Author: Aida Simmons

One third of Americans interested in digital assistants

As consumer lifestyles become more and more automated, the appeal of digital assistants and the ability to control the home via voice command is growing in popularity. New research from Mintel reveals that nearly one third (31%) of Americans own or would like to own a digital assistant. “The next 10 years will be marked by a transition away from screen-based interfaces and toward voice-based interfaces provided by digital assistants, such as Amazon Echo’s Alexa, Google Home’s Assistant, Microsoft’s Cortana, Samsung’s Bixby, and Apple’s Siri. Mintel predicts that as consumers become more accustomed to interacting with digital assistants on...

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6 Ways to Unclog a Toilet without a Plunger or a Plumber

When your trusty toilet lets you down, you don’t always want to wait (or pay) for having a plumber come out and fix it, and while it certainly isn’t glamorous it’s more than likely worth having a go at fixing it yourself if it’s just clogged. While a few flushes and a poke with the toilet brush is often enough to get things moving again, when it isn’t enough we have some great suggestions on how you can tackle the problem easily with a few different methods depending on the tools you have at hand. So unless you’re fairly...

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Nearly Half of Employees Want Their Pensions to Reflect Their Values

Nearly three-quarters of people want to know where their pension pot is invested, yet two in five Defined Contribution (DC) pension savers admit they know little or nothing about it. That’s according to a new report, Pensions with Purpose, commissioned by Big Society Capital and researched by ComRes. The survey of over 1,500 UK employees with a Defined Contribution (DC) pension found that fewer than three in ten people have been consulted by their employer over where their pension fund is invested. Yet almost half of those surveyed (46%) feel it is important that pensions are invested in organisations...

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Lord & Taylor Flagship Launches The Largest Dress Destination In New York

Lord & Taylor is proud to announce the launch of The Dress Address, New York’s largest dress destination, at its Fifth Avenue flagship, 424 Fifth Avenue. Spanning over 30,000 square feet, the fifth floor of the New York City store has been transformed and renovated to accommodate an expanded assortment of dresses. The newly updated space devoted entirely to dress shopping for all occasions, includes a rotating pop-up shop, concierge and The Gallery, a dedicated area for designer dresses. “For our customers, Lord & Taylor has always been about the dress,” said Liz Rodbell, President, Lord & Taylor and...

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The World’s Most Sophisticated & Comfortable Smart Pillow ZEEQ Now Available in the UK

After an extremely successful Kickstarter campaign and North American launch, the anti-snoring, music streaming, ZEEQ smart pillow has now arrived in the UK. Our highly advanced and unique pillow promises deep and undisturbed sleep. With no more struggles to switch off, no more waking up feeling groggy, and best of all, no more horrendous snoring! Snore alarm The microphone and motion sensor combine to record and monitor snoring, intelligently waking you with a gentle vibration to encourage a new sleeping position. Smart alarm ZEEQ motion sensors detect the optimum moment in your sleep cycle in which to wake you....

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My Shade. My Power: Teint Idole Ultra Wear

Lancôme celebrates women and diversity with the launch of its Teint Idole Ultra Wear foundation campaign, which features 40 incredible women from the U.K. and Ireland. Ranging from dancers to sportswomen to scientists and businesswomen, each spokeswoman wears a different foundation shade in the nationwide campaign. Together they represent the beauty of diversity and a common love for foundation, which is outpacing mascara as women’s must-have make-up product. From Olympic cyclist Laura Kenny to film director Gurinder Chadha to dancer Oti Mabuse, Teint Idole Ultra Wear’s spokeswomen are each in their own way extraordinary and powerful. Their beauty is...

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