Links to Love

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1. Why red carpet makeup looks bad in real life
Sure, makeup is about making yourself look good, but it's also about having fun. There are certain things, like contouring, that work really well in photos, but if you view it as something that can reconfigure your face in real life, well, you're going to be disappointed, and you're gonna look kind of strange.
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2. Abraham Lincoln's Steampunk Presidency
Did you know that Abe Lincoln (in addition to being a Vampire Hunter) is the only U.S. president to hold a patent? And he also presided over one of the most technologically innovative periods in history.

3. Being Happy With Sugar
There are a lot of reasons why people are gaining weight, and a lot of it, in nearly every corner of the globe. It might be human nature to look for the magic bullet, the one thing that we can cut out and demonize so that we don't have to make substantive changes in the way that we live, but that's incredibly unproductive. Do we need to eat less sugar? Oh, most definitely. However, like fat and carbs, sugar is fine for you so long as you don't eat too much of it. 

4. Colleges become the victims of progressivism
Ready for your hate read of the day? This guy, among another things, thinks that there are privileges that come with being a sexual assault victim, and even uses scare quotes around the words sexual assault. Also, apparently it isn't really rape if a woman says no, but doesn't resist physically, because of course it's only rape if a stranger jumps out of the bushes holds a knife to your throat. I am getting pissed off again just writing about it.

5. Thom Browne Resort 2015
Ok, so you had your hate read of the day; let's go out on a nice note with something pretty. I love Thom Browne, an American designer who is mostly known for having an uncanny ability to translate his absolutely bonkers runway looks into chic, wearable pieces in real life. His resort collection isn't as out there as other seasons, but there's still something a little 40s meets 70s meets acid trip, and I love it.