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 28.

Watch Your Favorite Pop Star on House of Style

While you may or may not be old enough to remember MTV's beloved fashion series House of Style, you will no doubt be delighted to hear that it's returning with a very special host: one of our favorite summer jams singers, Ms. Iggy Azalea. No reports yet on the show's "Fancy" factor. Our prediction? Very high. (MTV)

Tackle Those Languishing Longreads

Last week, the New Yorker's site got a major face lift. The best feature of all? The temporary removal of its archival paywall, which means that thousands of brilliant articles, short stories, and cartoons are now available to anyone with an Internet connection. If you're overwhelmed, here are some suggestions for where to start. (The Awl)

Live like Shailene (Well, For a Week)

If you've been reading up on the star of the Divergent series and the Fault in Our Stars, then you probably know that Shailene Woodley is a fan of very natural—and sometimes unorthodox—beauty practices (Exhibit A: she eats clay). Follow one intrepid reporter as she lives like the actress for one week and tells the tale. (The Cut)

Get Educated on the SubTweet

Have you ever been curious about who's subtweeting whom (and, um, what the heck a "subtweet" is?). In this deep dive into the phenomenon, Internet lingo enthusiast Michael Reid Roberts gives you the lowdown on how to throw shade, Twitter style. (The American Reader)

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