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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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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

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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

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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