Hautelinks: Week of 6/19/14

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As if we needed another reason to love T. Swift: Taylor Swift has been writing personal, inspiring, sometimes hilarious comments all over Instagram.

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Powerful: 17-year-old Savannah Brown performs a slam poem which reminds us that "standards don't define you."

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This has been making its rounds on the internet this week, but if you haven't heard yet, someone created The Feminist Phone Intervention hotline for situations when you'd rather not give out your number. The phone line automatically responds to texts with quotations from feminist writer bell hooks.

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As we're sure most of you know, the World Cup is happening right now, and to celebrate, many retailers have created World Cup-inspired gear so you can root for your team in style.

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Also World Cup-related: 12 Soccer Players Who Are Reason Enough to Watch the World Cup. (Thanks for the eye candy, Vogue!)

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This was such a fantastic piece: My sister Esther inspired The Fault in Our Stars. The movie is her sequel.

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Are you one of those people who can't work in complete silence? You may want to try an ambient noise website. Here's one that mimics a coffee shop atmosphere and another that sounds just like a rainy day.

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Take a break from scoping out Facebook on your downtime and check out these 14 Brilliant Pieces of Literature You Can Read in the Time it Takes to Eat Lunch.

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You probably visited SparkNotes while trying to decipher Shakespeare in high school, but did you know they have an online community that's filled with articles on fashion, celebs, beauty, and more? CF writer Gloria also likes the Mindhut section of SparkNotes, which specializes in "geeky" topics.

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  If you always find yourself using the same words over and over again in papers, be sure to check out this list of synonyms for commonly used words.

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Um, where has this site been all of my life? TuneFind will help you find music from TV shows and movies.

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So true: 13 Ways You Know Your College Friends Are Your Soulmates.

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Beauty vlogger Lisa Eldridge shows us how to create Alexa Chung's makeup look... on Alexa herself!

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For our readers interested in cruelty-free products, check out this list of 10 Cruelty-Free Alternatives to Cult Beauty Buys.

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From Buzzfeed: 21 Secrets About Sephora That Every Makeup Addict Should Know.

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16 Hacks For Epically Bad Hair Days, also from Buzzfeed.

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PureWow shares must-know tips and ticks for repairing damaged nails.

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ELLE proves that hair and makeup can make all the difference by sharing What the Game of Thrones Cast Looks Like in Real Life.

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Plan on taking a road trip this summer? Find out which national park you should visit.

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Speaking of travel, a man stuck in a Las Vegas airport overnight decided to make a corny yet hilarious music video for Celine Dion's cover of "All By Myself," and it's amazing.

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New obsession: the "Beyoncelogues" - dramatic readings of Beyoncé’ lyrics. (The "Mine" one is NSFW due to language.)

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Instead of tossing out your old jeans, here are 50 Creative and Cool Ways To Reuse Old Denim.

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If you like Free People, but can't always afford it, here's a round-up of 41 Amazing Free People-Inspired DIYs.

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For recent grads, Teen Vogue tells us how to land your dream job.

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Looking to step up your Instagram game this summer? Cosmo shares 10 Proven Ways to Get More Likes on Instagram.

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Haha, this is too funny: Art History: 500 Years of Women Ignoring Men.

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If you're taking summer classes right now, this Calvin and Hobbes comic on academic writing is sure to make you giggle. Or groan. Maybe both.

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Summer isn't summer without some kind of frozen treat, and these gelato recipes all sound positively mouthwatering.

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If healthy frozen treats are more your thing, Lauren Conrad shares secrets for keeping your morning smoothie extra-healthy.

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One more food-related link: this easy-to-make yogurt "confetti" is like a wholesome version of Dippin' Dots. (Yum!)

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Buzzfeed just gets it: 8 Signs Lizzie McGuire Was Your Role Model. I'm #TeamGordo forever, guys.

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Now, we love us some Marc Jacobs, but this label is pretty ridiculous.

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Can't. Handle. The. Cuteness. 42 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith In Cute, from Buzzfeed.

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This wolf pup has the hiccups, and it's adorable.

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And finally, this cat is really into drinking out of a water bottle.