Weekly Rewind: January 12
Get your baby a free babyccino; beauty-health products unveiled at CES; and orgasms turned into art, all feature in this week's round-up of stories from around the web.
5. Gender pay gap explained at 500 firms
After the BBC revealed last year that men working at the organisation made 9.3% more money than their female colleagues (although apparently it's now at 10.7%), they must have felt smug publishing this article about the gender pay gap at 500 firms. Brands like Vigin Media, Oliver Bonas and Easyjet all paid women less than men, although surprisingly at bike store, Evan Cycles, women earnt 6.5% more than their male counterparts.
4. Babyccino's go free!
Ever ordered a babyccino for your baba only to recoil in horror when the barista tells you how much it cost? Ok - it was only ever 55p but still for hot frothy milk, that seems absurd. Well Costa is has decided to do you a favour according to the Daily Record with their decision to offer the drink on the house to little ones. And now Starbucks has vowed to do the same. The only catch is you have to have a child with you to claim the offer.
3. Nail art or health aid? La Roche Posay's UV tracker is both
Wearable tech has certainly evolved since the first clunky FitBits, but a French skincare brand has taken the concept to a whole new level by creating a UV tracker small enough to stick on your fingernail, reports the Independent. Unveiled at CES this week, La Roche Posay's UV Sense is a blue and white dot which syncs with a companion app to track sun exposure, pollution levels and allergens, lasts a couple of months and is environmentally friendly to dispose of. Nail art that helps keep you healthy? We're sold...
2. Zuckerberg humanises Facebook
Bad news for adfolk this week as Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg announced via The Guardian that from now on, the platform will prioritise content created by user's family and friends rather than by brands. While this will alter what we see in our News Feeds and potentially reshuffle the way advertisers distribute their work, what we found most interesting in this piece is that Zuckerberg's daughter is called August. Still who can blame Zuckerberg, he just wants his kids to be proud of the social kingdom he's created.
1. Turn your orgasm into art
Here's a new take on a self-portrait: how about hanging a 'picture' of your orgasm above the fireplace? Well, according to Metro, it could soon be a reality. New sexual health start-up, Lioness, has designed a smart vibrator which 'takes notes' by measuring the movements in your pelvic muscles - and using this data they've gone on to create visual representations of the trajectory of different orgasms. Although the function is currently only available to the Lioness team, they're hoping to roll it out to all users in the future, so watch this space...