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Things Hipsters Do To Be Ironic But Are Actually Awesome

Liking indie music, wearing wayfarers, using Hotmail. Here are a few things that sound like they may be done simply to be ironic, but are actually downright fantastic!

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Supporting Local Vendors And Buying Organic Food

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We all know hipsters like to be "authentic" by supporting local vendors and buying organic, but it may actually be the way to go. Organic food often tastes better, is more nutritious and helps build the community. When compared to factory farmed veggies, organically grown vegetables were found to have a much higher nutritional value. Organic lettuce had 29% more magnesium and organic spinach had 52% more vitamin C. Source

Using Mobile Picture Apps

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Sure, plenty of hipsters use photo apps like and hipstamatic to alter their pictures to be alternative and artsy, but sometimes they actually can come out really beautiful. So go ahead and go crazy with your favorite picture apps and you may actually create something beautiful, all while making your life appear 33% cooler than it actually is.

Using Hotmail

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So you still have a Hotmail account and you always get the same reaction."Dude, you still have an effin Hotmail account? What, is it like 1997? Do you also use Ask Jeeves?" But guess what? Hotmail is back. And with awesome new features, it's no longer the service you use simply to be ironic. Even Gizmodo notes: “And of course, any ironic hipster worth his or her Wayfarers is already using a Hotmail address, yo."

Living In Williamsburg

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When you hear someone mention "Williamsburg, Brooklyn," the words hipster douchbag may immediately come to mind. But there's more to this neighborhood than immediately meets the eye. With great food, cool local artists and an awesome music scene, Williamsburg is easily one of the coolest cities to live. And GQ seems to agree, as they dub it the 'coolest city on the planet '.

Having Retro Facial Hair

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Ironic facial hair may be the epitome of hipsterism, but with Decembeard, Manuary, Facial Hair February and March Stashness, this is one trend that's catching on. And for the month of November, men everywhere are growing mustaches for a cause. ">Movember is a campaign where men grow a killer 'stache to raise awareness for prostate cancer. Great facial hair for an awesome cause? It doesn't get cooler than that.

Finding New And Cool Emerging Artists

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Face it, there's nothing more brag worthy than knowing about an awesome band before they make it big. So before you scoff at your friends' new obsession with "The Venetian Cheerleaders," check them out. They just might be worth the listen. And one awesome way to grab a listen of the most blogged about music is the MP3 blog aggregator, The Hype Machine. Who knows, you may just find your new favorite band.

Using A French Press

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You may want to scoff at hipsters who think they're too good for Starbucks, instant coffee, and sub-grade coffee beans, but they've actually got the right idea. Coffee made with a French press is smoother and better tasting because it allows coffee to keep the essential oils that hold its natural flavor, but are often absorbed by paper filters during brewing. So pick up that French press, and brew yourself a cup of special blend. Source

Riding A Fixie

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Sure, the fixie might be the leper of the bike community and most may consider them to be more of a poor fashion statement than an actual mode of transportation, but riding a fixed gear bike can actually be more of a workout than a bike with multiple gears. Since there is only one gear, you work harder - building strength and endurance. Score one for the fixie.