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Cats taking a stab at contemporary dance with human companions

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Saturday 8 November 2014

Anyone remember that gem of a book, Why Cats Paint? As it turns out, the same authors, Burton Silver and Heather Busch went on to publish another coffee table book, Dancing With Cats, documenting just that: humans dancing with cats.

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In Melbourne, you can order a toastie and catch it from the sky!

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 7 November 2014

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Jafflechutes, which declares itself to be Melbourne’s first float-down eatery, actually lets you pay for a toasted sandwich (known colloquially in Australia as a jaffle) via Paypal and wait for it to fall from the sky in a parachute! It started with an idea to create pocket parachutes for people who live on storeyed buildings and forget their keys.

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The latest Craigslist purchases? Secondhand cemetery burial plots

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Friday 7 November 2014

Craigslist has seen a lot of us through home rentals, pet purchases and even jobs. But the latest trend-if you can call it that-is buying secondhand burial plots from this popular classifieds forum.

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In Japan, singles are given the opportunity to be a bride for the day

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Thursday 6 November 2014

So you’re single and don’t see yourself getting married anytime soon? Head to Japan to indulge in a Solo Wedding – a full wedding day experience where you’ll get treated like a bride, without having to get hitched.

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A themed wedding to remember: this bride dresses up as Maleficent

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Thursday 6 November 2014

If you were to plan a Disney themed wedding, you’d typically go for a character that oozed beauty and charm. Perhaps a sweet Cinderella wedding or even a Frozen theme. But what if you decided to do without all the Disney sweetness and planned the wickedest wedding of them all by dressing as Maleficent?

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Now you can be a cat slurping water from your mug

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Thursday 6 November 2014

It’s said that downing a glass of water first thing in the morning is good for you. Well, why not do that and be a cat about it? This adorable mug made of Boronsilicate glass will help you gulp down 550ml of your watery treat and transform into a cat at the same time. If […]

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Bring your manners to this cafe and get a discount for your cuppa

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Thursday 6 November 2014

Having observed that common courtesy is becoming less common, the owners of The Seven Mile Beach Kiosk Café in Gerroa, New South Wales, are trying to bring it back with some good old monetary incentive when you order their coffee.

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Slim down on your life’s excess and get #Fitsperation this summer

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By Nicole Hughes in New Trends on Wednesday 5 November 2014

Summer is nearly here again. That means a few things: beaches, bodies, beach bodies. You’ve been working hard to get in shape to fit into that itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka-dot bikini, or pair of Speedos (budgie smugglers, anyone?), and now you just want to flaunt it. [Check out our Co-Create series inspired by the new Surface Pro 3]

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Couple lightens up pro-life protests with random messages

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 4 November 2014

Haha! A self-declared pro-choice couple from Raleigh, North Carolina, have been creating a stir by turning up at — and hijacking — pro-life abortion clinic protests with off-tangent signs like ‘I Like Turtles’, ‘He’s Single’ and ‘World’s Best Nanny Ad’ alongside the protestors.

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This former public bus in St. Petersburg is now a hip nightclub on wheels

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By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Thursday 30 October 2014

In its previous life, this Barbus Maxi was just an old and cranky Ikarus 280 public bus making its tired rounds around the Russian City. On its retirement, it was given a second chance, taken completely apart and relaunched as a mobile nightclub! The renovations included a dance floor, lounge, fully stocked bar and a toilet.

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Sponsored Video: #GameChangers look to you for new product ideas

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By Nicole Hughes in New Trends on Thursday 30 October 2014

You know the famous company RB, right? Yeah, we didn’t either. Ok, so maybe RB isn’t all that famous, but their products definitely are. From Lysol to Mucinex, Durex to Clearasil, RB covers most of your daily household and personal needs. Since it started in 1823, RB has been a global leader in health and hygiene and has no plans on slowing down.

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Does your friend microwave everything and need help cooking? Send them a free meal today!

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in New Trends on Tuesday 28 October 2014

My Food Bag is an Australian fresh produce home delivery service. Want fresh, seasonal fruits and veg at your door ASAP? Just put in your order and there it is. Magic! While some of us can turn the freshest farmed produce into a spectacular dinner, others are left without a clue as to how to prepare and cook an organically healthy meal.

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Exposed! Swedish scientists secretly race to hide Bob Dylan lyrics in research articles

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 24 October 2014

Haha, what a riot. Apparently it all started 17 years ago, when professors John Jundberg and Eddie Weitzberg from Stockholm’s Karolinska Institute titled their research article ‘Nitric Oxide and inflammation: The answer is blowing in the wind’ (the latter half is a lyric from Bob Dylan’s 1962 song Blowin’ in the Wind).

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The stuff people wear when they collect their lottery winnings

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By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Friday 24 October 2014

What do you get dressed in when you are about to collect your US$85 million in lottery jackpot winnings? It’s a no brainer, right? A bear costume, of course. Which is what this lucky Chinese man donned when he claimed this amount in the Shanxi province of China, incidentally also the third-largest jackpot in the history of the Shanxi lottery. Still keeping the costume resolutely on when he spoke to the media, the mystery winner said he spends about US$3,200 to US$4,900 on lottery tickets annually.

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Woman replicates amazing makeup transformation, this time turning into male characters

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Thursday 16 October 2014

Remember that Filipino TV host who made the internet go wild last week with his make-up skills that can transform him into female celebrities? If not, let me help you here.

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