By now, you’ve undoubtedly heard about last week’s horrific shooting in Newtown, CT. Here is a good guide on how you can help.
Corporette has a great guide for college girls on how to dress for winter networking events.
6 Important Style Lessons We Learned from Gossip Girl, from Glamour. Yes, yes, yes to #3.
Another GG post: A show extra offers a light, but surprisingly insightful take on Gossip Girl’s New York vs. real-life NYC.
Instagram made headlines this week when it granted itself the right to sell your pictures. In a response to widespread outrage, Instagram has now backed down, saying they will remove the language from their policy.
What to do before bed and after waking up for more energy, from Lifehacker.
Oh my god, this S’Mores Hot Chocolate recipe looks too incredible not to try.
Can you believe 2012 is almost over? The Huffington Post reviews the best food moments of the year.
Glamour also counts down their favorite fashion trends of the year.
If you’re a book-lover, you’ll enjoy this video, via Upworthy.
The Beauty Department shows you how to use gold and silver sharpies for nail art. This is kind of game-changing, guys… love that it wipes off with rubbing alcohol without ruining your polish!
And speaking of beauty, Lipstick Angels is such a wonderful and sweet idea – if you have makeup skills, it would be a great way to volunteer your time!
Harry Potter fans, rejoice! (Might not be big news, but I’ll take any news I can get.)
HuffPo asks a dermatologist… is it really that bad to sleep in your makeup?
SavvySugar has tips for navigating awkward holiday gifting scenarios.
Love Starbucks drinks, but not their price tags and mile-long lines? Here are some DIY recipes to help you make your fave drinks at home.
Glamour has some thoughts on the Kardashian family Christmas card. Awww, poor Mercy!!
This little holiday prank is pretty cute and pretty much guarantees a smile (but may also prompt a slap).
Related: Mentalfloss explains why we kiss under the mistletoe.
Online Friends vs Real-Life Friends: A Comparison, from Thought Catalog.
From Cracked, 5 Celebrities Who Get More Hate Than They Deserve. I will admit, I’m definitely guilty of hating on Nickelback… maybe now I’ll tone it down. (Maybe.)
Aww, these Christmas Tree Cupcakes are pretty adorable!
From Thought Catalog: Jenna Marbles, Victim Blaming, and the Problem with the Word “Slut”. Wow, this is great. We still love Jenna, but like the comments mention, we, as women, HAVE to stop calling each other these names.
Infographic: Which Wes Anderson character are you? I got Richie from the Royal Tenenbaums.