It’s a special Thanksgiving edition of Hautelinks this week, and in keeping with the holiday, I’d like to take a minute to thank all of you for reading and supporting our little website. It may sound cheesy, but our readers really mean the world to us. We’re so, so thankful for each and every one of YOU!
Okay, now that I’ve gotten the sappiness out of the way – on to your post-Thanksgiving-dinner Hautelinks list!
Retail employees of Reddit share their Black Friday horror stories. This is nuts. Retail-working readers, you guys deserve medals for the stuff you put up with.
And to avoid being mentioned in a Reddit post for bad behavior, here’s how to shop Black Friday without acting like a jerk – or stressing out.
And for all you Thanksgiving travelers, these airport moments will ring true.
Refinery 29 shares their favorite Thanksgiving TV episodes.
How to Handle Your First Thanksgiving Back Home, from Hack College.
For book nerds: A Textual Analysis of The Hunger Games
Hahah: Amy Talks “All By Myself”. We love these Ellen & Amy videos – too funny!
Also hilarious: In case you missed it, get ready to LOL with Seth Rogen and James Franco’s spoof of Kanye West’s “Bound 2” music video.
Vogue breaks down their incredible art-inspired shoot with Jessica Chastain.
Who knows how much of this is true, but if it is, it’s totally insane: 23 Confessions of a Former A+F Employee
26 Things People With Curly Hair Are Tired of Hearing, from Buzzfeed.
The AMAs were this past week and ELLE has a breakdown of all the best looks seen on the red carpet.
This piece on gender inequality in film is stunning and proves that we still have a lot of work to do.
17 Productive Ways to Spend 5 Minutes, from Fast Company. Bookmarking this!
Hello, dream come true: Ebay just launched one HOUR delivery on local purchases. It’s only in certain cities for now but could be coming to yours next!
Clementine Daily shares a perfect 2-minute makeup routine for busy girls.
Wow. These close-up pictures of snowflakes are breathtaking.
Speaking of breathtaking, the world’s longest wood carving is crazy impressive.
This should be a wakeup call for, well, all of us: If you think you’re good at multitasking, you probably aren’t.
With December a few days away, Brit + Co have a great roundup of lovely advent calendars you can make or buy. (The full-size chocolate bar one? Yes!)
Thought Catalog talks the obsession with making ourselves appear awesome on social media.
If you’re in the mood for a good cry, these heartwarming animal stories are more effective than watching Stepmom. Awww…
Hahah: iJustine examines the INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES phenomenon.
Smart DIY: Turn an old sweater into a pair of leg warmers.
Okay, fair warning, you should probably use headphones for this unless you really want to annoy your roommates. Find the invisible cow!! Sound is required.
The Beauty Department teaches a foundation brush master class.
Random and funny: The potoo bird is my new favorite animal.
And speaking of funny pictures, this reddit thread has enough to keep you laughing for hours.
More funny: Harry Potter characters sing Pink made me giggle way more than it should have.
These sweet images are guaranteed to make you smile, plus the comment at the end about the power of a smile is really touching.
And finally, Japanese flying squirrels are perhaps the cutest animals to ever exist.