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Unplugged Weekends And Device-Free Bedrooms: This Is What Digital Detox Means In 2015

[Picture: Thomas Barwick via Getty Images] There’s no denying that many of us are overwhelmingly obsessed with technology. Nearly half of adults are “completely hooked” to their smartphones, a recent report from Ofcom revealed. Meanwhile, nearly two-thirds (61%) of under 24s are addicted to their devices and almost half (49%) check their phone within five…

Formerly Convicted Women Get Makeovers To Help Them Transition From Prison To The Community

A group of formerly convicted women were given a confidence boost on Thursday when some talented stylists gave them a makeover. The Fortune Society – a charity that helps people re-entering society from prison – has been working with MAC cosmetics for the past three years. Stylists and makeup artists from the company gave 30…

How To Make Life Better In Three Words: People Share Their Touching, Hilarious And Insightful Thoughts

When you’re having a bad day, sometimes all it takes is a few words to make matters seem infinitely better. The good people of Twitter have been sharing the phrases that are guaranteed to put a smile on their face, using the hashtag #MakeLifeBetterIn3Words. Some got political, some got philosophical and some just really, really…

This UK Company Is Loving Its Six-Hour Working Day Inspired By Sweden

A British company has shortened its working day from eight hours to six, inspired by a Scandinavian model aimed at boosting wellbeing and efficiency. Workers at Liverpool-based Agent Marketing say they feel more “refreshed” and “energised” since the work day was reduced, though some admit it felt “strange” to start with. The company is trialling…

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