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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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Stunning images of glowworms in 30-million-year-old limestone caves in New Zealand

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Thursday 2 July 2015

If photographer Joseph Michael isn’t working for the New Zealand tourism commission, someone get him a job quick. His long-exposure photos of glowworms in caves are simply amazing and make us want to pack our bags immediately!

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This video shows us all how to hold a baby

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 2 July 2015

How do you hold a baby? You probably thought there were a couple different ways to hold a wriggling babe, but as this man shows us, there are infinite ways to hold a baby, and they’ve all got a name.

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New inspirational photographs from famed photog Marcin Ryczek

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 2 July 2015

Back in 2013 we (along with everyone on the Internet) fell in love with Marcin Ryczek’s beautiful photo, ‘A Man Feeding Swans in the Snow’. Now the talented Polish photographer is back with a new photo series called ‘Symbols’, and again, we are just as enthralled with this work as last time.

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Whales are caught singing for their lunch in Alaska

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 2 July 2015

Seeing a humpback whale in the wild is mesmerizing, but seeing a pod of them from a seagull’s point of view – while fishing for their lunch – is breathtaking.

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Private thoughts on love go public in this emotional art series

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 1 July 2015

Georgia-based photographer Peyton Fulford asked people all over the world to send her their most private thoughts, diary entries and text messages. She then turned these messages from Australia, Italy, the UK, and the USA, into banners and placed them on abandoned buildings throughout her hometown of Columbus, Georgia.

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This tree full of plastic bags is one ginormous art installation

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 1 July 2015

Now we’ve certainly seen everything! Cameroonian artist Pascale Marthine Tayou created his latest installation at Art Basel Unlimited 2015 by building a giant tree that produced plastic bags.

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This font was designed to raise awareness for dyslexia

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 1 July 2015

To raise awareness for dyslexia, graphic designer Daniel Britton designed a very different type of font. Instead of your typical letters, Britton has turned As into upside-down Vs and Ds into backwards Cs.

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Behold! The glowing gherkin chandelier has arrived

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 1 July 2015

You can have a swarovski crystal chandelier, or you can have a gherkin chandelier. So, which will it be? I thought so. 

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People dressed up as Einstein to smash a world record… of people dressed as Einstein

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Wednesday 1 July 2015

It was relatively obvious why hundreds of people were dressing up as Albert Einstein last month. They were gathering to smash a world record… of people dressing up as Albert Einstein. Yes, it’s a thing. And yes, they broke the record!

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Lazy son is not so lazy and remixes his Mum’s demands

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Tuesday 30 June 2015

When we were teens, parents loved to tell us we were lazy, and that our bedrooms needed cleaning. Well, guess what? Kids these days might be labelled as lazy but they’re not, not even close. In fact, one ‘lazy’ son was so ‘unlazy’ that he decided to remix his mum’s demands into a pretty decent dance track.

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Fund this Kickstarter campaign to get an awesome 8-in-1 kids bike

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Friday 26 June 2015

Got kids? Then you’ll probably want the LegGo bike. This fun bike means your child can ride the same bike from when they’re 8 months old to when they’re six years old. And it’s all because of a very unique design that allows you to disassemble the bike as your child grows.

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All the bling you ever wanted is waiting for you at Dubai’s Gold Souk

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Thursday 25 June 2015

No outfit is complete without a little bling, and if you’re shopping for the perfect piece, you’ll want to pack those bags and head to Dubai. This incredible city is a shopper’s dream, offering a vast array of retail experiences.

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Champagne and strawberries in the desert? At this luxury resort, everything is possible

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Wednesday 24 June 2015

There’s only one place to go when you want to be treated like royalty – Dubai! This incredible city boasts more than 300 days of guaranteed sunshine, making it an ideal destination for any traveller seeking new adventures. And you can’t experience it all within a one-time stopover, either. There’s just too much to discover.

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Dad’s boring old tie now acts as an exciting wifi hotspot

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Tuesday 23 June 2015

Canadian agency Grip Limited has answered every father’s dream. They’ve turned Dad’s classic tie into a Wi-Fi hotspot.

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Enjoy a martini 200 metres above sea level at Dubai’s Jumeirah Skyview Bar

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Tuesday 23 June 2015

If we could put one bar on our bucket list, it would be Dubai’s Jumeirah Skyview Bar. Not only does the Skyview Bar give you amazing views of downtown Dubai, but it’s located on the 27th floor of the Burj Al Arab – meaning, you’re literally on top of the world while you’re here.

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