5 Things Your Commute Needs This Week: Reality TV GIFs, A Selfie a Day + More!
Drained from Coachella but gotta make it through a few days of work before you head back to the desert for weekend two? Have no fear, as we’ve got your back when it comes to commute entertainment. This week you’ll find everything from the best GIFs, a LOL-worthy web series, a podcast covering women in the startup world, 2015’s version of You’ve Got Mail in book format AND the selfie app you didn’t know you needed. Yeah, your commute is looking a little full this week.
1. RealityTVGIFs: Friends always sending you GIFs from every single Bravo show but you don’t know where to actually DL them? Take the Countess LuAnn’s advice and “Be cool. Don’t be all like, uncool.” Head to this site — created by social media stud T. Kyle MacMahon — to stock your camera roll up with GIFs featuring all the Real Housewives, Britney Spears + Mariah Carey, drag queens and more (hey, Lauren Conrad!) reacting to everything from laughing + crying to eyerolls + hairflips. Your texting game and email convos will be forever changed.
2. Pursuit of Sexiness: After a long hiatus, Sasheer Zamata and Nicole Byer return with their hysterical romantic hijinks in season two of their web series. Similar to the gals from Broad City, these real life funny lady BFFs know how to embarrass themselves while trying to get some romance in their lives — whether on a blind date or searching for love on Facebook. Like every girlfriend, they share in the embarrassment together and then indulge us with some laughing moments. Once you’ve binged the first season and the first episode of season two, check out the similarly honest + funny web series Ackee + Saltfish.
3. Women Who Startup (Available on iTunes, SoundCloud + Stitcher): If you’re looking for a listen that is all about women in tech, this will hit the spot. Co-hosted by Lizelle Van Vuuren, WWS founder + CEO of Effectively, and cofounder + CEO of P2Binvestor Krista Morgan, this podcast celebrates, connects and empowers women who startup, women founders, women who code, women who tech and women entrepreneurs. With discussions ranging from legal issues for startups, cofounder conflicts, fundraising (including cold calls), the perceived environment for women entrepreneurs today and more, those interested in the topic will come out with a much better understanding on what Silicon Valley (and the startup world as a whole) think of women. Soak in these women — and their guest’s — knowledge, people!
4. Read Bottom Up: A Novel by Neel Shah + Skye Chatham (Available on iBooks, Barnes + Noble, IndieBound, Google Play + Amazon): This is a love story for the digital age played out through email exchanges. Playing out like an updated You’ve Got Mail in book format, this tale of romance unfolds via numerous email exchanges throughout between the authors and their friends (naturally). We’re pretty sure this book is more entertaining than your work email threads. (Photo via @NinaCosford)
5. Everyday ($1.99 on iOS): This relaunched selfie-taking app is filled with all your front-facing camera needs. Set reminders to take a snap every day and line up your face to match every other day’s positions. Then make a movie out of your headshots to see how much you have or haven’t changed. Wanna make multiple timelapses so you can see the evolution of a plant, dog or child? You can totally do that too. Send us the results in a year ;)
Will you be using any of these picks for your commute this week and beyond? Let us know in the comments or share your favorites with us on Twitter @britandco.
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