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Life & Style: This week's best bits

Life & Style Editor Nicky Park has rounded up the most clicked stories this week so you can catch up on the best bits.
The biggest Life & Style stories this week. Photo / Thinkstock, AP
The biggest Life & Style stories this week. Photo / Thinkstock, AP

1. Oscars 2014: Best and worst dressed

The fashion finale to the awards season happened with the Oscars on Monday. We ran a live blog kicking off with action on the red carpet from noon. We shared with you our fashion winners and losers, check out the story for our favourites.

Jared Leto, Kristen Bell, Pharrell Williams and Lupita Nyong'o at the 86th annual Academy Awards. Photos / AP
Jared Leto, Kristen Bell, Pharrell Williams and Lupita Nyong'o at the 86th annual Academy Awards. Photos / AP

2. Dave Shaw: 7 foods that aren't as bad as you think

The confusion around some so-called 'bad' foods has left many people changing what they put on their plate for no good reason. Following on from the popular harmful 'healthy' foods blog, Dave shared seven foods that aren't as bad as we think.

3. Karen Walker dissed for 'disingenuous' campaign

A Karen Walker ad campaign in which Kenyan fair trade workers wear her Chinese-made sunglasses has been criticised as "disingenuous" on social media. Walker's 'Visible' campaign uses Kenyan machinists, cutters, tailors, production managers and metal workers as models. The workers are from the United Nations' ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative, which aims to create work in community groups of micro-artisans located in urban slums and disadvantaged rural areas of Kenya.

The new Karen Walker Eyewear campaign, photographed by Derek Henderson, features those who work on the Ethical Fashion Initiative project.
The new Karen Walker Eyewear campaign, photographed by Derek Henderson, features those who work on the Ethical Fashion Initiative project.

The blog that everyone's talking about

Lee Suckling: Making friends after 25 is hard

It's not easy to meet new people once you're an adult - one reason is because everyone pairs off. Photo / Thinkstock
It's not easy to meet new people once you're an adult - one reason is because everyone pairs off. Photo / Thinkstock

"Youth forced us to make friends," wrote new modern life blogger, Lee Suckling. "When we were kids, we rode around on bikes (well, we did in the 90s) and talked to anyone else on two wheels. We went to high school and were trapped in smelly rooms for six hours a day, so we passed notes and played sports and spent our nights chatting to each other on MSN Messenger. University rolled around and we drank, and drank, and drank together. And spent the odd night in the library thinking about drinking together. Then we got older. We became aware of the concept of appropriateness. It was no longer okay to walk up to someone and say, 'Nice Nikes. Wanna play at my house?'"

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