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Weekend Debrief: It’s Getting Scary Out There

Weekend Debrief: How to Unwind From
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* Ward off the crazy news cycle with these easy ways to relax
* Try out a new cleansing regime or create your own at-home skincare concoctions
* Settle in for a movie night with friends and family

Another week, another news story of a lewd leader dominating the headlines. While Harvey Weinstein’s scandal gave us a slight reprieve from coverage of President Trump, the resulting response has been anger and frustration all the same. The world is a scary place these days, and it’s probably no coincidence that we’re just a couple weeks from Halloween.

If you want to ward off the crazy news cycle, here are five suggestions on things to do this weekend to take your mind from chaos to calm.

1. Give Your Bathroom Shelf a Makeover

If you’re a beauty lover, you’ve likely noticed the emerging #shelfie trend on social media lately. The #shelfie or #topshelf hashtag corresponds to those alluring still-life snaps of stylishly curated bathroom shelves and medicine cabinets, showing off a collection of luxe beauty products. Aside from their aesthetic appeal, these products are praised for their performance too. Here’s what you should be buying (and using) to perfect the art of the #shelfie.

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2. Find Your Cooking Zen

Whether you’re leaving home for the first time or just never got around to learning the art of cooking, you’re not alone. Thousands of Americans rely solely on take-out for their daily sustenance.

Luckily, however, cooking is a skill that can be acquired at any stage of life — and, if done right, can be a source of relaxation and inspiration too. Invest in these kitchen essentials to begin your journey to food freedom.

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3. Make Your Own Face Masks at Home

Facial masks are all the rage these days – walk into any cosmetics or drugstore and you will find a large selection of specialty face and sheet masks targeting every facial skin ailment you can imagine. While this is always an option, this unique and ingenious product will allow you to make your own facial masks, customized to your skin type or personal preferences all in the comfort of your own home.

With just the press of a button, you can have all your ingredients mixed, and five minutes later you will have your personalized mask. You’ll be setting yourself on the path to stress relief before you know it…

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4. Take An Impromptu Camping Trip

Fall is often the ideal time for taking camping trips; the weather’s not too hot, and not too cold. And it’s something you can do with little planning and even on a budget. Regardless of whether you prefer to head to mountains, the coast, or the desert for your next outdoor vacation, you’ll want to be prepared with the right supplies to keep you comfortable while sleeping outside. Here are the best products we’ve found this season.

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5. Make it a Movie Night

Our namesake action adventure genre may be best known for intrigue-laden franchises like Ian Fleming’s long-lived Bond series, but for those looking for a more family-friendly international espionage film experience, here are some fun spy-themed movies that you can stream with the kids as well. Prefer something more adult-oriented? We’ve got a few ideas for that too.

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