Fancy swimming in a bright pink lake? In Senegal you can!

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Wednesday 29 July 2015

There are a lot of wonderful things to see in Senegal, but if there’s one thing you absolutely must see in this small African nation, it’s Lake Retba. 

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Cecil the lion’s killer is being slayed on the Internet (and rightly so)

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Wednesday 29 July 2015

Earlier this month, Cecil the lion – one of the most treasured lions in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park – was found shot, beheaded and skinned. This week it was reported that an American man paid a local $55,000 for the opportunity to hunt down Cecil and kill him. The idea was that Cecil would be lured out of the protected park and onto a local landowner’s property to escape any legal ramifications.

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Lightweight, sleek and totally on-point: You need to check out these earphones

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Wednesday 29 July 2015

When you purchase in-ear headphones, you usually have two choices – earbuds that stay in your ears but with pitiful audio quality, or earbuds with great audio quality that just don’t stay in your ears. Lucky we found a collection of in-ear headphones that stay in your ears and deliver superb audio quality (and they look just as good as they sound, too).

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Yes! Telafonica’s latest album has just dropped

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By Rachel Oakley in New Music on Wednesday 29 July 2015

We’ve been fans of Telafonica since their debut LP back in 2001, so if we seem a little excited about the release of their latest album, Tales of Loss in the Stereo Field, you’ll have to forgive us. 

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A Breaking Bad café just opened and it’s the coolest thing ever

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Wednesday 29 July 2015

In Istanbul, coffee lovers are satisfying their caffeine addiction at a Breaking Bad-themed café called Walter’s Coffee Roastery.

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One of the coolest things you can ever do is visit Bangkok’s floating markets

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Wednesday 29 July 2015

Bangkok is a photographer’s dream with its incredible architecture and dizzying nightlife, but if you want to take a photo that will still be talked about years from now, head just outside of the city to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Yes, floating.

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Think owning submarines is only for the military? Now you can get your very own!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Wednesday 29 July 2015

If you’ve always wanted to sneak up on your enemies from under the sea, your dreams have come true with the U-Boat Worx C-Explorer 5. Yep, there’s a personal submarine for you and four of your closest friends.

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Fuzzberta the guinea pig is better at cosplaying than you

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Wednesday 29 July 2015

Instagram is going crazy – and rightly so – for a little guinea pig name Fuzzberta. It’s not just her name that’s cute, either. This little charmer is melting our hearts with her too-cute and too-funny cosplay outfits. Yes, a guinea pig has a whole wardrobe full of costumes, get used to it!

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Ride the cable car up the side of a mountain to dine at this Swiss restaurant

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Tuesday 28 July 2015

If you like to work for your dinner, head to Switzerland and dine at one of the most breathtaking restaurants in the world.

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Cat gets neutered, wakes up with the most confused and horrified reaction

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By Inigo del Castillo in News on Tuesday 28 July 2015

When six-month-old Milo came back from the vet, he woke up and felt like something was missing. He looked down, and saw absolutely nothing.

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Food as cute bookmarks will make you hungry for literature

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 28 July 2015

Here’s a slice of pizza that won’t leave stains on the pages of your book. Francesca of ‘Inspirational Gecko’ creates felt bookmarks that look like tiny food slices.

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This Aussie artist lost his battle to depression but his music lives on in this beautiful debut album

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By Rachel Oakley in New Music on Tuesday 28 July 2015

Szymon Borzestowski was a Newscastle artist who lived and breathed music. He spent hours in his bedroom performing, recording and producing his own music with a simple software program. He had almost finished his debut album when he lost his battle with depression and took his own life. His family was heartbroken but they were more then determined to not let his music pass with him.

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This baby orca shows us what true happiness is all about

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 28 July 2015

In the Salish Sea near British Columbia, Canada, naturalist Clint Rivers photographed a baby orca who perfectly captures that happy feeling we get on Fridays.

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Bread loaf that looks like a pug is just too cute to eat

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 28 July 2015

Don’t you wish you could just bite a pug because they’re so dang cute? Well, now you can! English baker Miss Insomnia Tulip of Lou Lou P’s Delights has baked a loaf of bread that looks like a realistic pug.

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Who dares sit on a chair with a cactus at the bottom?

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 28 July 2015

Pushing the limits of everyday design, New York-based Deger Cengiz has come up with a rather, uh, prickly furniture piece that puts a 10-inch barrel cactus at the bottom. Let’s hope that building material is thick. And designed to stay in place!

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