By now you’ve probably heard the sad news of Nelson Mandela’s passing. In celebration of his legacy, USA Today has a wonderful list of some of his best quotes from over the years.
Finals week, as told by elf, from Buzzfeed.
Also from Buzzfeed, Amy Poehler & Billy Eichner went caroling on the street… and it’s the best thing ever.
Wow: The Afterlife of American Clothes, from NPR. Truly eye-opening and worth checking out.
Fashionista lists the most-viewed fashion videos on YouTube right now.
From the New York Times, an inside look at what it’s like to be an assistant at Cosmo. Fascinating!
These amazing gingerbread houses will either inspire you or make you feel bad about your gingerbread house-making efforts. Probably both.
Haha: What does the spleen do? Make Ylvis fox noises!
Kinda sorta related: Youtube Rewind: What Does 2013 Say?
HackCollege is here to help you prepare for finals week.
And if you are ready for some serious, serious finals week procrastination, look no further than The Useless Web. (Be sure to put headphones in if you’re in the library; some of the sites make noise!)
For those of you joining the workforce soon: 4 Mistakes I Made My First Year On the Job, from HelloGiggles.
J’adore half-matte nails.
Awww, John Lewis’ Christmas ads are beyond sweet. Can totally see why they get so many views!
This is from last year, but useful, just in case you forgot how to wrap presents. 😉
And in case you need an idea for what to put inside that wrapping, Glamour Mag’s gift guide is pretty great.
And for the beauty guru in your life, look no further than Keiko Lynn’s beauty gift guide for 2013.
Always important for Xmas: How to wear red and green without looking tacky.
21 Knock-Out Beauty Products Hiding at Your Drugstore, from Thought Catalog.
Jee Young Lee’s photos are truly breathtaking. Amazing that she doesn’t use photoshop!
Fashion Trends of 2013 vs 2003. Ah, memories!
Fascinating: While online shopping is big, most people still prefer to shop in real stores. Do you prefer online or offline shopping?
Speaking of online shopping, Amazon has opened the fashion industry’s largest full-scale fashion photo studio.
For those of you who (like us) always swoon over a good paper fashion mag: Nine alternative fashion magazines to check out.
Hmm, the bullying experiment is a very interesting idea – hopefully it will inspire more people to take a stand and say something!
Prepare to cry… and laugh.. and eye-roll: The 18 Most Over-the-Top Marriage Proposals of 2013.
Another one from Buzzfeed: 33 of the Greatest Things That Happened on Tumblr in 2013. Ah Tumblr, we <3 you so.
I love everything about this: Macaulay Culkin forms pizza-themed Velvet Underground tribute band.
12 Shoes to Represent 12 Exes. Even aside from the amazing concept, these shoes are incredible!
Speaking of incredible, have you seen Coco Chanel’s 1920s boudoir?
“Frozen”‘s Shoutouts to Arrested Development. Loved the movie and now I love it even more.
This is great: Pantene Breaks Down Every Sexist Workplace Stereotype in One Ad.
Okay, I know these types of articles have been done to death, but these two from ELLE are really well done and bring some new perspectives to the SATC-think-piece genre: How I Learned Carrie Bradshaw Was Full of S***, and In Defense of Sex and the City.
Clementine Daily shows you how to get ready for a holiday party in less than 5 minutes.
Mmmm, these pomegranate-glazed donuts look incredible and perfect for the holiday season.
And finally, this little GIF is beyond cute. (Be sure to watch the whole thing for amazingness in the corner!)
Also: This dog struggling with a tent is made even better by the Comic Sans of the “doge” meme.
Okay okay one more cute dog post: 23 Puppies Who Couldn’t Wait Till Christmas.