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Beacon of health and beauty

L@@K! 60% off DIY botox kits!! Buy one get one free on all nasal trimmers!! 3 for 2 on our new range of flameproof clothing!!! A quick scan down your inbox will probably reveal all manner of offers from businesses whose mailing list you keep meaning to unsubscribe from.

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Ever wondered if you could get away with a smoky eye look? What about a nearly-natural dewy glow? Or red lips and eyeliner flicks? Before you trot off to your local beauty hall and splash the cash, download L’Oreal’s new app and, er, splash some pixels instead.

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Heaven Scent

Those of you familiar with German author Patrick Süskind will be well read in the power of smell. Süskind’s brilliantly disturbing 1985 novel Perfume (later made into a disturbingly average movie) follows the life of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille – a murderer with an amazing sense of smell – on his quest to make the perfect scent.

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Play the road

For something that’s essentially a practical mode of transport, driving’s an incredibly emotional experience. Whether you’re sat silently swearing at the roadworks as the traffic chugs along at 1mph, or putting your foot down on Route 66, the feeling you get behind the wheel is a powerful one.
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King of the Pill

Take the red one. Then the blue one. Followed by three yellow ones and the green triangular one. With food. Before you go to bed. After reading a book. As we become increasingly obsessed with supplementing our lives with medication, so it becomes increasingly complicated to remember to take them.
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A rather rude awakening

Why doesn’t Tarzan have a beard? Why are marbles made of glass? Why is a pair of pants only one item? Why does your alarm clock ‘go off’ when it turns on? Does the DFS sale ever end? Just a few of the more minor questions that may stop you from sleeping at night.
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Big blue chef

Computational creativity. Two words that should send a shiver down the spine of anyone who works in a creative department. Sure, computers can beat us at chess, but humans will always be able to design a better logo.

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Flying in the face of the ordinary

For those of us who are accustomed to getting a luke-warm meal and a miniature bottle of wine when we fly long haul, look away now. But if you’re more used to turning left instead of right as you board the plane, you’re in for an eye-opening experience.

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Dough it yourself

‘I’ll have the deep-pan meat feast, with extra pepperoni, no green peppers, onions instead of jalapenos, black olives instead of ham and a cheesy stuffed crust.’

Thanks to Pizza Hut, the days of reciting ridiculously complicated pizza orders to befuzzled waiters are over. Their new interactive table top lets you create your ideal pizza from scratch, starting with the base and finishing with a whole smorgasmord of toppings. (Good find, Tim.)

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Cook by numbers

You’re just sitting down to your carefully crafted fish finger sandwiches when you catch a whiff of something delicious being cooked next door. Fortunately in the De Baarsjes neighbourhood of Amsterdam, food envy is no more.

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