Hautelinks: Week of 12/5/13

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The Evolution of the College Library, from The Atlantic.

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NY Mag interviewed costume designer Trish Summerville about her work on Catching Fire.

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Buzzfeed has a great roundup of DIY gift ideas you won't be embarrassed to give to your friends.

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Wow, powerful stuff: 3 Minutes That Show How the Media Failed Women in 2013.

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What does your favorite Friends character say about you? This is an important question, people!

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Speaking of important questions.... is Russell Brand baked or the smartest man alive?

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23 Things Only Sisters Understand, from Thought Catalog. So much love for this list.

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For those lazy days: Cosmo has a list of hairstyles that actually look better on dirty hair.

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The 33 Stages of Finals Week. Oh, this is the truth.

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Extremely adorable and stylish Christmas bedroom decor ideas, from Zoella on YouTube. Love!

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Youtuber missglamorazzi shows you how to make your own holiday cards.

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Omg, too funny: If Your Favorite Disney Movies Were Written by Woody Allen.

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Stylelist asks: Are the days of tax-free online shopping drawing to a close? Amazon has already started collecting sales tax when shipping to MA; the rest of the states can't be far behind...

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Too cute: This little fashionista saves her dad's life, but wants to make sure she's dressed right for the occasion.

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Should college textbooks be free? An exciting new piece of legislation is arguing just that.

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Lauren Conrad's blog shares some DIY beauty recipes sure to kick holiday season stressors to the curb.

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Also holiday-related, Buzzfeed's 23 favorite festive beauty products.

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It's that time of year again: YouTube DJs are releasing their "2013 Mashup" videos that combine the hottest pop songs of the year. See: Daniel Kim's Pop Danthology 2013 and DJ Earworm's 2013 Mix.

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Quick tips to prevent impulse shopping, from Yahoo! So important this time of year when everything is on sale...

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From Huffington Post, "Disabled" Mannequins Prove That Beautiful Doesn't Mean "Perfect".

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From Everyday Health, 7 Healthy Takes on Popular Holiday Beverages (that actually look simple and doable).

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CF writer Leah is "kind of creeped out" by Elf on the Shelf, but she still wanted you guys to see these adorable ("creepy") Elf on the Shelf ideas.

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For the geek in your life: How-To Geek has a great list of techy holiday gift ideas.

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Fascinating: The Real Value of College, in Infographic form.

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The Psychology Behind Vanity Sizing, from Forbes.

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Wow! This woman's untouched closet is a vintage-lover's DREAM! It's hard to believe she never wore any of those amazing pieces.

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Water + ink = amazingness! This is such a cool idea.

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Good read: How I Learned to Love My Fat, Naked Body, from plus-size model Tess Munster.

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This Twitter status speaks the truth.

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Hahah, these nutrition facts really get to the point.

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And finally, dog-owners, don't you wish your pup was this excited to take a bath? (Aww!)