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#themobilemovement and its high maintenance stars

Marta Millere Contributor

By Marta Millere in New Trends on Saturday 12 April 2014

You, me and your grandma, we’re all part of the same movement: The Mobile Movement. Human communication is different than it was five years ago and it will never be the same as it is right now because everything is moving at light speed, and we evolve around it.

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Seriously, why clean your windows when men in kilt can do it for you instead?

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 11 April 2014

Would you like some window cleaning? How about some panache with that? Well, you can now engage the fun and friendly services of Men in Kilts, which promises ‘proud, kilt wearing professionals’ who will turn up at your residential or commercial property and clean away.

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Squirrels that look like Radiohead

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 11 April 2014

Sorry Radiohead, you might be one of the world’s best living bands, but we have found some damning evidence that shows how much you look like squirrels. If this all seems pretty outrageous, let it be known that we wished nobody ever had it in their heads to make chipmunk versions of your music — […]

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Here’s how Honey Maid responded to anti-gay backlash

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Friday 11 April 2014

Honey Maid has been in the news lately for their ‘This is wholesome’ ad campaign that featured all sorts of families. One of those families just happened to be a gay couple with children. Another was a military family, a rocker family, a single dad family and an interracial family unit. It’s a pretty heartwarming ad but as always, people will always have something to say when it comes to seeing a gay family on the TV. In this case, the things they said were not the nicest: ‘horrible, NOT ‘WHOLESOME,’ ‘DO NOT APPROVE!’ and ‘Disgusting’.

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Don’t worry, those Harvard library books aren’t bound in human flesh after all

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Thursday 10 April 2014

Harvard University just discovered that their infamous human flesh books aren’t bound from flayed human skin after all. But it’s still bound in skin, but rather sheepskin. Yes, it’s a let down, especially since we’ve believed in those human flesh books since 2006 when the discovery was published in The Harvard Crimson. Apparently though, the […]

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The truth is out: Alaska is the horniest of all American states

Marta Millere Contributor

By Marta Millere in New Trends on Thursday 10 April 2014

Digg’s latest research focuses on discovering which is the horniest state in the United States of America. And not the kind that you had in mind (when did we lose our innocence?!) but more around the funky, hard (again, stop) stuff that grows out of some animals’ heads. As they were counting the animals one […]

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Darth Vader now running for Ukraine presidency

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 9 April 2014

Yes, that’s right. Darth Vader is now running for Ukraine presidency, thanks to the Ukrainian Internet Party (UIP) that now backs a guy dressed as the Sith Lord to be their official candidate for the May 25 presidential elections. In a statement issued by the party, Vadar is quoted as saying: ‘I alone can make an empire out of a republic, to restore former glory, to return lost territories and pride for this country.’

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Photos of celebrities using their cats as a furry scarf

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Saturday 5 April 2014

Did you know that you can use cats for other things besides having them sit around the house, murder house lizards or scratch the furniture? Here’s an alternative use for cats that are often overlooked by cat owners: as a scarf. Marlon Brando has done it, John Lennon has done it on his walks outdoors, […]

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This unbelievably cute baby dolphin is guaranteed to get you through a bad day

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 4 April 2014

Know what’s cuter than dolphins? Baby dolphins. After seeing this picture of a baby dolphin floating around on Twitter, we found out the back story to it: apparently, the little ten-day-old calf was found beached near Montevido City, Uruguay, a couple of years ago with its umbilical cord still attached.

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Check out the awesome merchandise inside the bedrooms of these 80′s kids

Marta Millere Contributor

By Marta Millere in New Trends on Wednesday 2 April 2014

Even if you didn’t grow up in the 80s, you’ll still probably appreciate the cheesy awesomeness of this cartoon and TV show character branded children’s merchandise. These ads were featured in catalogs and urged 80s parents to buy their Americana darlings everything from Cabbage Patch Kid dolls to Garfield sheets. Everything was themed: if you were a little girl who watched Rainbow Brite, you obviously wanted to be the Rainbow Brite girl: ribbons, sheets, toys and all.

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Share your selfie and compete to be the face of a global campaign

Marta Millere Contributor

By Marta Millere in New Trends on Wednesday 2 April 2014


Have you ever taken a selfie? Yes? Thought so. In times when this word is on everyone’s mouth, one cannot avoid elevator mirrors and not take the here-I-am-yet-again-with-my-new-outfit or makeup selfie. You’re doing it, Bryan Boy is doing it (loved your selfies in Rome, Italy a few weeks ago! those are some sparkly sandals you’ve got there grandma!), the supermodels are doing it and Obama is doing it.

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Check out people at London’s human library to listen to their stories

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Tuesday 1 April 2014

The Human Library was founded to ‘reduce prejudices and encourage understanding’. It works like any other library – you check out a person and then he or she will be able to tell you stories of their life. The Human Library currently in London has a number of ‘books/people’ up for loan where they describe their difficult experiences in life, from drug abuse to living on the street. Each person can be ‘borrowed’ for half an hour.

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There’s a tiny remote controlled pop-up shop in Japan

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Monday 24 March 2014

Here it is, folks-the future! There’s a tiny (and I mean tiny) pop-up shop in Harajuku, Tokyo, that’s getting loads of attention. Created by Duncan Shotton Design Studio, the pop-up shop was designed to celebrate pack number 900 going on sale in the 1000 limited edition packs of Real Boy push pins. The design team […]

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Ever wondered what a real shark attack looks like?

Marta Millere Contributor

By Marta Millere in New Trends on Thursday 20 March 2014

Ever wondered if a shark attack is as terrifying as in Spielberg’s Jaws? Yes, and this guy and the video he filmed on his GoPro 3 can tell you all about it.

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Have you ever seen more creative examples of outdoor marketing than these ones?

Marta Millere Contributor

By Marta Millere in New Trends on Tuesday 18 March 2014

Some might say that with the dawn of social media, traditional marketing is over. But still the Mad Men of today – the marketing specialists and their low paid interns – are coming up with rather genius ideas to get our precious attention. They know we don’t buy magazines anymore, so the expensive advertisement space on the pages of Wired, VOGUE or National Geographic isn’t worth it.

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