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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.


App Review: Duolingo (via Travel Freak)

Duolingo app

If you are looking for an easy way to brush up on your foreign language skills, maybe to either stay sharp between semesters or prepare for some upcoming travel, the Duolingo app is pretty perfect.  The best part is that, unlike many other language apps, this one is free.  It is also easy to use and varies up the way the lessons are conducted, so it isn’t as boring as traditional learning methods may be.  The “teacher” is a cute little owl, so that just adds to the playfulness.

The Best and Worst Dressed at the People’s Choice Awards 2014 (via Haute Talk)

Allison Williams

The best part of award shows is definitely scrutinizing the wardrobes of all of the celebrities, and deciding who looked amazing and who should probably fire their stylist, or hire one in the first place.  There is nothing more fulfilling and ironic than sitting around in sweatpants and an old sweater and mocking outfits you could never even dream of affording to casually buy.

10 Tempting Tempura Recipes for National Tempura Day (via Healthy Way to Cook)

Coconut shrimp

In my opinion, one of the best parts about going to an Asian restaurant is the tempura.  Regular fried things are great, but there is something about tempura that is just borderline magical.  If you want to up the health factor on your crispy fried items, then check out some of these recipes.  It is probs cheaper to make at home/in your dorm too, as long as you don’t start a grease fire. Maybe stick to the baked variations.

6 Steps to a Picture Perfect Photo Booth (via Redesign Revolution)

Photobooth crepe paper

When many college students hear “Photobooth,” the first thing they are probably thinking of his the application on their MacBook Pro.  This DIY tutorial is talking about the other kind of photobooth, the kind that is at the mall or your aunt’s wedding.  I’m totally a fan of Photobooths at weddings, good times.  If you want to try something exciting at your next rager, maybe set up a fun and colorful Photobooth?  Emphasis on the maybe.

4 Best Workouts…To Meet Guys (via Bite Size Wellness)

Couple working out

Let’s face it, one of the highlights of working out in an actual gym is the eye candy.  If you want to try actually meeting a potential s/o at the gym, why not try a group fitness class? Depending on the type of class you take, you may meet a dude who loves a good challenge, and could be your new boo in the gym and everywhere else.

What were your favorite links of the day?