Burden of ‘turtle shell’ removed from back of 8-year-old boy

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Monday 21 July 2014

8-year-old Didier from Colombia was unkindly labelled as ‘Turtle boy’ after he developed a shell-like growth on his back caused by a rare illness called Congenital Melanocytic Nevus. His mother Luz said, “He felt very bad as it impeded him from doing a lot of the activities he enjoyed doing. When he heard people calling […]

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Hurray, sleeping around may be good for you

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 27 June 2014

Is it just us, or are vices becoming something to aim for? First, we found that drinking boosts immunity and that having a potty mouth is good for health. Now researchers from NYU and Cornell are suggesting that casual sex too, might do wonders for one too.

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Healthier, happier and more successful: Hardcore gamers really do win

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Friday 20 June 2014

Can it be true? Haven’t we all received the memo that playing video games are bad for you? According to a study conducted for Twitch, not only are video gamers not anti-social as we all grew up to believe, but also tend to be more social, educated, optimistic, successful, socially conscious and close to their […]

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Falling sick? In the Victorian age, you might grow a beard on doctor’s orders

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By Low Lai Chow in New Events on Thursday 22 May 2014

According to med historian Dr Alun Withey, there were two reasons why men were growing beards with a vengeance by the mid-Victorian period. One had to do with its close association with manliness. The second reason was that the medical benefits that came with it. Now, now, this sounds vaguely ridiculous, but actually seems to […]

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The different body types of different Olympic athletes

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 15 November 2013

When we think of the word ‘athletic’, the first thing that comes to mind is a person with the build of Superman – bulging muscles, washboard abs, etc. But New York-based photographer Howard Schatz dispels this myth with his book, Athlete. In it are photographs of 125 Olympic athletes showcasing their fit and fabulous bodies. […]

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Jimmy Figg’s Bare-Knuckled Barber in Newcastle

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in Cool Travel on Tuesday 29 October 2013

It happens all the time; things that were once great go out of fashion. But the good things come back: Vinyl, film cameras, acid wash denim, and of course, old fashioned barbers. Well, at least in Newcastle. Jimmy Figg’s Bare-Knuckle Barber is the place to go for a traditional shave or haircut. And at a […]

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Ernestine Shepherd: a 77-year-old female bodybuilder

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in News on Tuesday 25 June 2013

Reading through this interview with the world’s oldest female bodybuilder make me feel fat, lazy, and out of shape. 77-year-old Ernestine Shepherd runs ten miles before her 5:30am breakfast everyday. That’s the most I’ve ever run in my entire life.

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Don’t sweat it, do a bike workout in the pool

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Thursday 20 June 2013

It’s summer again where I live, which means I will be battling ridiculously intense heat waves. It’s so hard to convince myself to go for a run or bike ride when the weather outside feels unbearably hot. But take heart fellow exercise enthusiasts: thanks to this new trend of placing spinning machines and treadmills in pools, you can stay cool this summer while getting a fantastic cardio workout.

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Treadmill desk: sculpt your calves and thighs at work

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Tech on Wednesday 24 April 2013

Let’s face it, you’re getting fat. That desk job you dreamed of has become the end of the “Greek God Bod” you were planning to work on this year. But don’t lose hope: this treadmill desk will whip you into shape. Now long days at the office will mean rock hard calves an chiseled thighs that […]

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RawForBeauty: an addictive health food blog

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By Esben Svane in Cool Websites on Wednesday 20 March 2013

It’s hard to stop browsing this blog: learn about herbs, spices and vegetables and how they can make you feel better physically. It’s healthy advice combined with ancient words of wisdom, quotes from legends and lots of stuff about being human in general. They even have a good online store where you can order several […]

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Barham Avocados: get an avocado subscription in Australia

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Trends on Monday 4 February 2013

It seems that fruit and vegetable subscriptions are becoming more popular in Australia. If you’ve never subscribed to one of them and you’re a little nervous about it trying it, I’ve found one that you definitely should give a go. Barham Avocados are a fine company from the banks of the Murray River in New South Wales that pick and pack some of the tastiest avocados around between August and March every year. There’s a couple of ways to subscribe but we’d recommend the six month subscription: that way you get to taste all four breeds of avocados that Barham grow – Hass, Reed, Bacon and Fuerte. Try some of these bad boys on toast for lunch and you’ll be hooked for life.

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Australia’s H2COCO: the coconut water of life

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Products on Wednesday 10 October 2012

Hollywood stars and supermodels have been drinking it for years. H2COCO is an Australian company that makes some of the most nutritious and delicious drinks going.

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James Jirat Patradoon teams up with Fierce for Life

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Trends on Thursday 4 October 2012

Australian illustrator James Jirat Patradoon is not one to shy away from the spotlight. Gaining the attention of stars such as Nacho Pop and Kanye West with his sci fi/gangster rap/wrestling superhero/black metal creations, Patradoon has clients ranging from Grill’d to Adidas. Now he has teamed up with the new health company, Fierce for Life.

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Grimm Brothers meet HEALTH in a video by Eric Wareheim

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By Chrisi Atha in New Music on Saturday 1 October 2011

Eric Wareheim and LA noise rock band HEALTH got together in 2009 and put a little Grimm Brothers in their song We Are Water. Remember Pon De Floor? If not, you should check that one out too.

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Health’s We Are Water (Azari & III Remix)

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By Michelle Wilding in New Music on Friday 9 April 2010

I adore the band Health and am left fascinated by this glamorously bouncy We Are Water remix by Canadian duo Azari & III, who have taken it to outer house-space. It’s pure 80s late night disco at its finest. Ghost Buster meets Short Circuit, anyone?

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