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 May 19.

The Distraction Equation

In the time it takes to check a text (even less) you can completely lose your train of thought. A recent study found that interruptions as brief as three seconds can trip you up when it comes to working on any given project. Three seconds! It’s enough to make you reconsider your Gchat addiction.

Saying No to Signing Off

From “Regards” to “Cheers” to “My Very Best,” finding the right way to end your email exchanges can feel like a chore. One Slate writer’s solution? Ban signoffs altogether. Not a bad idea, as far as we're concerned.

Fashion’s First Bunny

Cara Delevingne, best known for her bold brows and bolder social media presence, melted hearts with photos of her new bunny, Cecil. Believe it or not, her pet already has his own Instagram handle and (from the looks of it) a healthy obsession with Chanel.

You’re Invited... Again!

What do you do when you’ve attended over 30 weddings? Write a book about it, of course. That’s what author Jen Doll did with Save the Date, an entertaining account of what she's learned from her guest stints at so many ceremonies. Read an interview with her here before picking up a copy just in time for wedding season.

Spring-ify Your Salad

What do strawberries, avocados, and chickpeas have in common? They all have a starring role in this bright, fresh salad from Edible Perspective. Bring it to your next picnic to impress your health-conscious friends.

Photo: Instagram

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