WW teams up with Uber Eats for range of ‘fakeaway’ dishes

To help the nation battle the bulge, WW (formerly Weight Watchers) has created a new range of ‘fakeaway’ dishes which can be ordered through Uber Eats. Among the options available on the menu are chicken tandoori skewers and a vegan mushroom and spinach curry - both of which are ‘ZeroPoint’ to those following the blue…

Top Tech Tips for helping get through Blue Monday

As 2021 dawns, many of us were hoping for a brighter year than 2020. But in reality, we're still a long way from socialising in real life, with this year's Blue Monday (so-called because it's widely considered the most depressing day of the year) poised to be the toughest yet... Research from cybersecurity company Kaspersky…

5 COVID-fighting gadgets announced at CES 2021

Usually, CES sees thousands of people flock to Las Vegas for the world's biggest technology trade show. Not this year. But while 2021's CES may be virtual for the first time, it hasn't stopped thousands of innovative new gadgets being unveiled. Chris Price reports on five COVID-fighting gadgets that it's hoped will stop the spread…

Taking Your eCommerce Site to the Next Level in 9 Simple Steps

Undeniably, the current pandemic has influenced many aspects of our lives, from the way we interact with others to how we conduct business. The way we shop and buy our supplies is not excluded! Indeed, statistics show that the pandemic has drastically accelerated the eCommerce industry, which has today become one of the most flourishing…

How to read facial expressions behind a face mask

A body language expert has produced a guide to reading people’s facial expressions – when they are hidden behind a face mask. Research has found that 76 per cent of Brits struggle to read others when they are wearing a face covering, with more than half mistaking their expression completely. Now body language expert and…

Top 50 ‘little joys’ of 2020 – seeing family tops list

The coronavirus pandemic has brought a renewed appreciation for the little joys of life - such as a hug from a relative or watching the sunset, a study has found. After a tough 2020, researchers found that simple contact with family or a smile from a stranger - when not wearing a mask - is…

Nudge wristband could help prevent COVID-19 transmission

A British company has launched a wristband that trains people to stop touching their face, a common transmission route for COVID-19. The Nudge wristband uses behavioural science and artificial intelligence to psychologically ‘nudge’ the wearer. Its developers say the band helps minimise wearers’ risk of catching infectious diseases and can also help many of the…

Staying Connected To Parents And Grandparents During COVID-19

One unforeseen consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the sundering of our relationship with our parents and especially with our grandparents. Lockdowns, social distancing and closed borders have thrown our ability to touch base into chaos. This can have profound effects, especially for our most vulnerable loved ones. Those 65 and older, often living…

Top 20 things that make a home – ‘own bed’ tops list

Brits love their home ‘more than ever’ - after spending an extra EIGHT hours a day in it during recent months. A study of 2,000 adults found that before the pandemic, just nine hours were spent at home on an average day. But the lockdown and restrictions have seen this figure dramatically increase, with 35…

Stressed home workers struggling with mental health

Stressed home workers are struggling to switch off during  COVID-19 lockdown and it’s impacting their mental health, according to the findings of a new study by cloud communications platform provider, 8x8.   Almost half (42%) feel more stressed and overwhelmed than when in the office, blaming too many apps, a blurring of the lines between work…