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

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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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An award for employees who attended another meeting that could have been avoided

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Friday 27 March 2015

You might not have won the ‘Employee of the Month’ award, but at least you can have this. Actually, everyone can have it. Pop artist Will Bryant (previously) has created a novelty award for those employees wasting away their lives in useless, repetitive meetings.

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It took one man, 33 years and plenty of stones to build this stony palace in France

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By Kenny Ong in Architecture on Thursday 26 March 2015

Ferdinand Cheval is one postman who stumbled upon an odd stone of unusual shape in April 1879 and decided there and then to collect stones and build his dream palace in his garden. What he didn’t bargain for was the time he needed to complete the project – 33 years!

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Artist illustrates Charlie Brown from ‘Peanuts’ as famous horror genre characters

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 26 March 2015

Charlie sure makes for a cute serial killer or psychopath. In his series ‘Run for Your Life, Charlie Brown’, UK-based cartoonist Dennis Davies re-imagines one of our favourite ‘Peanuts’ characters as famous horror genre icons. Illustrating in the style of Charles M. Schulz, Davies transforms Charlie Brown into villains like Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Sadako.

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Rechargeable LED corks renew old glass bottles as romantic ambient lamps

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 26 March 2015

One man’s trash is another man’s romantic table lamp. The ‘Bottle Light’ is an innovative device that gives used bottles new beginnings as ambient lamps. Shaped like a tapered cork, it comes with a rechargeable LED light that once twisted, will shine bright within any container – whether it be a wine bottle or beaker. Use it on colored bottles to illuminate your room in a mix of mood-setting hues.

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Plants and animals intertwined with negative space produce these awe-inspiring art pieces

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Thursday 26 March 2015

When you look at Ellen Jewett’s work, you’ll appreciate that her ‘creature’ sculptures are intricately layered inside out with an astute accumulation of numerous tiny components, many of which are microscopic representations of plants, animals and objects.

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Miniature boxes for individual pizza slices keep your hands clean while eating

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 26 March 2015

Grease in your mouth, not on your hands. Maryland Institute College of Arts student Yinan Wang might have just changed the pie game forever with her project ‘Toss’, a packaging design that features miniature pizza boxes for individual slices.

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Fox thinks he’s a dog after being rescued and raised by humans

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By Inigo del Castillo in News on Thursday 26 March 2015

What does the fox say? Apparently, bark bark. This is Todd the fox, he was rescued by Emma D’Sylva when he was just 4 months old. In the seven months since his adoption, he’s been living with Emma and her two Labradors, Sky and Oakley, and now thinks he’s a dog himself.

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PIVOT allows you to see what places looked like in the past… with a simple click

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Thursday 26 March 2015

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If you’re a history buff and have always wondered about the city you live in – in particular what it used to look like a hundred years ago – now there’s an exciting new app that will show you the world through a tunnel of time. PIVOT allows you to look into the past simply by pivoting your smartphone to access a virtual tour or to see what a place near you looked like in the past.

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What happens when a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer captures San Francisco from above?

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 26 March 2015

How do you make an iconic city even more beautiful? You take a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and you put him on a helicopter at night. That’s what Vincent Laforet did for his upcoming book ‘Air’, which showcases the entrancing beauty of San Francisco from 72,000 feet up.

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A giant brush that’s like a carwash for cows to make them healthier and happier

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Thursday 26 March 2015

In countries like Sweden and the UK, farms have a cow-cleaning contraption called the ‘Happy Cow’. It’s a giant spinning brush that’s like a car wash and spa for cows. Developed by German farming equipment company ‘Kerbl’, the contraption begins to operate upon contact with the animal.

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Would you like to live on an island with 10,000 kilos of fish swimming around you?

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By Kenny Ong in News on Thursday 26 March 2015

In Hungary, a small house on a small island located right smack in the middle of a 120-square-meter man-made pond is up for grabs. Well, maybe not for you and I who don’t care much for isolation but certainly for fishing lovers eyeing the 10,000 kilos of fish swimming happily in the pond. There are carps, breams and sturgeons galore, swimming happily about with nary a worry in their world till doomsday comes.

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One brave little puppy was left for dead in a canal; his incredible recovery will make your day

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 26 March 2015

Hope For Paws, a non-profit animal rescue organization, received an emergency call for help about a puppy who had been abused and then thrown 9 metres down into a canal of the L.A. river. On the way to the animal hospital the puppy was named Jordan, and his inspiring road to recovery began from there. 

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These small prayer nuts are able to capture, in a nutshell, biblical scenes with amazing precision

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Thursday 26 March 2015

Some collectors are going nuts over these intricately carved prayer nuts depicting biblical stories. Once owned by wealthy Europeans, they were designed to be worn on a rosary or a belt. They could also double up as pomanders when fragrant substances are left within them.

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World’s greatest uncle wears a princess dress with his niece so she doesn’t feel left out

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 26 March 2015

Four-year-old Izzy wanted to wear a princess gown to watch Cinderella but felt nervous to wear it in public. So her uncle Nagy did what any loving uncle would do-he got his own princess dress! Nagy’s ‘princess dress’ is actually a prom dress, loaned from a friend. But that didn’t matter-look at the grin on little Izzy’s face. Nagy is sure gonna be her number one uncle from now on!

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