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Stop What You're Doing And Check Out These Cool Things

What to read, watch, play, eat, and more.

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1. Watch Jane the Virgin.

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If you haven't started Jane the Virgin yet, make it your new year's resolution to do so. The show is now in its third season, with the first available on Netflix in the UK, and it is SUCH A TREAT. Bingeable AF, fun, and self aware, it's the perfect compromise for when you feel like watching something that feels trashy but is secretly super smart. Plus Britney is one of many very important cameos.

Watch it on Netflix.

And don't miss Netflix's drop of A Series of Unfortunate Events, the weekend either!

2. Read Patrick Marber's adaptation of Hedda Gabler

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Henrik Ibsen's classic existential play about an unhappy woman who finds her options in life narrowing at an accelerated speed has been rewritten for the National Theatre by award-winning contemporary playwright Patrick Marber (Closer). Currently playing to sold out audiences in London, the revival of the play is smart, deeply and darkly funny, and brilliantly updated for its time. Though Ruth Wilson's performance definitely cinched the play as an utterly captivating, the script is well worth the read for anyone who didn't get a ticket in time.

Buy a copy here.

Or go for one of 2017's most exciting here.

3. Listen to this ~positive vibes~ January playlist.

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Emma says: "New shoes, New Year and a track to jive dance to whenever you feel down. The ultimate 2017 starter pack."

Also, I dunno if you heard, but Ed Sheeran's got some new music out.

4. Play Super Mario Run.

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Hilary says: "I'm painfully addicted to Mario Run. It ticks all of the nostalgic Mario platformer boxes for me, plus it's perfectly designed for phone gaming, you can even play it with one hand while holding onto one of those dangly handles on a packed bus. Once you complete the main game you can still race against other players in a feature called Mario Rally, which is great fun, and it has tons of other cute features too. It's not super cheap at £7.99, but it's endlessly playable."

Get it for iOS and Android.

Or try the simple and addicting Unfold.

5. Try having an IRL game night.

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I love, love a good night in with a some friends, some booze, and a good game – I may or may not have participated in several multi-day rounds of Risk over Christmas. What's great is that it's good, causal, memory making fun and involves sitting on comfy couches and blocking out the world without having to turn on a screen.

Here's some excellent games to get started.

If you're not into board-games, or just a sore loser, how about using up some energy with these home workouts?

6. Cook this blueberry oven pancake.

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Brunch goals x 10000... this sweet and simple breakfast/dessert is just dying to be in your belly.

Get the recipe here.

Alternatively, or also... potatoes.

7. Follow @treatyoshelf on Instagram.

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Maggie's feed is full of stunning snaps of the books she's reading – here she features a shot made up entirely of books by writers of colour. Offering loads of variety and top notch shelfies, her Instagram is bound to brighten your day and broaden your reading list.

Or add these fashion bloggers worth following to your feed.

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CORRECTION

Jane the Virgin is currently in its third season. A previous version of this article stated the show was in its second season.

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