Hautelinks: Week of 1/1/15

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Happy 2015 to all of you!! Get in the New Year's spirit with these wacky new year traditions from around the world.

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The 2014 nostalgia is already kicking in after reading this list of unforgettable 2014 moments.

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Michelle Phan shows you how to set yourself up for success in the new year.

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Also great: 15 Phrases That Will Change Your Life in 2014, from HuffPo.

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Another one from HuffPo: This Grandma Has The Best Response To Getting An 'iPhone' For Christmas.

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Last HuffPo: Do you think their forecast for 2015 trends in home, fashion, beauty and food will be correct?

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xoVain shares their 10 best drugstore beauty finds of 2014.

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Byrdie also has a good roundup of their best tutorials of the year.

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Red lipstick fans, you'll want to check out ELLE's list of the year's best-selling shades.

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RIP: TV Shows We Lost in 2014, via Buzzfeed.

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From HelloGiggles, 9 Movies You Must See from 2014.

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21 Celebs Who Actually Rocked Affordable Labels in 2014, via Buzzfeed. (This roundup is Buzzfeed-heavy today due to so many 2014 roundups!)

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LOL: The 15 Most Upset Twitter Reactions To Taylor Swift’s New Year’s Eve Crop Top. People were so mad!

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Speaking of T.Swift, we're loving this "Style"/"Blank Space" mashup by Louisa Wendorff.

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One cool way to kick off 2015: Clean out your life and hold an online garage sale.

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4 year end questions to ask yourself, from The EveryGirl.

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Easy Ways to Save $1K in 2015, from Refinery 29. Obviously results will vary with income but still some great tips on saving!

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Oldie but goodie and perfect for a new year: 25 Things You Don't Have to Justify to Anyone. <3

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Pretty cool idea: Walmart’s New Site Allows Consumers To Exchange Unwanted Gift Cards For Walmart e-Cards.

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On a much more serious note, this post covering a recent event is really a must-read for transgender awareness. Such a sad story - our hearts go out to her family and friends.

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Perfect for winter break: The top TV shows to binge-watch on different streaming services (not just Netflix!).

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Sorta related: 4 Funny New Web Series About Dating to Watch Now, via The Cut.

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One more: Here's a list of the 11 most fashionable movies on Netflix, to cut down search time and provide outfit inspiration.

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Lord of the Rings mythology explained in 5 minutes. So awesome!!

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Aw, this is cute and accurate: 9 Best Friend Vows, via Buzzfeed.

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Also quite accurate -- what your period would be like if it was a person.

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Oldie but goodie: 31 Essential Quotes for Singles, from Thought Catalog.

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So weird: Here's what the voices of Disney villains look like in real life.

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Love this: How to draw trendy banners with a step-by-step tutorial. Would be great to scan and use in web design or mailings!

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J'adore: 51 of the Best Sentences in Literature.

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Funny and thought-provoking: 12 Female Characters Who Keep Shaving Despite Constant Peril.

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Aw! This puppy can't even contain his excitement for food.

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Just let Tommy swim, for Pete's sake!

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More cute: 23 Fashionable Animals, from Buzzfeed.

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Aaaand finally: This Dog Riding Around The House On A Roomba Dressed As Santa Is A Christmas Gift To The World.