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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 August 25.

Get Your Music Video Fix

Children of the '80s and '90s have long mourned the transformation of MTV from "music television" to a junkyard of reality TV series. Feed the video addict in you (on the heels of last night's VMA's, no less) with Pitchfork's 50 Best Music Videos of the Decade So Far list, which includes Top 40 favorites like Rihanna's "We Found Love" and lesser-known gems like Grizzly Bear's "Yet Again." (Pitchfork)

Mourn the Death of Skinny Jeans

Look down—are you wearing skinny jeans? If not, you're part of a growing group of women that skips drainpipe denim for looser, more comfortable cuts. All we'll say is, if you're gonna go loose, you gotta go with fancy pants. (The Cut)

Find Out Where You Land on the Narcissism Spectrum

Yes, you! Between our Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat accounts, it comes as no surprise that we are currently living in an era of high cultural narcissism. Is it a growth stage or personality disorder? A new book called The Narcissist Next Door plans to get to the bottom of our "me" problem. (Slate)

Schedule Your Next Roadside Facial

When's the last time you found yourself on a vacation only to realize you were desperately in need of a manicure? Or bikini wax? Instead of searching a black hole of Yelp reviews, reserve your appointment through one of the handy new beauty service-booking apps like StyleSeat. (The New York Times)

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