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‪Trends, trends, trends – it’s all about what’s hot on the internet at the moment. It’s the weird and wonderful, the creative and brave and the funny and stupid. Videos, blogs, questions and posts – we share it all so you don’t have to go looking for it. The internet can be scary, trust us.‬

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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

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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

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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)

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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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