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What the fitness industry says … and what it really means

Self improvement is about hard work, not cutting corners – but fitness marketing might have you believe otherwise CREDIT: GETTY You see this dishy looking guy? His name was George Hackenschmidt and he was an early 20th Century bodybuilder, wrestler, and strongman. Hackenschmidt is often credited with inventing the modern bench press, the hack squat, and the bear hug. He was unimaginably strong, ... Read More »

Icarus, Tacoma, Harry Potter, and More – The Weekend Chill

HIGHLIGHTS Icarus is streaming on Netflix globally Tacoma is available on Xbox One and PC All eight Harry Potter films are on Prime Video Over the weekend, we got a trailer for a Wes Anderson-produced documentary about the Blade Runner writer Hampton Fancher, who went from being a flamenco dancer to writing one of the most iconic sci-fi films of all time. ... Read More »

Clash Royale Tips and Tricks to Crush Your Opponents in Style

HIGHLIGHTS Clash Royale combines multiplayer, tower defence and card collection Managing elixir is very important Distracting your opponent is a valid strategy Clash Royale is a popular tower defence strategy game that is available on Android and iOS for quite some time now. The game is made by Supercell, the same game development company that gave us Clash of Clans. While the characters used for Clash ... Read More »

Sarahah App: What Is It, and Why Is Everyone Talking About This Anonymous Messaging App?

HIGHLIGHTS Sarahah is an anonymous messaging app You can send messages even without logging in There are concerns of cyberbullying in this anonymous setting The Sarahah app has taken hold in the social media sphere over the past week, joining trends such as Prisma app that rose quickly in public consciousness. Whether it will remain a hit or fade away in a ... Read More »

Separating work and play

South Korean actor Song Joong Ki (right) with Ryoo Seung Wan, director of his latest film, The Battleship Island, at a press conference at Marina Bay Sands yesterday.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN South Korean television drama fans who would like to see stars Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo re-create their sizzling chemistry in last year’s hit series Descendants ... Read More »

The Week In Film And Television

It’s tough to keep up with the entertainment industry, especially with the 24/7 reality show known as “The White House” taking up all the headline space. So I compiled this week’s news highlights from the world of film and television, so you don’t have to. Disney breaks up with Netflix The biggest story of the week is the divorce between Disney and ... Read More »

YouTube roll out in-app video sharing and messaging to users worldwide

YouTube today is launching a new sharing feature in its mobile app, previously in testing with users in select markets. The feature allows YouTube users to send their friends videos and chat from within a new tab in the mobile app – effectively turning YouTube into a mobile messenger of sorts. The feature has been in testing since the middle of last year, ... Read More »

Health and fitness chain begins work on new Huntingdon gym

Anytime Fitness staff James Ducket, sales manager, with Drew Davis in front of the unit that will be transformed in the 24-hour gym A fitness chain has unveiled plans to transform a former clothes store into Huntingdon’s first 24-hour gym. Anytime Fitness has started a £450,000 refurbishment of Unit 9, in St Benedict’s Court, to give users the opportunity to ... Read More »

Hywel Bennett, star of television and film, dies aged 73

Bennett began his film and television career in the 1960s Actor Hywel Bennett, known for his roles in Shelley and EastEnders, has died aged 73, his agent has confirmed. The Carmathenshire-born actor’s roles included 1960s films The Family Way, with Hayley and John Mills, and The Virgin Soldiers, with Lynn Redgrave. But it was in the long-running sitcom Shelley that ... Read More »

IQ has fallen since Victorian age and genes are to blame

Our mental abilities have undergone a significant decline since the Victorian era, as genes driving intelligence have become less common since the 19th century, scientists say. Researchers, led by Michael Woodley from the Free University of Brussels in Belgium, used a bank of genomes recovered from the remains of 99 people from central and eastern Europe. The oldest of these died in about 2,000 BC while ... Read More »