Amid political uncertainty and financial drama, 2018 saw a number of adults across the globe give in to their inner child – all thanks to a number of crazes sweeping the Internet.Whether you’re guilty of embarrassing your kids by trialling dance trend ‘The Floss‘ or can’t resist humming along to ‘Baby Shark’, this year we all tried to take life a little less seriously.But which obsessions were the biggest talking point at the family dinner table?From cult game Fortnite to silver screen sensation ‘The Greatest Showman’, we’ve tracked down Yahoo UK‘s most searched-for crazes of 2018.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK: 10% of children stay up past 10pm: Here’s how to get children to bed on time Most popular baby names of 2018 revealedShould children be playing with more traditional toys? Expert explains why
A time before the invention of disposable nappies doesn’t bear thinking about.Yet now in 2017, we live in a brave new world in which smart changing mats, high-tech strollers and genius apps exist which make the- let’s be honest – difficult job of parenting that much easier.Ever thought your nappy-changing session could be aided by an app? Us neither.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK:These 24 names are on the endangered baby names listThis woman had a free birth, but what even is that and is it safe?
Could fitness apps encouraging you to walk 10,000 steps be doing more harm than good? “8,000 steps down, only 2,000 to go,” people groan as they check their fitness tech over coffee, lunch, cocktails. Dr Greg Hager, a professor of computer science from Johns Hopkins University in the US, maintains ‘very few’ of the estimated 165,000 available healthcare apps are based on scientific evidence.
Is it a mere craze and, a bit like Facebook or trendy facial hair, have we reached ‘peak Tinder’? Let’s get one thing straight – people haven’t stopped using Tinder. Singletons (and people in relationships, let’s be honest) are still swiping 1.4 billion times a day, and as dating expert and life coach Jo Barnett says, Tinder’s popularity has meant that online dating has never been more normal.
I have a confession to make. I can’t work gyms. I’ve tried - more than once. The first time, I pressed lots of buttons on lots of different treadmills, Yes, including the ones marked ‘ON’. Nothing happened. Eventually, gathering up the tattered shreds of my dignity, I ran - right out the door.
Job Pal isn’t actually an app but a chat bot you talk to via Facebook chat which helps you search for jobs from its database. For example, if you tell the bot that you’re interested in working in social media in London, Job Pal will show you a small selection of relevant job ads and allow you to make a speedy application. If you’ve been totally jaded by the job hunting process and you’re about to jack it all in and head home to mum and dad, then this gimmick may well be the respite you need.
In a month of detox and diets, the release of Bling is perhaps not the best timing but it’s obviously your choice if you want to get an objective opinion on your looks. The app begun trending yesterday after it was posted on Reddit, where users seemed only too happy to upload pictures of themselves that they wanted Bling to rate. Some uploaded pictures of celebs like Hulk Hogan and Motorhead singer Lemmy, who died at Christmas.
With a dizzying array of apps available for your smartphone, sometimes it’s hard to know which ones to download and which ones to avoid. We’ve trawled the app stores so that you don’t have to, looking for the best health, fashion, beauty, photography, dating and just plain useful apps around. Here are the best apps for women to download right now…What are your favourite apps? Tweet us at @YahooStyleUKThe Return Of The Ball Gown: The Biggest And Best Red Carpet Dresses Of 2015‘Harry Shotters & The Deathly Hangover’: Potter-Themed Potions Will Blow Your Socks Off