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 February 24.

Looking Back at SATC

This weekend marks a decade since we said goodbye to Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha on HBO. Ten years, two (questionable) movies, and a prequel later, how does the original series hold up? Take a look back with Vanity Fair’s “Final Rankings.”

Sochi Style

For Olympians, the only thing harder than winning the gold, it seems, is finding a pair of jeans to fit their athletic builds. This week, the New York Times chats with some of Sochi’s best about the quest for the perfect fit.

The Double-Tap Trap

Are we addicted to likes? So asks a recent article from The Cut, which dives into the tricky business of our growing reliance on social media praise. Just like addicts, those who chronically monitor their re-tweets encounter symptoms of withdrawal and depression. Are we double-tapping ourselves sick?

Playing Games

A new ranking game called Proust is my our favorite time-waster. To play, organize five topics—“sleeping in the snow,” “eating snow,” and “walking in the snow,” for example—from best to worst, send to a friend to do the same, and see how your answers stack up. Take it to the next level by creating your own boards, and watch the game spiral into absurdity.

Save A Magazine

If you’re not familiar with Got a Girl Crush, check its inspiring mission to highlight women making cool things. If you like what you see, take a minute to donate to its third issue via Kickstarter.

Angel of Mine

This week has been all about the dark, folky sounds of Angel Olsen’s new album, Burn Your Fire For No Witness, perfect for riding out the tail end of this snowy, snowy winter.

Gentleman’s Club

Head over the to the Guide to meet TV’s most gentlemanly characters, from Ben on Parks and Rec to Sherlock’s right hand man, Watson. Get ready to swoon.

Photo: HBO

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