Hautelinks: Week of 12/12/13

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By now you've probably heard the sad news of Nelson Mandela's passing. In celebration of his legacy, USA Today has a wonderful list of some of his best quotes from over the years.

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Finals week, as told by elf, from Buzzfeed.

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Also from Buzzfeed, Amy Poehler & Billy Eichner went caroling on the street... and it's the best thing ever.

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Wow: The Afterlife of American Clothes, from NPR. Truly eye-opening and worth checking out.

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Fashionista lists the most-viewed fashion videos on YouTube right now.

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From the New York Times, an inside look at what it's like to be an assistant at Cosmo. Fascinating!

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These amazing gingerbread houses will either inspire you or make you feel bad about your gingerbread house-making efforts. Probably both.

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Haha: What does the spleen do? Make Ylvis fox noises!

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Kinda sorta related: Youtube Rewind: What Does 2013 Say?

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HackCollege is here to help you prepare for finals week.

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And if you are ready for some serious, serious finals week procrastination, look no further than The Useless Web. (Be sure to put headphones in if you're in the library; some of the sites make noise!)

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For those of you joining the workforce soon: 4 Mistakes I Made My First Year On the Job, from HelloGiggles.

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J'adore half-matte nails.

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Awww, John Lewis' Christmas ads are beyond sweet. Can totally see why they get so many views!

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This is from last year, but useful, just in case you forgot how to wrap presents. ;)

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And in case you need an idea for what to put inside that wrapping, Glamour Mag's gift guide is pretty great.

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And for the beauty guru in your life, look no further than Keiko Lynn's beauty gift guide for 2013.

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Always important for Xmas: How to wear red and green without looking tacky.

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21 Knock-Out Beauty Products Hiding at Your Drugstore, from Thought Catalog.

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Jee Young Lee's photos are truly breathtaking. Amazing that she doesn't use photoshop!

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Fashion Trends of 2013 vs 2003. Ah, memories!

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Fascinating: While online shopping is big, most people still prefer to shop in real stores. Do you prefer online or offline shopping?

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Speaking of online shopping, Amazon has opened the fashion industry's largest full-scale fashion photo studio.

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For those of you who (like us) always swoon over a good paper fashion mag: Nine alternative fashion magazines to check out.

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Wow, so cool: Researchers reveal Stonehenge stones hold incredible musical properties.

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Hmm, the bullying experiment is a very interesting idea - hopefully it will inspire more people to take a stand and say something!

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Prepare to cry... and laugh.. and eye-roll: The 18 Most Over-the-Top Marriage Proposals of 2013.

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Another one from Buzzfeed: 33 of the Greatest Things That Happened on Tumblr in 2013. Ah Tumblr, we <3 you so.

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I love everything about this: Macaulay Culkin forms pizza-themed Velvet Underground tribute band.

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Nevermind Amazon's drones; Groupon has catapults.

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12 Shoes to Represent 12 Exes. Even aside from the amazing concept, these shoes are incredible!

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Speaking of incredible, have you seen Coco Chanel's 1920s boudoir?

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"Frozen"'s Shoutouts to Arrested Development. Loved the movie and now I love it even more.

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This is great: Pantene Breaks Down Every Sexist Workplace Stereotype in One Ad.

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Okay, I know these types of articles have been done to death, but these two from ELLE are really well done and bring some new perspectives to the SATC-think-piece genre: How I Learned Carrie Bradshaw Was Full of S***, and In Defense of Sex and the City.

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Clementine Daily shows you how to get ready for a holiday party in less than 5 minutes.

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Mmmm, these pomegranate-glazed donuts look incredible and perfect for the holiday season.

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Hahaha: Living with a dog is like having a furry drunk person around.

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And finally, this little GIF is beyond cute. (Be sure to watch the whole thing for amazingness in the corner!)

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Also: This dog struggling with a tent is made even better by the Comic Sans of the "doge" meme.

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Okay okay one more cute dog post: 23 Puppies Who Couldn't Wait Till Christmas.