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    Just Some Really Perfect Ways To Zone Out This Week

    What to watch, play, read, and more.

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    1. Watch La La Land.

    Warner Bros

    Louise says: "As the world falls down around us, there is nothing more reviving than a dose of pure fantasy. La La Land is the story of a Hollywood romance between a pianist obsessed with the golden era of jazz and a struggling actress, and whether both can succeed in a city filled with disappointment as well as magic. The music is fantastic, as are stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling (he learned to play piano like that in three months – what?). It's visually stunning, hopelessly romantic, and at times ridiculous – just the indulgence many of us need."

    If you'd rather stay home and watch something on the couch, The first episode of Riverdale on Netflix is sure to draw you in.

    2. Read Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin.

    3. Listen to Baby Boomers 2 by Recreations.

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    Rebecca says: "Full disclosure: I created the artwork for this album and its videos, so I've got a personal attachment to it. But if I had no connection whatsoever, I'd still think the recent album by Recreations (aka musician Sam Duckworth, f.k.a. Get Cape Wear Cape Fly), Baby Boomers 2, is wonderful. It's filled with music and lyrics beautiful and inspiring – at once sad and hopeful, political and personal. My appreciation of the record developed and deepened over listening to it in the course of making the art, during which time I absolutely fell in love with everything in it. I've spun it more time than I can count, and I'm not sick of it yet; I don't imagine I ever will be. Big recommendation."

    Listen here.

    Or check out the excellent BookRiot podcast.

    4. Download Duolingo.

    Chelsey Pippin / Duolingo

    If you haven't tried learning a new language via Duolingo, I strongly recommend it. Learn vocab and grammar through short bursts of rapid-fire exercises that feel almost game-like, earn points toward bonus rounds, and watch your fluency percentage go up consistently by meeting goals with anywhere between 5 and 30 minutes of practice a day. My favourite part is the app's new "bot" feature, which lets you practise conversation skills in real time.

    Get it for iOS and Android.

    Or enjoy some nostalgic city-planning with SimCity BuildIt.

    5. Cook these falafel waffles.

    6. Try this very clever drinking game cushion.

    Typo Shop

    A boozy pillow. Come on, you know you need it.

    Get it here.

    Or kill five minutes by taking this very important quiz that determines what percentage of every Hogwarts house you are.

    7. Follow Dounia Tazi on Twitter and Instagram.

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