Lifestyle

Airfares For US Travel in August Dipped Slightly

Airfare for August travel dipped slightly in the US. (Photo courtesy: AFP Relaxnews/ istock.com/ egorych) New figures reveal that domestic airfares in the US dipped slightly in August compared to the month before. According to stats compiled by the Airlines Reporting Corp, travellers paid an average of $456 for their roundtrip domestic flight during the month of August, compared to ... Read More »

In Wake Of Hurricanes, Home Builder Caution Grows

(KERRY SHERIDAN/AFP/Getty Images) As large swaths of the nation recover from major hurricanes, home builders are feeling less optimistic than they did a month ago. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo monthly Housing Market Index declined three points to a reading of 64 for September. The August August was revised one-point from 68 to 67. Anything over 50 is considered positive, but ... Read More »

The 9 most fraudulent health and fitness products ever

AS LONG AS there’s been illness, there have been medical hucksters—the people trying to make a buck peddling “cures” for every conceivable ailment, real or imagined. Whether the warnings were for paralysis, “nervous troubles,” or “tired blood,” unscrupulous pitchmen have taken advantage of fear to sell elixirs, instruments, and other home remedies to treat what ails you. As you’ll see, these ... Read More »

How Adwoa Aboah is shaking up the fashion industry

Adwoa Aboah preparing for the Burberry September 2017 collection show in Clerkenwell on Saturday. Photograph: Jonathan Baron/Burberry Adwoa Aboah is both the poster girl for modern fashion and one of its most vocal critics. The 25-year-old model, who walked the Burberry catwalk on Saturday and Donatella Versace’s Versus show on Sunday, leads discussions around issues from imagery of black women in the media ... Read More »

Unplugged Parenting – the smart new way to have a family digital detox

End the iParenting wars CREDIT: CHRISTOPHER FURLONG/GETTY Do you feel concerned about the amount of time your children spend online?  Do you find technology causes friction as you wrench their screens off them at the dinner table and bedtime? Rare is the parent who will answer no to either of those questions. But then ask yourself this. Do you also endlessly check your ... Read More »

The Gym flexes acquisition muscle with Lifestyle Fitness purchase

Low-cost operator The Gym snaps up smaller rival Lifestyle Fitness Low-cost gym operator The Gym has flexed its muscles by snapping up 18 gyms from rival Lifestyle Fitness in a £20.5m deal. The sites, which are owned by Competition Line UK, are in the Midlands and North of England. All staff and members will transfer to The Gym. The move will ... Read More »

Does baby powder really cause ovarian cancer?

You’ve probably heard at some point that baby powder has been linked to ovarian cancer, and that several lawsuits between talcum manufacturers and consumers have been settled with massive payouts because of this potentially deadly connection. But should you really be worried? First of all, in case you’ve never made baby powder a part of your daily hygiene routine, you ... Read More »

What every woman should know about using scented tampons and pads

Period stigma is real and has, for decades, been (wrongly) convincing women they are “unclean” during their time of the month. The fear of having a smelly situation down there is what helps sell products like vaginal douches and scented tampons and pads. All that marketing might have you wondering if period stank is a real problem that actually needs ... Read More »

5 moves that will flatten your abs, no crunches required

There’s nothing worse than getting majorly bored with your workout. In fact, research from the University of Florida shows that those who spice up their sweat sessions frequently stick to their routines better than those who never add any variety. And when it comes to crunches, well, it’s very easy to get bored. Time to switch things up! These core moves are ... Read More »

Does your teenager love fast food? Study says brain wiring may be to blame

Don’t blame your adolescent kid for eating high-calorie food. A new study says teenagers hooked to high-calorie food may be unable to control the urge for burgers, pizzas and french fries due to an impairment in the brain region linked to self-regulation. The findings have revealed that adolescents, who are at an increased risk of obesity, have progressively less neural ... Read More »