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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 2.

Dry Off

A new series by photographer Sophie Gamand captures dogs at their most vulnerable—in the bathtub. So if you're really having "a Monday," click this link, sit back, and smile. We're sure these waterlogged pups will give you an instant dose of the giggles.

Nap Smart

If you (like us!) are a frequent napper, you probably already have your siestas down to a science. For those of you who don't, check out this handy guide to optimizing your naps for brain benefits. What we learned: both 10-to-20-minute and 90-minute naps are the best for waking up sans grogginess.

Pack the Tissues

We're going to be honest, we can't wait to see the new movie adaptation of John Green's tearjerker novel The Fault in Our Stars on June 6. Until then, we're reading this tell-all interview with the cast of the movie, which includes up-and-comers like Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort.


Regardless of which side you fall on in the battle between being a boss and being #bossy, there's no doubt you can learn a thing or two from Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso. At 30, she's built an empire of cute-and-quirky fashion goods from humble eBay beginnings. Read on to get more of her tips for success.

Photo: Sophie Gamand

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