Why Buy Ugly?

According to National Geographic, about one-third of all global food production goes to waste. Even more staggering, nearly two-thirds of that waste is caused neither by drought, poor refrigeration…

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Travelling The World Solo — Discover

Ellen, an Australian solo backpacker, invites readers to join her on her globetrotting adventures, and shares useful tips for aspiring travelers — from packing lists for the Arctic to a Philippines snorkeling guide.

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BABYMETAL to open for Red Hot Chili Peppers — Consequence of Sound

Mighty Japanese metal act BABYMETAL have been tapped as the unlikely — but very cool — special guests for Red Hot Chili Peppers’ upcoming UK tour. The three-piece, who released their Metal Resistance album this past spring, will open a string of dates in early December, including shows in London, Glasgow, and Manchester. BABYMETAL recently joined…

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Leaving My Heart in Havana — Discover

“It’s been a long time since I’ve been completely enraptured by a city but Havana has all the elements that make it happen — history, art, architecture, beauty, kind people, heart, heat, spirit and music . . . so much music.” Kelly at Compass & Camera takes us on a tour of Havana, Cuba.

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Victorians and Their Cats


Recently I’ve been reading about the life and work of Charles Burton Barber (1845-1894), artist and member of the Royal Academy who specialised in paintings of family pets. Barber even painted several  commissions for Queen Victoria. Naturally, though, this research led to a parallel trawl through some of the most amusing images of Victorians and their cats:

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