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IT firms are hiring cheerleaders to boost productivity in China

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Saturday 22 August 2015

Internet companies across China are hiring ‘programming cheerleaders’ to help create a fun work environment and to boost job productivity.

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Hilarious Instagram pics that parody ‘perfect’ looking celebs

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Thursday 20 August 2015

Anyone else sick and tired of those perfect celebrity Instagram posts? Never a hair out of place, never an eyelash uncurled – and yet we’re supposed to believe celebs look like their beautiful selves 24 hours a day.

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Obsession of the day: Cats in Uniform

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Thursday 13 August 2015

Here’s an update on the Algonquin Hotel’s Cat Fashion Show since the last time we talked about it: it hasn’t stopped happening.

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Too cute for words! These bull terriers love to cuddle in their PJs

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Wednesday 12 August 2015

Meet Darren and Phillip – two English Staffordshire bull terriers that are taking the internet by storm with their cuteness. Not only do these furry friends wear warm PJs together, but they just luuuurve to hug.

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Can you relate to these hilariously true quotes?

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Wednesday 12 August 2015

Life isn’t perfect and the people who made up the Tumblr account Absurd Life Quote probably know this better than anyone. For as the name implies, this account is dedicated to those quirks in life. Like when you look better in the mirror than you do in a photograph. Or when your favourite position in bed is next to the wall because then you can charge your phone (amiright?).

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This website will give you every excuse under the sun not to go into work

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Friday 31 July 2015

While some of us are blessed to have a flexible telecommuting policy at work, we still have to inform the boss when we’ll be working from home and have to come up with a pretty good excuse as to why we can’t make it to the office. After a while, ‘expecting an important package delivery’ or ‘my kid’s sick’ become pretty repetitive, so a bunch of geniuses came up with a website that generates excuses for you.

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Omg! Grumpy puppy is the funniest thing we’ve seen since Grumpy Cat

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Thursday 30 July 2015

And you thought Grumpy Cat was as agro as they get! Meet Earl, the Internet’s ‘most morose mutt’. This little puggle enjoys eating snacks, sunbathing and chasing balls around the park – but with a sourpuss look on his face at all times.

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Fuzzberta the guinea pig is better at cosplaying than you

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Wednesday 29 July 2015

Instagram is going crazy – and rightly so – for a little guinea pig name Fuzzberta. It’s not just her name that’s cute, either. This little charmer is melting our hearts with her too-cute and too-funny cosplay outfits. Yes, a guinea pig has a whole wardrobe full of costumes, get used to it!

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The internet wins again with photos of cats in kimonos

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Wednesday 15 July 2015

Well, Internet, you win again. Not satisfied with regular pictures of their pet cats, certain cat owners in Japan are dressing their furry felines up in traditional kimonos. Teeny, tiny kitty kimonos.

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Crazy yearbook quotes from students back in 1911

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Friday 19 June 2015

Recently we showed you a girl’s yearbook quote that made us chuckle. She was the pineapple-on-pizza hater and will go down in history as one of the only people to hate pineapple on pizza (because seriously? Do we have to go through this again?!). But now there are a few other yearbook doozies we want to share with you and these come to us from the year 1911.

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Not a fan of sex ed? Don’t enroll your kindergartner in a Dutch school then!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Monday 15 June 2015

Guess what, people? Sex ed isn’t hush-hush over in The Netherlands as it is in other countries (I’m looking at you, America). In fact, kids as young as four are educated on everything from love and healthy relationships. And kids just a wee bit older are schooled on safe sex and birth control. This sex-ed program takes place during a week in the spring called ‘lentekriebels’, which translates to ‘spring fever’.

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No more yuppies or hipsters. Are you actually a Yuccie? Read on to find out

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Friday 12 June 2015

Writer David Infante has come up with a new term for those of us who are young urban creatives: Yuccies. According to him, a yuccie is a ‘slice of Generation Y, borne of suburban comfort, indoctrinated with the transcendent power of education, and infected by the conviction that not only do we deserve to pursue our dreams; we should profit from them’. Sound familiar?

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Pizza proposals are way better than diamond ring proposals, trust us

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Tuesday 9 June 2015

Thank you, dear Reddit, for making us spit out our food while laughing so hard at these new pizza proposal memes. Who knew there was a Pizza Proposals subreddit on the site, dedicated only to those lucky enough to have found the one to share the rest of their lives with, eating pizza.

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The most awkward moments from Twitter, all on one app

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Friday 22 May 2015

Imagine someone pays a compliment to the person next to you, but you think it’s for you. You quickly say thank you, then just as quickly hang your head down in complete awkwardness, wanting to curl up into a little ball so nobody sees you. Yeah, there’s an app for things like that.

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Setsu, the cat with the ugliest sleeping face, is Kickstarting her very own photo book

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Tuesday 19 May 2015

Remember Setsu? Oh, she was such a beautiful cat with her big blue eyes and white fur. But when she fell asleep she gave everyone nightmares with her ugly sleeping face. Well now Setsu-chan, as she’s formally named, is on Kickstarter and needs your help in getting her photobook project funded.

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