This artist has the world’s most amazing canvas. Her lips.

Without creativity, the world would be an awfully boring place. Luckily, we’ve got people like makeup blogger Laura Jenkinson around to add a little color to things! With just a little paint and a pair of lips, Laura creates super cool mini-portraits of popular cartoon characters and people that are guaranteed to make you smile. Check out some of her work below, and visit her on instagram to see even more!

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10 Robin Williams thoughts about life that’ll make you love him even more

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Often it’s not until somebody is gone forever you realize how much you love them. Yesterday we discovered how much we loved Robin Williams. Although we never met him, we grew up with him and we always knew that whenever he appeared on our screens he’d make us laugh or cry or think a little differently about the world.

But, it wasn’t just his comic genius that made us feel close to him. It was also the fact that beneath his zany exterior you always suspected there was a very special warm-hearted person lurking. And this person was acting the way he did because he really did want to make you feel happier. Well, it turns out there was a very special person and he was doing it all just to make us feel happier. These Robin Williams quotes on love, life and loss, help us remember just how special.

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Top cop! 15 reasons why Icelandic police are simply the best

Iceland is a wonderful and friendly country that’s perhaps best known for volcanos and vikings, but one of their best-kept secrets is their amazing police force. If you don’t believe me, take a look at a few of these photos from the official instagram of the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police right now. You can pack your luggage later.

1. They fly the flag for equal rights.

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The good, the bad and the ugly: 14 World Cup records – in pictures

It’s been four long years, but now the wait is finally over. The 2014 World Cup has kicked off and we’re already gripped by football fever. To get you even more pumped for the footballing feast gracing our screens, we’ve gathered the good, the bad and the ugly World Cup records. Want to know the fastest sending off or who scored the most goals in a single game, read on!

Most appearances and most World Cup wins

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Perhaps unsurprisingly, Brazil hold the record for taking part in the most World Cup tournaments with 19 appearances. They also have the most wins, with five World Cup victories under their golden belts.

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7 campy movies shot in the 1960s we love even more today

What makes a film “campy”? It can be an incredibly difficult quality to define. In his 1983 book Camp, Mark Booth defines it as “to present oneself as being committed to the marginal with a commitment greater than the marginal merits.” In other words, it’s making a grand attempt to create something mediocre. Key elements that might make something campy include artifice, extravagance, frivolity, passion, naivete and serious intent.

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Originating in gay subculture as a way to navigate oppressive environments, camp began to emerge in 60s cinema as audiences started turning from Hollywood films to more underground films. Camp started out as being unintentional, in which, as Susan Sontag puts it in her 1964 essay “Notes on Camp”, “the essential element is seriousness, a seriousness that fails.” Soon after, filmmakers began creating deliberate camp that worked to subvert cultural norms and challenge the idea of what society deems “good”.

So grab some popcorn and join us as we share 7 of our favorite films from the decade that popularized camp. As Sontag once wrote, “it’s good because it’s awful”.

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5 Seventies sci-fi TV shows we’d love to see remade today

The 1970s was such a turbulent, colourful decade that it’s sometimes forgotten that it also produced some of the best loved TV programs of all time. Series like “Little House on the Prairie,” prime time soap operas such as “Dallas” and iconic comedies “M*A*S*H,” “All in the Family” and “Happy Days.” were all followed by millions. The wealth of entertainment on offer was no different in the realm of science fiction, with tons of brilliant series gracing our screens. Such was the diversity that it’s tough to pick five we’d love to see make a comeback, but we set our phasers on retro and gave it our best shot, nonetheless.

The Six Million Dollar Man

If you weren’t lucky enough to have watched this the first time round, you’d be forgiven for not knowing this series gave birth to the phrase “we have the technology”.

It also gave birth to Steve Austin, an unlucky astronaut who suffered such a horrendous crash while flying a test aircraft, the only choice was to build him bigger, stronger and faster. How did Richard Anderson do this in the 1970s? By giving him new “bionics” legs, a right arm, and eye, which meant he could fight crime with superhuman power.

While the wonders of technology were the theme, the actual tech itself never really got explained. But it didn’t matter because by slowing down the action and adding incredibly catchy sound effects, we were convinced that Steve Austin was the high tech future of crime fighting.

We think the opening credits of The Six Million Dollar Man, 90 seconds of pure 70s perfection, warrant a remake alone. Question is who could be the next Lee Majors?

Space: 1999

In 1999, Moonbase Alpha is a scientific research colony and watchdog over silos of atomic waste from Earth stored on the Moon’s far side. Alas, this seemingly flawless plan goes awry when an explosive chain-reaction of the waste blasts the Moon out of Earth orbit and the Solar System.

From the British producers of Thunderbirds, Space: 1999 starred Martin Landau and Barbara Bain leading a group of eggheads trying to figure out how to get home. Taking a cue from 2001. A Space Space Odyssey, Space: 1999 perpetuated the idea that the future would look white, smooth, and clean.

Like all great sci-fi shows it had casting changes and a premature cancellation. Rumors of a movie version or a reboot continue long after the year 1999 has passed.

We for one wish Moonbase Alpha would come baaaaaaaaack!

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

This campy ’70s series, starring Gil Gerard as the titular hero, was created by producer Glen A. Larson, of Battlestar Galactica fame. Based on a pulpy comic strip icon, Buck was a NASA pilot who while on a mission into deep space, suffered an accident, which sent him into cryogenic stasis and returns him to Earth five centuries later.

Happily, he was thawed our to discover the insanely sexy Col. Wilma Deering eager to help him readjust to life in the future. Accompanied by Dr. Huer, robot sidekicks Dr. Theopolis and Twiki, best remembered for his catchphrase “beedee-beedee-beedee, and later the doddering Dr. Goodfellow Buck fought cosmic menaces such as Princess Ardala and her dad, Emperor Draco of the Draconians.

Logan’s Run

Continuing on from the success of the classic 70s movie of the same name, the 1977 series follows Logan 5 and Jessica 6 on their quest to find Sanctuary and leave behind the doomed utopia where no one could live past 30.

While it lasted only 14 episodes, this show nails the quintessential look of 70s sci-fi better than anything else. One notable episode, written by David Gerrold under a pseudonym, pulled a nice switcheroo by featuring a time traveler from our era encountering Logan and company on their journey, thus blowing minds in multiple time streams.

Blake’s Seven

Created by Doctor Who alum Terry Nation, Blake’s 7 who was inspired by classic Westerns as well as by the tropes of dystopian sci-fi. It’s lead character is escaped prisoner Roj Blake, a freedom fighter turned against Earth’s Terran Federation. His willingness to let the ends justify the means makes him an unusual TV hero.

It is at times dark and pessimistic, but the characters maintain a classically British stiff upper lip in their titanic struggle. What it lacked for in high-budget special effects, it made up for in plot and subversive politics.

A very different affair from our other four choices, Blake’s Seven is arguably the series most worthy of remake, simply because it resonates so strongly in so many way with life in the 21st Century.

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