Hautelinks: Week of 7/21/11

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The Best 100 Opening Lines from Books. LOVE! Some of these are incredibly profound.

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'90s kids, you are gonna love this: TeenNick to start re-broadcasting Nick series from the '90s! So excited for Clarissa, Kenan & Kel, and DOUG!!

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Related: '90s TV Show Quotes, from TresSugar! I can't wait for July 25th...

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These glitter ombre nails are too fab for words.

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We just discovered tatt.ly, a temporary tattoo store for people who prefer a little whimsy and creativity with their ink.

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In case you need more Harry Potter in your life (um, who doesn't?), you need to test out the parseltongue translator, which translates whatever you type into snake speak.

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More for the HP-obsessed: Afternoon Eye Candy featuring the men of Harry Potter.

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These creative date ideas are amazing (and most would work with friends, too)! We particularly love numbers 6, 16, and 22.

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So funny and so true: Life's Hard Questions Answered by Teen Magazines.

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Chictopia shows you how to control your shopping appetite... that is, if you want to.

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Heartwarming story of the day: Happy Ending to Tale of Humpback Whale Caught in Fishing Net

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Loved this. Feeling overwhelmed? emotionalbagcheck.com gives you the option to "check" your emotional baggage or to help a stranger with their own issues.

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Red bra + white shirt? In a pinch, it might be the perfect combo.

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Style Evolves, from Already Pretty offers inspiration to anyone looking to improve at, well, anything:

And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know it’s normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions.

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Shine has some great tips to help you brush up on your email etiquette. "Reply all" should pretty much be outlawed.

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Funny but probably NSFW due to language: Why I love Being a Girl in 2011, from The Frenemy.

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Haha, The Sartorial Twist is great! It's "a random fashion generator" that mashes up photos from the Sartorialist into unique "outfit shots".

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The NY Times discusses how Beyonce's clothing choices are causing buzz in the fashion world.

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Also from NYT, it's official: The bright hair trend has gone mainstream.

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Love this DIY: Headband Makeover: How to Make a Bow. How cute is that headband?

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More DIY cuteness: Vintage Lace Collar from a Doily.

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InStyle shows you 9 new ways to wear a ponytail. These styles would be perfect for keeping cool in the ridiculous heat we're all dealing with right now.

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On a similar note, the fun bun seems like the perfect get-ready-fast hairstyle.

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Juicy Couture's fall lookbook is full of fun, inspiring looks for the season... and they don't include velour tracksuits.

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Robert Trachtenberg's new fashion spread for Tatler magazine is so creative and cool: Don't You Know Who I Am? features gorgeous fall looks in a very unique way...

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10 Editor-Approved Drugstore Beauty Finds, via R29. I want to try that lemon lip balm!

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Crushable poses an interesting challenge: Could Giving Up Daily Texts Lead to Something Better? I'm not sure I could handle this one..

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Loving the colored jeans trend? FabSugar dishes on the best pairs.

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Jessica Quirk's talk on "The Case for Playing Dress Up" really hit home with us. Life is too short to blend in - why not make the effort and express yourself with fashion?

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Yum! This english toffee recipe looks like the perfect treat to make this weekend.

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Another fun and delicious-looking recipe to try this weekend: Watermelon Frosty or Margarita.

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If you have old magazines lying around, why not turn them into gift bows? This is such a creative idea!

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An oldie but goodie: Lifehack.org lists 60 small ways to improve your life in the next 60 days.

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RealSimple has tips on packing light for a weekend trip, with suggestions on what to pack for different destinations.

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Polyvore reveals the most popular stores and celebrities on their site. Was kinda shocked at the #1 celeb, actually.

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Lady Gaga Gets an Egg Shower for Wheelchair Performance. While I like Gaga, I think the wheelchair thing was definitely uncool. What do you think?

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Okay, this is morbid and strange, but definitely something physics lovers, Final Destination fans, and theme park fanatics will enjoy: This Rollercoaster is Designed to Kill You.