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Unicorn ramen is real

Unicorn ramen is real

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Unicorn food trends have just about reached rosé levels of annoying, but there’s one more surprising addition to the roster. 

And that addition is unicorn ramen with blue broth. 

Blue ramen in Japan is savory, beautiful and absolutely cerulean, reports Rocket News 24

The beautiful bowl of springy noodles is served at served at Tokyo’s Kipposhi restaurant. The broth’s vibrant hue comes from the same spirulina algae that turns those blue lattes their signature shade.  Read more…

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Yup, bartenders are putting ants in your cocktails

Yup, bartenders are putting ants in your cocktails

Just when you thought cocktails couldn’t get more offbeat, now they’re putting ants in your drink.
One new bar in Singapore is taking the edible insect trend to gourmet proportions. At Native, the S$23 ($16) “Antz” cocktail comes with local ants blen…

Britain has a courgette shortage and people are losing their damn minds

Britain has a courgette shortage and people are losing their damn minds

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LONDON — Just as Britain recovers from its national biscuit crisis, the nation has been hit with yet another cruel blow. 

Britain is currently in the throes of a courgette crisis and it’s all down to cold weather in Italy and Spain and the increasing demand for spiralised courgetti, the Guardian reports

So bad is the apparent courgette crisis, that clean-eating Brits are finding it nigh-on impossible to get hold of courgettes, also known as zucchini, and packs of courgetti.  

“There has been severe weather in Southern Europe but we are working with our suppliers to maintain supply for our customers,” a spokesperson for supermarket Sainsbury’s said in a statement

Brits are tweeting photos of tragic-looking empty shelves in supermarkets across the country, which are dashing their clean-living aspirations.  Read more…

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Teen turns leg into Van Gogh painting to cope with self-harm

Teen turns leg into Van Gogh painting to cope with self-harm

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LONDON — A student recreated Vincent Van Gogh’s iconic painting The Night Café on her leg to help her cope with self-harm and depression. 

18-year-old Amelia Hall — a student at the University of Manchester — wanted to create a beautiful painting as way of dealing with thoughts of self-harm. 

“Self-harm is something I’ve struggled with as a way of coping with depression, but in the last few months I’ve decided it’s no longer something I wanted to do,” Hall explained.

“I wanted to find a more positive way of coping. This is why I chose to paint on my leg instead.” Read more…

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This viral photo of lemons could save your life

This viral photo of lemons could save your life

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LONDON — We might be familiar with the signs of breast cancer, but when it comes to identifying visual symptoms in our own breasts, it’s not quite so easy. 

Designer Corrine Ellsworth Beaumont has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the visual signs and symptoms of breast cancer using the unlikeliest of devices — lemons.

According to the NHS, lumps are the most common sign of breast cancer, but other symptoms can be seen rather than felt

Ellsworth Beaumont has created a series of images using lemons showing things like indentations, skin sores, dimpling, bumps and redness or heat.  Read more…

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Under Armour says its ridiculously expensive pajamas will help athletes sleep better

Under Armour says its ridiculously expensive pajamas will help athletes sleep better

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LAS VEGAS — Can high tech pajamas help you sleep better? Under Armour thinks so.

The sportswear company unveiled a new line of “sleepwear” at CES that it says will help athletes feel better when they wake up in the morning. Those benefits won’t come cheap, however. The so-called Athlete Recovery Sleepwear starts at $80 per piece.

At first glance, the PJs looks like average — if silky smooth — sleep clothes. What makes them special (and worth the big price tag, according to Under Armour), is the special pattern woven onto the inside of the pajamas. Read more…

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Young adults and the evolution of modern food culture

Young adults and the evolution of modern food culture

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From a financial perspective, young adults are a relatively future-focused, financially savvy group. Millennials do, however, spend more money on dining out than any previous generation. Recently, an Australian writer made headlines when he asserted that millennials can’t afford homes — because they’re spending too much on avocado toast.

This blanket statement, however, misses the point. There’s so much more to those cafe moments than simple indulgence. Below, we dig into a few of the reasons why the foodie movement has gained so much momentum among this generational cohort.  Read more…

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