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Laura is a Senior Research Writer and Publicity Specialist for Trend Hunter. When she's not at a desk, she can be found making shapes on a yoga mat, cooking, dog-walking, reading or traveling.

How do you define cool?
To me, cool is confident and a little offbeat.
What is your secret to uncovering trends?
Find something so cool, weird or innovative you absolutely must share with someone else immediately.
What do you enjoy most about Trend Hunter?
Discovering idea after idea is kind of like getting sucked into watching endless cat videos on YouTube... addictive and amazing.
What is your favorite trend?
I am really loving biomimicry and the emergence of non-standard architecture.
What are your tips for writing a juicy post?
Write what you'd want to read.
How do you reset to be creative?
I recharge with good indie music, yoga or taking a walk.
What inspires or excites you?
The weird and the wonderful.
Predict something awesome for 2020?
Some sort of hyper-sustainable transit to take you from continent to continent in a matter of minutes.
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Quick-Cooking Indian Appetizers
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Indian-Inspired Yogurt Cups
Chaat's Spicy, Sweet and Savory Yogurt is Topped with Lentil Puffs
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Southwestern Breakfast Bowls
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Ready-to-Pour Cleaner Pouches
Bona's Hardwood Floor Cleaner Comes with an Easy-to-Use Dispenser
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Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
'The Crown' Serves a New Take on a Classic All-American Sandwich
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Cheese-Based Tomato Salads
Standard & Pour Serves a Refreshing Heirloom Tomato Salad for Summer
Alternative BBQ Sandwiches - Love Food Central's Pulled BBQ Sandwich Pairs Jackfruit & Sourdough
Alternative BBQ Sandwiches
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Meatless Vegan Nachos
The Sage Vegan Bistro Serves Flavorful, Fully Loaded Plant-Based Nachos
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Ultra-Affordable Cosmetic Collections
Beauty Pie's 10-Piece Skincare Range is Priced Under $10
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Wrestler-Inspired Fragrances
J-Scent's Unique Perfume Smells of Hair Oil Used by Sumo Wrestlers
LGBTQ-Supporting Lattes - Juice Society's 'Love Latte' Celebrates the LGBTQ Community in Texas
LGBTQ-Supporting Lattes
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Travel-Themed Cocktail Clubs - Koko Kanu's 'Frequent Flyers Cocktail Club' Inspires Wanderlust
Travel-Themed Cocktail Clubs
Koko Kanu's 'Frequent Flyers Cocktail Club' Inspires Wanderlust
Free-From Household Cleaners - Fresh Thyme's Household Cleaning Products Tout Natural Ingredients
Free-From Household Cleaners
Fresh Thyme's Household Cleaning Products Tout Natural Ingredients
QR Code Backpacks - This Backpack from JanSport Helps Students Easily Share Content
QR Code Backpacks
This Backpack from JanSport Helps Students Easily Share Content
Canned Jackfruit Meat - Native Forest's Organic Young Jackfruit is Branded as a Meat Alternative
Canned Jackfruit Meat
Native Forest's Organic Young Jackfruit is Branded as a Meat Alternative
Plant-Based Pulled Pork Burgers - Soul Burger's Pulled Pork BBQ Burger is Made with Jackfruit
Plant-Based Pulled Pork Burgers
Soul Burger's Pulled Pork BBQ Burger is Made with Jackfruit
Prepackaged Vegan Tamales - Mean Vegan Products' Tamales Feature Jackfruit in Place of Pork
Prepackaged Vegan Tamales
Mean Vegan Products' Tamales Feature Jackfruit in Place of Pork
Spicy Jackfruit Pizzas - Virtuous Pie's 'Kim Jack' Puts a Vegan Spin on Classic Korean Flavors
Spicy Jackfruit Pizzas
Virtuous Pie's 'Kim Jack' Puts a Vegan Spin on Classic Korean Flavors
Squirrel-Inspired Makeup Brushes - Real Techniques' PowderBleu Range Boasts FauxBleu Technology
Squirrel-Inspired Makeup Brushes
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Karaoke Eye Tests - Rnib Launched an Unexpectedly Fun Eye Exam Test at Glastonbury Festival
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Language-Teaching Tile Games - 'Chineasy Tiles' Encourage People to Learn Chinese Through Gameplay
Language-Teaching Tile Games
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In-Store Assembly Service Kiosks
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Pop-Up Cracker Restaurants
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VIP Crowdfunding Campaigns - 'Kickstarter Gold' Invites Top Creators to Push Great Ideas Further
VIP Crowdfunding Campaigns
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In-Airport Gaming Stations - Nintendo Opened a Free Gaming Area in Kansai International Airport
In-Airport Gaming Stations
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Expressive Toy Wearables - Hasbro's Hanazuki Toy Range Helps to Connect Kids with Their Emotions
Expressive Toy Wearables
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Personalized Hair Care Systems
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Authentic Relationship Podcasts - Audible's 'Where Do We Begin?' Shares Couple's Therapy Sessions
Authentic Relationship Podcasts
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Interactive TV Series - Netflix Interactive Storytelling Lets Viewers Choose Their Tale
Interactive TV Series
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Vegan Wine Tasting Events
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VR Video Heatmaps - Google's Heatmaps Help Content Creators See Where Viewers are Looking
VR Video Heatmaps
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Syringe Juice Shots
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Toy-Included Gen Z Magazines
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Whitening Tooth Powders - Love Beauty Foods' 'Smile Dust' is Powered by Activated Charcoal and Clay
Whitening Tooth Powders
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Pop Tab Coconut Shells - Genuine Coconut Water Lets Consumers Enjoy Coconut Water from a Coconut
Pop Tab Coconut Shells
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Egyptian-Inspired Eyeshadow Palettes
Kat Von D's Serpentina Eyeshadow Palette Has Rich Jewel Tones
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