Hautelinks: Week of 12/13/12

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The Beauty Department talks applying foundation in the correct direction - are you doing it right?

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Lifehacker has a great list of common grammar gaffes to avoid. The comments also contain some great advice.

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Filmography is such a cool tumblr, dedicated to finding the places where famous movie scenes were filmed.

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Hahah, Glamour has "the best photo of the Downton Abbey cast out of costume. EVER."

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The Gloss breaks down their 10 favorite red carpet looks of the year. (Confession: I'm still thinking about the Gwyneth cape…)

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51 DIY Ways to Throw the Best New Year's Party Ever, from BuzzFeed. I'm not throwing a party, but I kinda want to tape huge confetti to my wall anyway...

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Teen Vogue shows you how to recreate Lucy Hale's smokey grey eye makeup.

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These DIY holiday beauty gifts, from YouBeauty, are perfect if you have a small gifting budget - just be sure to make them right before you gift to avoid spoilage!

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And if you're not so much of a DIY-er, Lucky has 25 gift ideas under $25.

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Wow, this is fantastic and surprisingly profound: Princess Marty, The Party Princess, via NPR.

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Equally profound: If finals have you feeling frustrated and uninspired, take a break and watch the documentary "Caine's Arcade." Don't watch it in the library; there may be tears!

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Here's another video to get you through finals. You can never be too inspired.

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Also great for finals, especially in loud dorms: Rainy Mood, which simulates storm sounds.

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In case you didn't know, Santa isn't the only holiday character in town! Mental Floss lists 9 holiday characters from around the world… and they're only mostly horrifying.

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10 Things the '90s Taught Us About Love, from Thought Catalog. Aaaaah number 3 is so true - I didn't realize it until now!

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Lauren Conrad has 5 quick tips for "greening" your holidays. Love a little newsprint wrapping paper.

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The 7 Most Ridiculous Things About Calling Out Fake Fangirls, from Cracked. Love this part in particular:

If you're calling someone out as a fake fan, what's your victory condition? Preventing someone else from liking things you like? When your plan is "prevent people from enjoying Superman," you're a Hostess snack cake villain, and even more irrelevant to the modern world.

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Also from Cracked, 5 Ways High School Really Does Suck (According to Science). Just another reason to appreciate college! (Sorry, high school readers….)

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And for you fangirls ("fake" or not), here are 100 things you didn't know about the Lord of the Rings.

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Disney TV Movies That Need Sequels. Yes, yes, yes to Brink! I will always love you, Erik von Detten….

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We're all guilty of taking "selfies" (and, okay, sometimes posting them on Facebook). Well, this imgur gallery takes the concept to a whole new level… and it's amazing.

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25 of the Best Quotes of 2012, from Glamour. Oooh, it's tough to pick a favorite!

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One more from Glamour: The 14 Funniest Auto-Correct Dating Fails of the Year.

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Okay, I do not believe that this is real, but it is pretty hilarious: Please Move the Deer Crossing Sign.

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Everyone's favorite troupe of holiday high-kickers, the Rockettes, share their beauty secrets with Fashionista.

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Stripes + Sequins shows you how to make a pretty velvet hair bow - this would be perfect for holiday parties.

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The Gloss asks: If You Could Unbreak Your Heart Using Science, Would You? Apparently, it may someday be possible, though it sounds like serious sci-fi stuff.

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Do you have a 2013 calendar yet? If not, R29 recommends some adorable options.

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This peppermint hot chocolate (with candy cane stirrer) looks in-cred-ible.

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So fab: Studies show more women are becoming hardcore gamers. Though, to be fair, it's a little annoying that they cited "Angry Birds" as an example...

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And finally, this photo will completely melt your heart.