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Bring Back That Carefree Feeling: Cancer Patients React to Getting Outrageous Makeovers

Thursday 12.12.2013 , Posted by
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“You know what I miss most?” asks Katy A., who was diagnosed with cancer two years ago. “Being carefree.” She’s one of the many people who are experiencing the day-to-day life altering affects of this pernicious disease… not least of which is the way it can suck the joy out of a vibrant life. Inspired by her words, the Mimi Foundation in collaboration with Leo Burnett France invited 20 cancer patients to get a makeover and, as the project is titled, If Only For a Second bring them a bit of carefree bliss.

Little did they know what they were getting into. [Read more...]

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Cats are Male Models, and Here’s Proof

Tuesday 11.19.2013 , Posted by

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Did you ever think there was more to life than being really, really, really, ridiculously good looking? Yeah, neither did we. If there’s one segment of our society that knows it best, it’s muscle ripped male models. I mean, look at those poses! Giving a little lip bite; doing a little stretch; standing in the pouring rain… there isn’t a single place these dudes can’t look good. But, it’s come to our attention that they’ve got competition – and it wouldn’t be the internet if it wasn’t from cats! [Read more...]

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Toys Aren’t Just For Kids: Parents Bewilder Their Children With Dinosaur Shenanigans

Tuesday 11.19.2013 , Posted by

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It’s hard to tell who is having more fun with this creative game: the parents or the kids. Parents Susan and Refe Tuma of Kansas City, MO came up with this “Dinovember” project to let their kids experience a little wonder and mystery, which is becoming increasingly less common in today’s technological world. The kids respond with shock, bewilderment, and laughter as they wake up to find their toy dinos in hilarious situations. In early November the mischievous reptiles were caught spray-painting cartoons on the wall in the living room and the Tuma’s 6-year-old said that they might need to have a garage sale to sell the plastic dinosaurs. [Read more...]

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Two Brothers Re-Create Their Mother’s Favorite Pictures of Them…20 Years Later!

Saturday 11.16.2013 , Posted by

16 Two Brothers Recreated 20 Childhood Photos

All mothers love thoughtful, sentimental gifts and these 2 brothers delivered! They dug up some of their mother’s favorite photos of them when they were young and tried to reproduce them, a little more awkwardly, as grown men! Now 29 and 26, they dressed as similarly as possible to their childhood outfits and traveled to the same landmarks for a photo shoot that looks like a lot of fun. One of the brothers, olias32, submitted the pics to Reddit. [Read more...]

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Pucker: Capturing a Baby’s First Lemon Experience

Tuesday 11.05.2013 , Posted by

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All by itself, eating a lemon can be a truly shocking experience… but what if that lemon was the first you’d ever encountered? Photographers April Maciborka and David Wile teamed up to create their recent series Pucker. In each instance babies were handed their very first lemon and encouraged to take a bite. Just looking at their images will make your lips twitch. [Read more...]

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Star Wars’ Imperial Forces Invade the Quaint Paintings of Thomas Kinkade

Saturday 11.02.2013 , Posted by

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There are few art critics who would label themselves as fans of Thomas Kinkade’s idyllic paintings, but you’d be surprised who the new enemies of his painterly cottages and mountains have become: the Star Wars Imperial Forces. In a brilliant mashup, Jeff Bennett has been inserting tulip stomping AT-ATs, bird frightening Imperial Star Destroyers, and arsonist Storm Troopers into the famously bucolic works. The countryside will never be the same. [Read more...]

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25 Unbelievable Balancing Acts

Sunday 10.20.2013 , Posted by

Apparently you don’t have to be a professional stunt man to impress people with your ability to balance in precarious situations. Although nothing on this list involves risking a human life in a precarious situation, these 25 unbelievable balancing acts will leave you wondering whether or not the photos are real or if they’ve been Photoshopped. [Read more...]

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Classic Books Retitled Like They Were Blog Posts

Thursday 10.17.2013 , Posted by

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Ok, if I was going to title this article like the “click-bait” titles that are everywhere on the internet, it would probably have been “You won’t believe these classic books retitled as blog posts!!!. It seems that every title that we click on is something “you won’t believe” or “you’ve never seen before”, but that’s today – what about yesterday? This imaginative and fun series from College Humor re-imagines book titles from history (and not so long ago) giving them all the buzz worthy titles that would have you plucking them off the shelves (or at least of the internet). [Read more...]

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25 Over The Top Latte Art Designs

Tuesday 10.15.2013 , Posted by

Ever since coffee shops in Seattle started making unique designs in their lattes about 20 years ago, baristas all over the world have followed suit. These days there are even international competitions for the best design and as a result the level of intricacy and creativity has continually been set higher every year. These 25 over the top latte art designs come to you straight from the best! [Read more...]

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Bringing Sexy Back to Biking: High Heeled Cycling Shoes

Thursday 10.10.2013 , Posted by

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Riding your bike is one of the easiest ways to reduce your carbon foot print, but what’s the point of riding if you can’t show off the shapely calf muscles you’ve built up by commuting this way? Ask any lady the best way to strut sexy gams and nine out of ten will tell you: stilettos. Before now high heels and bicycles never mixed, but we’ve found some amazing images that bring you the best of both worlds. That’s right- pumps for bikes- and we’re not talking about the type that puts air in your tires- we mean high heeled shoes that bring sexy back to your daily commute! Everyone knows that beauty is pain, so who in their right mind would want to take off the heels they’ve been wearing all day at work to slip into hideous traditional biking shoes that look like an adult version the shoes you wore in kindergarten before you learned how to tie? [Read more...]

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