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    7 Ways To Entertain Yourself This Week

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

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    1. Watch The Fall.

    Showtime

    I'm a little late to the party on this one, so maybe you've all beat me to it, but if you haven't watched this show yet, STOP. DROP. AND BINGE. The Fall is a twist on your regular procedural show – it splits its time between following serial killer Paul Spector (dw I'm not spoiling it, you know from the very outset), and Senior Investigating Officer Stella Gibson as they play a fascinating cat and mouse game.

    Gibson, played by Gillian Anderson, is totally captivating and she'll be damned if she has time for patriarchal bullshit – I have honestly lost count of the times I've paused and rewound to hear her no-holds-barred feminist commentary on being a woman in a male-dominated field and you know... general world.

    Jamie Dornan is also watchable AF as Paul Spector.

    I watched it for 10.5 hours last Sunday, true story.

    Watch it on Amazon.

    If that's not for you, check out Katherine Ryan's recent comedy special on Netflix for some proper LOLs.

    2. Read Open: A Toolkit for How Magic and Messed Up Life Can Be by Gemma Cairney

    Pan Macmillan

    This lovely new book from Gemma Cairney is a must read for anyone trying to get their life together and cut themselves a break at the same time. Gemma's book provides bits of wisdom on everything from breakups to work troubles to body image, and keeps a really encouraging and creative approach throughout.

    Get it here.

    For something shorter, read this lovely essay by YA author Alwyn Hamilton about how nerding out online helped her gain confidence as a reader, writer, and friend.

    3. Listen to Lincoln in the Bardo.

    Bloomsbury

    This stunning book from George Saunders surrounding the death of Abraham Lincoln's young son is just as dazzling through headphones as it is on the page, thanks in large part to the star-studded cast, which includes the author himself, Nick Offerman, Miranda July, David Sedaris, and Lena Dunham.

    Listen on Audible.

    Or queue up this playlist to get you through the rest of March.

    4. Download Fun Run 2.

    iTunes

    This free and completely addicting running game lets you race against friends and other players online, and the characters are cute as a button.

    Get it for iOS and Android.

    For offline play, I'm a big fan of Tetris Blitz.

    5. Cook this sweet twist on Welsh rarebit.

    6. Try a new life-changing beauty product.

    Rebecca Hendin / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed readers have recommended the skin and beauty products they can't live without, and you're bound to find a new obsession of your own on this list.

    Or try some simple as fuck life improvement with these one-minute hacks.

    7. Follow @CuteEmergency on Twitter

    Twitter: @cuteemergency

    Cute. Animals. Brightening. Up. Your. Feed. The End.

    Or add some flair to your scrolling with these stunningly talented Instagram artists.

    This is a weekly series! If you've got ideas on great ways to spend your time, comment below or @ me to be featured in future weeks.

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