It's been a good week for… natural beauty
Time was you couldn't open a celebrity magazine without being confronted with decolletage which looked like it had been alarmingly over-inflated with a bicycle pump.
But apparently the "porn body backlash" is under way as the Barbie-esque figure, which famously launched the careers of the likes of actress Pamela Anderson and glamour model Katie Price, is being kicked into touch by a new generation of young women.
While a decade ago one in eight women aspired to emulate the look, a recent study suggests that only one in 200 now does, with the majority condemning it as "tacky and dated" as well as "overhyped, oversexed and demeaning". Which perhaps isn't music to the ears of Anderson and Price, but will be for many women.
The waif look which made supermodel Kate Moss a household name has been given equally short shrift, with only 7% of those polled by online magazine SoFeminine deeming it attractive, compared with 40% previously.
Instead, one in five aspires to a "fit not thin" figure, while the most popular shape is a curvy "soft body" - think Mad Men actress Christina Hendricks and model Kelly Brook - which is favoured by 68% of women.
Even better would be simply being happy with your lot, but it's progress I guess.
It's been a bad week for … picky eaters
Super food fad alert: goji berries are so 2006. Now it's all about snails, dah-ling.
They have been dubbed "chicken of the soil" by devotees - and apparently, snail farms are on the rise in Britain as the meat from the shell-dwelling creatures and their "earthy, salty" eggs are snapped up for their low-fat, protein-rich qualities.
Which certainly puts a whole new spin on the notion of slow food.
But it's not the oddest trend to emerge from the culinary world in recent weeks. That would be silent dining, a concept which began in New York restaurant Eat where $40 buys you a four-course "organic locavore" meal and 90 chat-free minutes at a dinner table.
Or alternatively, wait until you've been married for 30-odd years and then have that same experience for free.
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