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

Kenny Ong Contributor

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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Hey Breaking Bad fans, stop throwing pizzas on the roof in Albuquerque

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Friday 20 March 2015

There’s no doubt about it. Walter White was one smooth operator. And when he threw that pizza onto the roof out of frustration, we all cheered him on. But please, if you’re in Albuquerque and visit the filming location of that pizza throw, don’t – whatever you do – throw a pizza on the roof yourself. Breaking Bad’s creator is begging you.

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Bumble user attempts to win guys over with Taylor Swift lyrics (it works)

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Friday 20 March 2015

Whether or not you think Taylor Swift’s lyrics are thoughtful or even worthy of making into music, she’s definitely creative with her words. You can’t deny that. Lyrics like ‘It’s a love story baby, just say yes’ and ‘Cause I knew you were trouble when you walked in’ make her love songs all the more… not cheesy, but unique.

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That blue and black dress that had everyone arguing now comes in gold and white

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Tuesday 10 March 2015

You can relax, this isn’t a trick anymore, that dress really is in white and gold. Roman Originals, the company responsible for the viral blue-and-black dress that drove us all nuts last week has come up with version that clearly speaks #TeamWhiteAndGold.

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Soon you can remove terrible tattoos with a simple, pain-free cream

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in New Trends on Monday 23 February 2015

Those drunken nights of bad decisions that left permanent ink on your torso will soon be a regret you can easily remove and hopefully forget. Alec Falkenham, a 27-year-old researcher from Dalhousie University in Canada, is determined to help you remove those terrible tatts with a simple cream.

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These highly visual baby announcements will make you LOL

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Friday 13 February 2015

A baby is coming your way and you can’t wait to tell all and sundry. Hold that thought. How about putting a little more effort in your message and show your future precious how daddy and mommy made a huge show of his or her impending arrival?

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Parents now punish kids with ‘Benjamin Button’ old man haircuts

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in New Trends on Thursday 12 February 2015

An Atlanta-based barbershop has a new strategy for parents looking to punish their misbehaving children: old man haircuts.

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This cat looks like a mad scientist with eyes that can stare deep into your soul

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Friday 6 February 2015

Watch out Grumpy Cat, there’s a new feline in town. Atchoum is a nine-month-old cat from Quebec, Canada who suffers from hypertrichosis, a condition in which he experiences excessive hair growth. Basically, bad hair day every day for his entire life. His disheveled hair and those bright yellow eyes make him look like a mad scientist with a death stare.

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These photos prove Pastafarians are just like the rest of us… just with colanders on their heads

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Thursday 29 January 2015

Just recently Vice’s Jen Osborne had a most enjoyable weekend learning about the ‘fairly humble religion’ of the Church of the FSM. This is the religion that believes a Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) created the universe after being ‘touched by his noodley appendage’.

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Even Ultraman needs to recharge his batteries in Hawaii

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 28 January 2015

There I was at the Honolulu airport when I saw these holiday snapshots of Ultraman vacationing on Hawaii on a wall. Looks like these pictures — along with a series of ‘vacation videos’ — are all part of the Ultra Hawaii tourism campaign last year, which hopes to revive interest in the islands among the Japanese […]

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Who’s lying on their resume? This infographic reveals all

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Wednesday 28 January 2015

Lied on your resume? Join the club. According to Visualistan, 57 percent of people embellish a skill set on their resume, while 55 percent embellish responsibilities, and 42 percent lie about the dates of their employment.

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That’s it, even museum artworks are not immune to selfies

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 27 January 2015

Olivia Muus, the brains behind Museum of Selfies, has been on a roll staging these pictures of characters in museum art taking selfies of themselves, as well as getting other people to stage them. She started the project after going with a friend to the National Gallery of Denmark in Copenhagen and did one for fun.

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These wacky knitted stuff inspired by the Kama Sutra may not be Granny’s cup of tea

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Wednesday 21 January 2015

There is the granny kind of knitting and there is the kind taught by Trixie von Purl whose recent knitting guidebook ‘Knit Your Own Kama Sutra’ is anything but. The book promises no less than twelve knit-able sex positions of the rigorous Kama Sutra standard. There is even one involving a photocopier! The author said, […]

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Holy smokes, Georgia boy gets trooper prosthetic from stormtroopers

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 20 January 2015

Is this the most heartwarming news we’ve seen all day? Yep. Liam Porter, a seven-year-old boy in Augusta, Georgia, recently received a spanking new 3D-printed stormtrooperRIT arm for his missing part of his left arm, from the 501st Legion, a group of Star Wars enthusiasts who do good in full trooper gear. 

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Guy wakes up from coma after smelling money

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 20 January 2015

A comatose man in Shenzhen, China, was apparently roused from over a year of unconsciousness by the unlikeliest of things: the smell of money. It all started when the hospital staff made the discovery that he really loved money, and started experimenting with waving notes and change under this nose soon after.

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