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Complexion-Clearing Tricks for Sensitive Skin, Superbowl Style Controversy, and More: Reading List

We know you don’t have oodles of time to browse through everything on the Birchbox blog and in the magazine each week. Here’s a short list of the top blog posts, articles, videos, and news you need to read this weekend. Stay warm!

4 Complexion-Clearing Tricks for Sensitive Skin: pūr~lisse founder and skincare expert Jennifer Yen told us her fool-proof tricks for saving her finicky skin from acne, hives and rosacea.

How To: French Fishtail Braid: Regular braids are SO over. Just kidding! We still love them, but this combination of a French braid and a fishtail braid is so cool we may never separate them again.

Trend Alert: How to Style the New Bob: Life changes, like welcoming a new year, always make us want to change up our hair. Luckily there’s a hot new hair trend we can get behind. Check it out and get your stylist on the phone.

Quarterback (Style) Controversy: Flacco vs. Kaepernick: Get prepped for Sunday’s big game with these lowdown deets on Flacco’s and Kaepernick’s Birchbox Man-worthy style. Included: junior prom suit rentals, flat-brimmed hats, and temporary tattoos.

Celebrating Grand Central Terminal, Then and Now: A century ago, Grand Central Station was brand-spanking new and extra luxurious—which meant it even had a women’s hair dressing parlor. Even cooler? Seeing the layout of the actual New York Times from Feb. 2, 1913.

Stay up to date on the latest and greatest news—check out our morning must reads.

Superbowl: We Care. Really. Seriously!

Photo: Peachy Green

You might be surprised how often the subject of football comes up at Birchbox HQ. But it does, and not just because Matt Field is a sports fanatic. As Katie Baker pointed out in the NY Times last weekend, 34 percent of the National League viewers are women. Anecdotally we can tell you that our staff has at least three die-hard female football fans (don’t even bring up the Jets around Katia – she’s still sad). And so, here’s Matt’s take on this weekend’s match up, and why you should care.  

At 6:30 PM EST this Sunday night, people across the country will make the ages old pilgrimage towards their lazy boys and local taverns in preparation for Super Bowl XLV. Jerseys will be donned, copious hot wings will be eaten, the Black-eyed Peas will perform, and at the end of it all, one city – Pittsburgh, PA or Green Bay, WI – will rejoice, while the other will capitulate into a state of enduring melancholy, consoling itself only with the knowledge that “next year will be different.” So what?, many of you may be asking. Why does this matter to me?

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