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Crazy yearbook quotes from students back in 1911

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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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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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These micro tattoos are so small, even Grandma would approve (probably)

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Thursday 30 April 2015

Gone are the days when you had to settle for an enormous tattoo across your arm to make a statement (live and learn, I guess). Instead, those that want to make a statement without inking prime real estate on their bodies can grab a micro tattoo.

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The latest trend in Taiwan: grooming your dog to have a perfectly round or square head

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Monday 27 April 2015

You might have a really cute dog, one with his own Instagram account, but he won’t get followers unless you make him stand out of the crowd. And over in Taiwan, pet owners are taking their dogs to the salon to make sure they really do stand out.

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Pugs buried in sand is the latest trend to sweep the nation

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Thursday 23 April 2015

Pugs are cute, we already know this. But take a pug to the beach and bury it in sand and it becomes infinitely cuter.

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Here’s what freedom means to artists, musicians and politicians

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Monday 13 April 2015

Back in 2005, a high school student named Alex Robson began collecting index cards with people’s responses on them. There was one question they had to answer: What does freedom mean to you?

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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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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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Yup, water sommeliers do exist and there’s a 45-page water menu at this Los Angeles restaurant

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Monday 6 April 2015

If you have so much money you’re stupid rich, you’re probably not surprised there’s a water sommelier job out there. But if you’re like us and live on Planet Earth, this is just proof that the end of times are near. Because really, a water sommelier recommending $10 bottles of water? Oh boy.

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Bored at work? Pick up a catcordion and play the day away

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Monday 6 April 2015

Not much can cure the boredom that comes about while working in an office. Social media can only take you so far and by 4pm you’re left knowing everyone’s business and then some. When you’ve got that last hour to go before it’s time to clock out, always reach for the catcordion.

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Stop street harassment with a very simple trick: The toothy face

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Monday 30 March 2015

You know what sucks? Street harassment. But one Brazilian woman took matters into her own hands after facing a night of harassment on the streets of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The woman is Débora Adorno, who was walking home in her home city when she had to ‘slow down and hear all those things, receiving these awful pervert stares from those guys’. Being in this situation, she says, made her feel powerless and trapped.

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These women apply breast milk on their faces to avoid turning red

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By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Friday 27 March 2015

We have read about breast milk being used for jewellery and lollipops. Some bodybuilders swear they build muscles faster when they consume it. So why should we bat an eyelid if breast milk is touted as a nutritious facial of late?!

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