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UPDATE: This story was originally published on November 23.
Between entertaining countless relatives, cooking up a storm, and stressing over party outfit upon party outfit, it's easy to forget what this time of year is truly about:
presents the company of loved ones. But seriously, what would the holidays be without giving (and receiving!) gifts?
The joy of shopping, wrapping, and seeing someone else's eyes light up after opening that special something is what transforms us from Scrooge to Santa. However, there is one small obstacle in our way: our bank accounts. Gifting our entire list (hello, mailman) can get majorly pricey, so we set out to find the best cheap gifts that (almost no) money can buy. The end result? A plethora of luxe pressies that totally defy their price tags — from cozy scarves to designer beauty products. Oh! And did we mention that everything's under $30?
We know, we know. We also spent the better part of yesterday watching Beyoncé's sex-ay new "Haunted" video on repeat. Then today, we woke and dove back into the black hole that is Vevo.
Now, that might sound like an unproductive use of time, but we're talking about Beyoncé here. The woman has pretty much had more read
It’s time to officially ditch the expression, “You can’t judge a book by its cover.” Sure, the purpose of the phrase is to remind us not to be superficial. But, when it’s applied to humans, it’s assuming that we all hold people to the same, subjective standards of attractiveness and beauty.
Wrong. Very, read