"Food was how I dealt with every emotion, whether happy, sad, anxious, angry or scared," says Hannah Legg. After reaching 300 pounds, she decided to get healthy and lose the excess weight.
Dating apps have now been mainstream long enough that people are starting to recognize the other singles in their dating cohort — long-lost visual acquaintances.
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.
A hot profile picture on dating app Tinder is no longer the only factor determining if you get swiped right (liked) or swiped left (bye bye).
“We were surprised to see most people choosing to meet at coffee shops and casual restaurants for their first date,” Clover’s CEO Isaac Raichyk says in a press release. While users are free to name any location as a potential meeting place – including independent restaurants or coffee shops – it’s interesting to note that food and drink places came out on top and that the most popular choices were major franchises, likely due to them having multiple locations. A few exceptions included Waterloo, Ont.-based Beertown Public House and Toronto’s Pizzeria Libretto, 180 Panorama and Snakes & Lattes.
I like to think I’m cool and easy-going, but the hard-hitting truth is, I’m slightly neurotic when it comes to my personal safety and the safety of the people I love. Self awareness is key, right?! I often avoid movie theatres because of the mass shootings that have taken place in the U.S. I once mistakenly assumed that a fellow passenger was assembling a bomb on a flight from Winnipeg to Toronto.
According to a study by Envision Retail, 70 per cent of customers are converted into buyers in the fitting room, making this a crucial moment for retailer. Earlier this summer, the app was put to the test by graduating BFA Fashion Design students at Parsons Paris The New School. “Social media plays an important role in today’s society and education to give students an added window to showcase themselves to the world,” Jasonpaul McCarthy, Parsons Paris, Director of BFA Fashion Design said.
Not having any luck with your Tinder profile? “We wanted to make it easy for dog lovers to meet new people around them who feel the same way.” Tindog is modeled after Tinder, the popular dating app that has users swipe left or right to match with potential suitors. The main difference is that instead of posting a photo of yourself, you post a photo of your dog. Tindog / Facebook Tindog / Facebook Like Tinder, Tindog will suggest matches based on your GPS location allowing you to swipe left (no) or right (potential) until you find a match. “Matching with someone that already shares your love for dogs only increases the chance for a real connection – plus everyone knows that dogs make the best wingmen.” Samantha Rogers, a writer for The Daily Dot decided to take the app on a test drive to see if her four-year old pup Jade would up her romantic prowess.