CES 2022

  The Pandemic  and fears over the spread of the Omicron variant meant Meta, Google and Amazon pulled out of the CES, one of the biggest tech events in Las Vegas this week. This year you might like BMW’s colour changing car attracted lots of interest, which showed how a car’s exterior could effectively become…

Adverts for cosmetic surgeries to be banned for under-18s from May

  The UK advertising watchdog says the rules for adverts for cosmetic surgery  including breast enhancements and nose jobs designed to change person’s physical appearance are to be banned targeting under 18s across  TV programmes and social media. It is illegal to perform cosmetic procedures on under-18s but there have previously been no restrictions on…

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…