Hautelinks: Week of 11/14/13

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By far the best thing I read all week: Learn 100 TED Talks Lessons In 5 Minutes, via Lifehack.org

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5 Things Every 20-Year-Old Should Know About Making Friends. Great tips.

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Also from Thought Catalog: 24 Things We Need to Stop Putting Off and Start Doing Now. I've tackled some lingering projects recently and there's no better feeling!

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Last one from TC: 21 Epiphanies You'll Have After Leaving Your College Bubble.

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Lauren Conrad shows you how to fix a scuffed pair of boots at home.

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And speaking of at-home fixes for shoes, A Beautiful Mess shows you how to make your own trendy studded Converse.

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Oooh, we are totally digging this Rodarte-inspired braid from The Beauty Department.

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Ever wondered what your favorite TV character's iPhone screen would look like?

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ELLE charts the scrunchie's fashion revival.

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"Frat Fashion Email" is making the rounds at Emory University. I don't know whether to applaud or roll my eyes... thinking a mixture of both is most appropriate.

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Whether you're gifting or wish list-ing, The Drugstore Princess breaks down the year's best holiday beauty sets for your money.

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Kevin the Cashier Goes to Michael's, from Ellen. Love this.

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18 Things We Can All Learn From Buddy The Elf, from (who else?) Buzzfeed.

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Totally missed a lot of these, but it's so true! 5 Movies That Cause Gaping Plot Holes in Their Own Sequels.

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How to whiten your teeth on a budget, from Cosmo.

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I Spy DIY shows you how to make your own band tee... and her example is pretty choice if you ask me.

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Ah, the awkward things you do in college...

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I'm not sure about the legality of this but these collages made of dollar bills sure are creative.

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Speaking of awesome artwork, how gorgeous are Katie Rodgers' fashion illustrations?

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This is total perfection: Elaborately costumed cosplayers, out of context.

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So well done: A high school girl tries out some suggestions from a 1950s guide to teen popularity... and the results are very entertaining.

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You know how you always seem to get more done in a coffee shop? Coffitivity provides free "coffee shop ambience" sounds to give you just the right amount of noise for studying anywhere.

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And what better way to get inspired to be productive than with a motivational penguin? Too. Cute.

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The only thing better than pumpkin pie is pumpkin pie with a chocolate twist. Yum!

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Speaking of recipes, these apple crisp bars look like absolute perfection.

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Glamour magazine has a great list of life mottos from the Glamour Women of the Year Awards attendees. So inspiring!

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Sad that you can't participate in Movember? Look no further than this very entertaining "tutorial" vid!

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If you're going to be studying abroad in the spring, be sure to download these must-have apps first!

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Aww, this little factoid is guaranteed to warm your heart.

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In other cuteness news, 24 Pug Puppies That Should Be Illegal.

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Watch these kittens and monkey share chips! <3 There is just too much cute on the internet this week.

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And finally, if you haven't seen the duckling slide yet, you, my friend, are missing out.