Photo series questions the effects of watching too much TV

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 11 June 2015

You’ve probably heard your parents tell you that if you watch too much TV close to the television set, your eyes will turn square. And you’ve probably heard the old TV being called the ‘Idiot Box’ now and again. They don’t call it an idiot box for nothing – toddlers who constantly have a TV on in the background struggled with reading other people and understand them.

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Attention everyone! Goat babies are jumping around in pyjamas

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 5 June 2015

Forget working out to release those endorphins. Watch these teeny weeny goat babies jumping around in their PJs and you’ll be smiling all week.

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This is what happens when you bring your kid to an NBA post-game show

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 4 June 2015

Whether or not you know of Stephen Curry is irrelevant. You don’t even need to be an NBA fan to watch this video. All you need to know is that this was a pretty important post-game media session for Curry, but his 2-year-old daughter totally stole the show.

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This kid is the master nunchuka in Bruce Lee’s ‘Game of Death’ classic

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Wednesday 6 May 2015

You’ve probably watched Bruce Lee over and over again, trying to figure out how he moves so fast and flawlessly. And that nunchuka scene in Game of Death is one of the Bruce Lee highlights. So when one kid wearing the iconic yellow jumpsuit picks up his nunchucks, you don’t expect much. But this kid is no ordinary rugrat – he’s just as fast as Bruce Lee and can probably kick the crap out of all of us.

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This kid dancing to Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ will totally make your day

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Monday 6 April 2015

Pharrell did a pretty good job at dancing it out on his Happy music video back in 2013. But what happens when a totally awesome kid gets up at a basketball game to dance to the song? Video gold.

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This little girl’s Minnie Mouse LED stick figure suit puts all our Halloween costumes to shame

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Thursday 30 October 2014

When little Zoey went to Disneyland for a Halloween party, her daddy made her a glow-in-the-dark Minnie Mouse stick figure suit that must have blown all the competition out of the house. Of course, her daddy is Royce Hutain, whom we’ve previously featured here on the site for his LED stickman suits . For the sound-responsive […]

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Dad builds epic playground for kids

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Monday 28 July 2014

A NASA scientist working as a research engineer in his day job took a couple of weeks and some metal, wood and cement to build for his kids a real-life MadCat straight out of Mech Commander in his own backyard. Actually, we’re not sure if it’s really for him or the kids. Then again, with […]

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Awkwardly sitting cats

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 18 July 2014

There are cats. And then, there are awkwardly sitting cats — balancing themselves delicately with feline bums firmly planted on the floor, chair, bed, whatever — looking down in the dumps, lost in the woods, startled, or just… awkward. That makes it just another instance of ‘cats being cats even when it’s nothing very catlike’.

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Cats at animal shelter get spoilt silly by kids who read to them

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 21 May 2014

There are all sorts of niche reading groups out there, but we never thought we’d live to see this one. In Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, a reading group made up of grade-school students who read to cats actually exists. Hey, it’s for a good purpose: it helps them get better at reading.

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Drawings by Kids with Serious Health Conditions Turned Into Magical Photographs – Starring Themselves

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By Lost At E Minor in New Photography on Wednesday 9 April 2014

In this ambitious and heart-wrenching project, Shawn Van Daele takes drawings done by children born or living with serious health conditions, and brings them to life as real photographs – starring the children themselves, showing them that Anything Is Possible. Indeed.

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Let this kid enlighten you with all the bad words he knows

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 3 April 2014

Think back to when you were a child and all those crazy bad words you knew. The ‘sh’ word, the ‘f’ word, perhaps even worse. This little kids makes us laugh with all the bad words he can come up with in the presence of his dad. Like, ‘butthole’, ‘butthead’, ‘butt crack’, ‘butt nose’, ‘butt […]

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Kids being honest: Ridiculously entertaining notes penned by children

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 28 January 2014

Kids always get away with baring their fragile souls to the whole world, clearly, as this ridiculously entertaining collection of notes and confessions penned by kids to their parents, the tooth fairy, God, teachers, friends and nobody in particular shows.

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Creative portraits in imaginary landscapes with baby

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By Linda in New Photography on Tuesday 14 January 2014

This is my photo project, The Bonnie Days. I started this adventure when my daughter was five weeks old as a birthday gift to my husband. Some of the props I made myself, some I already had at home. I never added or subtracted things in Photoshop, everything was taken naturally. The process is quite simple: I set […]

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Slightly embarrassing childhood photos of kids growing up in China

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Thursday 9 January 2014

Given a choice between laughing and wincing at these embarrassing childhood photos, we’d obviously go for the former. But only because of two things: 1. we aren’t one of the kiddos pictured and 2. no one was cruel enough to take a picture in our time to scar us for life. Double score.

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Kids telling dirty jokes will either make you laugh or cry

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 21 November 2013

Kids can really crack us up with their knock knock jokes. But not all kids tell squeaky-clean jokes. Vice’s new Kids Telling Dirty Jokes series features ‘tiny comedians’ they found on Craigslist that tell the most unbelievably dirty and offensive jokes you’ve probably heard. Here’s a few: ‘How do you circumcise a redneck? Kick his […]

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