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7 Cool Things You Should Check Out This Week

What to read, play, eat, and watch.

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1. Watch The 100.

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If you, like me, love a good bout of teen television binging but also, like me, enjoy quality and character development, I found you a show! Based on the YA book series of the same name (BASED, THOUGH. It's quite different), The 100 follows a group of juvenile delinquents who are dropped to a post-nuclear war Earth a few hundred years from now to test if it's safe for the non-delinquent members of their space station to inhabit.

So OK, yes, you've got to get on board with the concept, but once you do The 100 is really, really good and asks a lot of complex questions about morality and human nature – it's like Lord of the Flies on steroids, and it's DARK, so be prepared for the showrunners to kill off your darlings.

Seasons 1 & 2 are available on Amazon Prime in the UK.

Not into it? Better get started on the Gilmore Girls rewatch because the new episodes will be here before you know it.

2. Read This is Grime by Hattie Collins and Olivia Rose.

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This stunning book is a must for music buffs. Journalist Hattie Collins offers in-depth look into the history of grime, with jaw-dropping photography by Olivia Rose. It's perfect for flipping through and admiring, but don't be surprised when the niche investigations captivate you.

Get a copy here.

For a gripping story, check out Peadar O'Guilin's dark and mystifying The Call.

3. Listen to The Square Root of Summer.

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This delightful audiobook version of Harriet Reuter Hapgood's smart and beautiful debut is perfect end-of-summer listening. Read by Katy Sobey, it follows Gottie, a teen grieving her grandfather and her first heart break in one go, with a surprisingly heavy yet interesting amount of physics and time travel involved.

Listen on Audible.

Want something more musical? I am SO into Spotify's Indie Chillout playlist right now.

4. Play Magic Piano by Smule.

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This charming game is chill and consuming in one go. Think GuitarHero but with piano and for your phone. Choose from a load of song options, from classics to current hits, and follow the dots to play along.

Get it for iOS and Android.

Recommended by delaynab.

If that's not doing it for you, don't worry: SUPER MARIO RUN IS HERE.

5. Cook these 3-Ingredient Cookies and Cream Cups.

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YUM, YUM, YUM. These rich and delicious cookie cups are the stuff of dreams and you deserve them. Whip them up fast and munch away for a indulgent treat.

Recipe here.

Prefer something lighter? Try one of these cheap and healthy meals.

6. Try these amazing popping candy bath bombs.

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Or just watch this video a couple times, equally satisfying. LOOK AT THAT, IT'S A MASTERPIECE.

Buy it from London's Oxford Street now, or keep an eye on Lush UK for nationwide release on October 2.

7. Follow @jesiiii on Instagram.

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This colourful account showcases the work of craft artist Jesi, and also includes great photos of her cat. It's a win-win.

Follow Jesi here.

If that's not for you, follow @reader on Twitter for links out to stunning long reads online.

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