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World's Newest Chocolate Is Pink

'Ruby chocolate' is said to be fruity and 'refreshing'

(Newser) - A Swiss company has laid claim to inventing a new kind of chocolate—and it's pink. "Ruby chocolate," made from ruby cocoa beans, is being hailed as the first new type of naturally hued chocolate since the white version hit the market more than 80 years ago,... More »

Artists' Feud Over 'Blackest Black' Escalates

The guy hoarding it somehow got his hands on 'pinkest pink'

(Newser) - Ever since British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor was granted exclusive rights to the color "Vantablack," the world's blackest black that was developed by tech firm Nanosystems and can absorb more than 99% of light, other artists have been up in arms. One paint fight actually broke out between... More »

2014's Color of Year: 'Radiant Orchid'

Pantone predicts pinky-purple will be the go-to color for 2014

(Newser) - The reign of emerald green is at long last over: Pantone has chosen 2014's color of the year, and it's what most would call a pinkish purple. Pantone, however, labels it "radiant orchid," and the Wall Street Journal reports that you'll soon see the shade—... More »

Powerball Winners to Fund School Stadium... long as visitors' locker room is pink

(Newser) - An Iowa couple who won a $202 million Powerball jackpot in September is giving $3 million to the local high school to build a new football stadium. One catch: the visitors' locker room must be pink, reports the Des Moines Register . “I was sort of half joking and half... More »

The Manly History of the Color Pink

Believe it or not, baby boys used to wear pink, too

(Newser) - If ever there was a color that stereotypically symbolized the feminine, it’s pink. But the history of the girly shade hasn’t always been so ladylike. Slate takes a look back:
  • Financial Times: Its salmon-pink pages have turned “salmon press” into British shorthand for any newspaper business section.
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For Lips, Hot Pink Is New Red

It is, after all, the new red

(Newser) - Hot pink lipstick is “younger, hipper, and definitely a little more edgy” than red, says a makeup artist to the stars. How best to copy the look of Kim Kardashian, Leighton Meester, and other pink-pouted celebs? Makeup artist Mally Roncal offers USA Today some tips:
  • A matte look might
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'Haute Pink' Is the New Black

Bright colors spell optimism in troubled times

(Newser) - As economic woes plague the country, fashionistas are turning to bright, cheery colors—most notably hot pink, the Wall Street Journal reports. Even in New York, those who once wore only black are buying fuchsia ties and designing magenta kitchens. With men who might balk at the traditionally feminine hue,... More »

Boston Sports Fans Think Pink

Fans sporting the feminine hue in the seats is sure sign of success in Beantown

(Newser) - Talk about an embarrassment of riches. The Boston Bruins have long toiled in the shadow of the Red Sox, Celtics, and Patriots, but there's a surefire way to tell that the local NHL entry's hot streak is the real thing, Charles P. Pierce writes for OT, the Globe's weekly sports... More »

In Thailand, Everyone Wants to Be in the Pink

The king goes pastel; a fashion craze is born

(Newser) - On the advice of royal astrologers, the ailing Thai king has added pink to his wardrobe, sparking a national fashion trend. The chromatic rush had one clothing chain selling 40,000 pink shirts this month, BBC reports. A woman camping out in a line to buy one said, “Wearing... More »

Girls Think Pink, Naturally, Study Finds

Women's attraction to redder hues linked to evolution

(Newser) - Shocking news: Girls love pink. That love might not just be cultural—but linked to evolutionary development, researchers  in a new study have concluded. Pink may have helped ancient women recognize ripe fruit and healthy men with ruddy faces, while both genders yearned for the blue of open skies and... More »

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