Hautelinks: Week of 7/3/13

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This 4th of July Flag Cake is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday - so fun!

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If that wasn't enough for you, here are 45+ patriotic foods to make for the 4th.

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And speaking of delicious things, these layered oreo nutella popsicles look out of this world.

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One more: 10 Creative Popsicle Recipes, from The Glitter Guide.

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As someone who is always having trouble finding the right makeup shades, this guide to makeup color theory was beyond helpful and probably the best discussion of the subject I've ever seen!

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Thought Catalog says, Just Be Better. Love this.

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ELLE asks, why don't women say they are ambitious? I'm all for modesty among both sexes but this is not OK - something definitely needs to change!

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Aaah, this made me miss the OC so much: 21 Flawless Life Lessons from Summer Roberts.

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The Oatmeal shares why the mantis shrimp is my new favorite animal. Haha, this is awesome!

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This is the perfect way to decide on your summer reading list.

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And, for more reading ideas, Buzzfeed has 14 Books to Read Before They Hit the Big Screen.

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Stripes + Sequins did a super cool DIY rock crystal bracelet inspired by Kelly Wearstler and Chanel!

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Grace at S+S also posted some easy photo editing tips for you Photoshop wizzes.

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Okay, this is definitely NSFW but made me laugh SO hard: The comments section for every article ever written about intimate grooming. So. True.

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Daily Candy has 15 Homemade Face and Hair Masks perfect for summer weekends spent with the girls.

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What would Barbie look like if she were shaped like an actual woman? One artist finds out.. and the result will surprise you.

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Remember what mobile communication was like before touchscreens? We do.

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Brit + Co shows you how to make jumbo floor pillows - these would be so perfect for dorms!

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According to The Gloss, women are spending WAY too much time worrying about their weight. Totally agree with their sentiment - we've got to work to change this!

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22 DIY Ways to Make Your Whole Life Neon, from BuzzFeed. And who doesn't want a neon life?

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Did you know you can create your own custom-colored nail polish using eyeshadow? So cool.

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How to Take Care of Your Smartphone Battery the Right Way, from Gizmodo. Super helpful and something I had never thought to do!

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Refinery 29 shares 5 fresh ways to tie a summer scarf. Cute!

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Wow! 15 Groovy Photos of High School Fashion in 1969, from Buzzfeed.

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Last one from Buzzfeed, promise: 25 Important Fashion Lessons from "Lizzie McGuire". Aah, memories!!

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Now that Google Reader has officially shut down (sad!), Lifehacker has a list of the best Reader alternatives so you can get your feed on elsewhere. I'm liking Feedly and Bloglovin - what are you guys using?

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Hahaha, this is perfect: An Open Letter to the Worst Wax Museum in America, from Vice.

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Rue has some great etiquette dos and don'ts for those of you traveling abroad this summer.

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And finally, have you ever wondered what a baby bobcat looks like? J'adorbs.