5 supplements that can help you lose weight

For many people, shedding the pounds involves working out and eating lots of healthy foods. However, a new weight loss solution has emerged in recent years – supplements. These supplements can include all sorts of drugs, pills, and natural ingredients. They claim to either help you lose weight or make it easier to do so…

9 of the best coconut oil beauty products

It’s often with some degree of risk that we slather creams and lotions on our faces. Will this really pump moisture into my T-zone? Will it bring me out in spots? Coconut oil is a new player on the beauty scene that doesn’t ask you to throw caution to the wind. It’s gentle, it’s vegan,…
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And the ShinyShiny Awards 2014 winners are…

The nominees went head-to-head, votes were cast and the winners were (quite literally) drawn from a sparkly gold envelope live on Twitter this morning (check out @ShinyShiny if you're keen to catch up). If you missed the play-by-play action then don't worry, we've collected together all of the awards below with the winners and highly commended…

Mr Whisper takes the Instagrammer of the Year crown #ShinyShinyAwards

Instagram and its snap-happy community have grown a great deal over the last year, with more than 60 million photos now uploaded each day. Our shortlist for the Instagrammer of the Year award celebrated some of the app's top emerging talent, chosen for the way they use Instagram to showcase their creative photography, provide fans…

Meet the Funniest Woman on Twitter: @Peachesanscream #ShinyShinyAwards

It's fair to say that all three finalists for Funniest Woman on Twitter 2014 are ridiculously, jealousy-inducingly funny, and you should follow all of them immediately. We genuinely couldn't choose between them, which is why we put this one in the hands of you, the readers, and more than half of you cast your votes for…

Maggie Philbin wins Must-Follow Woman in Tech 2014 #ShinyShinyAwards

With more than 30 years' experience as a science and technology journalist, older readers might remember Maggie from Swap Shop and Tomorrow's World. These days, she reports on science and tech for BBC productions including Bang Goes the Theory, Inside Out and Webwise. She's also founder and CEO of TeenTech, which helps young people and their parents understand…

Why the HTC One M8 is our Smartphone of the Year 2014 #ShinyShinyAwards

Brad Pitt was recently spotted taking a selfie with one, the Apprentice candidates use it horizontally, and it's been one of the most popular HTC phones of all time. But none of those reasons are why we chose the HTC One M8 as our Smartphone of the Year 2014: the fact is, it's just a really excellent…
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Here’s why Headspace is our Health Helper of the Year #ShinyShinyAwards

Our Health Helper of the Year shortlist was hugely varied, from top calorie counting services and one of our favourite activity trackers through to apps designed to ease stress, clear up our minds and another to expertly keep tabs on fertility. What an exciting time for health-related tech! Now even your average Joe (and Jane) can…
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Why the Fitbit Flex is our Must-Have Fitness Partner of the Year #ShinyShinyAwards

Our Must-Have Fitness Partner of the Year nominees all helped the ShinyShiny team get moving - and most importantly, keep moving - throughout 2014. Our shortlist was packed with our favourite fitness trackers and apps, ranging from the cheap and simple Fitbug Org right through to the heart rate monitoring Withings Pulse Ox. The winner our…

The Moov wins the Wearables to Watch award #ShinyShinyAwards

A year ago wearable tech amounted to some lame-looking, bright wristbands and the exceptionally geeky hype around Google Glass. Twelve months on and the world of wearables is exciting, much better-looking and seems to have a great deal more sticking power than any of us ever expected. Next year we predict the Apple Watch will…