Hautelinks: Week of 7/26/12

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20 Things I Wish I'd Known at 20, from Mighty Girl. Fantastic words of wisdom.

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This is fascinating: How Our Brains Stop Us from Achieving Our Goals (and How to Fight Back), from one of our faves, Lifehacker.

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Finally, "Sh*t Fashion Girls Say" is back! And the guest stars are pretty amazing…

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Flavorwire shares the reading lists of your favorite fictional characters. These are so dead on.

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And speaking of books, HelloGiggles has a wonderful list of beach book recommendations that you'll want to bookmark (ha!). Real Simple's list is great too!

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We loved Kruzy's tutorial on layering - her how-tos are always great, and the photos make it so easy to understand.

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17 Ways Clueless Would Be Different if It Came Out Now, from Glamour. Travis would SO be in a lo-fi band! hahah

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In case you missed it, the Teen Choice Awards were this past week, and all your favorite stars were out in their finest. FabSugar has a great roundup of all the best red carpet fashion from the event.

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Aww, this is adorable and very creative: 15 Delightfully Geeky Wedding Invitations, from Mental Floss.

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A little while back, we announced the Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection, and now this YouTube video gives you a preview of all the amazingness to come!

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Is there any hairstyle more classic than the ponytail? Harper's Bazaar does a chronology of this iconic style.

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Speaking of hair, do you how how to choose the right hair brush?

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Wow, this is mind-boggling: Can you be fired for your style of makeup?

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We were sad to hear about some of the troubles Wet Seal is having. Between firing their CEO, a federal discrimination lawsuit, and dipping sales, things look tough for the company. Here's hoping they pull it together - they're often among our fast-fashion faves.

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We love these printable monogram templates, from For Chic Sake - such a cute (and simple) decor idea!

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Love Maegan's DIY rose gold heart and initial bracelet is adorable and so customizable!

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We just discovered Duolingo, and it seems like a really cool concept. It's a tool that lets you "learn a new language for free while helping to translate the web."

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The Beauty Department did a great dotted french manicure tutorial.

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And speaking of beauty, we loved this pretty purple and champagne eye makeup tutorial, from Makeup Box.

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One more: 50 Beauty Brands to Follow on Pinterest, from Racked.

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Hmm, interesting take on Disney from Cracked: How Classic Disney Movies Made an Entire Generation Suck.

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Also from Cracked, 5 Ways to Trick Your Body Into Being More Awesome. Caffeine naps? Brilliant.

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If you love the Anthropologie look but cringe at their prices, you'll like this DIY Anthro tassel necklace, from Suze Geeks Out.

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Another great jewelry DIY: CC Skye-Inspired Two Tone Chain Bracelet, from Stripes + Sequins.

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Teen Vogue did a great real-life dorm room tour, with a profile on a student in NYC. Love!

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Also from Teen Vogue, some fantastic tips on fashion illustration from the masters, including some really big name artists. So great.

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FabSugar shows you how to keep your white shirts safe with some fab stain-removing tips.

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Shine proves that bows aren't just for kids with a look at the bow fashion trend.

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12 Must-Have iPhone Apps to Download Now, from our friends at Chictopia. Some of these were obvious (does anyone not have Instagram by now?), but there were a bunch that I had never heard of!

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Refinery 29 shares 6 fall trends to shop right now, and shares some up-and-coming nail color trends to try.

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For all you Dark Knight Rises fans, Batman discussion points! (Spoilers!)

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A Beautiful Mess discusses fashion mixology, creating 8 outfits from 8 pieces. Love it!

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Lauren Conrad shares her favorite summer workouts on her blog.