Hautelinks: Week of 2/3/11

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Hautelinks - your weekly source for the best of the web

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While obviously most of us here at CF love a good fashion editorial, sometimes you have to make fun of yourself. Enter, I Hurt I Am In Fashion, a humorous take on all our favorite glossy spreads!

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Not gonna lie, as a baking addict, this was the best thing I read all week: How to Make Girl Scout Cookies at Home, complete with recipes for Tagalongs, Trefoils, and (my personal fave) Samoas. Hello, weekend project!

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This fringe sandal DIY will have you dreaming about frolicking in the grass this spring...

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Thinking about going for your doctorate? Might want to read this first and make an informed decision: The Disposable Academic - Why Doing a PhD is Often a Waste of Time, from The Economist.

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Vogue Cover Compilation Art - SO cool!

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I really never thought I'd say this, but this post officially made me want to try green eye makeup. Amazing!

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If you're not going to Fashion Week yourself, you can live vicariously through the behind-the-scenes diaries of former Project Runway contestant Althea Harper - she's writing her own column for Elle Girl!

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Top 10 Random Tips from a Personal Shopper contains a bunch of solid shopping advice. Read it before your next trip to the mall!

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Bored, lazy, procrastinating? Try this - Lifehacker shows you 10 Ways to Give Your Brain Some Exercise.

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Also from Lifehacker: How to Hack Your Brain. Good stuff!

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Blizzard Pics to Make You Smile - for all US residents who are sick. of. snow. (AKA everyone not living in So-Cal!)

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Good things happen when music and fashion combine. Case and point? Models dancing to Ratatat in Prada's S/S 2011 campaign video.

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How to Reduce Test Taking Anxiety - yes, a reminder that midterms aren't too far away...

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Stylelist lists the best hair masks to help you restore moisture to your dried out winter hair!

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If you're anything like us, you couldn't take your eyes off of Mila Kunis' amazing hair (or her Alexander McQueen gown) at the SAG awards. We can't help you get the McQueen frock, but you can get her amazing curls for yourself!

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Groundhog Day: Celebs Who Recycle Fashion. See? Celebs are just like us... except way, way richer and with way, way better clothes to wear over and over.

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We're totally obsessed with Sephora/OPI's new Urban Ballerina Collection, which features "soft shades of grey and light neutrals" - perfect for spring.

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Also Spring-perfect: Style Must-Have - A Long Pleated Dress. Cute!

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Not so much into pretty dresses? Don't worry, Tomboy chic is in for Spring, too.

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And to get you even more excited about spring shopping, Elle released their spring denim guide!

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Not sure whether to get the Verizon iPhone or stick with AT&T? This handy comparison chart will help you choose.

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Already Pretty shows you how to choose the right belt for your body shape - I had never really thought about this either!

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Eye candy: Rag & Bone's latest ad campaign, featuring Abbey Lee Kershaw, Edita Vilkeviciute, Sasha Pivovarova, and Lily Aldridge. Love!

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Non-fashion eye candy: 5 Incredible Street Artists from Around the World. Super inspiring.

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If you've ever felt guilty about checking Facebook all day, this will make you feel better: the NYT says Facebook has helped make users more social offline.

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On the other hand, maybe FB isn't all that healthy... A new study says Facebook increases the risk of eating disorders. Scary stuff!

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The much anticipated MAC x Wonder Woman collabo is out. Check out Temptalia's top picks from the collection!

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Superbowl Sunday is just a few days away, and to help celebrate, Broke Girl's Guide has your party menu plan.

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Telling someone you love them? There's an app for that. Aww...

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Also Valentine-y, NY Mag's Shop-a-Matic has some fabulous Valentine's Day gift ideas.

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Oh, Kenneth Cole. We like you, but your Twitter advertising strategy? Um, frankly? It sucks.

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By now you've probably heard that The Jersey Shore is going to Italy for the next season. What do Italians think about this? Vogue Italia's editor weighs in.

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(Almost) everyone's favorite Hills star, Lauren Conrad, just turned 25! To celebrate, FabSugar lists her 25 best looks.

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Wow! 5 Insane Early Drafts of Famous Movie Characters. Twilight as an action flick aimed at guys? Amazing.

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And if you're feeling Edward Cullen pale right now (I know I am), Refinery 29 has a great list of the best self-tanners out there right now.

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Hair appointments can be stressful - it's not always easy to ask for exactly what you want! So Bravo's Tabatha Coffey gives you some tips on how to get the most out of your next hair appointment.

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Kinda brilliant (but warning, one pic contains nudity!): Plastic clothes that turn into water.

As always, let us know your thoughts with a comment and be sure to link up anything else you read this week that's worth sharing!