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Just Some Really Cool Stuff To Check Out This Week

What to read, watch, try, and more.

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1. Watch one, or binge all, of these short films.

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Earlier this week Dan rounded up a list of 29 excellent films you can stream in less than a half hour. Including films by Sofia Coppola, Ava DuVernay, Martin McDonagh and more, the list promises plenty of variety and hours of entertainment.

See the list here.

If you're looking for a longer watch, Amazon Prime has just released all the episodes of Sneaky Pete, a new show produced by Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston.

2. Read Wing Jones by Katherine Webber.

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This lovely YA debut follows Wing Jones, a Chinese-Ghanaian high schooler who, in 1990s Atlanta, finds herself in the midst of family tragedy with only one escape: running. It's a powerful and charming book about finding support and inner strength against the odds; it may prick your tear ducts a little, but when has a really good book not?

Buy a copy here.

Or subscribe to One Story, which publishes a brand new short story every three weeks.

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3. Listen to I See You by the xx.

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Step one: Get this album.

Step two: Slap on some mega-big, mega-isolating headphones.

Step three: Steep yourself in the moody brilliance of the xx's long-awaited return.

Listen here.

Also check out this delightful (and free!) little reminder to unplug before bed.

4. Download Litsy.

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Imagine Goodreads and Instagram had a baby and you've got Litsy. Upload pretty snaps of what you're reading, keep track of your reading list, earn points and followers by sharing reviews and quotes, and connect with other users reading the same book as you.

Get it for iOS and Android.

Or zone out with Pigment, a lovely colouring app.

5. Cook these banoffee cookies.

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Two classic desserts become one in this indulgent and simple recipe that is basically a dream come true.

For something heartier, how about this slow-cooker lemon and garlic chicken?

6. Try learning something new about yourself.

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If 2017 is the year of working on yourself, what better way to start than by figuring out where you are? This handy list offers all kinds of ideas and resources on getting to know your mind, body, history, and daily life better. And what better way to waste time than by being the centre of your own attentions?

Read the full list here.

Or learn how to pull off these trendy clothes dupes.

7. Follow @chateauversailles on Instagram

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Just dreamy AF snaps from the Palace of Versaille to whet your wanderlust. So lovely. So calm. So elegant.

Or follow @OnePoundMeals on Twitter for cheap meal inspo.

This is a weekly series! Comment below or @ me with your favourite ways to kill time, and you could be featured in an upcoming post.

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