Hautelinks: Week of 8/28/14

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You know you use too many emojis if you can decipher these classic novel's first lines written in the emoji tongue.

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So important: 9 Sneaky Reasons You're In a Bad Mood (And What to Do About It).

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Fascinating: The Science Behind the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie, from MarthaStewart.com.

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In case you didn't know this was done: How Celebrities Photoshop Their Instagram Photos, via Buzzfeed. It's so prevalent these days!

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BellaSugar has 18 great uses for medicine cabinet staple Vaseline.

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In case you missed them, the VMAs were this past weekend and People has a roundup of the best red carpet looks.

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Also, if you missed it, Miley Cyrus gave up her VMA acceptance speech to bring awareness to youth homelessness.

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One more on the VMAs: Why Beyonce's Feminist Performance Matters.

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Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" video is reviewed from a dance critic's perspective.

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Speaking of which, here's a Shake It Off flash mob. Love!

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Who needs lip injections when you can get the look with a few makeup tricks? Not sure I'd do this but the before and afters are amazing.

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Parents make a music video to celebrate their kids going back to school. Cute and funny.

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OMG, this cracked me up: Men try on Spanx for the first time.

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Another funny Buzzfeed vid: If guy BFFs acted like girl BFFs.

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Also LOL-worthy: The WTF Renaissance Twitter.

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Since it's PSL season again (yay!), here are 4 surprising facts about the pumpkin spice latte.

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Something for readers driving themselves back-to-campus to think about: "The Woman At The Wheel".

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OMG, this is awesome and will change the way you think about distressed denim.

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You've probably seen this around but in case you haven't, this woman recreates cartoon characters on her lips. So cool.

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Also from Buzzfeed, we thought this piece on Karyn Washington was very moving. It's important to remember that our social media personas don't necessarily match our real-life selves.

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In other Buzzfeed longform news, a roundtable discussion on fashion for women in the workplace.

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More on workplace fashion: What The Knot team wears to work.

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Even though most people are storing their boat shoes away right now, this post on the footwear style is still a sweet little read. (Spoiler: man’s best friend is involved).

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In DIY news, Stripes + Sequins did a J.Crew-inspired statement necklace.

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If you have a big event coming up, why not use some of Byrdie's red carpet beauty tips?

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In case you missed the Emmy awards on Monday, the Billy on the Street segment was awesome.

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From Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere: My 8 Steps for Feeling Confident.

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A great idea (although it would be better, of course, if we didn't need this): A nail polish that changes color when exposed to date rape drugs.

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Lauren Conrad debuts a bridesmaids dress line. Is there anything she can't do?

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Loved this piece: Feminism In A Run-Down Taffy Factory: The Women Of 'Bob's Burgers'. (Has anyone else had the marathon on nonstop since it started?)

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With back to school finally arriving, here are some cute school supply DIYs to test out.

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Being that it is back-to-school time, this will be so appropriately nostalgic: “Sh*t LITTLE Fashion Girls Say ft. Princesstard as P'Trique”.

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Your embarrassing back-to-school memories are nothing compared to Boston.com's. Remember kiddos, it can always be worse.

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7 Things to Do When You Feel Completely Alone via Mind Body Green. (Bookmark for the next time you feel homesick!)

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Here at CF, we 100% support your pastel unicorn hair. But if you have to back to the au natural side, here's how to do it, from R29.

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From Divine Caroline, links to "Pinterest's Best Fashion DIY Projects." All of these projects are simple and within the grasp of even non-crafty types.

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7 Tips for Healthy Living on a Budget, via the EveryGirl.

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News alert: The awesome blogger behind Humans of New York is taking his project global.

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In other news, one of our fave models, Cara Delevingne, is allegedly set to feature in Zoolander 2.

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“The Nostalgia Machine”: This is fun; you pick your favorite “childhood” year and “jam” to the most popular music of that year!

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69 Thoughts You Have Every Time You Go to Victoria's Secret, via Total Sorority Move.

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Cutest thing I saw all week: Munchkin kitties meet for the first time. <3

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And finally... cute photobooth pictures of dogs! Too adorable.

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Okay, one more: French bulldog puppy learns to jump!