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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.

New Year, New Fees (via Travel Freak)


Everybody knows airlines just love finding new ways to make your vacations even more expensive, and they may have some new tricks up their sleeves in 2014.  The good news is that the basic ticket prices probably won’t change much, you just have to step up your detective skills and look out for all of the hidden fees.

Nailed It! New Year, Bad Cooks (via Healthy Way to Cook)

Nailed It cake pops

Baking really can be difficult, especially if you want to make something more complex than a cut and bake chocolate chip cookie (do those even exist anymore?).  If you are feeling down about some of your own failed culinary creations, just don’t worry, you aren’t alone.  I like to think I’m a decent baker, and I still can’t get cake pops to not look like that. *Sigh*

Myths About the Common Cold You Probably Believe (via Bite Size Wellness)

Myth kissing spreads germs

Apparently, force-feeding yourself Vitamin C actually doesn’t do anything to either prevent or cure the common cold, but I just refuse to believe it.  Oh well, at least the chicken soup thing is real.  Chicken soup really does have magical healing powers.  Sort of.

5 Beauty Treatments to Kick Off 2014 (via Haute Talk)


One way to actually make the “New Year, New Me” dream come true is by giving yourself a refreshing makeover, and helping your body feel great to start off the year. Instead of ruining your “save money” resolution by treating yourself to a spa day, these are a few treatments you can treat yourself to right at home.

Upcycle This! 6 Ways to Reuse Old Magazines (via Redesign Revolution)

Magazine vase

Finally ready to let go of that stash of Seventeen Magazines you’ve been hoarding since sophomore year?  Well, before you tie them up for the recycling bin, you can transform them into something new!  Something other than fake ransom notes spelled out in magazine letters.  This way, you can have a fun piece for your dorm room or apartment, but you get to hang on to all that nostalgia.  And if you squint really hard, maybe you’ll even be able to read a little bit of that old interview with (Insert name of Mid-200s It-Girl here).

What were your favorite links of the day?