Female photographer imagines how different her life could have been with dozens of different male partners

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By Feature Shoot in New Photography on Friday 29 August 2014

Who do you want to be? Or, more accurately, who could you have been? Czech photographer Dita Pepe takes these musings quite literally, re-imaging her life in a hundred different scenarios in her series Self Portraits with Men. Pepe’s photographs are disarming in their nonchalant subtly, the artist possessing an uncanny ability to become a seamless member of each family. [This post originally ran on Feature Shoot]

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Once a week this hairdresser from New York does something heartwarming

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By Milo Sumner in New Trends on Friday 29 August 2014

Every Sunday in the Big Apple one man is doing what he can to make the world a brighter and more compassionate place. Mark Bustos is a young stylist at a fashionable hair salon in New York City, but once a week he takes to the streets and provides free haircuts to the homeless.

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This video shows the drastic difference between the lungs of a healthy person and those of a smoker

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By Milo Sumner in Video on Friday 29 August 2014

Newsflash. Smoking is bad for you. Ok, we all knew that smoking isn’t exactly a great part of a healthy lifestyle, but many people are guilty of deceiving themselves about quite HOW badly it affects your body. The truth is that, in the long term, there are few things more likely to put you in the ground before your time than smoking.

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First it was the ice bucket challenge for ALS, now it’s the rice bucket challenge for hunger

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Thursday 28 August 2014

Lost count of how many friends have been dared to take the ALS ice bucket challenge? Well, I have. And though the ALS Association has raised close to $US80 million since July 29 (woah), I’m looking forward to my social media feeds going back to news where people aren’t dunked in icy water.

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This adorable video of a beluga playing with kids has sad implications

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Thursday 28 August 2014

You might have already seen this adorable video of a beluga whale in the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut ‘playing’ peek-a-boo with two kids. It’s understandable if you had a good laugh and some ‘awwww’ moments. We did too. But according to experts, the animal was definitely not playing, but rather, being aggressive. ‘The open mouth and posturing are typical of the way cetaceans express aggression and I’ve seen a lot in captivity in the very same circumstances. This poor animal is telling the kids: ‘Get away’. It’s a threat’, Dr. Marino, a beluga behavior specialist at the Kimmela Center, told The Dodo.

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An Unstealable Bicycle: the answer to all our problems!

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By Milo Sumner in New Design on Thursday 28 August 2014

There are so many positive aspects to cycling: it’s a great way to combine travel and exercise, you can avoid being crammed up with other people during your morning commute, less cars mean less emissions and also it’s simply pretty cool.

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Finger condoms protect you from the messiness of eating fried chicken and sticky donuts

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Thursday 28 August 2014

You know what really bites? Eating fried chicken and getting all that grease over your fingers and not having a napkin in sight. Or biting into a donut and forgetting to protect your fingers from the stickiness of that delicious icing. It’s the little things in life that can ruin our days. But our days are about to get a whole lot more tasty and OCD-free, thanks to these finger condoms.

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Just six months after the winter Olympics, Sochi is now virtually a ghost town

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 28 August 2014

Just six months ago, this place was brimming with visitors from around the world as it hosted the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Today, the streets are empty, the shops and hotels are closed, and the structures are left unfinished. The neighborhood of Rosa Khutor is now virtually a ghost town.

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Sleepy chick: probably the cutest hedge we’ve ever laid our eyes on

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 27 August 2014

Strolling along the Jardin des Plantes in Nantes, France, you might come across a rather unusual sight: a giant, green bird taking a lazy afternoon nap. ‘Poussin endormi’, which means ‘Sleepy Chick’, is a charming topiary sculpture of a napping bird by French artist Claude Ponti.

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Japanese porn actresses will have their breasts squeezed by fans for 24 hours this weekend in aid of charity

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By Kenny Ong in New Events on Wednesday 27 August 2014

If you are feeling drained off from all the sloshing of icy water in lieu of ALS awareness, nine adult movie stars from Japan have come to your rescue. And they are doing it for an anti-AIDS campaign. Instead of using their boobs to titillate, they are using them to educate and have willingly donated their breasts to be squeezed by fans for 24 hours, beginning 8:00 p.m. on August 30 and ending 8:00 p.m. on August 31.

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Merfin: flippers that will turn you into a beautiful mermaid

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 27 August 2014

Why go diving with regular scuba gear when you can don on a pair of flippers that will turn you into an enchanting mermaid? ‘MerFin’ flippers is a product of a collaboration between Urban Outfitters and designer Kazzie Mahina. It’s basically the same as a boring ‘ol flipper – except it makes you look like you have a mermaid tail, which is like a hundred times cooler!

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Kids with inappropriate spelling errors are the funniest things ever

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 27 August 2014

Kids say the darndest things – and by ‘darndest’ I meant highly inappropriate and NSFW language! Check out this collection of photos that show how kids are a bundle of joy, even when they don’t intend to.

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What if guy BFFs acted like girl BFFs? It would be weirdly creepy, that’s what

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By Milo Sumner in Video on Wednesday 27 August 2014

Let’s be honest here: men are from mars and women are from venus. Or something like that. At any rate there are some whoppingly irreconcilable differences between how males friends act with each other and how female friends act with each other [watch the video here].

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Highlights of Burning-Man festival in photos (and lots of them)

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By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Wednesday 27 August 2014

Started in 1986, Burning-Man is perhaps the most famous festival of its kind in the world. Based around values of community and self-expression, the week-long event is hosted in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA. Championing radical artistic expression and self-reliance, Burning-Man has ever been a haven for like-minded people who strive to live by a certain set of values.

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Street artist gets his message across using funny pop culture puns

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 26 August 2014

You have to admit, this street artist is pretty punny. UK-based street artist ‘JPS’ uses witty puns in his stenciled works to get his message across. Most of his artworks include famous pop culture characters with a pun that relates to them. For instance, one image says ‘Painted on a Dark Knight’, with Batman right next to it.

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