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    7 Ways To Entertain Yourself This Week

    Watch Dark, ready a timely AF YA book, and play a cut-throat bluffing game on your phone.

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    1. Watch Dark.


    This twisty Netflix original is my new obsession. It's Broadchurch meets Stranger Things meets The OA but WITH TIME TRAVEL. And if you're not sold on that, I don't know what else to say.

    Note to the wise: It's a German show, but Netflix in English speaking countries will default it to play with some not-great American English dubbing. I reverted to German audio with English subtitles and IMO it's much more enjoyable that way.

    Watch it here.

    Or get your binge hat on for The Marvelous Mrs Maisel on Amazon if you haven't already.

    2. Read Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers.

    I recently, finally, read this excellent YA book from Canadian writer Courtney Summers. I binged the audio book in less than a day.

    It was published in 2010 so it's not new, but it's relevant as hell. Following the fall-out of an attempted assault at a party, Some Girls Are is about how easily victims can be undermined and isolated when they speak up against people in power, and goes on to examine how rape culture and misogyny can contribute to troubling relationships among teen girls. Smart, surprisingly funny, and gripping all the way through, I can't recommend it enough.

    Get a copy here.

    Or treat yourself to a copy of the empowering and gorgeous best-seller, Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls.

    3. Listen to How to Solve Our Human Problems (Part 1) by Belle & Sebastian.

    Full disclosure, Belle & Sebastian probably won't solve all your human problems, but their lovely and compassionate new EP will chill you out and make you feel lovely for a bit, which is the most we can probably ask for.

    Get it here.

    Or check out Stephen Fry reading his own book of retold Greek myths.

    4. Download Coup.

    Based off the board game of the same name, Coup is a quick and brilliant bluffing game that will leave you completely addicted. Match with players online, or recruit your friends, for rounds that last five minutes, and lie your way out of assassinations and coupes. It's quick to learn and great for 2-5 players.

    Get it on iOS and Android.

    Or have a go at Ghosts n Guns for a classic arcade shooter.

    5. Cook this ultimate chocolate cake.

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    Secret ingredients include stout and mayonnaise, and as a person who is anti both of these things, I can confirm it's still hella good.

    Or make these excellently ridiculous pizza onion rings.

    6. Treat yourself to a tried and tested beauty product.

    Treat yo'self at Christmas time with a sworn-by mask, this endlessly useful and Insta-worthy make-up bag, or more from this helpful list.

    Or beef up your stationery kit in time for Christmas cards.

    7. Follow @cityofpoems.