Hautelinks: Week of 1/21/10

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College in America is a fascinating and somewhat scary look at the statistics behind the higher education system in the US. Definitely makes you think.

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Curious as to how the Victoria's Secret runway models look so perfect wearing next-to-nothing? The (gross) answer may surprise you.

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10 Groovy Ways to Use Nail Polish. Hint: the list includes everything except "painting your nails".

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If you're like me and have trouble decoding those laundry care labels on your favorite clothes, you must check out this cheat sheet of washing care labels and what they mean. Genius!

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Help Lady GaGa help Haiti! She announced on Oprah that all the money she makes in ticket sales in New York on January 24th will be donated to the people of Haiti. If you can't make it to the show, you can still help: any purchases made on the 24th from her online store will also be donated.

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More fashionable ways to help Haiti can be found here and here.

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ZenHabits shows us the 10 benefits of rising early, and how to do it. An oldie but a goodie from a great blog.

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Saving the world never looked so chic: H&M's new "Garden Collection" is made only of organic, recycled, and sustainable materials (such as recycled PET bottles and textile waste). Very cool!

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Kate moss is designing for Longchamp!!

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This is crazy: from Rolling Stone, a true story about a girl who adopted an alias and totally scammed the Ivy League:

Brooke Henson knew she was in trouble when she logged in to her e-mail account at Columbia University and found a message from the campus-security office. She stared at the computer screen, feeling that familiar anxiety rising. You'll be fine, she reassured herself. Think positive thoughts, just like her therapist had taught her. Surely she would get out of this scrape the same way she'd gotten out of all the other ones: with smooth talk and little lies. OK, big lies.

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A Decade of What Not To Wear - yikes!

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Clutch lists the top ten trends they want to see disappear. Personally, the only one I agree with is UGGs, but what do you think?

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Last week, the Textile Museum in Washington, DC had a Harajuku Street Fashion presentation with some fabulous and avant-garde looks. Check out the photos and videos here for tons of inspiration.

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RunPee is amazing, especially if you're one of those people that always leaves to use the bathroom during movies. It's a site that tells you just when to leave so you won't miss anything critical, and how long you have to get back! Super funny idea, and it's pretty useful.

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RealBeauty lists their 33 best beauty products of all time - did your fave make the list?

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Here's a new way to try "green" fashion: this woman will recycle your old sweaters into one-of-a-kind scarves and send them back to you. Totally cute idea!

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Alexa Chung is doing a collection for Madewell, which means we're getting in line right now!

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Baby Jersey Shore (video). There are no words.

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On a similar note, Jersey Shore's Jwoww (yes, two w's) is planning to launch her own clothing line. Pretty sure I won't be rushing out to pick it up... but what about you?

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Lucky Magazine shows you where to find the perfect leggings, depending on what style you like (bright colors, opaqueness, shine, etc.).

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GQ's list of the 25 most stylish men is great. I'm convinced that the world would be a better place if more guys started dressing like them.

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We love InStyle's Ultimate Jeans Guide - there are tons of great tips on finding the perfect pair for EVERY body.

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Jonathan Saunders' return to Topshop launches tomorrow (1/23), and it's fabulous. Will you be picking anything up from the collection?

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Temporary tattoos by... Chanel? I am officially intrigued. See also: Chanel sporting goods. So fab and over-the-top!

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Can't get enough of awards show fashion? Recap your favorite Golden Globes red carpet looks with Style Section L.A.'s list of the hottest Golden Globes trends.

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There's a new hot nail trend to try: taupe nails. I kinda love this - do you?

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Parabens? Phthalates? FORMALDEHYDE? These toxic and cancer-causing ingredients are probably hiding in many of the beauty products you use right now. Get informed and stay healthy with Care2's list of ingredients to ban from your bathroom.

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Kim Kardashian's line with Bebe will show at New York Fashion Week. We can only hope it's better than Lindsay Lohan's line for Ungaro...

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In other celebrity fashion news, Jessica Simpson is teaming up with Jones New York to create a collection featuring denim. Not sure what to expect from this one, either...