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- 04/08/18--07:11: _Meet Madame Eyebrow...
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- 04/09/18--01:23: _This dog is the rea...
- 04/09/18--01:26: _Meet the woman with...
- 04/09/18--01:58: _Please take a momen...
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- 04/09/18--02:07: _Having an abortion ...
- 04/09/18--02:29: _Meet Miquela – the ...
- 04/09/18--03:00: _Uncomfortably numb:...
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- 04/09/18--03:25: _Thousands of people...
- 04/09/18--04:01: _10 ways to f**k wit...
- 04/09/18--04:22: _Unicorn ‘spit’ lube...
- 04/09/18--04:37: _Häagen-Dazs launche...
- 04/09/18--04:43: _‘Planning a wedding...
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- 04/08/18--07:11: Meet Madame Eyebrow, the saddest dog on the Internet
- Pour the tea into the cup from a teapot
- Add milk to the cup after the tea – never before
- Stir… Read the full story
- 04/09/18--00:12: Plastic-free living: You can now buy eco-friendly coffee pods
- 04/09/18--01:23: This dog is the reason California has so many avocado trees
- 04/09/18--01:26: Meet the woman with a husband, fiancé and two boyfriends
- 04/09/18--01:58: Please take a moment to appreciate this puppy with Mickey Mouse ears
- 04/09/18--02:29: Meet Miquela – the Instagram cyborg with 900k followers
- 04/09/18--03:25: Thousands of people gathered this weekend to hunt for sex toys
- 04/09/18--04:01: 10 ways to f**k with a f***boy
- 04/09/18--04:37: Häagen-Dazs launches vegan ice cream bars in the USA
This is Madam Eyebrows.
She’s an English bulldog who lives in Germany with her human family and best friend Luna. And she’s got pretty distinctive markings which go towards her overall unique look…kinda like a sad dog clown.
‘She always looked sad and had eyebrows,’ her owner, Janina, tells The Dodo.
But don’t be fooled by her permanently grumpy, disenchanted look. Janina says that Madame is actually very happy and goes around wiggling her tail and giving kisses.
‘In real life, you have to see her only a few minutes and you see that she is happy. We don’t see only her sad face. We see how funny she… Read the full story
I don’t know what you think of when you think about brown men, but I think about my dad; Dev Patel off Slumdog Millionaire; and my local corner shop guys bumping Jason Derulo on their phones.
The first picture that pops into my mind is a strapping, stoic salt-and-pepper bearded man – not unlike my dad – with his sleeves rolled up.‘Change needs… Read the full story
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We all think we know how to make the perfect cuppa.
Every now and then, someone new comes out claiming that we’ve all been making it wrong, throwing us into a tea-stained fug of confusion.
But few are more qualified to tell us how tea should be made than a member of the royal household.
And according to former royal butler Grant Harrold, there’s a particular method of brewing a cup worthy of the Queen herself.
He revealed the four steps to the perfect royal cup on BBC Three series, Miss Holland:
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Coffee pods can be a nightmare to ethically dispose of because not all councils have the facilities to recycle and pod banks are still quite scarce.
Thanks to The Eden Project, however, you can now buy eco-friendly capsules for your coffee machine.
Their new range of biodegradable coffee pods because no environmental damage at all because they break down into raw materials in just a few weeks.
Once you’ve finished making your cup of coffee, you simply throw your pod into your compost heap and bingo – back into the earth it goes.
The packaging is made with vegetarian inks and is also 100% recyclable and compostable.
‘At Eden we are… Read the full story
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Plastic-free living is hard.
And it can seem slightly pointless when you live somewhere so far removed from the effects of plastic pollution.
Go on holiday to some of the most Instagrammable of locations, however, and you’ll see exactly why we need to cut down on the bottles, bags and coffee cup lids.
Blogger Amelia Whelan has been sharing the grim reality of exotic beaches in Bali – the side you don’t see on all these #wanderlust feeds.
‘This is the real sh*t that you don’t see on your newsfeed,’ she says.
‘This is the beach right outside the popular tourist destination you and your friends have had on your bucket list for years.… Read the full story
The world is full of very good dogs and the one your eye holes are looking at right now is a particularly good dog, if you’re a fan of guacamole.
Diller the dog lives on a horse ranch in California, with his dog family and his humans.
Not long after they all moved in, Diller discovered two abandoned avocado trees in an old orchard and began eating the delicious green fruit.
Diller eats the flesh of the fruit, then meticulously cleans the stone, delivering the polished pit to his owner, Robert Moser.
Moser had tried growing avocado trees from extracted… Read the full story
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Mary Crumpton has more men in her life than the average 44-year-old.
As well as a husband, she also has a fiancé and two boyfriends.
The former teacher started exploring polyamory aged 29, having been brought up in pretty traditional surroundings.
‘I was brought up in quite a traditional home,’ she says.
‘I had boyfriends and was monogamous. Having more than one partner never crossed my mind. In my twenties, I got married and settled down in Chorlton fully intending to be with my husband for life.
‘At the time I didn’t really question having just one partner. It was normal. I did sometimes have feelings for other people, but I felt… Read the full story
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This is Goma.
She’s a little pup who’s become something of an internet celebrity, thanks to her huge mouse-like ears.
Goma, whose name means sesame in Japanese, is a Maltese-Papillon cross, and that’s where her ears come from.
She lives in Tokyo but has become a global sensation after being named ‘Mickey Mouse dog’.
Who knew having such big ears could be so goddamn cute?
She’s like something out of a comic book or Disney film.
One can only imagine how long it takes the dog groomer to chop her fur into such precise circles.
‘Motherhood will be the making of you’. I can’t count the number of times people said that to me when I accidentally got up the duff.What it feels like to have a psychotic episode
When what they really meant was: ‘It’ll stop you being so career-obsessed, screwed up and a full-blown bulimic addicted to exercise.’
And at first, they were right.
I had such bad morning sickness with my first pregnancy… Read the full story
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Right now the debate is raging about whether women in Ireland should be granted access to abortions.
The debate is referred to on social media as #repealthe8th – a reference to the eight amendment in Irish law which bans abortion.
As part of this discussion I’ve noticed the same narrative being repeated over and over again. People expressing the sentiment that ‘having an abortion is never an easy choice,’ that ‘having an abortion is heartbreakingly sad’ or that ‘having an abortion is hugely traumatic’.
It’s a narrative that, in theory, supports women. But it’s also untrue.
For some women, having an abortion is a difficult choice. But for others – many,… Read the full story
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This is Lil Miquela.
She’s a 19-year-old Brazilian American influencer, model and pop star who’s Instagram is chock-full of photos of her sporting Chanel, Supreme and Prada.
Among all the candid selfies, her feed also shows her hanging out with other models and musicians.
And although she’s got 900,000 followers, she’s not actually real.
Miquela is a computer-generated cyborg and no one knows who has created her.
Once you realise that she’s basically a Sim, she starts to look less genuine. Although loads of her followers have clocked, some are still confused – and some just don’t seem to care. They still comment on how much they love her hair or clothes.
So maybe… Read the full story
A few years ago, if someone said to me they’d had an out of body experience, I would have argued that they’ve been reading too many Stephen King novels.
However, three years ago, I found myself trapped inside a chilling alternate reality that questioned every belief system I’ve ever held.Scary and unpredictable: what is dissociation and what does it feel like?
I was first diagnosed with depersonalisation and derealisation… Read the full story
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We’re all aware that we need to cut down on plastic.
But it’s easy to ignore all this when we’re making the decision whether to bother washing that plastic yoghurt pot or not.
However, it’s a lot harder to ignore when you’re collecting every single piece of plastic you use and storing it in your house – which is exacting what artist Daniel Webb did for an entire… Read the full story
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Head to most yoga classes these days and there’ll be a point where everyone suddenly goes into a head or handstand.
If like me, you’re there faceplanting the floor, it can be far from a zen experience.
When did everyone become gymnasts? What happened to regular vinyasa flow and a good dose of Yoga Nidra?
If you do want to send your feet skywards, however, perhaps your best bet might be to start learning calisthenics.
You’ve probably seen calisthenics practitioners online, hanging from bridges with one hand or squatting on one leg…on a ledge…overhanging a ravine. It doesn’t look like the kind of thing that normos do.
Except, it is. And there’s a place you can learn it: the School of Calisthenics.
I met with Tim Stevenson (Head of Exercise Science & Handstands) and David Jackson (Head of Education and Human Flags), both former professional rugby players, to see if they could help me learn to do something remotely impressive.
Loads of us spend hours… Read the full story
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Easter egg hunts might be quite exciting (who doesn’t love surprise chocolate?) but in Wepion, Belgium, they’ve got a way better way of having a hunt.
Instead of hunting for… Read the full story
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Dating f***boys is a dangerous game.Are you compromising or settling? When to give up your relationship and when to give in
If you have a romantic heart, it’s hard to sleep with someone and not end up wanting more – but f***boys only want sex no matter how lovely you are.
So if you’re looking for a relationship, do yourself a favour and look elsewhere.
However, if you can’t resist the good looks or bad boy appeal of f***boys, then at least don’t let them get… Read the full story
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I can’t believe I’m typing these words, but look guys. Unicorn lube.
Yep. Lubricant with a unicorn theme. Called ‘Unicorn Spit’. Which is timely because (writing this is making my face hurt) today is apparently National Unicorn Day.
Really. National Unicorn Day.
It’s hard to know exactly what to say about this product, so instead I’ll share the official description from their website.
‘When you need magic of mythic proportions, reach for Wet® UNICORN SPIT™. Ethically extracted from free range unicorns, this miracle lubricant is sure to save the day. It even tastes like your favorite donut. Sugar-free yet still delicious. Magic! We all need a little help in the bedroom but when you’re riding a unicorn, anything is possible!’
It’s hard to imagine just what you would do if you went home to someone’s house and… Read the full story
They’ve now upped their game by releasing more vegan flavours, and their first ever non-dairy frozen dessert bars
The dessert bars come in two flavours – coconut caramel dark chocolate (coconut cream swirled with caramel sauce and dipped in dark chocolate), and peanut butter chocolate fudge (smooth peanut butter swirled with chocolate fudge, coated in dark chocolate).
Both sound hella dreamy, we think you’ll agree.
The delicious looking ice cream bars were posted… Read the full story
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On this week’s mental health podcast, Mentally Yours, we talked about what it’s like planning and having a wedding when you’re managing a long-term mental health issue.
‘I suppose everything’s just times 10. For me my anxiety is triggered by stress, particularly emotional stress, so something like planning a wedding is just a perfect storm really,’ said Abigail.
‘I have anxiety and depression and they kind of go hand in hand, and my trigger’s always stress, so I would get stressed about a tiny little thing and then that would make me anxious and the comedown from that was always depression,’ said Fiona.
The writers chatted about dresses, cakes, chair covers and trying to stay calm(ish), offering handy advice to other soon-to-be brides.
‘Ask for help. I’m really bad at asking for help and even though I know that… Read the full story
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Teaching can be rewarding but has become for many an utterly thankless, hard task.
Not only do you have to deal with annoying kids, but you’ve also got helicopter parents to deal with – on top of all the exam and governmental pressure.
Like so many young teachers today, Julie Marburger has reached her wits end in the profession that she used to have so much passion for.
She’s now quit her job – but not posting an epic rant online that has resonated with thousands of people and prompted an outpouring of sympathy from other teachers struggling to cope.
‘Parents have become far too disrespectful, and their children are even… Read the full story
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