The BOSSY List: 5 things you need to know now 11.17.17

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It was another crazy week. From the accusations against Roy Moore, Louis CK and Al Franken (among many others) to another shooting to all the shit Trump did (too many to list), it's enough to make you want to hide under the bed and never come out. Here are five things that I love this week that will hopefully distract you from the madness (and one of them includes serial killers if that tells you anything about the benchmark we're starting at)...

1. Mindhunter (Netflix)
This one starts off a little slow but once you're hooked, you're HOOKED. Based on the book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by John E. Douglas, Netflix's Mindhunter follows FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench in the late 70s as they attempt to expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder. In the process they get WAY too close to some of the country's most notorious serial killers (before they were even referred to as such). Watch on Netflix. Season 2 is almost certainly happening. Read more here.

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Photo from netflix.com

2. Trader Joe's Olive Oil
Here's some nice news: my cooking bible, Bon Appetit magazine, named Trader Joe's Premium Greek Kalamata Extra Virgin Olive Oil their pick for "Best Value" every day olive oil. Why is that important? Because the other oils they think are cool are minimum $20 a bottle and let's face it, us regular folk aren't spending twenty bucks on every day olive oil. But this one is right there in Trader Joe's for $8.99 a liter! It's true. Check out the article here.

3. “Being a Dog” by Alexandra Horowitz
"What it is like to be a dog?" That's what Alexandra Horowitz of the Horowitz Dog Cognition Lab at the Barnard College of Columbia University wants to know. I heard an interview with Alexandra recently on NPR's "Fresh Air" podcast (if you're not listening to this podcast, you need to) sharing her research and promoting her new book "Being a Dog" which outlines the science behind dogs' power of smell. Between her interest in what makes dogs' tick and her obvious love of dogs as companions and family members, she is speaking my language! Alexandra's previous book is called "Inside of a Dog." I'm buying both immediately.

4. P!NK's new album, Beautiful Trauma
I know everyone's falling all over themselves over T-Swift's new album, but I urge you to check out Pink's new-ish (it was released Oct 13) album Beautiful Trauma. I have listened to the whole album from start to finish at least 1,001 times now and I love it more and more each time. It's upbeat and motivating even on tracks like "What About Us" which Pink said to Access Hollywood is about how our current government is failing us and how so many people are being left behind and forgotten.  EW says: "After five years away Pink shows that she may just be getting this party started on her seventh LP." Give it a listen.

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Photo from idolator.com

5. Season 2 of Better Things (FX)
I've said it before and it looks like I'm saying it again: you have to watch Better Things on FX. The second season just concluded last night and it was magical. One of the best shows on TV. Catch up on Hulu or FX.

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Photo from variety.com

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