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Hautelinks: Week of 8/25/11


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* If you’re an incoming freshman and shopping for your dorm, these dorm room shopping tips are fantastic and will save you from lots of potential bad purchases.

* We just discovered Skillshare and it’s such a cool idea – it’s basically an online listing of “classes” in your city on topics ranging from baking to taking amazing photographs. And you can even sign up to teach a class of your own!

* Teen Vogue shows you how to decorate a bohemian dorm room. Love that classic alarm clock!

* Related: Dorm Room Inspiration Board for the Mathematics Major.

* Weird Writing Habits of Famous Authors, from Flavorwire. “Writing while facing a wall, incidentally, seems to me the perfect metaphor for being a writer.”

* From Cracked, 8 Tiny Things That Stopped Suicides. Really inspiring and worth reading… just try not to cry!

* Can you guess who America’s most trusted celebrity is? This is a great article on the relationship between trust and celebrity endorsements. Would you buy anything from those celebs?

* CF reader Linnea sent this in: The Difference Between Dorks, Nerds, and Geeks. Get it right, people!

* Fabsugar made a great list of the best booties for fall.

* Heaven in three words: Ferrero. Rocher. Cupcakes. !!!

* If you’re always too busy to make breakfast in the mornings before class, this list of easy, make-ahead breakfast recipes is a must-read.

* 100 Ways to Kickstart Your Brain on a Lazy Day – great for getting going during these last few days of summer!

* Although it was written last year, this list of 10 things you probably didn’t know about Harry Potter had a couple new facts we had never heard! (And here at CF, we’re pretty HP-obsessed!)

* Ball Droppings is a fantastic way to waste a minute or 15 in between classes…

* Fashionologie’s list of back to school essentials will have you dreaming of crisp fall weather… and the perfect cozy sweater to keep you warm.

* Disney fans, you’re gonna love these Disney princess Vogue covers.

* 3 Tricky Makeup Techniques to Master Now, from Refinery 29 – the idea of contouring is SO intimidating to me, but they make it look incredibly easy.

* It’s always fun to see what celebrities looked like when they were young, but the link is totally worth clicking just to see George Clooney at 15!

* is a great site that will help you decide which book to read next, based on selectors you choose such as optimistic or bleak, short or long, and larger than life or down to earth. Very cool!

* For you hockey fans out there, ever wonder how your favorite team got its name? This post breaks down the (often bizarre) history behind NHL team names.

* Not in the best mood? Virtual balloon popping is a surprisingly good stress reliever.

* Speaking of stress, you can find out what kind of stress you have using this Sanrio (yes, Sanrio) quiz. (Bonus: Some of the translations are totally funny.)

* The Beauty Department tells you how to find your skin’s undertones. I know lots of girls have trouble with this, but this guide really is helpful.

* This lace manicure tutorial looks a little tricky, but would be such a cool look to try this fall.

* On a similar note, how awesome is this Mondrian-inspired nail art, courtesy of xoJane?! Looooveee.

* Forbes did a great profile on Matchbook Mag founders Katie Armour and Jane Lilly Warren. Love that they met in college!

* Need a headshot for cheap or just a new Facebook pic? These tips for better self portraits are truly fantastic.

* Did you hear about the controversy surrounding the movie adaptation of The Help? Read this to see why the author is glad it’s being discussed.

* Haha, The Gloss tells you what your favorite ladymag says about you.

* How to Properly Shorten Your Favorite Words, from CollegeCandy. Are you ready to embrace abbrevs? (We can hear you scoffing from here, English majors!)

* Kris Humphries is Missing from People Magazine’s Kim Kardashian Wedding Cover. Kinda bizarre, no?

* Wonder how this will go over with the fashion crowd… Krispy Kreme launches fashion-inspired donuts for LFW.

* Funny: BooksofAdam on how he sabotages all of his personal relationships.

* First Katy Perry, then the Kardashians, and now… the muppets? The Frisky has all the deets on the latest (and probably the all-time most random) OPI collaboration…

* Bizarre but cool: Butterfly fake eyelashes.

* CollegeCandy tackles the never-ending debate…. Blackberry or iPhone? (I used to be a Blackberry addict, but now that I have an iPhone, I’m never looking back!) Which do you prefer?

* Also from CollegeCandy: The Truth About Doing What Makes You Happy. And it’s just that, the TRUTH!

* 20 Movies That Came Out 10 Years Ago, from FlavorPill. Oh god, this will make you feel ancient.

* Think you know who’s really influencing the fashion trends these days? You might be surprised… (This made me laugh so hard.)

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6 Responses to “Hautelinks: Week of 8/25/11”

  1. 1
    August 25th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Thanks for the whichbook link! I’m always on the hunt for a new read and it’ll really cut my browsing time in half.

  2. 2
    August 25th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    I really loved the post about what makes you happy. As someone who is starting the college application process it’s probably much better for me to go into something that’s going to really make me happy rather than something that I might not hate and makes money, but doesn’t feel quite right. This has inspired me to tell my parents that I want to be in theatre. Not onstage (the horror!), I’ve stage managed the productions at my school and I love nothing more than walking into a theatre and feeling like I’ve come home. Now I’ve just goto figure out how to tell them…hmmm

  3. 3
    August 25th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    I love reading the weekly hautelinks and I really enjoyed some this weeks post, but I wish the article about The Help would have had a spoiler notice. I am on chapter 28 out of 34 and I have not gotten to the point where Aibileen leaves Mae Mobley’s family. I stopped reading the article at that point because I didn’t know how much more it covered, but the part that I did read sounded interested so I will have to finish reading it after I finish the book.

  4. 4
    August 26th, 2011 at 5:42 am

    LOVE Hautelinks
    I go to a university for engeneers (there are no non tecknology students at all), and I am a Mathmatic major. So I am a nerdette (girl, and not really akward, but i happens :) ).
    The dorm room shopping for math students, not such a great post. I have of course not decorated my intire with math in my mind, but if you need a clock use this×397.jpg (Notice that all clocks are pictured 10 minutes past 3)
    And i have a lamp wich i have designed myself by plotting a sphere in a vectorfield, og pushed it. The maple plot is written on it. Thats math
    (and this was my akward part)
    Love Lisa

  5. 5
    August 26th, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Personally, I don’t understand why people have so much trouble sorting out dorks, geeks, and nerds.

    Nerds, obviously, are the coolest :)

  6. 6
    August 26th, 2011 at 11:47 am

    The Harry Potter link has been posted before.

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