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Alice Temperley quote: Lingerie is my next love after clothing; I think it... Britain: 'the fat man of Europe' One in four British adults is obese, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, prompting fears that the UK has become the "fat man of Europe".

Britain: 'the fat man of Europe'

The UK has the highest level of obesity in Western Europe, ahead of countries such as France, Germany, Spain and Sweden, the 2013 report says. Obesity levels in the UK have more than trebled in the last 30 years and, on current estimates, more than half the population could be obese by 2050. Europe's obesity league: UK: 24.9% Ireland: 24.5% Spain: 24.1% Portugal: 21.6% Germany: 21.3% Belgium: 19.1% Austria: 18.3% Italy: 17.2% Sweden: 16.6% France: 15.6% Source: The State of Food and Agriculture 2013 (PDF, 2.44Mb), United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization. The cause of the rapid rise in obesity has been blamed on our modern lifestyles, including our reliance on the car, TVs, computers, desk-bound jobs and high-calorie food. Britain has become an "obese society (PDF, 10Mb)" where being overweight is "normal". LSN : Behaviours : Put to shame. This smart bra can detect early signs of breast cancer. A smart bra, known as the iTBra, is being developed to fight against breast cancer.

This smart bra can detect early signs of breast cancer

Connected patches are designed to be worn inside the bra and can detect early signs of cancer at home, without the need for mammograms or ultrasound screenings. Read this: The real Wonderbra helping women with breast cancer The bra, which is at a prototype stage, uses heat sensors to measure the woman's circadian temperature changes within breast cells and then sends this data to the wearer's smartphone or PC. A breast cancer examination could be completed by wearing the device for 12 hours, while you go about your day, but the range is between two and 24 hours. The data is then analysed by algorithms and neural networks which identify and categorise abnormal temperature and other cellular patterns. All hail Mrs Claus! How the M&S Christmas ad went fully feminist  Christmas TV Advert. We must stop ignoring the over-50s. They range from those running marathons – one in eight of finishers at this year’s London event was 50 or over – to centenarians who do not leave their armchair.

We must stop ignoring the over-50s

But there is one thing that links an awfully large number of them: a distaste for the dumbing down of public life in Britain. This may help explain what appears to be some back-pedalling from leaders of our cultural institutions over the last couple of weeks. The proms, for instance, has been accused in recent years of pandering to a Radio 2 or even a Radio 1 audience by putting on a Doctor Who prom and, this year, an Ibiza dance party hosted by the DJ Pete Tong.

We must stop ignoring the over-50s. The 5 Keys to Unlocking the UK Lingerie Market - Cream Media. The 5 Keys to Unlocking the UK Lingerie Market 28 Apr, 2016, by Carla Burgess Competition in the UK lingerie market is hotting up.

The 5 Keys to Unlocking the UK Lingerie Market - Cream Media

Partly because the market is getting crowded; the arrival of US lingerie juggernaut Victoria’s Secret in 2012, hot on the heels of the launch of Theo Paphitis’ Boux Avenue, certainly turned up the competition dial. But it’s not just the specialists – fashion brands like Topshop and Forever 21 are getting in on the act by launching their own lines. And you can’t blame them – the UK underwear market is worth a rather tempting £1.5 billion. Chapter one draft. 09589236. Sex in Advertising – Does Sex Really Sell and Why? You'll hear the phrase often when you enter the advertising industry: But is that true?

Sex in Advertising – Does Sex Really Sell and Why?

Do people really buy a product just because it has sexually stimulating imagery attached to it? Is the general public aware of the triggers being used to attract them to certain products or services? And more importantly, do they respond to it regardless? Untitled. Birmingham City University - Sign In. Birmingham City University - Sign In. Birmingham City University - Sign In. Inside the Economics of Your Underwear. LONDON, United Kingdom — Outside the Victoria’s Secret Store on New Bond Street in London, a line of sheepish looking men are texting, avoiding eye contact and pretending not to notice the pink winged corset in the window they are leaning against.

Inside the Economics of Your Underwear

Inside is an explosion of lace, frills, fragrances and cosmetics — an absolute shrine to getting undressed, decked out like a boudoir with black-lacquered walls and hundreds of glittering mirrors. Redefining Girly: How Parents Can Fight the Stereotyping and Sexualizing of Girlhood, from Birth to Tween: Melissa Atkins Wardy, Jennifer Siebel Newsom: 9781613745526: Amazon.com: Books. Complicating the sexualization thesis: The media, gender and ‘sci-candy’ Women Find Sexually Explicit Ads Unappealing — Unless the Price Is Right. News Sexual imagery is often used in magazine and TV ads, presumably to help entice buyers to purchase a new product.

Women Find Sexually Explicit Ads Unappealing — Unless the Price Is Right

But new research suggests that women tend to find ads with sexual imagery off-putting, unless the advertised item is priced high enough. The findings, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, reveal that women’s otherwise negative attitudes about sexual imagery can be softened when the images are paired with a product that connotes high worth. “Women generally show spontaneous negative attitudes toward sexual images,” write psychological scientist Kathleen Vohs, a researcher at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, and colleagues. “Sexual economics theory offers a reason why: The use of sexual imagery is inimical to women’s vested interest in sex being portrayed as infrequent, special, and rare.” Login to Mintel Reports - Mintel Group Ltd.

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