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About Amira
Having started gathering experience at fashion magazines from the age of fifteen, Amira has always had both a passion for writing and the publishing industry. Internships at GQ Style and River Island, both styling, writing and discussing strategies fuelled this interest. The last year was spent working at WIRED and GQ magazines, part of The Conde Nast Publications, as her experience was branched out. Editing the retail page of WIRED UK and also writing online, her love for writing and both her writing about design, innovation etc., as well as her skill set, developed. This, combined with working on WIRED and GQ events, led to a strong network of PR and brand contacts, which she maintains today. In addition to this role, she was also Advertising Assistant for both WIRED and GQ, becoming very familiar with editorial credits for brands and how the editorial and commercial teams of a magazine liaised with one another.

Since leaving WIRED and GQ in April 2018, Amira has embarked upon a freelance venture, writing for publications such as Stylist magazine, Refinery29 and Fashion Beans. She also writes for HERO, Oracle of Time and Discovery. Amira is always looking to expand her repertoire and believes she has both the skills and passion to add to your team, should you need a freelance journalist. Focusing on writing about fashion and lifestyle, Amira is qualified and experienced in writing about fashion, beauty, technology, food, drink, travel, amongst other topics. She is also confident in interviewing high-profile individuals, having spoken with Vivienne Westwood, Poppy Jamie and the co-founders of Revolve.
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Best household essentials deals to shop ahead of Amazon Prime Day

06 Jun 2024  |  The Independent
Amazon Prime Day is anticipated to offer significant discounts on household essentials, including dishwasher tablets, sponges, toothpaste, and handwash. The article highlights the benefits of Amazon Prime membership and provides details on early deals available for purchase. Brands like Finish, Scrub Daddy, Oral-B, and Molton Brown are featured, with positive sentiments expressed towards their products.

Best mattress deals to expect for Amazon Prime Day 2024

04 Jun 2024  |  The Independent
Amazon Prime Day 2024, expected to be held in July, offers significant savings on various products, including mattresses. Anticipated deals include discounts on premium brands like Simba, Silentnight, and Nectar. Early deals are already available, with notable reductions on specific models. Prime Day deals are exclusive to Amazon Prime subscribers, with a 30-day free trial available for new members.

Delicious Dubai: The Best Dishes To Devour When You Next Visit The UAE

20 Apr 2024  |  www.everand.com
The article reviews various dining experiences in Dubai, highlighting restaurants that offer unique and sustainable culinary delights. BOCA, praised for its sustainable dining, runs on renewable energy and features a female-led team. Frying Pan Adventures provides local food tours. Al Ustad Special Kebab is an affordable Persian kebab restaurant. Orfali Bros Bistro, recently voted the best in MENA, is run by three Syrian brothers. Time Out Market offers a range of gourmet street food. Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant allows guests to cook their own food, and Avatara, a vegetarian fine dining restaurant, has earned a Michelin star. The article emphasizes the diversity and quality of Dubai's food scene beyond its glitzy reputation.

Jerk in Jamaica: what is it, why is it so popular and how to cook it at home

18 Mar 2024  |  malaysia.news.yahoo.com
Jerk chicken is a beloved staple of Jamaican cuisine, known for its smoky flavor and unique blend of spices. The cooking technique, which involves marinating and grilling or smoking meat over a fire, originated with the indigenous Arawak and Taíno people and was later adapted by escaped enslaved Africans. Jerk chicken has gained international fame and is often associated with social and cultural traditions in Jamaica. The article explores various establishments in Jamaica known for their jerk dishes, such as Scotchies, Miss Lily's, and Jewel Paradise Cove, and includes personal experiences of the author enjoying jerk cuisine. Chef Dextor Hinds of Jewel Paradise Cove shares insights into the cultural significance and preparation of jerk, and the article concludes with his personal recipe for Jamaican jerk chicken.

Best Campo Viejo rioja wines to enjoy this winter and beyond

09 Jan 2024  |  The Independent
Red wine enthusiasts often favor rioja for its crisp freshness, red and black fruit notes, oak depth, and long finish. The Rioja region in Spain, divided into Rioja Alta, Rioja Baja, and Rioja Alavesa, predominantly uses the tempranillo grape. Rioja wines are classified into 'joven', 'crianza', 'reserva', and 'gran reserva'. While red rioja is popular, white and rosé variants are also available. Campo Viejo offers affordable and quality rioja wines, including a limited edition 2017 reserva. The wines were taste-tested individually and paired with bread, olive oil, and cold meat to determine the best options.

5 Festive Things to Do in London on Christmas

18 Dec 2023  |  houseofcoco.net
The article suggests five festive activities to enjoy in London during Christmas, including grabbing a Christmas coffee from Benugo, getting a festive blowout or nail service at Duck and Dry, dining at Sushisamba for a Festive Taste of Samba menu, visiting Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland, and considering a dinner party with Côte's New Year’s Eve menus.

Aesop beauty products are reduced by 25 per cent for Cyber Monday online at Cult Beauty

27 Nov 2023  |  independent.co.uk
Cult Beauty is offering a 25% discount on Aesop products for Cyber Monday, including hand washes, balms, deodorants, and perfumes. Aesop focuses on plant-based ingredients in its products. The article highlights specific deals on Aesop items and mentions a collaboration with French perfumer Barnabé Fillion for the Marrakech intense eau de parfum.

Olaplex products reduced to all-time low in Lookfantastic Cyber Monday sale

27 Nov 2023  |  independent.co.uk
Olaplex products are being offered at significantly reduced prices during the Lookfantastic Cyber Monday sale, with discounts on popular items such as shampoos, conditioners, bonding oil, and dry shampoo. The article endorses the effectiveness of Olaplex's patented bond builder for repairing damaged hair and highlights the lowest-ever prices for most of the products, encouraging readers to take advantage of the sale.

Best Cyber Monday mattress deals 2023: Simba, Emma and more

27 Nov 2023  |  independent.co.uk
The article provides a comprehensive list of the best Cyber Monday mattress deals for 2023, featuring discounts from top sleep brands such as Simba, Emma, and others. It includes detailed descriptions of the mattresses on sale, their original and discounted prices, and the benefits they offer, such as temperature regulation, support, and comfort. The article also provides tips on how to spot great deals and highlights the competitive nature of mattress sellers during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales events.

Aesop beauty products are reduced by 25 per cent for Cyber Monday online at Cult Beauty

27 Nov 2023  |  The Independent
Aesop beauty products are available at a 25% discount for Cyber Monday on Cult Beauty. The article highlights various Aesop products, including the geranium leaf body cleanser and balm duet, resurrection aromatique hand balm, resurrection hand cleanser and balm duet, deodorant, and Marrakech intense eau de parfum. The text emphasizes the luxurious nature of Aesop products and the benefits of plant-based ingredients, making them ideal for festive season gifts.

Black Friday Air Fryer Deals 2023: Best Offers On Ninja, Swan, Tower And More

27 Nov 2023  |  www.everand.com
Black Friday 2023 has arrived with numerous deals available across various categories. For home appliances, particularly air fryers, there are significant discounts on brands like Ninja, Swan, and Tower. The article also mentions deals on designer fashion at Coggles and beauty products at Cult Beauty and Lookfantastic.

Cyber Monday sale microwave deals 2023: Discounts on Samsung, Swan and more

27 Nov 2023  |  The Independent
Cyber Monday 2023 offers significant discounts on a variety of microwave ovens from popular brands like Samsung, Swan, Toshiba, De’Longhi, Sharp, Russell Hobbs, Kenwood, Smeg, Panasonic, and Hisense. The deals are available across major retailers such as Amazon, Argos, Very, John Lewis & Partners, and Currys. Consumers are encouraged to take advantage of these offers to upgrade or invest in new kitchen appliances, with some models highlighted for their unique features and substantial price reductions.

Best Cyber Monday mattress deals 2023: Simba, Emma and more

27 Nov 2023  |  The Independent
The article highlights the best Cyber Monday mattress deals for 2023, featuring significant discounts from top brands like Simba, Emma, Eve Sleep, Hypnos, Silentnight, Nectar, Dormeo, Levitex, and Otty. It provides detailed descriptions of various mattress models, their features, and the savings available. The article also offers shopping tips to help consumers navigate the sales and find the best deals. The overall sentiment towards the brands and products is positive, emphasizing quality, comfort, and value for money.

Cyber Monday air fryer deals 2023: Best offers on Ninja, Swan, Tower and more

27 Nov 2023  |  The Independent
Cyber Monday marks the final day of the Black Friday sale, offering significant discounts on various air fryers from popular brands like Ninja, Salter, Russell Hobbs, Philips, Tefal, Instant, Tower, Swan, and Daewoo. These kitchen gadgets have gained popularity for their efficiency and health benefits. The article highlights the best deals available, with detailed reviews and savings on each model, emphasizing their features, capacities, and functionalities. Consumers are encouraged to take advantage of these offers before the sale ends at midnight.

12 best shampoos and conditioners for good hair days

31 Oct 2023  |  The Independent
The article emphasizes the importance of choosing the right shampoo and conditioner tailored to individual hair types and needs. It features expert advice from Ricky Walters, founder of Salon64, and provides a detailed review of various haircare products, focusing on their effectiveness, scent, consistency, and value for money. The testing process involved evaluating products on long, thick hair and considering additional testers for other hair types.

Best panettone 2023: Classic, limoncello flavoured and more

25 Oct 2023  |  The Independent
Panettone, a traditional Milanese Christmas cake, has evolved from its classic orange peel and raisin version to include a variety of flavors such as chocolate, cherry, and limoncello. The article reviews different panettone options, including gluten-free and vegan versions, highlighting their suitability as festive gifts. The review criteria focused on the softness, butteriness, airiness, ease of cutting, and flavor of the panettone, with a preference for lighter options suitable for breakfast.

Cali Red wine review: Snoop Dogg’s brand, taste tested

20 Oct 2023  |  The Independent
Snoop Dogg's Cali Red wine, launched in the UK in 2022, is reviewed for its taste and value. The wine, priced at £12 at Tesco and discounted on Amazon, is described as embodying the California lifestyle with a motto of overcoming adversity. The review details the tasting process, including pairing the wine with food, and concludes that it is worth considering for winter consumption.

Best fashion deals for Amazon Prime Day 2023: Save on Birkenstocks, JW Pei and more

11 Oct 2023  |  independent.co.uk
Amazon Prime Day 2023 is offering significant discounts on fashion items, including brands like Birkenstock, JW Pei, Levi's, Sloggi, Crocs, Tommy Hilfiger, and Radley London. The sale provides an opportunity for shoppers to purchase a variety of products, from jeans and handbags to sandals and underwear, at reduced prices. The event requires an Amazon Prime membership, which includes additional benefits such as free next-day delivery and Prime Video access. A 30-day free trial is available for new members.

Eat play love: The best restaurants in London with activities as well as good food

05 Oct 2023  |  au.news.yahoo.com
In London, several restaurants offer both good food and engaging activities, catering to diverse interests. Heliot Steakhouse at the Hippodrome Casino is praised for its quality steaks and variety. Mama Shelter combines good food with live music and arcade-style games, including karaoke. Club Wembley offers a luxurious dining experience during events, albeit at a higher price. Chop Chop, also at the Hippodrome Casino, is noted for its late-night availability and variety of roasted meats, providing an alternative to traditional steak dinners.

11 best burgers in London: We tried and tested everything from plant-based patties to a Tomahawk steak

05 Oct 2023  |  www.aol.co.uk
The article reviews the best burger joints in London, covering a range of options from plant-based patties to extravagant Tomahawk steaks. It highlights the unique offerings and quality of each establishment, including Burgers and Beats, Burger and Beyond, Bleecker, Punk Chef, Blacklock, Black Bear, Supernova Burger, Shake Shack, Coqfighter, The Beaumont, and Five Guys. Each review emphasizes the distinct flavors, innovative recipes, and overall dining experience, providing a comprehensive guide for burger enthusiasts in the city.

Jerk in Jamaica: what is it, why is it so popular and how to cook it at home

05 Oct 2023  |  The Independent
Jerk chicken, a staple of Jamaican cuisine, is celebrated for its unique blend of spices and smoky flavor. The cooking technique, originating from the indigenous Arawak and Taíno people and later influenced by African slaves, involves marinating meat in a mix of spices and grilling it over a wood fire. The dish has gained international fame, often served with rice, peas, and plantain. Renowned chefs and restaurants in Jamaica, such as Scotchies and Miss Lily’s, offer authentic jerk dishes, while hotels like S Hotel and Hyatt Zilara provide contemporary twists. Chef Dextor Hinds shares a traditional jerk chicken recipe, emphasizing the importance of marinating and grilling techniques.

Lovehoney advent calendars 2023: Two new launches, with one from sexual wellness brand Womanizer

05 Oct 2023  |  The Independent
The article reviews three advent calendars from Lovehoney, including a collaboration with Womanizer. The calendars are praised for their discreet packaging, stylish design, and high-value contents. Key products include the Womanizer classic 2, Lovehoney mini wand vibrator, and the Lovehoney rose, all featuring advanced pleasure technologies. While some smaller items are less thrilling, the overall value and variety make these calendars a worthwhile purchase for couples and individuals seeking festive fun.

Where to eat in Dubai: The best dishes to eat in the UAE

01 Oct 2023  |  The Independent
Dubai's food scene offers a diverse range of culinary experiences, from sustainable dining at BOCA to authentic street food tours by Frying Pan Adventures. Notable mentions include Al Ustad Special Kebab for affordable Persian cuisine, Orfali Bros Bistro for its award-winning dishes, and Avatara for its unique vegetarian fine dining. The article highlights the efforts of chefs and restaurateurs in promoting local ingredients, sustainable practices, and innovative menus.

Seed probiotics UK: Where to buy the capsules in Gwyneth Paltrow’s wild TikTok video

01 Oct 2023  |  The Independent
Gwyneth Paltrow's viral TikTok video promoting Seed probiotics has sparked widespread attention across social media platforms. The video, featuring a humorous interruption by her son Moses, has been praised for its low-effort yet effective marketing. Seed probiotics, designed for gastrointestinal and whole body health, offer various benefits including improved gut health, cardiovascular support, and dermatological benefits. The capsules are vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free, and the brand offers international shipping and a sustainable refill program for UK customers.

The best outdoor restaurants, terraces and rooftop bars in London to book now

01 Oct 2023  |  Yahoo Entertainment
London offers a variety of outdoor dining options, from rooftop terraces to hidden courtyards, perfect for enjoying the city's occasional sunshine. Highlights include Joia's Portuguese cuisine, Luca's Italian terrace, and Florattica's floral decor and cocktails. Sabine offers stunning views of St Paul's Cathedral, while Outcrop X AngloThai features a unique Thai-British menu. Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch serves its renowned sushi on a secluded terrace, and Maene impresses with its seafood dishes. Other notable mentions include Kapara's Tel Aviv-inspired menu, Jurema at The Mandrake's seasonal brunch, and Hotel AMANO's rooftop bar. The Landmark London, Sanderson London, Madison, St Martins Lane, Coq d’Argent, Mama Shelter, Bantof, and The Hari also offer exceptional outdoor dining experiences.

The best outdoor restaurants, terraces and rooftop bars in London to book now

01 Oct 2023  |  The Independent
London offers a variety of outdoor dining options, from rooftop terraces to pub gardens, perfect for enjoying the remaining sunshine. Highlights include Joia's Portuguese cuisine, Luca's Italian terrace, and Florattica's floral-themed luxury. Other notable mentions are Sabine with its stunning views, Outcrop X AngloThai's unique collaboration, and Nobu Hotel's al fresco sushi. Each venue provides a unique atmosphere and menu, catering to different tastes and preferences, making London a prime destination for outdoor dining.

Amazon 25th anniversary: gifts to buy in the retailer’s sale

15 Sep 2023  |  www.independent.co.uk
Amazon celebrates its 25th anniversary in the UK with a sale, offering popular products like Crocs, the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy, and toilet roll. A special offer gives customers £5 off a £25 spend using the code “AMAZONUK25”. John Boumphrey, Amazon's UK Country Manager, reflects on the company's evolution from an online bookseller to a diverse retailer. The article lists several discounted items, including Tefal air fryers, CeraVe cream, Paw Patrol toys, Le Creuset dishes, Inofia mattresses, Waterpik flossers, and BaByliss stylers.

We tried the TikTok-viral Ninja creami and now we never need to buy ice cream again

06 Sep 2023  |  The Independent
The Ninja Creami, a TikTok-viral ice cream maker, is praised for its ability to create a variety of frozen desserts with ease. The machine uses a frozen base and preset programs to churn ingredients into ice cream, sorbet, smoothies, and more. Despite being somewhat loud, its compact design and user-friendly features make it a valuable kitchen appliance. The review highlights the versatility of the machine, noting successful experiments with different ingredients and recipes. The product is currently out of stock but expected to be available again in October.

Best restaurants with activities: London’s most fun food spots

03 Sep 2023  |  The Independent
The article highlights London's best restaurants that combine dining with entertainment, featuring Heliot Steakhouse at the Hippodrome Casino, Mama Shelter London Shoreditch with live music and games, Club Wembley for a luxurious experience during events, and Chop Chop for late-night Chinese cuisine. These spots cater to those looking for a fun dining experience beyond just the food.

Artah supplements: We tried the gut health and probiotic supplements

30 Aug 2023  |  independent.co.uk
Artah's digest and debloat blend, a liquid supplement, was found to be an enjoyable and effective way to reduce bloating and cramps, especially when taken before meals. The blend includes organic ingredients such as wild yam and chamomile. The Artah enhanced synbiotic capsules, designed to support the gut microbiome, also showed positive effects on digestion and potentially skin health, although improvements in immunity and mental wellbeing were not explicitly observed.

National Burger Day 2023: The best burgers in London and where to eat them

24 Aug 2023  |  au.news.yahoo.com
National Burger Day 2023 celebrates the best burger spots in London, offering a variety of options from classic beef and chicken to plant-based and fish burgers. Highlights include Five Guys for its simplicity, Bleecker for its quality, and Shake Shack for its consistent offerings. Newcomers like Burgers and Beats and established names like Black Bear and Burger and Beyond are praised for their unique and delicious burgers. Special mentions include Punk Chef for its inclusivity and standout quality, and The Mayfair Chippy for its premium National Burger Day special. The article provides subjective recommendations and personal opinions on these establishments.

National Burger Day 2023: The best burgers in London and where to eat them

24 Aug 2023  |  Yahoo Entertainment
National Burger Day 2023 highlights the best burger spots in London, offering a variety of options from classic beef and chicken to plant-based and fish burgers. Notable mentions include Five Guys for its simplicity, Bleecker for its commitment to quality, and Shake Shack for its consistent offerings. Unique spots like Burgers and Beats and Coqfighter are praised for their innovative menus, while The Beaumont and The Mayfair Chippy offer luxurious dining experiences. The article provides subjective recommendations, celebrating the diverse and delicious burger scene in London.

National Burger Day 2023: The best burgers in London and where to eat them

24 Aug 2023  |  www.aol.co.uk
National Burger Day 2023 highlights the best burger spots in London, featuring a variety of options from beef and chicken to plant-based and fish burgers. Notable mentions include Five Guys for its classic dirty burgers, Bleecker for its commitment to quality, and Shake Shack for its consistent offerings. Newcomers like Burgers and Beats and established names like Black Bear and Burger and Beyond are praised for their innovative and delicious menus. The article also highlights unique offerings from places like The Mayfair Chippy and The Beaumont, showcasing the diverse and rich burger culture in London.

Delicious Dubai: The best dishes to devour when you next visit the UAE

20 Aug 2023  |  aol.co.uk
The article explores Dubai's diverse food scene beyond its well-known luxury dining options. It highlights several restaurants that offer unique culinary experiences, including BOCA, known for sustainable dining and a women-led team; Frying Pan Adventures, offering local food tours; Al Ustad Special Kebab, a popular Persian kebab restaurant; Orfali Bros Bistro, recently voted the best restaurant in MENA; Time Out Market, a food court with various gourmet options; Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant, where visitors can participate in cooking classes; and Avatara, Dubai's first all-vegetarian fine dining restaurant with a Michelin star. The piece emphasizes the quality and diversity of dishes available in Dubai, from street food to fine dining, and the cultural stories behind them.

Seiko and Jura Launch the New Seiko Astron Watch into Space

20 Jul 2023  |  WIRED UK
Seiko has collaborated with Jura, a luxury watch dealer, to launch the new Seiko Astron watch into space on July 20, coinciding with Space Exploration Day. The watch, which is equipped with an ultra-low energy-consumption GPS module capable of adjusting to 39 different time zones, will ascend into the atmosphere at a rate of 300 meters per minute using a helium-filled balloon. The public can follow the journey online and also participate in a competition to win the Seiko Astron, valued at £1,495, by tracking its descent and being the first to find it after it lands.

Savers has Love Hearts scented bubble bath for 99p and it’s perfect for nostalgic ’90s kids

29 Feb 2020  |  The Sun
Savers is offering Love Hearts-scented bubble bath for 99p, appealing to nostalgic '90s kids. Available in 'perfectly peach' and 'juicy blueberry' scents, the product is only sold in-store. Other retailers like Boots and Home Bargains offer similar sweet-themed bath products, while Lenor's new fabric softener scent is also gaining popularity.

Shoppers reckon £14 Next Aura perfume smells just like Thierry Mugler’s Alien but it’s a fifth of the price

29 Feb 2020  |  The Sun
Next's Aura fragrance, priced at £14 for a 100ml bottle, is being compared by shoppers to Thierry Mugler's Alien perfume, which costs significantly more at £80.32 for a 90ml bottle at John Lewis. The similarity in scent has been discussed on the Extreme Couponing & Bargains UK Facebook group, with members expressing positive sentiments towards the affordable Next fragrance. Zoflora's Midnight Bloom has also been likened to Alien, and The Fragrance Shop is currently having a sale on perfumes.

Yankee Candle slashes the price of its Mother’s Day gift set and you get 21 scents for just £24

27 Feb 2020  |  The Sun
Yankee Candle has halved the price of its Mother's Day gift set, now available for £24 at Boots, both in-store and online. The set includes 21 candles in various popular scents. The deal has garnered significant attention on social media. Other gift suggestions include the Glossybox Mother's Day edition and discounted Yankee Candles at B&M.

Starbucks has opened its first ever store in Turks and Caicos and it’s PINK

30 Oct 2019  |  The Sun
Starbucks has opened a new pink store in the Grand Turk Cruise Port, Turks and Caicos, marking the company's 82nd market globally and 20th in the Latin America and Caribbean region. The store, a collaboration with Margaritaville, will offer the usual Starbucks menu and features a mural by local artist Maria Camila Bernal Toro. The pink color of the building aligns with the island's aesthetic.

How NHS, police and fire service workers can get up to 60% off supermarket food

30 Oct 2019  |  The Sun
Company Shop Group, a discount retailer, offers up to 60% off on supermarket food for NHS, police, and fire service workers. The chain purchases surplus food from supermarkets and sells it at reduced prices to minimize waste. It operates six stores in the north of England and requires eligible workers to apply for a membership card. The Sun highlighted the discounts through a post by shopper Georgie Smith, who shared her savings experience on social media.

New Elf on the Shelf Sugar Cookie Cereal is Coming to Walmart Soon

29 Oct 2019  |  The Sun
Walmart will launch Elf on the Shelf sugar cookie-flavored cereal, featuring red and green star pieces, mini marshmallows, and edible glitter, available in stores and online from early November at $3.64 for a 12.2 oz portion. The article compares the price to Kellogg's Rice Krispies and mentions the availability of Elf on the Shelf-themed Christmas Cakebites and a Disney advent calendar at Aldi US. Walmart also exclusively sells Hershey's new chocolate bars and pumpkin spiced spam for Halloween.

Target is selling a 6-foot Christmas palm tree

29 Oct 2019  |  The Sun
Target is now selling a 6-foot artificial Christmas palm tree for $69.99, decorated with 150 white lights and available exclusively online with free delivery. The article compares this product with similar offerings from Amazon, Argos, Asda, and Ikea, noting various features and prices. It also mentions other festive products like Christmas tree style beds for pets and a Harry Potter Christmas collection from Pottery Barn.

Aldi US is bringing back its wine advent calendar – with 24 mini bottles of booze

25 Oct 2019  |  The Sun
Aldi US is reintroducing its wine advent calendar, featuring 24 mini bottles from renowned wine regions, priced at $69.99. The calendars will be available from November 6, with a limit of two per customer. Aldi also offers beer, sparkling wine, and cheese advent calendars. The products are targeted at festive season shoppers and will require buyers to be over 21 years of age.

Monopoly has a new version of its boardgame where women get paid more than men

11 Sep 2019  |  The Sun
Monopoly has introduced a new version of its board game called 'Ms. Monopoly' to celebrate female empowerment and success. In this version, female players earn more money than male players, reflecting the gender pay gap issue. The game has been rebranded with a female mascot and focuses on investing in entrepreneurial ventures. While some have praised the concept, others have criticized it for implying women need preferential treatment to succeed and for the types of entrepreneurial jobs featured. The game will be available for purchase in mid-September.

Trader Joe’s pumpkin products include spiced caramel corn, waffles, coffee and pancake mix

11 Sep 2019  |  The Sun
Trader Joe's has launched a comprehensive range of pumpkin-flavored products, including pecan pumpkin instant oatmeal, pumpkin ice cream, and pumpkin spice coffee. The range also features non-edible items like pumpkin body butter. The article highlights the affordability of Trader Joe's products compared to competitors like Halo Top and Ben & Jerry's. Additionally, Starbucks and Greggs are also offering seasonal pumpkin spice products and promotions.

Homebase is selling venus fly trap plants for under £5 to help keep your home bug free

06 Sep 2019  |  The Sun
Homebase is offering Venus flytrap plants for just £5 to help customers keep their homes free from bugs. The plants are available in-store, and customers are advised to act quickly due to the low price. The plants come in a ceramic pot, and it's noted that clay pots are detrimental to their health. The article also mentions IKEA's more expensive Venus flytraps and provides some care tips for the plant.

Matalan has released its Christmas range and it includes festive outfits for your pets

04 Sep 2019  |  The Sun
Matalan has launched its Christmas range, featuring festive outfits and accessories for pets, including jumpers, hoodies, and toys. The collection is available online and in stores, with items like the 'Pigs in Blankets' rope toy and dog beer. The article also mentions Matalan's special August Bank Holiday opening hours and a free school uniform set offer. Additionally, B&M offers Scooby Snacks for pets at a low price.

McDonald’s now does delivery in Chicago and Indiana

04 Sep 2019  |  The Sun
McDonald's has expanded its delivery service to include Chicago and northwestern Indiana, now accessible via delivery to 10,000 locations. DoorDash is the official delivery partner for the new states, following a successful trial in Houston, Texas. The service, first launched in 2017 with Uber Eats, is celebrating the launch with a promotional discount in the Chicago area. The UK is also reacting to McDonald's extended breakfast menu hours and the end of the Signature Collection burgers.

Argos’ inflatable activity pool with a slide and ball pit is perfect for the hot bank holiday weekend weather

20 Aug 2019  |  The Sun
Argos offers an inflatable 'Volcano Activity Pool' with a slide and ball pit for £35, ideal for the bank holiday weekend. The pool can hold up to 208 liters of water and includes a water sprayer attachment. Additional balls can be purchased for £6. The pool is suitable for children over two years old and comes with a repair kit. Argos also has a clearance sale on baby and kids' toys, including Paw Patrol and VTech items. Comparatively, the same pool model is available on Amazon for around £50 from third-party sellers.

Boots launches a huge sale on baby items including MAM, Aveeno and Ella’s Kitchen

31 Jul 2019  |  The Sun
Boots UK is hosting a significant baby sale both in-store and online, offering discounts up to 50% on popular brands like Aveeno, Pampers, Mini Club, MAM, Childs Farm, and PaediaSure. The sale includes various baby essentials, with some deals exclusive to Boots. The promotion runs until September 10, with specific discounts on Mini Club clothing valid until August 20. Customers can take advantage of free click and collect for orders over £10 and free standard delivery for purchases above £45. The article also mentions similar sales at other retailers like Tesco.

B&M is selling a toilet roll holder with a shelf for your mobile phone

31 Jul 2019  |  The Sun
B&M is offering a toilet roll holder with a built-in shelf for mobile phones, priced at £4. The product, which uses suction cups for wall attachment and has a weight limit of 2kg, was well-received on the Money Saver Online Facebook group. B&M plans to open another 45 stores by next year. Alternatives include a stand-alone holder for £7, a bamboo version on Amazon for £14.90, and a brass and chrome option from Tap Warehouse for £50. B&M also sells light-up wireless speakers and a freezable towel for pets.

How to get Sky Cinema for less than half price next week

25 Jul 2019  |  The Sun
Sky Cinema will be available for less than half price next week through Now TV, marking the 20th anniversary of American Pie. The discounted pass will cost £4.99 for a month, down from the usual £11.99, and can be accessed by anyone regardless of their TV provider. The offer is available online from July 30 to August 4, with a limited number of passes. Additionally, free passes will be distributed at a Now TV pop-up shop in London on July 30. The article also mentions other subscription options and a future broadband service from Virgin.

Argos is selling an inflatable turtle paddling pool with shade cover to protect little ones from the sun

25 Jul 2019  |  The Sun
Argos is offering a turtle-shaped inflatable paddling pool with a shaded cover for £17, designed to protect children from the sun. The pool is easy to assemble, includes a self-repair kit, and can hold up to 26 liters of water. It is available for purchase both in-store and online with free click-and-collect delivery. Comparatively, John Lewis offers the same pool at a slightly lower price when factoring in delivery costs, while Amazon's price is almost double. Argos also features other summer products, including a water slide, a 12-foot swimming pool from Lidl, and a six-seater Lay-Z Spa hot tub. Additionally, Argos offers a cooling coat for dogs to help them cope with the heatwave.

Sainsbury’s is giving shoppers a 10p a litre discount on petrol – here’s how to get it

18 Jul 2019  |  The Sun
Sainsbury's is offering a 10p per litre discount on fuel to customers who spend £60 or more on groceries between July 18 and July 23, 2019. The offer is valid for petrol, diesel, or LPG and can be redeemed at one of the supermarket's 306 petrol stations within 14 days, excluding Pay@Pump tills. This follows a similar promotion last month and comes after other supermarkets also reduced fuel prices due to falling wholesale costs.

Forget pink gin! Asda now sells a purple gin that tastes of berry

10 Jul 2019  |  The Sun
Asda has introduced a new purple gin with berry flavors, adding to its diverse range of colored and flavored gins. The 70cl bottle is priced at £16 and features hints of blueberry, blackberry, and blackcurrant. Other supermarkets like Sainsbury's, Tesco, and Aldi also offer various flavored gins, with some products winning awards. The trend of colored gins continues to grow in the UK, with Asda's new offering being a notable addition.

Pringles now does a new red chilli flavour and you can buy them in Asda

10 Jul 2019  |  The Sun
Pringles has released a new 'Gaming Edition' red chilli flavour, available for a limited time at Asda stores for £1.25, which is the current price for all Pringles flavours due to an Asda Rollback. The new flavour was spotted in the Asda Minworth store in Birmingham and is not yet confirmed to be available online. The article also mentions Co-op's halloumi fries-flavoured crisps and lists Britain's favourite crisps as Doritos, Pringles, and Walkers.

Why you could be getting a bum deal on your toilet paper – and which supermarket offers the best value

10 Jul 2019  |  The Sun
An investigation by The Sun revealed that five out of six major UK supermarkets provide fewer sheets of toilet paper than advertised on their own-brand products. Sainsbury's was the only supermarket that matched the promised count, offering better value than branded toilet roll maker Andrex. Lidl and Aldi were the cheapest but Lidl had fewer sheets than promised. Sheet size also varied among supermarkets, with Aldi and Morrisons offering the largest. Asda claimed to sell the thickest toilet roll, implying less usage. Supermarkets cited industry standards allowing for a plus or minus 5 percent variation in sheet counts.

Krispy Kreme is giving away FREE doughnuts today – here’s how to nab one

07 Jun 2019  |  The Sun
Krispy Kreme is celebrating National Doughnut Day by giving away free Original Glazed doughnuts. Customers can obtain a special barcode from Krispy Kreme's social media or sign up for their newsletter to claim their doughnut in standalone stores across the UK. The offer is valid only for today, June 7, 2019, and is limited to one per person with no purchase necessary.

Food waste piles up as Brits throw away grub

06 Jun 2019  |  The Sun
A study reveals that millions of Brits consume food past its 'best before' date, yet food waste remains a significant issue. Arla Cravendale's research highlights that despite efforts to reduce waste, many UK households still discard food weekly. Milk and bread are the most wasted items, with WRAP estimating 490 million pints of milk wasted annually. Experts like Emma Stanbury and Kate Colquhoun emphasize the importance of small changes and using products with longer shelf lives to mitigate waste. Environment Secretary Michael Gove announces weekly bin collections to combat food waste.

Homebase slashes price of four-seater garden furniture in half to £60

31 May 2019  |  The Sun
Homebase has reduced the price of its four-seater garden furniture set by half, now selling for £60. The set includes a glass top table, folding chairs, and a parasol made of Quebec steel, but excludes a parasol base. Competitors such as John Lewis and Argos offer similar products at higher prices, with John Lewis' set costing nearly £600 more without a parasol. The sale is part of Homebase's May Mega Deals, available online with standard delivery or in-store, with the offer ending on Tuesday, June 4. Asda and Aldi are also mentioned for their garden furniture offerings.

Lidl is selling an inflatable sun lounger so you can relax in the pool on holiday

30 May 2019  |  The Sun
Lidl is offering an inflatable sun lounger for £7.99, ideal for poolside relaxation during summer holidays. The lounger, available in three colors, features an integrated pillow and two air chambers for maximum comfort. Competing products from Amazon and Aldi are priced higher. Additional summer products from Wowcher and Argos are also highlighted.

Aldi is selling a beautiful garden furniture set – and it’s £150 cheaper than John Lewis

23 May 2019  |  The Sun
Aldi is offering a four-piece rattan effect garden furniture set for £199.99, which is £150 cheaper than a similar set sold by John Lewis. The set, available in black or grey, includes a sofa, table, and two chairs, and has sold out online. Customers are advised to check local stores for availability. Aldi has also launched a wooden corner sofa set as part of their summer garden range. Wayfair and Asda are also mentioned as retailers selling similar garden furniture at different price points.

Aldi is selling a fire pit for your garden and it looks amazing

22 May 2019  |  The Sun
Aldi is launching a versatile fire pit that doubles as a table for £59.99, available exclusively online from May 23. The product includes various grilling components and a three-year warranty. Comparatively, similar products from VonHaus, B&Q, and Argos are either more expensive or lack multifunctionality. Aldi continues to offer a range of summer garden products, including an electric patio heater with speakers and an inflatable bouncy castle.

Aldi is selling an electric BBQ for £35 – and it’s a bargain

22 May 2019  |  The Sun
Aldi is offering an affordable Outdoor Electric BBQ Grill for £34.99, significantly cheaper than similar models from Amazon and B&Q. The grill features built-in wind protection, heat-resistant feet, and a removable grease drip tray. It is available for pre-order online and will be in stores from May 23rd. Other related products include Wilko's pizza oven and Aldi's electric patio heater.

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Summertime Essentials: Sun, Sea and Shark Attack?

18 Jul 2018  |  Playbuzz
The article discusses the growing trend of adventure tourism, specifically focusing on the activity of shark cage diving. The author expresses a personal opinion on the matter, stating a clear preference against participating in such extreme activities. The article highlights the popularity of shark cage diving in destinations like South Africa and Mexico, and contrasts it with the author's own fears and reservations about the risks involved. The author also hints at potential dangers and considerations that enthusiasts should be aware of before engaging in such an adrenaline-fueled experience.

Adidas and Parley are saving the oceans – one shoe at a time

09 Jan 2018  |  WIRED UK
Adidas has been collaborating with Parley for the Oceans since 2015 to combat ocean plastic pollution by creating products from recycled materials. Their latest project involves remastering the 90s' EQT Support ADV trainer using recycled fibers from waste plastic. Cyrill Gutsch, the founder of Parley, emphasizes the importance of the creative industries in changing consumer mindsets and sees collaborations with influential brands as a key strategy for promoting environmental sustainability and addressing the issue of plastic as a 'design failure'.

How to future-proof your wellness brand

14 Dec 2017  |  WIRED UK
The article discusses the approach of PRESS juices and its focus on taste and customer satisfaction. The company's founder, Foy, emphasizes the importance of creating a great product before considering profit margins, and the necessity of respecting customers through fair pricing and transparency. Foy also highlights the need to invest in knowledge, development, and talent, mentioning the role of a nutritionist in the team. PRESS keeps up with trends by researching in LA and engaging in focus groups. Additionally, PRESS has launched an online magazine, The Squeeze, to foster trust and interest in the brand. Foy predicts growth in the premium health food and beverage market and a potential future decrease in prices, making health and wellness products more accessible.

The future of fashion is smart

16 Oct 2017  |  WIRED UK
The article discusses the intersection of fashion and technology, focusing on the US technology company XO and its sub-brand Twentyfour15. XO, known for creating LED costumes for the Black Eyed Peas, has launched a streetwear brand that connects an app to its clothing and accessories, allowing users to change the design and color of the fabric. The brand targets Generation Z and aims to make wearable tech fashionable and part of everyday life. The article describes a preview event at London Fashion Week, where the interactive and engaging nature of the brand was showcased. The author notes the lack of surprise among attendees at the event, suggesting a growing acceptance of tech-integrated fashion. The app-connected wearables can also animate to music, enhancing the concert experience.

WIRED Insider talks to Erik Spiekermann: a closer look at the typographer and designer’s collection for Mondaine.

15 Sep 2017  |  WIRED UK
Erik Spiekermann, a renowned designer, shares his journey into the world of design with WIRED Insider. He reminisces about his childhood in a German village, where his fascination with paper and printing began, influenced by his printer neighbors. Spiekermann's early career started with an apprenticeship as a typesetter, which led to him owning a type and printing shop. After a fire destroyed his shop in London, he pivoted to graphic design, utilizing his foundational skills and the simplicity of needing just a pencil. Despite lacking formal qualifications in graphic design, he taught at the London College of Printing, now known as the London College of Communication. His varied experiences before the digital age in a film-setting company also contributed to his expertise. The article provides insights into Spiekermann's background and his advice for aspiring designers.

Being BOLD

16 Aug 2017  |  WIRED UK
The article discusses the upcoming Bread && Butter fashion event in Berlin, highlighting its theme 'BOLD' and the integration of digital innovation. Carsten, a representative of the event, emphasizes the goal of providing a seamless digital experience for visitors, allowing them to purchase products and share content instantly. The event will feature inspirational talks from teams of Nike, Topman, and Vivienne Westwood, who is also the event's ambassador. There will be a special exhibition showcasing Westwood's work. Additionally, sports brands like Adidas, Puma, and Reebok will offer workshops and workout sessions. The future of fashion and its intersection with technology is a key topic, with Zalando potentially exploring wearable tech. The event will include catwalk shows, live music, celebrity events, and food stalls, with most activities live-streamed for those unable to attend. Tickets are available for purchase.

How to 'hack' your voice: the karaoke bar using science to improve your singing

22 Jun 2017  |  WIRED UK
The article discusses the enhancements made by the karaoke chain Lucky Voice at its Islington branch to improve the karaoke experience. Lucky Voice has introduced private pods to eliminate waiting times and has now added a special cocktail that is claimed to enhance vocal chords. For those who prefer not to drink, voice coaching is also available. The lighting in the booths has been tailored to boost confidence, reassurance, and even stimulate sexuality. The company has also upgraded its karaoke technology with touchscreen displays, a vast song library, and the ability to create playlists. Furthermore, there are plans to integrate social media sharing and AR/VR experiences for a more immersive karaoke experience. The cost is £12 per person, which is considered affordable for the enhanced experience.
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