Last modified on Jan 26, 2021 09:44 GMT Fiona Ward Whether you're looking to keep a fitness regime, quit smoking, learn how to meditate or learn new recipes, there are plenty of wellness apps to help with your quest! Like it or not, our smartphones have become an essential part of our health and wellbeing. Whether it's connecting with friends, building new relationships , looking up dinner recipes or streaming music for our workouts , for most of us, our phones play an important part in feeling good. Now, there are a whole host of new ways we can use our everyday tech to boost our wellbeing - including an assortment of apps aimed at just that. RELATED: Struggling to get to sleep right now? This 2-minute trick is a game-changer Track your period, manage your sleep cycle, ease stress and find health-boosting recipes with our edit of the best wellness apps on your phone's store right now - after all, if we can ordering takeaways and taxis at a tap of a button, why not meditation sessions too? Your body (and mind) will thank you for it… 1. Headspace Meditation and mindfulness is made simple with Headspace, the app that counts Gwyneth Paltrow and Emma Watson as fans. Literally giving users a workout for the brain - led by former Buddhist monk Andy Puddicombe - the premise is to take ten minutes a day to listen in and clear your mind. So what are the benefits? Users report better attention spans, alertness and instant calm. DOWNLOAD NOW 2. Clue Swot-up on your cycle with period-tracking app Clue, and learn more about how your period affects you. With the options to input symptoms such as cramps and headaches throughout the month, as well as lifestyle factors such as alcohol, sleep and sex, you'll quickly build up a picture of how your cycle not only affects your physical health, but your mental health too. An essential tool for any woman looking to get … [Read more...] about 19 best wellness apps to download for 2021
February 05, 2021 - 10:45 GMT Emmy Griffiths The Channel 5 show concluded on Thursday evening - but were you surprised by the twist ending? The Drowning concluded on Thursday evening, and finally revealed the truth about Daniel's parentage in the shocking season finale - which certainly left viewers with mixed feelings! MORE: The Drowning star Jill Halfpenny reveals her thoughts on show's ending In the episode, Jodie's brother Jason reveals that he had lied about the DNA test results and that Daniel isn't really Tom after all, and that Tom really did drown while he was meant to be watching him during their family holiday. Loading the player... WATCH: Daniel asks about his mother He claimed to have lied about the DNA test to try to "make amends", and chases Jill and Daniel as they run from home, eventually drowning in the same lake where his nephew died. While some viewers loved the finale, others were somewhat disappointed by it. One person wrote: "I was really enjoying #TheDrowning until this last episode which I didn’t like at all! Hate it when that happens!" Another added: "#TheDrowning I was hooked on the first three episodes then I watched the fourth and now I feel like I wasted my time watching this show they completely stuffed up the entire series with this final, how disappointing." Jason knew the truth about Tom's death A third person tweeted: "I've slept on it and still have questions about #TheDrowning. How did the uncle not hear him go into the water? Not even a splash? The kid went missing, police were called and uncle wasn’t there, no one noticed he had been gone in the same time frame?"Others praised the show as a whole, with one tweeting: "What a great drama. Loved it," while another added: "Wow what a drama... gripping and tense! Loved it! #TheDrowning that was fantastic @halfpennyjill." MORE: Viewers are saying the same thing about … [Read more...] about The Drowning: viewers have mixed reaction to ending
February 05, 2021 - 10:42 GMT Sharnaz Shahid Strictly Come Dancing star Dianne Buswell unveils stunning DIY hair transformation after taking relationship with Joe Sugg up to the next level Dianne Buswell may be busying moving into her new house with boyfriend Joe Sugg, but that didn't stop the Strictly Come Dancing star from showing off the results of her latest DIY hair transformation.The professional dancer, 31, who once was a full-time professional hairdresser, took to her Instagram page to share some photos of her red locks which were taken in by a few inches. "I gave myself a little DIY haircut today," she said. MORE: Strictly's Dianne Buswell stuns fans with blonde hair transformation Loading the player... WATCH: Dianne Buswell makes sweet comment about boyfriend Joe Sugg Promoting her new podcast, Dianne added: "Speaking of DIY HAIR, my new ep of Di's salon is out today download the @bbcsounds app for free to have a listen. I spoke with @laura.adlington and we had a lovely chat about mental health, the pros and cons of social media and of course lots of hair chat." READ: Dianne Buswell on her love of Strictly, boyfriend Joe Sugg and exciting plans for 2021 Exclusive: Tess Daly details secret wedding vow renewal story for the first time There's no denying Dianne loves to switch up her look, she often shares hairstyling tips with her fans – so this new podcast sounds more than perfect! The pro dancer shared this snap of her shorter hair Fans were quick to react, with one writing: "Short hair is back!! Woo I love you to short hair." Another stated: "Hair goals, omg your hair always looks so healthy." A third post read: "So so pretty!! Also obsessed with the podcast, is so much fun to listen to!! Hope you're well."MORE: Dianne Buswell reveals exciting fashion news - and Joe Sugg has the cutest reaction SHOP: The best Valentine's Day gifts for her On Wednesday, both Dianne and Joe - who met on … [Read more...] about Dianne Buswell unveils DIY hair transformation after celebrating new Joe Sugg milestone
Last modified on Jan 19, 2021 14:14 GMT Leanne Bayley January Sales are live for 2021. Shop the best New Year's deals and discounts for the likes of M&S, John Lewis, ASOS, Topshop and more. Hurrah! All the big January sales are in full steam! And they are ridiculously good this year. If you didn't get what you wanted over Prime Day, Black Friday, or Boxing Day, well, January is a big month in the shopping calendar. Here are our absolute favourite January Sales for 2021... RELATED: 15 of the most stylish hero pieces to shop from River Island now MARKS & SPENCER JANUARY SALES 2021 M&S' January 2021 sale has up to 50% off and the deals are incredible. The sale includes womenswear, childrenswear, homes and mens. SHOP M&S SALE NOW JOHN LEWIS JANUARY SALES 2021 John Lewis is offering up to 50% off menswear, womenswear, childrenswear, home, toys and sports & leisure – winning. SHOP JOHN LEWIS SALE NOW BOOTS JANUARY SALE 2021 There are some scent-sational New Year sales on at Boots - especially on fragrance! SHOP BOOTS SALE NOW NEXT JANUARY SALE 2021 This has always been a momentous occasion in the shopping calendar - the January 2021 sale! Now it's all about grabbing those bargains virtually. SHOP NEXT SALE NOW HOBBS JANUARY SALE 2021 Celebrity favourite Hobbs has up to 70% off everything from dresses and knitwear to coats, tops and trousers. The likes of Andrea McLean, Stacey Solomon and Charlotte Hawkins will certainly be pleased! SHOP HOBBS SALES NOW CURRYS PC WORLD JANUARY SALE 2021 Shop 40% off thousands of products in the Currys PC World 2021 sale. SHOP CURRYS PC WORLD SALE NOW SELFRIDGES JANUARY SALES 2021 The big Selfridges New Year sale is on! There are discounts across mens, womens, shoes, home and tech - and there's up to 50% … [Read more...] about 50 Best January Sales 2021: New Year’s deals from Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, ASOS & MORE!
Photo: Cafe Today marks the start of President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial, a historic proceeding of TBD significance that will serve at least two functions as it plays out. The first is an assessment as to whether the country’s institutions will hold the former president accountable for fueling the insurrection at the Capitol last month with his rhetoric, and the second is to function as a kind of litmus test sussing out the shape of the American public’s relationship with politics writ large as we drift deeper into the Biden presidency. Given the incentives of Senate Republicans, the former outcome feels all but predetermined. The latter, though, seems much less clear. It’s been posited numerous times over the last few years that the Trump presidency compelled more Americans towards greater engagement with political news — if not actual political participation — than ever before. But in the wake of Biden’s inauguration, the natural questions beg to be asked: Will those levels of political awareness and engagement be sustained? And what does it mean for the new media shops built over the past four years to feed this new engagement? Those questions loomed in the background last week when I jumped on a phone call with the executive team at CAFE, the media company started by the former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. We were connecting for a specific news peg: the launch of Doing Justice, CAFE’s first foray into narrative audio work. Produced in collaboration with Transmitter Media, Bharara describes the six-part podcast series as “a labor of love,” with the show expanding upon the work he’s done for his best-selling 2019 book of the same name. While the book was positioned as a treatise of sorts on the American legal system and the questions of morality embedded within, the podcast offers a more grounded approach that revisits some of the cases discussed in the … [Read more...] about Preet Bharara Navigates the Post-Trump Podcast Boom
Photo: NBC Universal After more than 50 years in the broadcasting business, there are still some surprises to be had for Keith Morrison, the dulcet-toned correspondent of NBC’s long-running newsmagazine, Dateline. For instance, the success of his first podcast, 2019’s The Thing About Pam, which hit No. 1 on Apple Podcasts and will soon be adapted by Blumhouse Television into a limited series starring Renee Zellweger. “I hadn’t given much thought to the podcast world because we were busy enough as it was,” says Morrison, who began his career in radio. “I was somewhat skeptical at the beginning that this would be such a good fit for us, but once you realize that you’re not constrained by all the structure of a television show, you can get more into the details and down the rabbit holes. It was fun.” So fun, in fact, that Morrison has decided to do it again. His new podcast Mommy Doomsday — which follows the bizarre story of Lori Vallow, an Idaho woman whose two children went missing in 2019 and were later discovered dead on her husband’s property in 2020 — debuts February 16 with two episodes. (Check out the trailer here.) Vulture recently spoke with Morrison about Mommy Doomsday, his initial reluctance about covering true crime, and the one case that he just can’t seem to shake. When you sit down to review the vast number of cases Dateline has covered over the years to select one for the podcast treatment, what criteria are you looking for? Keith Morrison: I think the principles of a good story are all the same … It needs a strong character who people are amazed by and want to hear more about. And also things that happen that you wouldn’t think could possibly happen. If you can allow people to imagine what might be coming next, and that what is coming next is really quite remarkable, then you’ve got a good story to tell. I’m just talking about it in terms of … [Read more...] about ’s Keith Morrison Is Getting Used to Podcast Stardom