'Stop dreaming, start doing': Usain Bolt inspires in new ad

‘Stop dreaming, start doing’: Usain Bolt inspires in new ad

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The world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, wants us all to stop dreaming and start doing

That’s if you believe the latest ad campaign from Australian telecommunications company, Optus. The company picked up the Jamaican track star as its brand ambassador in January

The inspirational video shows Bolt grow up from a child in Jamaica to the unbeatable athletic star he is today. The vision of the six-time Gold medallist was filmed at his training ground in Kingston, Jamaica and is part of the new campaign by Optus, which also includes a documentary series about Bolt’s life Read more…

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The mystery of an Australian letter found in an abandoned house in South Dakota

The mystery of an Australian letter found in an abandoned house in South Dakota

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The sparse expanse of South Dakota are a long way away from the coastal shores of Australia, but a letter is forging a mysterious connection between the two.

Reddit user rhymnocerous claims to have found this letter in an abandoned house located in the midwestern U.S. state. Posted online on Saturday, he claims it was written in the mid-1980s by a boy named Eric from Slacks Creek, a suburb of Brisbane.

“Hi! Once again,” the letter, addressed to Mary, reads. “The reason I’ve written a second letter is because I’d forgotten to tell you how I became a born again Christian,” Eric continued, that being one of those things you might forget to mention when you dot pen to paper. Read more…

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Boy sings emotional tribute to his younger brother who died in crash

Boy sings emotional tribute to his younger brother who died in crash

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It’s pretty brave to step up and open up about a tragedy in the family, especially when you’re auditioning for a TV show.

That’s what 14-year-old Fletcher Pilon from the Central Coast in New South Wales did in an episode of Australia’s Got Talent on Sunday. The teenager wrote and performed a song in tribute to his 10-year-old brother Banjo, who he lost only months ago. Banjo was skateboarding when he was hit by a car in August.

Pilon’s touching performance was met with tears and a standing ovation from the crowd and the judges, in awe of his ability to perform so shortly after his brother’s death. Not to mention Pilon has an incredible voice. His performance is absolutely spine-tingling. Read more…

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Starbucks releases two new limited-edition lattes to keep you cozy

Starbucks releases two new limited-edition lattes to keep you cozy

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Starbucks is coming out with some unusual new flavored lattes, and they’re about as complicated and appetizing as you might expect from a Starbucks drink

The two upcoming flavors are Smoked Butterscotch Latte and Teavana Citrus Green Tea Latte, and they’ll be seeing a limited release around the United States and Canada starting Feb. 16.

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While butterscotch flavored lattes are already part of the Starbucks secret menu, the official smoked butterscotch flavor will include espresso, steamed milk and smoked butterscotch sauce, with a smoky butterscotch sugar sprinkled on top. Read more…

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Alaskan man dances to Alicia Keys with powerfully strange moves

Alaskan man dances to Alicia Keys with powerfully strange moves

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There is no wrong way to dance — but there are ways that defy human interpretation.

In this video, which was uploaded on Monday and has since been viewed over 95,000 times, an Alaskan man dances to Alicia Keys’ “No One.” No one can quite figure out what he’s doing, or why there’s a man with a 1985 boombox in the background. Still, there’s something mesmerizing about a bearded man, dancing to a dated song, on a deck.

Do not try this under the influence. Dance responsibly.

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Lady Gaga commemorates David Bowie with an enormous tattoo

Lady Gaga commemorates David Bowie with an enormous tattoo

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Lady Gaga has always been a fan of David Bowie, and now the proof is on her skin.

The artist is already well-known for her extensive tattoos. But on Snapchat Saturday night, Gaga revealed one of her most explosive tattoos yet: the artist David Bowie, tattooed along her side.

Gaga had already planned to honor David Bowie at this Monday’s Grammys

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“This was the image that changed my life,” she wrote on Snapchat. “Hail Mary full of grace Saint Bowie.”

The tattoo, made by artist Mark Mahoney of Hollywood, comes from a cover of Bowie’s album, Aladdin Sane Read more…

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These Valentine's Day fails show it's truly the thought that counts

These Valentine’s Day fails show it’s truly the thought that counts

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Valentine’s Day doesn’t always go as planned. Sometimes that bouquet of flowers shows up dead. Strawberries show up rotten. And cucumbers dress up as … dildos?

It just doesn’t always work out.

1-800-Flowers is familiar with this. After it failed to meet some customers’ expectations last year, the company pledged to do better. And while the Tweetstorm appears to have subsided in 2016, people rose through the optimism and found a way to be disappointed. Not only with the floral delivery service, but with a handful of other companies as well Read more…

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37 baby cribs were placed on Bondi Beach in powerful message in support of asylum seekers

37 baby cribs were placed on Bondi Beach in powerful message in support of asylum seekers

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A campaign to stop asylum seekers in Australia from being sent to offshore detention has found its way onto one of the country’s most famous beaches.

Thirty-seven cribs were laid out on Bondi Beach on Friday morning, part of a peaceful protest organised by local and founder of community group Think Act Change, Avis Mulhall

The Australian government’s decision to move 267 asylum seekers, 37 of these babies, to detention centres on the island of Nauru has been met with fierce opposition by the #LetThemStay campaign. Supporters have called on authorities to stop the relocation of these people, many of which have mental or medical issues. Read more…

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Misty Copeland uses high fashion to flawlessly re-create Degas' ballerinas

Misty Copeland uses high fashion to flawlessly re-create Degas’ ballerinas

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Misty Copeland has been hailed as a thoroughly modern ballerina, but as her re-creations of Edgar Degas’ iconic dancers show, she knows how to nail the classic look, too

Dressed in Oscar de la Renta, Alexander McQueen and other pretty pastel couture, Copeland used high fashion to flawlessly re-create artist Edgar Degas’ portraits and sculptures of ballerinas for the March issue of Harpers Bazaar

The photoshoot celebrates an upcoming exhibition at the New York Museum of Modern Art called “Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty,” which will feature some of the ballet artwork Degas created between the 1860s and his death in 1917 Read more…

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Here's what people in every state are ordering for Valentine's Day

Here’s what people in every state are ordering for Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and anxious lovers everywhere are busy googling for gift ideas.

But every person is unique, and everyone wants something different. Over at Estately, a national real estate blog, analysts measured what each state googled for ‘Valentine’s Day gifts.’ As it turns out, each state loves a little differently.

In short: God bless South Dakota, congratulations Mississippi, I am moving to California tomorrow.

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To collect the data, Estately used ran hundreds of search terms through Google trends, and separated it by state. Read more…

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