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You had one job: now with a website of its own

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Websites on Friday 2 May 2014

Before the Internet, how on earth did we share images of epic fails? ‘You had one job’ is ‘an expression used to call attention to perceived blunders made by individuals on the job’. The earliest known mention of the phrase ‘took place in a scene from the 2001 remake of Ocean’s Eleven, in which Basher Tarr (a character played by Don Cheadle) scolds his team for missing a step that singlehandedly lead to the failure of an otherwise well-planned vault heist’.

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Parents, unload everything at the Parenting Confessional

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Websites on Tuesday 29 April 2014

Every once in a while parents just need to blow off some steam, share a secret or two, or admit to some questionable things they’ve done in raising their kids. Before the Internet there were friends and therapists to help with that kind of stuff. Now there’s the Parenting Confessional.

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London Town Photos shows the human side of busy Londoners

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By Rebecca Urso Baiarda in Cool Websites on Monday 28 April 2014

I started London Town Photos because everyone says that Londoners are these cold, hard, reserved people who spend their time dashing from one place to the next and never smile at anyone, let alone stop and talk. However, having lived in London for many years, I knew a different side of Londoners – they’re just […]

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Shaq’s hilariously corrected LinkedIn profile

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Friday 25 April 2014

Bet you didn’t know this: living basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal is on LinkedIn, and his haphazardly-updated profile is unintentionally quite funny. Our favorite bit has to be how he describes his occupation as ‘Owner, a lot of companies’. Mashable assistant editor Megan Hess basically ripped his profile apart with multiple corrections made in red scribblings […]

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A Tumblr that illustrates how to cosplay on a budget

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Websites on Friday 11 April 2014

Want the cool superhero/villain costume but don’t have the time to build one or cash to buy one? You can thank artist Patrick Dean for his handy dandy tips on making your next cosplay costume without costing a fortune. ‘My Half Assed Cosplay Ideas’ is a Tumblr blog which contains Dean’s illustrations of costumes fabricated […]

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Star Wars Instagram releases photo from behind the scenes

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in Cool Websites on Saturday 29 March 2014

Many Bothans dies to bring you this information: Star Wars have launched their Instragram account. From Darth Vader’s fencing double to the ‘high-tech’ storm trooper stunt equipment, these photographs from behind the scenes on the Return Of The Jedi will put any Star Wars fan over the moon. But wait… that’s no moon! Personally, as […]

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Vice News launches: the world will never be dull again

Marta Millere Contributor

By Marta Millere in Cool Websites on Friday 14 March 2014

Best known for awesome skateboard videos and fashion spreads, Vice had young people in mind when it recently launched Vice News, a serious journalism website that offers exclusive videos and documentaries. With their finger on the world’s pulse, Vice News reports from current international hot spots, such as Venezuela and Ukraine. Their newly launched website […]

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The breakup, quantified in all the ways you can (and can’t) think of

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Tuesday 11 March 2014

Is this the most depressing use of self quantification we’ve seen? Sure seems like it. The notion of the Quantified Self is all about tracking oneself to acquire quantifiable data pertaining to one’s daily life, so it almost makes sense that someone actually set up a Tumblr quantifying a breakup in visual charts, such as the number of texts that were exchanged in the four months right after the breakup (11,634, including 218 texts from the ex), a breakdown of crying in public (high intensity in the first three months, followed by relative peace in the fourth month), and the 100 most played songs in that time (41 sad,59 happy).

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Burger Porn! The tastiest thing we’ve seen all year

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Websites on Thursday 6 March 2014

Think that takeaway burger with the lot was mouth-watering? Well, it’s about to meet its match! Burger Porn is where you should go when you’re craving a juicy burger with all the toppings. This Tumblr account is full of burgers, dripping with add-ons that include fried macaroni and cheese, lobster, seaweed salad, quail eggs, and […]

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Things inextricably fitting into other things tumblr

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Tuesday 25 February 2014

We usually wouldn’t advise throwing a fit in any situation, but we’ll make an exception for the Things Fitting Perfectly Into Other Things blog, where anyone can submit, er, a fit. Here you’ll find all manner of things inexplicably fitting into other things. Mmm, everything is in its right place. All is good in the […]

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Beard takes on household items, proves beards are the manliest things ever

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Websites on Tuesday 18 February 2014

Hey Mr. Incredibeard, I think we just found your worthiest adversary. ‘Will it Beard’ is a Tumblr dedicated to showing everyday household items stuck onto the facial hair of art director Pierce Thiot.

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This is what Middle Earth looks like from space

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Websites on Tuesday 18 February 2014

J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth has long been the fancy of geeks with its diverse and magical world filled with Elves, dragons, dwarves, Hobbits, and an evil oversized eye that’s on fire. Soon, we could be exploring the fantasy realm ourselves with the help of Danish programmers, who are attempting to create a digital world that matches it on a 1:1 scale – minus the bloodshed and temptation to be evil, of course.

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The best Letters of Note from 2013

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Websites on Saturday 1 February 2014

Letters of Note published its 15 best letters of the year recently, and if you’re yearning for the days of mailed letters and romanticizing about writing sweet nothings to your loved one on paper, this list will keep you entertained. With over 1,000 fascinating letters in total, Letters of Note seeks to share and archive […]

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This Instagram account shows miserable men out shopping

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Websites on Friday 24 January 2014

These men have not suffered a death in the family. They’re just the ‘miserable men’ of shoppers, waiting outside stores as their spouses, friends and family members shop ’til they drop this holiday season. And these men don’t take a shopping trip sitting down or standing up — as you can see from this hilarious […]

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Ambient sounds to help you get creative

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Websites on Tuesday 21 January 2014

Studies show that it’s hard to be productive in an awfully quiet workplace (imagine crickets in the background). It doesn’t take a genius to know that it’s also hard to work in a loud and commotion-filled room. But ambient music, like the sound of birds chirping or waves crashing, has been known to have the […]

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