comes Out

Mondays mean learning about new albums via NPR's First Listen series, which allows listeners to preview albums a full week before they're out. Today they shared Brit crooner Sam Smith's debut In the Lonely Hour. Give it a spin, then check our ongoing playlist of 2014's best summer jams.

Idina Wins the Tony Awards' Red Carpet

Last night's festivities, hosted by Hugh Jackman, were full of show-stopping moments. And while big congrats are in order for Birchbox Man favorite A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder!, six-time winner Audra McDonald, and Neil Patrick Harris, we wish we could give an award to Broadway favorite Idina Menzel, who shined in a garnet-hued gown on the red carpet.

Let Jim Carrey Inspire You

Desperately in need of some Monday morning inspo? Check out this clip of comedian Jim Carrey's recent commencement speech to the 2014 graduating class of Maharishi University of Management. With wisdom and poise not usually associated with the man who played Ace Ventura, Carrey leaves his audience of recent grads with a powerful bit of advice.

Place Your Bets on America's Best Burrito

An impressively scientific recent survey from FiveThirtyEight.com says the West Coast is the best coast, with the highest scoring 'rito hailing from San Francisco. Where do you get YOUR favorite burrito? Let us know in the comments.

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