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The swimsuit to end all swimsuits, squash for adults, Airbnb's new custom font and Alex Turner's questionable facial hair.

Finally, a legitimate reason to be day drunk – just make sure you’re dressed for the occasion.

Elsewhere, train leaves 25 seconds early in Japan. Take heed East Coast Mainline.

Lads. Lads. And indeed - lads. The announcement of The England World Cup squad exhibits a 23 man-male squad who can all kick balls at a level that surpasses the average level of ball-kicking. Roll on Russia.

The warm embrace of the imagined. The never-knowing of that that could be. Lovely, comfy utopia. Rethinking the system: five experts offer their vision of a better future.

Hard day at the office? Cheeky bottle of pinot at the back of the fridge whispering your name? Squash those thoughts.

Robinsons tackles the adult market - and they’re going straight for the jugular. The spot, by Saatchi & Saatchi, is a tongue-in-cheek 30-second piece with a simple message to mum and dad.

You want to live like gammon people?

A very different kind of ‘one-stop-shop’. Herb founder, Matt Gray takes a mainstream plant to mainstream people.

Where is creativity without courage? It’s a question artistic director at the Southbank Centre, Jude Kelly asked speaking at the Creative Equals Future Leaders conference – as she discussed owning your own story and collective moments.

Promoting designers with disability, not for disability. WITH is a new programme that will place New York City’s creative disabled talent into the city’s top agencies and design studios.

One for the font nerds. Airbnb have been making waves this week with their new custom font that spans everything from billboards to buttons.

In the wake of mental health awareness week: why brands should be on the front line to promote more progressive images of masculinity.

A feel-good film about the Ku Klux Klan – not your usual Cannes entry, but one that gained a standing ovation this week in the shape of Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman.

Based on an incredible true story of a heroic cop infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan, the politically charged piece follows Ron Stallworth, the first African-American detective to serve in Colorado Springs Police Department in the 1970s.

Just when you thought the controversy of the blue and black or white and gold dress was dead and buried – Laurel or Yanny?

1996. The Spice Girls. TFI Friday. Three Lions. A lot has changed. Just not the internet.

In the land of the completely unnecessary: A calculator to calculate your life expectancy. Cheers BBC.

The marmite album of the year. No longer kids stuck outside a nightclub in Sheffield, the Arctic Monkeys dropped Tranquillity Base Hotel and Casino last week, splitting fans right down the middle.

Their sixth studio album certainly offers a new sound, and for those hoping for a taste of Alex Turners’ guitar-lead, rock’n’roll sing-a-longs of previous years – this is new territory.

Watch the video for the first single ‘Four out of five’ below – starring Turner’s questionable facial hair.

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