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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 July 21.

Break Out Your Old Scrunchies

They're back, and have been spotted everywhere from the runway to the heads of pop starlets like Rita Ora. The fabric hair holder has recently gone the way of '90s trends like Birkenstocks and overalls, becoming a serious—and chic—throwback. (The New York Times)

Meet Miss Idaho

Last week, the Idaho Falls-based contestant Sierra Sandison decided not to hide the insulin pump she wears to control her Type 1 diabetes. Instead, she wore it proudly—even during the swimsuit competition—and social media responded with a wave of approval. Now that's a beauty queen we can really get behind. (NPR)

Listen to 50 Shades of Bey

At least that's what we're calling it. This weekend B teased a preview for the trailer of the steamy-novel-turned-upcoming-movie with a slowed-down version of "Crazy in Love." (Instagram)

Get a Personalized Forecast

The new weather app Poncho sends you daily customized reports on the highs and lows, pollen counts, even what layers to pack. It's currently available in New York City and Boston, and is expanding to other cities soon. You'll never get soaked in another flash flood again. (Poncho)

Start Your Week Off Right

Got a case of the Mondays? Quick, watch this smile-inducing video of kids dancing to smash Ugandan pop hit “Jambole” by singer Eddie Kenzo. If the little boy in the striped PJ's and rain boots can't brighten your day, we don't know what will. (Buzzfeed)

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