Hautelinks: Week of 12/10/09

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Happy Thursday! Today's reading assignment: put off your finals week studying for a few minutes of guilt-free web surfing with our list of the best online finds of the week.

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Eight Things to do in College to be Successful in Your Career is great advice, no matter what you plan on doing after graduation.

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Hate how long it takes to straighten your hair? A new pill could make getting ready about 100 times faster!

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Nothing says "Happy Holidays!" quite like Simon Doonan as an elf...

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Just in case you needed another reason to want a puppy - apparently they'll help you look younger, longer. Now if only my boyfriend wasn't allergic...

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Your Finals Survival Guide: Five Tools to Make it Through is a great article from CollegeCandy! I especially love the link that lists all the 24-hour places in your area - so helpful.

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Need some inspiration? The Modcloth winter lookbook is a whole lot of eye candy.

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Speaking of inspiration, Kasmira from What I Wore talks briefly about how she organizes her outfit inspiration. If you're more of a digital person, check out the CF post on Using Evernote to Organize Everything - it's the best method I've found to organize all of my favorite inspiring photos, videos, etc.

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2009's Best and Worst Beauty Trends. Ah, it's been a fabulous (and hideous) year...

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Rent the Runway is one of our newest obsessions! It basically functions like Avelle (the handbag renting service), but lets you rent amazing dresses at a fraction of their retail cost! Perfect for those parties or formals where you want something amazing, but don't want to pay a huge price for a dress you'll only wear once.

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Need to know if Gossip Girl is showing a new episode? IsGossipGirlNewTonight.com will tell you.

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Elle Girl magazine has an amazing slideshow on how to tie scarves a bunch of different ways. It's even complete with instructions and celebrity photos to guide you.

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Ohh, nostalgia.

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Speaking of nostalgia, this list of songs that defined '80s cinema is too good. I don't know about you, but it made me want to watch The Breakfast Club while crimping my hair.

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Bluefly listed the Top 10 Made-Up Fashion Words of 2009. My favorite is "jeggings" (haha), while my least-favorite by far is "recessionista" - SO lame and awful. Who comes up with this stuff?

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Alexander Wang's pre-fall 2010 collection is amazing! I kinda want all of it - the man can do no wrong in my book.

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Modelizing had a great post with photos of Bergdorf Goodman's Holiday '09 windows. The theme was Alice in Wonderland, but it was done differently than you might expect. Just beautiful.

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Aw, 10 Things I'd Love to Tell My Younger Self is too cute, not to mention really good advice.

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These shoes are amazing. That is all.

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Facebook has announced some new "privacy changes" to the site. Here's a rundown of what the changes mean for you and how to use them. A must-read for any FB addict!

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If you want to work in the media one day, don't miss 8 Must-Have Traits of Tomorrow's Journalist.

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2009 is almost over... crazy, right? In case you need your memory refreshed on what happened this year, Time Magazine has The Top 10 Everything of 2009. We're talking news stories, medical breakthroughs, ideas, music, movies, etc. Very cool.

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If you think your apartment/dorm room is small, please see this to automatically feel better about your place.

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This hilarious line chart explains the exact reason why diets (and the whole diet industry) are ridiculous!

That's all we've got for now! Share your favorite links of the week with a comment and let us know what you think!