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    Take advantage of Netflix’s June releases.

    Still from season 4 of the Netflix Original Series Orange Is The New Black.

    Jobs, classes, internships, hiding from the scorching heat—all things that add unwanted stress during summer breaks. The summer months can sometimes become as stressful as the school year and students must always find a way to unwind— what better way than with some good old fashioned Netflix and chilling?

    The streaming giant continues to release all sorts of new and interesting content each month. Critically acclaimed Netflix originals as well as this years best picture winner come into the lineup this month. In between doing those not-so-fun summer activities, check out the best new content on Netflix.

    Anyone eagerly awaiting the upcoming sequel to “Jurassic World” will get to satisfy their prehistoric appetite because the first three “Jurassic Park” films hit Netflix at the beginning of this month. That’s right, “Jurassic Park,” “The Lost World: Jurassic Park,” and “Jurassic Park III” are now all streaming on Netflix. Of course, the original still remains—and probably always will—the best of the series, but don’t dismiss the sequels so easily. Throw yourself a dinosaur party and check out the timeless trilogy on Netflix this month.

    Comedian Bo Burnham’s new special “Make Happy” hit Netflix June 3. Burnham began his career by gaining a large following on Youtube and Vine, and now he releases stand-up specials on Netflix. Burnham’s natural comedic talent and his willingness to talk about intellectual subjects not always represented in stand-up comedy make him a favorite among fans. Burnham fills his specials with hilarious songs and will have you quoting him for days after watching.

    June 17 will bring the most highly anticipated new release of the month. Netflix has become known for its original content within the past few years, and one of the site’s most popular original series’ will soon return. Fan-favorite “Orange Is The New Black” is back for its fourth season. The show takes a look at life inside a women’s prison and also explores relevant topics such as transsexuality. The show has amassed much critical acclaim as well as a devoted fan base during its first three seasons. And don’t worry, binge-watching the new season is a completely acceptable reason to call in sick to work on June 17.

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    It’s not every day that Netflix gets oscar winning films, but on June 22 best picture winner “Spotlight” becomes available—the most recent film to win the prestigious award. “Spotlight” tells the story of a team of journalists as they investigate allegations of sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church. The film has a riveting ensemble cast that includes Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams, to name a few.

    Paul Rudd fans also have something to look forward to this month when the Netflix original film “The Fundamentals of Caring” starts streaming June 24. The film stars Rudd, Craig Roberts and Selena Gomez and tells the story of a disabled boy and his caregiver as they suddenly decide to embark on a road trip. It seems to have all the ingredients necessary for a perfect indie film, including this years’ most unlikely costars—Paul Rudd and Selena Gomez.

    That just about does it for June. Enjoy the new additions on Netflix, but also make sure not to completely overdo it. Summer Binge Watching Syndrome (SBWD) has become a serious disease that can take over your life. Please watch responsibly.

    Related: Summer movie guide: Check out our picks for the best movies to see this summer 

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