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How much do the English love their tea?  So much that British Airways and Twinings have developed a brand-new blend for teabags that can brew at high altitude.

Teeny book necklaces!

Speaking of books, the Coverflip challenge takes famous books and “flips” the cover to market to the other gender.  At first they were hilarious (“On The Road” as a breezy road trip with the girls?), but then it got a little heartbreaking.  How many perfectly enjoyable books are men and women disregarding because of the cover style?  “Don’t judge a book by its cover” is one thing – pushing past decades-old marketing styles is something else entirely.

Demi Lovato recently got an award from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration “for her work as a mentor to young adults with mental health and substance use challenges.”  Pretty cool, right? Too bad nearly every article I could find felt it was more important to mention that she had gone blonde before – or even instead of – announcing her award.

The CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch sounds almost as swell as the CEO of American Apparel: “We go after the cool kids. We go after the attractive all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends. A lot of people don’t belong [in our clothes], and they can’t belong.”

Stop-motion genius Ray Harryhausen passed away last week, leaving an unmatched special-effects legacy. I hope he and Stan Winston are making the best monster movie ever together in the great beyond. Check out this compilation of every single one of Harryhausen’s creations, in chronological order:


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