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Now, we don’t want to encourage you to procrastinate or anything (we take school very seriously here, duh) but we also know that sometimes what you really need during an intense study session is a quick break, to laugh a little, catch up on what’s trending and in the news, and recharge before you  sit down to write that 10 page essay. The College Mixer is our attempt at making things easier for you — here are today’s top links from around the web!

Oh, and on Fridays, we wear pink.

Just kidding. On Fridays, we have a frat party. Kind of — by frat party, we mean we feature links from other sites in our media group.

 Nailed It! The Holiday Season Calls For Some Baking Mishaps (via Healthy Way to Cook)

Melting Snowman Nailed It

If you are considering baking some Christmas cookies in the upcoming days, but have questionable baking abilities, just take a look at these cooking fails.  They are sure to give you the holiday confidence boost you need.

DIY: Christmas Ornaments! (via Redesign Revolution)

Credit: My Karma Stream

Ornaments can get expensive, making Christmas a perfect time for showing off your DIY crafting abilites.  If you have been dying for a chance to break out your glue gun, check out these awesome ornament ideas.

The Battle of the Nut Butters (via Bite Size Wellness)

Credit: Vegetarian Times

If Nutella and Peanut Butter are your only nut spread options, it is time to branch out.  If you want to get a little nutty with your next snack, check out these other nut butter options.

5 Artists Who Should’ve Been Artist of the Year Before Bruno Mars (via Celebrity Watchdog)

Credit: 365 Things to Do in Houston

Bruno Mars was named the Billboard Artist of the Year for 2013, and it really just seemed like a weird choice. Here are some other artists who were arguably more interesting this year, and probably should have beaten out Bruno.

December Must Haves: Dress to Impress for the Holidays and New Year (via Haute Talk)

Haute Talk holiday looks

If you’re still searching for the perfect outfit to wear to ring in the new year, here are a few suggestions for the perfect dress.  I would very much like for someone to buy me all of these dresses, especially the red one.

See NYC Like Buddy the Elf (via Travel Freak)

Buddy the elf gif

If you are obsessed with Buddy the Elf and wish you had his life, put on your best pair of tights and elf shoes, and dance around these New York City locations that Buddy had some of his adventures in.

What were your favorite links of the day?