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 26.

Deck the Walls Your Way

We've raved about how Chasing Paper's chic removable wallpaper can transform a backsplash and double as a tablecloth. Now the company has debuted customized designs, so you can pick the pattern and color scheme that will fit perfectly in your soon-to-be-renovated space.

Get to Know The Bachelorette

Whether you're a veteran fan or a first-time viewer, this season's Bachelorette is sure to be one for the books. Why you ask? Because Andi Dorfman isn't afraid to speak her mind, for starters (in case you missed her telling off former Bachelor Juan Pablo.) A recent New York Times article set off a debate about the pros and cons of watching the show. Where do you stand? launched a debate

Your Daily Dose of Inspiration

Over 80 influencers including Deepak Chopra and Suze Orman finished the sentence, "If I were 22, I would…" for a LinkedIn campaign. Their answers, ranging from "follow my bliss" to "not go to grad school," might surprise you.

Oh No You Didn't (Eat That)

Don't believe that model who Instagrammed a giant plate of fries actually ate them? You're not alone. Enter an entertaining new Instagram account (@youdidnoteathat) that calls out food poseurs, from Kim Kardashian to fashion mag editors. No one is safe!

Lost in Translation

We're always delighted when we learn about words and phrases that have no English equivalent. Now, we have 15 of these little wonders to ponder. From pochemuchka, a Russian word for someone who asks too many questions, to hanyauku, a Kwangali term for "walking on tiptoes across warm sand," this list makes a strong case for expanding the English vocabularly.

Photo: Chasing Paper

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