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I gotta say it… I kinda want Barbie & Ken’s wedding photographer! These pictures are phenomenal!

Photographer Beatrice de Guigne is the mastermind behind this ingenious photoshoot. It took her weeks to prepare the wedding & 3 days to take the stunning photos! You can read more about the inspiration for the shoot and the whole ordeal (how to get them to stand, the pain in the knees and elbows, …) on Beatrice’s bilingual BLOG

54 photos can be seen HERE — trust me, it’s worth checking out!

Kim 😉

Men say we are slow??? Hell no! New research shows that men spend an average of 81 minutes a day on personal grooming while women spend just 75. HA!

The results, compiled by Travelodge, also showed that women spend 22 minutes in the shower compared to the 23 that men use.

Other stats:

Shaving

  • Men – 18 minutes
  • Women – 14 minutes

Cleansing/Toning/Moisturizing

  • Men – 10 minutes
  • Women – 9 minutes

Choosing An Outfit

  • Men: 13 minutes
  • Women: 10 minutes

Have you ever broken up with someone over how long it took them to get ready? Who gets ready fastest in your household?

Kim 😉

Now we know why strawberries are so often served with champagne!

It’s now been found that strawberries can protect you against alcohol damage!!

Consistent alcohol use predisposes us to various health issues, including ulcers and various cancers (between 2% and 4% of cancers are attributed to alcohol). However, new research has indicated that strawberries can help mitigate this damage.

To get into the nitty gritty details, European researchers fed rats strawberry extract and then fed them an alcohol diet designed specifically to damage their stomach tissue. They found that those rats’ stomachs that had the strawberry extract were protected compared to those in a control group.

That said, strawberries may even be effective protection against various other kinds of stomach-tissue damage! However, it doesn’t suggest that eating strawberries every day can help protect people against hangovers… darn!!

What happens if I drink only strawberry daiquiris?!

Kim 😉

Less than 10 days left to Movember… Halleluia! 😉

Actually, you might just want your man to keep his moustache year long because believe it or not, there exists an actual correlation between having a moustache and earning big money!!

Researchers conducted a study called “Saving and Spending Patterns of Mustached Americans”  where they looked into the earnings of moustached, bearded and clean-shaven men. It was found that not only are men with mustaches more likely to get hired at job interviews, but they earn more than others — and not just a hair more than co-workers, but 8.2% more than men sporting beards and 4.3% more than clean-shaven men.

I guess if you think about it in an old-fashioned way, a man used to be the sole breadwinner of the family, so it could kinda makes sense that a poor moustache makes a poor man and thus, a poor breadwinner…

The study also showed men with mustaches tend to spend 11% more and save 3% less than their facial hair-less peers. I guess they need to spend more on that moustache comb and gel…

Kim 😉

Sir Elton John now joins the league of people like late Princess Diana, actor Jackie Chan and South African icon Nelson Mandela, who all have orchids named after them.

In case you didn’t know, Elton John is an avid flower lover and was quite humbled to receive the honour at the 20th edition of World Orchid Conference. The orchid with large white petals and a golden forked lip is named Doritaenopsis Sir Elton John.

“We’ve had orchids in our home all the time, so it’ll be great to grow our own, so we’re going to do that. I have had a lupine named after me and even a rose but never an orchid and this is a great honour as I am an avid lover of gardens,” said Elton John.  

What kind of flower would you want named after you!?

Kim 😉

Could be a possibility!

European discount airline Ryanair is considering offering porn as in-flight entertainment! The porn would be available via a Ryanair app for tablets and smartphones that passengers would have to pay for and could also be used to gamble or play games.

The company says that the porn would be discreet since it would be viewed on a handheld device and not on screens on the backs of seats. However, some critics are still slamming the idea, asking who’d want to sit next to someone ogling porn?!?! Seriously, how awkward would that be!!! Plus, it would be way too easy for children on the plane to be exposed to it…

How do you think you’d react if the person in the seat next to you on a plane was watching porn?

Kim 😉

There is nothing more annoying than a telemarketing phone call during meal time or your favorite tv show… most of us find a way to say “thanks but no thanks” quick enough, but I gotta say that this family had a brilliant idea when they handed over the phone to their baby. Hilarious!

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO HERE!

The telemarketer is not too impressed towards the end of the video when he finally caught on that he was talking to a baby! Haha  

Do you think this kid will be as patient with telemarketers when he grows up!? Probably not!

Kim 😉


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