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 30.

Beware of Bridesmaid Debt

While there's nothing better than attending a friend's wedding, you may want to reconsider saying "yes" to too many bridesmaids invitations—those dresses can start to weigh heavily on your wallet. Read one frequent 'maid's tale of wedding party-induced financial woes.

Get Your Mindy Fix

We love a good college commencement address, especially when it comes from one of our favorite funny ladies, Mindy Kaling. Watch here as she congratulates the Harvard Law graduating class of 2014 with a self deprecating, illuminating, and—obviously—funny speech.

Take a Class in Instagram Art Theory

Believe it or not, your filter addiction may have more to do with art history than you think. A new study from Artnet compares popular Instagram tropes like food portraits, selfies, and party pics to old world paintings by Ingres and Rembrandt.

Download Our New Summer Jam

Ever since we first saw the video for "Oblivion" we've been obsessed with Grimes' one-of-a-kind pop tunes. Now the singer-slash-producer is finally back with a new track from her upcoming album called "Go." Download it from NPR and add it to your ever-growing summertime playlist.

Photo: Alabama Peach Wedding by W+E Photographie via

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