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Good-looking food is great. Cute little things are great. Why not combine the two? We present: the tiny food craze. Luckily for everyone who suffers from endless fascination for Tasty videos, as well as an overwhelming obsession with kittens on the internet, there is a niche in the art world that brings you the allure of food in adorable sizes (and you don’t need to outfit your kitchen with three ovens for it). Tiny croissant? Check. Mini raspberry pie? Absolutely. The littlest earl grey French macaron? Yep. Fancy cake for your pet hermit crab’s wedding? Of course. A quick pretzel snack? Don’t mind if we do. Itty-bitty strawberry because you’re supposed to have a balanced diet or whatever? Mm-hmm. A party of miniature waffles for the least-filling brunch buffet? Oh yeah. No, these foods are not edible — but let’s be honest, that’s not a fun amount of food to eat anyway (although…

Perhaps you put your doodling days behind you with your too-cool Jansport backpack. Maybe you’ve been too afraid of your drawing skills to try. Maybe you’re an avid doodler who shies from sharing your work, or you’re loud and proud about your scribbles so you’re here to rejoice: The art of doodling is wonderful, and it’s perfect for you, me and everyone we know. Here are some reasons why: Doodle anywhere/anytime/all the time. All you need is a writing utensil and a surface you can draw on. Long meeting at work? Teacher’s going over material you already know? Waiting at the dentist’s office? On a long phone call with mom? Get your doodle on. Doodling is a great way to pass the time and be artistic in life’s duller moments, with very little setup and a certain level of social acceptance (you can’t just whip out a pottery wheel when you’re…