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Volume 160

STAMPS ARE COMING

Even though we will have to wait ‘til next year to enjoy the final season, thanks to Royal Mail and their epic ‘Game of Thrones’ stamp collection, the anticipation is real. Ten stamps feature characters from houses Stark, Targaryen, Lannister and Tyrell and five more stamps on a Stamp Sheet feature characters such as The Night King and White Walkers, plus the coveted Iron Throne itself. Forget emailing and texting. Send a raven! Available now for pre-order before 23 January.

THE NEW SUFFRAGETTES

To commemorate 100 years of women being able to vote in the UK, British Vogue’s cover features seven influential females who are continuing to fight the battle for equality. Politicians Stella Creasy and Sophie Walker join artist Gillian Wearing, gal-dem founder Liv Little, trans awareness campaigner and journalist Paris Lees, blogger Dina Torkia and writer Reni Eddo-Lodge discuss what does feminism mean now, the changes that would improve the lives of women and what the next hundred years will hold.

TINDER GOES PRIMAL

If you haven’t heard of Tinder yet, you are not living on this planet. It’s like Facebook for single people, only with more d**k pics and questionable innuendos. Perversions aside, the brand released a cute and highly likeable animated spot which poses that Tinder isn’t so much an app for casual hook-ups, but one that makes finding that human connection once again plausible. Made by production shop Buck in Los Angeles who created a luscious world where people have wonder butts… and the same face. We’ll swipe right for that one.

VENDING MACHINES FOR THE HOMELESS

Nottingham has received its first ever vending machine that caters only to homeless people. Action Hunger boxes gives fruit, sandwiches, energy bars, clean socks, toothbrushes, and other necessities for free to any person given a card by a local shelter. Created by Huzaifah Khaled, the vending machines offers 24/7 access, so they can be used at a person’s convenience, but the idea is that users don’t become dependent and are working towards a long-term plan for getting off the streets. It is now even in partnership with UberEats, who will be able to make requests to refill the machines through an app, with UberEats making deliveries. Pretty damn cool.

GET DRUNK WHILE GETTING CLEAN

We thought the day would never come. You can now enjoy a nice hot shower with an ice-cold beer, because multitasking is awesome. But there’s more to it! The 10 percent ABV ‘Shower Beer’ from the Swedish craft brewery PangPang and the creative agency Snask can also be used as conditioner. So not only does it pack double strength in a mini bottle designed to be drunk during a 6-minute shower, it gives you soft and shiny locks. Fans of longer showers might want to bring a six pack and forget about dry January. Let the party begin.

STEP UP YOUR SHOE GAME

After dressing the New Balance 576 up in a Grenson brogue-inspired shoe, crafted in the finest Italian full grain calf-leather for the launch of their “One Shoe, Two Factories” collaboration in January 2016, the footwear heavyweights are set to join forces yet again. The three designs are available from tomorrow at Grenson, New Balance online, and the New Balance flagship store on Oxford Street in London. So, if you like sneaks but life forces you to wear shoes, this is the best of both worlds.

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