Dating Revolution: The world has never been more connected, or more alone

Funny memoir about sex, dating, and relationships in the digital age, intertwined with investigation into the challenges to love and intimacy wrought by dating apps by 49-yar-old famed Vanity Fair writer and New York Times-bestselling author Nancy Jo Sales asks who to blame for the modern dating malaise:tech companies. Jo Sales award-winning journalist and single…

Kitchen-table entrepreneurial venture

In the Twentieth century the Avon Lady acquired iconic status in American culture, in the1890s David  McConnell, a young travelling book salesman working door-to-door in the eastern US tried out a new method of direct sales. After branching out into perfumes, began recruiting women to market  the products in their own communities  and cultivate a…

British mum dead after butt lift operation

Ronilza Johnson 46, from Britain, has died in hospital after a Brazilian botched bum lift operation which costt her £1, 194 believed to have been injected with polymethyl methacrylate – known as PMMA, the plastic compound resin which is also used to make shatterproof windows. It can cause blood clots or infections if accidentally injected…

NHS England written to Instagram for promoting unlicensed Apetamin

NHS England had urged Instagram to clamp down on accounts selling Apetamin, an unlicensed “ dangerous” drug especially targeted at younger women and girls. Doctors say misuse of the appetite stimulant can cause severe fatigue, jaundice and even liver failure. Social media influencers promoted Apetamin as a quick way to gain weight and develop an…

Scent of iconic perfumers

The turmoil of the Russian Revolution brought the formula for a fragrance, which had been created for the 300th anniversary of the Romanovs, to France. German academic specialising in Russian history, Karl Schlögel writes “In the beginning was a scent –  a somewhat sweet, heavy aroma” that once filled the air on festive occasions in…

Accidental discoveries that changed the world

Accidental discoveries that changed the world Penicillin was invented by Alexander Fleming in 1928, who halfway through an experiment with bacteria went on a  vacation, but left a petri dish in the lab sink. On his return, he found bacteria had grown all over the plate, except where the mould had formed. Penicillins are a…

Becca Cosmetics becomes a casualty of the pandemic

During lockdown is your make-up brushes are gathering dust with your favourite eye shadow palette. Covid19 is ruining the beauty industry as we have already what the pandemic has done to fashion retail with several shops disappearing from our high streets forever. Becca Cosmetics has become the first major beauty casualty of the pandemic, with…

Cultural Power of Clothing: Titillated by adapted Dress Codes

For centuries clothing has been a wearable status symbol, fashion, a weapon in struggles for social change; and dress codes, a way to maintain political control. A Woman in London, wear embroidered velvet boots, hair not seen a brush for days, and deconstructed jackets, while in America women wear sleek Armani or Donna Karan suit,…