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 23.

Is Instagram Ruining Your Love Life?

Aside from causing major FOMO, it's possible that constant feed scrolling is also having a negative effect on our dating lives. So whether you're ignoring your ex's posts or spending too much time creeping on your next prospect's photos, don't forget to look up from your phone every once in a while to catch life's un-Instagrammable—and possibly romantic—moments.

Meet Tech’s New Guard

If you’re looking for some Monday AM inspiration, look no further than Elle Magazine's list of tech’s leading ladies. At companies like SpaceX, Square, and Intel Labs, these women work at the exec level to revolutionize their respective industries. Get to know them!

Examine Your Caffeine Intake

Think you drink a lot of java? Try comparing your count to film director David Lynch, who loves the stuff so much he actually has a namesake roast. While it’s common for us to drink two or three cups on a particularly busy day, Lynch has an insane baseline consumption of 10 servings throughout the day—from cappuccinos to classic drip.

Decoding the Female Psychopath

What is it that draws us to female villains? From The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo to Gone Girl to Maleficent we’ve seen a slew of evil women in movies and books in the past few years. A new article in Digg attempts to get to the bottom of the slightly disturbing "female sociopath" trend in pop culture.

Welcome Marie Claire’s Newest Staffer

File this under Totally Cool. Marie Claire recently announced that Alyssa Mastromonaco, Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff for President Obama, will join the glossy as a contributing editor. We can’t wait to see what she has to say in the mag.

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