Hautelinks: Week of 1/3/13

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Yay for the first Hautelinks of 2013! While we're in the New Year's spirt, Design*Sponge has some stylish 2013 calendars to help you kick the year off right. (Typing this just reminded me to replace my 2012 kitten calendar with the 2013 edition…)

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10 of the Most Powerful Female Characters in Literature, from Flavorwire. A few of my faves made the list -did yours?

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5 Popular Excuses That Are Totally Meaningless, from Cracked. The "I don't read the news" one has always bothered me, too!

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Also from Cracked and sort of related, 5 Excuses That Prevent Us from Growing Up. Ohhh, we've all made these...

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One more from Cracked: 6 Places You'll Recognize from the Background of Every Movie. Now I really want to go to Hatfield House.

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Teen Vogue editors share their new years resolutions. I love Marianne's - that should probably be my resolution, too.

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Would you use mascara as eyeliner? The Beauty Department blows our mind yet again.

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Hahah, these are so great (and, okay, true!): Your New Year's Resolutions Are Stupid - Try These Instead.

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17 Lessons I Learned in 2012, from Thought Catalog. Wow, this is really insightful and definitely worth a read.

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Also from Thought Catalog, The Quick Descent Into TV Show Addiction - something every college student experiences over winter break!

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And speaking of TV shows, here are 25 Little-Known Facts About Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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Vogue lists 13 Things to Look Forward to in Culture in 2013. Yes, yes, yes!

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Youtube guru Michelle Phan lists her top 5 beauty DIYs of 2012.

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Another good 2012 roundup: YouBeauty lists the year's best and worst beauty trends.

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Dulce Candy also lists her favorite outfits of 2012.

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According to The Gloss, braces are the newest trendy fashion statement in Asia. File this under "wait, what?"

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We just discovered Unconsumption, a fab blog on buying fewer things and re-purposing items you already have. It's a great resource for students on budgets and the eco-conscious.

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The 10 Most Embarrassing NBA Bloopers of 2012. Even if you aren't a sports or basketball fan, you will still laugh at these.

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Wow! This is so cool: A British artist is making incredible art out of old jeans.

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Also cool: Location-themed nails!! I wish I had this kind of talent.

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For those 21-plus: 10 Cocktails Inspired by Pop Culture. Wait, there are MULTIPLE Harry Potter-inspired cocktails? Where have I been?

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And in case you have too many "God of Thunder"s, the HuffPost explains how hangover cures work, and suggests which ones are worth trying.

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This will creep you out: 7 Celebs Who Literally Make the Same Face in Every Picture.

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This DIY Lizzie Fortunato-inspired necklace, from Stripes + Sequins, is pretty much the perfect winter-to-spring transition piece.

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This may be old, but if you (like us) somehow missed it, you need to see "the cutest things that ever happened".