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Rachel Oakley

Rachel Oakley is an Aussie writer based in NYC with an obsession for the creepy, cool and quirky side of life. Some of her main passions include philosophy, art, travel, and sarcasm.

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Burrito tattoos are a thing and you should definitely get one (just don’t tell mum)

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 28 February 2015

Burrito love is real. Back in 2013 a Taco Bell superfan made headlines for getting a burrito tattoo on his arm. Everyone was outraged that he’d inked the most delicious food in the world onto his body. But just this week Reddit went gaga for one very tasty tattoo – the burrito knuckles tattoo.

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Rich Dogs of Instagram show us a thing or two about living the high life

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Saturday 28 February 2015

First there were the Rich Kids of Instagram that everybody hated. Now there’s the Rich Dogs of Instagram you kinda want to hate, but… dogs!

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These delightful looking pods are actually bizarre coffin replacements

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Friday 27 February 2015

There’s nothing quite as morbid as a graveyard, with its cemented paths and headstones. But what if there was something to be buried in that wasn’t quite as morbid? Like these, dare I say it, quirky burial pods.

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These photos prove airports are just as interesting as their cities outside

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Friday 27 February 2015

Sometimes airports are more interesting than the places you visit. Inside an airport there’s a micro-city of activity. People rushing for a flight, people feasting on overpriced bar food, people hunting for the perfect souvenir. Not all cities have that.

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30 years of Reuters’ most iconic photos from their most courageous photojournalists

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Friday 27 February 2015

To mark 30 years of Reuters’ launch, the news service has put together a three-part retrospective capturing some of the world’s most iconic photographs – from harrowing images of the Hurricane Katrina aftermath to Nelson Mandela’s release from prison in 1990.

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This Uzbek city has become a ship graveyard in the middle of the desert

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Friday 27 February 2015

Mo’ynaq used to be a bustling fishing community in Uzbekistan, with tens of thousands of residents. But with the Aral Sea having dried up, the city has become a ghost town of sorts, with its major tourist attraction now being the rusting fishing boats that once brought prosperity to the region.

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Swedish metal head gets disability payments because he’s addicted to heavy metal music

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By Rachel Oakley in New Music on Friday 27 February 2015

It sounds like something The Onion would write about, but it’s actually a true story out of Sweden. Roger Tullgren, a 40-something, heavily tattooed metalhead has consulted three separate psychologists to receive statements testifying about the extend of his heavy metal music dependency. Yes, it’s actually a thing. In Sweden anyway.

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Get a very twisted look at glamour addiction with photographer Danil Golovkin

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 26 February 2015

Russian photographer Danil Golovkin’s ‘Addicted to Glamour’ photograph series isn’t your everyday set of covergirl images. Instead, they show the gritty, dark side of the fashion industry and the people who buy into it.

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Warning: This spider-infested home will make you throw your computer out the window

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 26 February 2015

Before you watch this video, make sure you check under that sofa cushion for creepy crawlies. You might also want to check behind the sofa, under the rugs, behind the cushions, on top of the lamp, and while you’re at it, go ahead and check your shoes. Spiders be everywhere.

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This man definitely doesn’t want you to know he just sat through 50 Shades of Grey

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Wednesday 25 February 2015

You’ve told everyone you’re busy, you can’t make it to poker night. You buy your movie ticket, sit down with a choc-top and get whisked away into Christian Grey’s world of sadomasochism. And when it’s all over you’re on cloud nine, because it’s your little secret.

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Sponsored: New Belgium’s Slow Ride Session IPA chills you out in a fast-paced world

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 25 February 2015

In a fast-paced world where the boss is on your back and you’re plugged in 24/7, you need something that will take the edge off and help you relax. Some might turn to trashy TV, others sing meditation’s praises, but if you really want to slow down and enjoy an hour or two of post-office relaxation, you should grab a Slow Ride Session IPA for you and your friends.

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Angela Merkel gets the hipster treatment in this completely weird Tumblr account

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 24 February 2015

Angela Merkel is a straight-talking politician with no time for a Tumblr account of her own. So someone decided to help the German chancellor express herself online, with a Tumblr account called HipsterMerkel.

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This 7-week-old boy got a rather awful makeover courtesy of mum

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Tuesday 24 February 2015

When you’re a new mum and you’ve finally got a few spare minutes on your hands, you can perhaps grab a coffee, check email or call a friend. Imgur user Unicornreality decided to use her precious spare time to find out what her newborn would look like with a face full of makeup.

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Charles Darwin’s kids doodled all over his original manuscript… and he was ok with it

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By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Tuesday 24 February 2015

Obviously when Charles Darwin was writing up his manuscript On the Origin of Species,¬†there were no home computers around. And typewriters had just been invented, so he was left to the trusty pen to gather his thoughts. And as life goes, when you write with pen and paper, you’re bound to have something spill on that manuscript and ruin it.¬†

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Cookie Monster gets deep, sharing food-related shower thoughts

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Monday 23 February 2015

You might know of a subreddit called Shower Thoughts. It’s where people go to score karma points for sharing their musings while bathing, such as ‘If Mary gave birth to Jesus, and Jesus is the Lamb of God, then Mary had a Little Lamb’. You get the drift.

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