Hundreds brave long, cold lines to snap up Snapchat Spectacles in New York

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Enthusiasm for Snapchats pop-up sale of video-capturing sunglasses bubbled into a second day as people camped out in hats, scarves and sweaters As temperatures dipped and high winds whistled down Manhattans Fifth Avenue on Tuesday hundreds waited in line for the chance to snap up this seasons must-have tech toy Snapchat Spectacles and the possibility […]


Largin’ it: why everything in fashion is getting bigger

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From the catwalks to the sky at night, everything is getting bigger and wider, is it a route of comforting ourselves during an age of uncertainty? Last week, Glamour publication announced that it would be trenching its trademark handbag-size edition in favour of something bigger. Because, as publisher Cond Naste said, it recognises that the […]


Fifty reasons to love Christmas | Daisy Buchanan

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Jaded by shopping, bogus traditions and eggnog already? Heres a festive pick-me-up for everyone at the point of seasonal exhaustion We may complain about Christmas the cliches, the pressures, the commercialisation, the enforced Christian messages and the ruinous expense. But there is so much to love. Its about exhilaration, family and ludicrous , nonsensical traditions […]


Cat calendar featuring Russian orthodox clergymen runs viral

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Bearded clerics attain rare foray into pop culture to pose with their pets for a glossy 2016 calendar A calendar featuring Russian Orthodox priests posing at home with their feline pets has gone viral in Russia. Priest+ Cat is published by an association of Christian artists, who commissioned a photographer to capture 12 smiling clergymen […]


‘A ticket to the next life’: the lavish Buddhist dog funerals of Bangkok

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Full funeral rites from the monks of Bangkoks Wat Krathum Suea Pla temple used to be for humans only until a new and lucrative market emerged Fou Fou always liked the good things in life. The pomeranian puppy had” a heart of gold” and a taste for expensive grilled pork. Varunthip Manthin loved the tiny […]