5 Commute Essentials: Harper Lee’s New Book, Minion Speech 101 + More!
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5 Commute Essentials: Harper Lee’s New Book, Minion Speech 101 + More!

Another weekend (of making) down and a new week begins. Before dipping out early on Friday to get prime seats at a screening of Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck, you’ve gotta make it through another five-day workweek, which just so happens to be accessorized with Bastille Day tomorrow. To push you through all of those commuting hours we’ve got a long-awaited book, two must-watch videos, one insightful podcast and a mega-useful app for easy, breezy, beautiful travels this week.

1. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee (Available on Amazon, Barnes + Noble, Books-A-Million, iBooks, IndieBound + Powell’s): It feels like we’ve waited decades for a follow-up to To Kill a Mockingbird. That’s right, we have. But the wait is finally over, as the newly discovered novel hits bookshelves and e-readers this week. If you’re unsure about going all in on the sequel, you can preview the first chapter (and even listen to Reese Witherspoon’s voice) before adding it to your book collection. But, who are we kidding, this one is a sure-fire hit and a must-read for those morning and evening treks. (Photo via Facebook)

2. How to Speak Minion: Even if you didn’t see Minions over the weekend — side-eyeing all you fools that missed out — there’s no way you’re not obsessed with the little yellow characters. While you shouldn’t feel pressured to go the David Beckham tat route to showcase your love for the goofy cartoon personalities, you should totally learn how to talk like them. Watch this Minion speech 101 video to become fully proficient in the language to entertain and annoy your friends + co-workers simultaneously. Sidenote: Pro gibberish talkers have a leg up because that’s essentially what Minions speak (at least as far as I can tell).

3. Re/Code Decode (Available on iTunes + Re/Code): From the sounds of the very first episode of this new podcast series, hosted by Kara Swisher, it appears like this audio show will be going extra deep on all things tech. YAY! With the inaugural episode consisting of a conversation with Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield, a long-winded talk about Apple Music and more, it’s definitely clear that any commuter craving extra tech talks in their life will be fully satisfied by this promising debut.

4. 100 Years of Men’s Fashion in 3 Minutes: As a continuation of the “100 Years of…” series, this latest video takes us on a journey through men’s fashion from 1915 to today. Watch as a male model goes from Magic Mike attire (umm, that’s underwear, duh!) to everything from a top hat + two-piece combo to a vest + slacks all the way to a Grease’s Danny Zuko look and the casual jeans + button-up combo of today’s dudes. You’ll be critiquing and suggesting clothing for all the men in your life professionally and personally after watching this perfect-for-the-train three-minute vid.

5. mlist (Free on iOS): Every morning and afternoon, your inbox is full of email newsletters from a variety of companies. Make all of those emails easier to read and all in one place with this app. Simply create an mlist account, sign up for new company emails and even add the ones you’re currently subscribed to for a seamless viewing + deleting process. Pro-tip: Subscribe to the Brit + Co newsletter to make your mornings extra bright ;)

Now that you’re ready for another work week filled with commute essentials, let us know which is your favorite in the comments.