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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!

New Beyonce Meme Threatens to Take Over the Web (Huffington Post)

Beyonce Meme Windmill GIF

Remember after the Super Bowl when an unflattering photo of Beyonce was turned into a meme? Well, it’s happened again. At one of her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour performances, someone snapped a photo of her jumping and caught her mid-air. But it’s way better when it’s photo-shopped into things.

Google Pours Millions Into New Tech Gold Rush: Housecleaning (Wired)


Google Ventures just invested $38 million in Homejoy, a tech startup founded by two siblings. Homejoy, an app similar to Uber (which helps you find cabs/limos etc in your area) helps people find and pay for an affordable house-cleaning service.

America’s Best College Towns (Huffington Post)

Burlington Vermont Best College Towns

After polling people, Huffington Post came up with a list of the top college towns in America. Burlington, VT came in at number 1, followed by Charlottesville, VA, San Luis Obispo, CA, Williamsburg, VA, and more.

Lady Gaga is a Human Christmas Tree (BuzzFeed)

Lady Gaga Christmas Tree Hair

At first I was like, “what?” but then I realized that this is one of the least crazy outfits she’s worn over the years. Merry Christmas?

Miley Cyrus Debuts Short Bob Hairdo at KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas (Huffington Post)

The 24th Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas - Day 1

Miley cut her hair, again. Now, nobody seems to be sure if this is really her hair or if it’s a wig or some sort of extensions, but either way, Miley wants to grow her hair out longer again. Personally, I loved her short hair, but it’ll be nice to see it long again. I’m not such a fan of this bob, though…

 What was your favorite link of the day?

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