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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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Everyday objects have their wishes come true with this very animated photography

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 13 April 2015

ErAn Croitoru gives a voice to all the silent objects in our lives. The chess pieces, the kettles and mugs, the power lines, the cameras — anything we go about using day-to-day that most often gets pushed into the background.

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Beyoncé triggers an enormous response for her celebrity name, with hundreds of others chiming in

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Saturday 11 April 2015

If you’re stuck with a celebrity name, you’ll have a heart for this schoolgirl named Beyoncé. She appeared in the popular Humans of New York photo project and talked about what she went through because of her famous name. And then hundreds more people came forward to discuss their celebrity names.

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Good guy Rob rescues restaurant leftovers and delivers them to the homeless

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Saturday 11 April 2015

Robert Lee may have graduated from NYU and had a high-paying job at JPMorgan, but this guy never forgot his humble roots. He’s since co-founded an organization that collects leftover food from restaurants and delivers them to homeless and hungry people.

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Moments after this photo was taken, the lion pounced right towards the photographer

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Saturday 11 April 2015

Photographers sure have guts. Atif Saeed is a nature photographer in Pakistan and had quite the run-in with a lion who really wasn’t in the mood to be photographed that day. While photographing animals at a safari zoo park near Lahore, Saeed came across a beautiful lion he just had to photograph and risk his life for.

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A stray dog was accidentally caught in a car’s bumper and survives to tell the tale

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Friday 10 April 2015

This is one lucky pup! In Fenghuang County, China, one stray dog got caught in the front of a car’s bumper for 248 miles after a driver accidentally hit it. ‘I was driving pretty quickly at the time so when I hit the dog, I thought it had either died or run away, so I didn’t get out of the car to check’, Mr. Zhang said. Erm, ok.

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This video of a St. Bernard taking his owner for a walk makes us laugh every time

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 10 April 2015

Dog owner? You’ll know how difficult it can be to teach your pooch to walk on a leash like a little gentleman or lady. Some of us persevere and end up with dogs who know not to pull on the leash. And then there are those like in this hilarious video.

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This sushi-hating kid is dared $10 to eat a piece of sushi without gagging

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 10 April 2015

You either love or hate sushi. If you love it, you can’t get enough of it. You spend your last dime on a sushi buffet and know the sushi chefs by name. If you hate it, you won’t even place a piece of it in your mouth without gagging. Not even when you’re a kid named Sam and in need of $10 to buy something at the store.

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Should you Google your ex? Probably, but find out for sure with this flowchart

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Friday 10 April 2015

We’ve all done it. And we’ll probably do it again. And there’s always something satisfying about knowing your life is much better off now that they’re not in it, right? Yup, Googling that ex can be dreamy. They’re sporting a nerdy haircut? Score on your end. They had kids? Score on their end. It’s a mixed bag when it comes to online ex stalking.

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This intriguing documentary shows kids taking refuge in the sewers of Colombia

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 10 April 2015

Facing abuse and violence at home, young kids in Bogota, Colombia have been forced out of their homes and onto the streets. ‘When you’re living in the sewers, you’ve hit the lowest point a human can reach because there you lose everything’, one former sewer dweller says. 

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These cute angry owl candles have secret skeletons hiding within

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Thursday 9 April 2015

These angry owl candles are cute enough, but start burning them and a skeleton frame will appear! On Kickstarter right now, these angry owl candles are perfect for those who love candles but are looking to switch it up—and there’s no better way that switching up your candle burning than to find a skeleton underneath that colourful wax.

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Become a glorified food critic with this olfactic dog nose

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 9 April 2015

You can finally improve the taste of your meals with a simple (though weird) gadget: the Olfactic Dog Nose. This wearable nose is from British food creator Charlie Harry Francis and is meant to be soaked in water 10 minutes before you eat.

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#This_Generation posters shows the crazy link between our lives and technology

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By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Thursday 9 April 2015

How connected are we to technology these days? Well, if we’re honest, we’re probably a little too connected with all our blogs and social media interactions and emailing and online shopping. Designer Ajit Johnson knows this all too well and created a series of fun posters that reveal just how our daily lives are taken over my technology.

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An exclusive New York social club is only open to dogs and their human owners

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Thursday 9 April 2015

Sometimes you want to take your laptop to a cafe and have your four-legged friend accompany you. Sometimes you want your dog to socialize with other dogs but can’t find an appropriate space for that to happen. And sometimes you want to socialize with people, but only dog people. Enter Ruff Club!

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Can you find Marguerite on the streets of Seattle? (Hint: she’s a Russian nesting doll)

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 9 April 2015

Finding Marguerite is a very unique photo project from David Inden. A few years ago David came across a small Russian nesting doll and decided to name her Marguerite. After moving to Seattle, Inden decided to view his new home through the eyes of Marguerite, so he kept her with him at all times and takes pictures of her in various places in Seattle.

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Step inside a secret Chinese Bitcoin mine that nets $1.5 million a month

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 9 April 2015

If you’ve ever been paid in Bitcoin or have no idea what Bitcoin is but are curious about what goes on behind the scenes, you need to watch this short film. Your mind is about to be blown!

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