Yay for the first Hautelinks of 2013! While we're in the New Year's spirt, Design*Sponge has some stylish 2013 calendars to help you kick the year off right. (Typing this just reminded me to replace my 2012 kitten calendar with the 2013 edition…)
10 of the Most Powerful Female Characters in Literature, from Flavorwire. A few of my faves made the list -did yours?
5 Popular Excuses That Are Totally Meaningless, from Cracked. The "I don't read the news" one has always bothered me, too!
Also from Cracked and sort of related, 5 Excuses That Prevent Us from Growing Up. Ohhh, we've all made these...
One more from Cracked: 6 Places You'll Recognize from the Background of Every Movie. Now I really want to go to Hatfield House.
Teen Vogue editors share their new years resolutions. I love Marianne's - that should probably be my resolution, too.
Would you use mascara as eyeliner? The Beauty Department blows our mind yet again.
Hahah, these are so great (and, okay, true!): Your New Year's Resolutions Are Stupid - Try These Instead.
17 Lessons I Learned in 2012, from Thought Catalog. Wow, this is really insightful and definitely worth a read.
Also from Thought Catalog, The Quick Descent Into TV Show Addiction - something every college student experiences over winter break!
And speaking of TV shows, here are 25 Little-Known Facts About Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Vogue lists 13 Things to Look Forward to in Culture in 2013. Yes, yes, yes!
Youtube guru Michelle Phan lists her top 5 beauty DIYs of 2012.
Another good 2012 roundup: YouBeauty lists the year's best and worst beauty trends.
Dulce Candy also lists her favorite outfits of 2012.
According to The Gloss, braces are the newest trendy fashion statement in Asia. File this under "wait, what?"
We just discovered Unconsumption, a fab blog on buying fewer things and re-purposing items you already have. It's a great resource for students on budgets and the eco-conscious.
The 10 Most Embarrassing NBA Bloopers of 2012. Even if you aren't a sports or basketball fan, you will still laugh at these.
Wow! This is so cool: A British artist is making incredible art out of old jeans.
Also cool: Location-themed nails!! I wish I had this kind of talent.
For those 21-plus: 10 Cocktails Inspired by Pop Culture. Wait, there are MULTIPLE Harry Potter-inspired cocktails? Where have I been?
And in case you have too many "God of Thunder"s, the HuffPost explains how hangover cures work, and suggests which ones are worth trying.
This will creep you out: 7 Celebs Who Literally Make the Same Face in Every Picture.
This DIY Lizzie Fortunato-inspired necklace, from Stripes + Sequins, is pretty much the perfect winter-to-spring transition piece.
This may be old, but if you (like us) somehow missed it, you need to see "the cutest things that ever happened".