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Happy Friday! Longest week ever, right?!

Are you taking a little time off for the holidays? I hope so. It’s been such a big year that I think we all deserve it! If you are taking a break, good news! Today’s Carousel is a super-biggie, so there’s plenty to keep you occupied if it’s too cold to do much else!

I also have a fantastic (little) treat… As of Wednesday, all of the external links on my site open in a new tab! HOORAY! I’ve been asked for this for a very long time, but since I don’t use WordPress, it was a tricky little fix. Thankfully, Kat’s husband is a genius & came to the rescue. So! Feel free to click click click & delight in having a browser full of exciting tabs!

What do you think of this article on the power of negative thinking?

I love animated gifs.

Loulou wrote about moving into a new era.

Have you ever thought that maybe your soulmate isn’t romantic?

To consider: Are you a Mean Girl?

Recite This turns any quote into an instant poster-style image!

I missed this event, but thankfully, George Lois’ speech at Creative Mornings was captured on video!

I am 100% in love with this beautiful woodland editorial shoot by Feather & Stone.

Nubby put together a great piece on how to make a media kit for your blog!

Wow. I can’t believe TLC are making a reality show about extreme funerals! I mean, really! New lows!

If you need a new desktop background, try Google image searching for “glitter nailpolish macro”! I found a bunch of great ones & pinned them to my Style Influences board. This one’s my wallpaper right now!

Imagine trying to board a subway car full of balloons!

Taiwan’s cherry blossom trees are so beautiful…

I always have time for awkward family photos!

These story-telling colour bubbles in Lyon are gorgeous. Here are more pretty pictures from the annual Festival of Lights (Fêtes des Lumières)!

I love this huge multi-person swing installation!

This made me cry: 26 Moments That Restored Our Faith In Humanity This Year.

Would you like to learn 10 things that will make you happier at home?

I love this apartment.

This one too. Drama turned up to maximum!

Damn, You’re Hot!

I just found out that Courtney Love is on Pinterest.

Did you know 2012 was actually the best year in history?!

I enjoyed this Thought Catalog piece about Jenna Marbles’ use of the word “slut” in one of her recent videos.

10 Reasons Why The Addams Family Is Awesome(-ly Feminist). Best movie ever.

These photos of centrifugated nail polish are pretty badass. (Who says “badass”?!)

Here are 10 essentials for any good relationship.

How are you feeling about the Instagram debacle from the middle of the week? I saw their statement but I’d be lying if I said it didn’t feel like back-pedalling. Either way, those weird 24 hours really made me fall in love with Flickr again, & I was reminded how much I used to carry a real camera around with me all the time. So on that subject, Flickr has the opportunity to become the new Flickr. I’m curious to see what will unfold with Instagram, but as always, I’m going to continue posting on Flickr.

A anti-Islam pastor was silenced by New Yorkers singing All You Need Is Love.

I love this slideshow of The Rockettes over 85 years.

Here are some answers to your frequently asked questions about friendship in your 20s. (Aka: Don’t worry, it’s not just you.)

If you have an overflowing inbox, I feel your pain. But have you ever tried playing The Email Game?! (Rest assured, my rhyming was intentional!)

I enjoyed this little chat between Tim Ferriss & Leo Baubauta talking about goals vs. no goals.

Here are 25 little-known facts about Black Swan. I loved that movie! Maybe it’s time to watch it again.

Want to know how to reboot your life?

For romantics of all kinds: you need to go after the things you want.

Seth Godin is so great. I know I say this all the time, but he really is. The Icarus Sessions is his newest project, involving real-life meet-ups!

My friend Ophira is such a babe, & here she is telling us how to thrive beyond 2012! I love what Marie said about “intuition & creativity live in the body”, meaning, the more you move your body, the more creative & intuitive you are…

2012 was the year hip-hop went queer, & all I can say is YAY!

Lana Del Rey is such an oddball. I love it. Here are some of the best/weirdest things she said this year, otherwise known as Lana Del Rey-isms.

One of our Blogcademy: NYC volunteers, Nicole, wrote a great blog post summing up the SEO secrets she’s recently learned!

Be the Global You. Amen.

I cried laughing at the funniest autocorrects of 2012. & we’re not just talking a little water in the eye, we’re talking about multiple tissues & smeared eyeliner. If you don’t click on anything else, click on THAT.

The New York Times wrote about Betsey Johnson’s reinvention. I am always rooting for her, & so excited to see her new reality show when it comes out in March! (Almost worth getting cable for?!)

Wow, Nice Guys Of OkCupid is intense. Hey dudes, if you believe women are obligated to sleep with you, you are not a “nice guy”!

I adore what Erin wrote about the rebirth of “slow blogging”, & I am totally with her. I think at the end of every year, we start to reevaluate our lives, & we all come to similar conclusions. I love her for putting it in writing & I hope we’re all able to remember her words in, say, mid-June of 2013!

Here are 101 creative resolutions if you’re not quite sure what you want to do with 2013 yet…

Look! Rainbow paper boats…

These photos of the Aghori Sadhus in Varanasi, India are extremely beautiful.

Star trails will never stop being gorgeous.

I love these pictures of Christmas along the Champs-Elysée!

Prom portraits really are fascinating, aren’t they? What did yours look like? I think I have mine on my computer somewhere… Very embarrassing!

Central Park is splendiferous, no matter what time of year!

Best dog portraits I’ve ever seen!

How To Find And Do Work You Love: Scott Dinsmore at TEDxGoldenGate.

The I.T. Crowd’s outtakes are pretty damn funny.

Have a fantastic weekend,