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.
Will Hiring Hot Models Convince Women That Tinder Isn’t Scummy? Dating app Tinder wants you to know that it has its users’ best interests at heart. Eh, we all make mistakes.) To spread the Super Like gospel, Tinder made a promotional video starring my favorite former Victoria’s Secret Angel Erin Heatherton and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model Nina Agdal—who have definitely never had to go on Tinder, themselves, seeing as their exes are Leonardo DiCaprio and Adam Levine, respectively.