20 Signs You’re Home for Winter Break, from BuzzFeed.
How In-Store Analytics Are Changing the Way You Shop. Creepy from a consumer perspective, fascinating from a tech perspective.
Xmas may be over but you can still channel the holiday in subtle ways all season long. Love it!
This is beyond cute (and, again, good for anytime, not just xmas): DIY honeycomb photo backdrop.
Cute idea: Make your own polka-dot tights from an old pair.
Also loving this DIY glitter ombré dress from Studs and Pearls.
For holiday party season: Entertaining Tips from 12 Celebrities, via Domaine Home.
And if you’re throwing a NYE bash, you should definitely make this DIY 2014 garland to decorate.
Does your dialect reveal where you’re from? Take the quiz over at Nytimes.com! This was crazy accurate for me.
The Beauty Department shows you how to get a wide-eyed look, perfect for those days when you wish you had gotten a little more sleep.
I’m sure we all know someone (likely male) we’d like to send this to: How to tell if you’ve put on too much perfume or cologne, from Lifehacker.
Hahah, this is perfection: Cara Delevingne Modeled for ASOS, Didn’t Seem to Enjoy It.
Agreed wholeheartedly: 7 Reasons The Baby-Sitter’s Club Will ALWAYS Be The Best YA Book Series.
Woah. This report on lead contamination in fashion accessories may have you re-thinking that $5 red patent belt.
Hahaha: Do you dress like Han Solo?
How to Look Put-Together At All Times, from WhoWhatWear. The scarf/blazer thing is always a great go-to.
Also from WWW, the cold weather outfit trick you should try right now. (Okay, it’s probably more of a “cool” weather outfit trick.)
And for truly cold weather, R29 has blizzard essentials for a white winter.
Also from R29, the eBay search terms that dig up gold. Who knew?
1 Question to Breakup Recovery, from Verily. Powerful stuff!
HuffPo breaks down the science of the selfie.
6 Dreams Everyone Has and How to Actually Achieve Them, from Thought Catalog.
For science fans with lots of time to kill over break: Top Science LongReads of 2013, via National Geographic.
Alexa Chung demonstrates her cat eye technique for Vogue.
This giant cinnamon roll cake is the perfect recipe to try for breakfast over break.
And speaking of recipes, who knew you could bake an apple pie inside an apple for a single-serving treat? So genius.
For word nerds, The Atlantic asks: Is “delightful” the new “cool”?
Love this: Someone on Reddit dug up a Newsweek article from 1995 that scoffs at the idea of the internet and is hilarious to read now. Just wonderful (err, delightful).
7 Privileges Children Have That Should Belong to College Students. I’ve had surprising good luck with the kids meal one – 90% of places don’t seem to follow the “age restrictions”.
10 Drinks for Any Party, from Food 52.
How cute are these peppermint swirl candy nails? Trying ASAP.
And finally…. Elf, as told by pugs!
Okay, one more: 20 Day-Old Husky Pup Learns to Howl with His Human. Eeeeee!