Hautelinks: Week of 12/26/13

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20 Signs You're Home for Winter Break, from BuzzFeed.

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Zoella on YouTube has two amazing recipes to try (okay, they're Xmas-themed but really good for winter in general): Christmas Gingerbread Biscuits and Chocolate. Orange. Hot. Chocolate.

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Wow: Watch The Beautiful First Year of This Preemie Baby's Life. <3

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How In-Store Analytics Are Changing the Way You Shop. Creepy from a consumer perspective, fascinating from a tech perspective.

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Xmas may be over but you can still channel the holiday in subtle ways all season long. Love it!

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This is beyond cute (and, again, good for anytime, not just xmas): DIY honeycomb photo backdrop.

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Cute idea: Make your own polka-dot tights from an old pair.

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Also loving this DIY glitter ombré dress from Studs and Pearls.

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For holiday party season: Entertaining Tips from 12 Celebrities, via Domaine Home.

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And if you're throwing a NYE bash, you should definitely make this DIY 2014 garland to decorate.

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Does your dialect reveal where you're from? Take the quiz over at Nytimes.com! This was crazy accurate for me.

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The Beauty Department shows you how to get a wide-eyed look, perfect for those days when you wish you had gotten a little more sleep.

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I'm sure we all know someone (likely male) we'd like to send this to: How to tell if you've put on too much perfume or cologne, from Lifehacker.

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Hahah, this is perfection: Cara Delevingne Modeled for ASOS, Didn't Seem to Enjoy It.

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Agreed wholeheartedly: 7 Reasons The Baby-Sitter's Club Will ALWAYS Be The Best YA Book Series.

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Woah. This report on lead contamination in fashion accessories may have you re-thinking that $5 red patent belt.

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Hahaha: Do you dress like Han Solo?

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How to Look Put-Together At All Times, from WhoWhatWear. The scarf/blazer thing is always a great go-to.

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Also from WWW, the cold weather outfit trick you should try right now. (Okay, it's probably more of a "cool" weather outfit trick.)

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And for truly cold weather, R29 has blizzard essentials for a white winter.

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Also from R29, the eBay search terms that dig up gold. Who knew?

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1 Question to Breakup Recovery, from Verily. Powerful stuff!

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HuffPo breaks down the science of the selfie.

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6 Dreams Everyone Has and How to Actually Achieve Them, from Thought Catalog.

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For science fans with lots of time to kill over break: Top Science LongReads of 2013, via National Geographic.

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Alexa Chung demonstrates her cat eye technique for Vogue.

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This giant cinnamon roll cake is the perfect recipe to try for breakfast over break.

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And speaking of recipes, who knew you could bake an apple pie inside an apple for a single-serving treat? So genius.

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For word nerds, The Atlantic asks: Is "delightful" the new "cool"?

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Love this: Someone on Reddit dug up a Newsweek article from 1995 that scoffs at the idea of the internet and is hilarious to read now. Just wonderful (err, delightful).

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7 Privileges Children Have That Should Belong to College Students. I've had surprising good luck with the kids meal one - 90% of places don't seem to follow the "age restrictions".

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10 Drinks for Any Party, from Food 52.

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How cute are these peppermint swirl candy nails? Trying ASAP.

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And finally.... Elf, as told by pugs!

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Okay, one more: 20 Day-Old Husky Pup Learns to Howl with His Human. Eeeeee!