Carly Mallenbaum USA TODAY Published 10:20 AM EST Jan 18, 2019 This isn't a load of crap: The bidet is having a rebranding moment. If you’re familiar with the term “bidet,” you might know it as a bougie bathroom fixture. But companies are angling for the device to be part of America's go-to sustainable and smart toilet. The bidet can be an attachment to an ordinary toilet, or it can be a separate bathroom device used in addition to a toilet. What's it do? Primarily, it provides a cleansing spurt of water to the user's rear. A common fixture in the bathrooms of many Asian and southern European countries, the bidet has, until recently, largely been considered an upper-class-only washlet in the U.S. But a positive push from comedians, the arrival of new toilet technology and an awareness of toilet-paper pollution seem to be changing people’s pooping preferences. Butt cleaning = comedic hilarity “People need to … [Read more...] about Butt-spritzing bidets are making a splash in the U.S.
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The festive season is finally upon us and that means the race to finding the perfect gift is on. If you have already secured a present for your mum, sister, dad, brother, best friend and little ones but are struggling for some inspiration for the teenager in your life, well look no further, ES Best has got you covered. Teenagers can be very difficult to shop for, trends are always changing and they can be the pickiest of shoppers. We’ve searched high and low to find presents that they will actually love that are Gen-Z-approved. No festive miracle necessary, your hunt for the perfect gift starts here with our assortment of teen-tested items, from tech must-haves to stylish stationery. Surface Go Laptop The ideal everyday laptop, this device will be able to keep up with all the streaming, social media and socialising as well as homework and essays with performance and portability as the key main features. The touchscreen device has a battery life of 8.5-9 hours … [Read more...] about 30 Best Christmas gifts for teens: The gifts they will SRSLY love
Gareth Southgate and England coaches are being taught how to deal with Generation Z*. With so many youngsters bursting onto the international scene, including teenage full cap Jadon Sancho, the Football Association want to make sure their coaches are down with the kids. Dortmund star Sancho is the first senior cap born in this century and others, including his former Manchester City youth team-mate Phil Foden, will soon follow. That has led the FA to take measures to ensure their team managers, including senior-side boss Southgate to U21 counterpart Aidy Boothroyd, understand the culture and ways of their youngsters, which can differ greatly from when they were players themselves. The FA held a lecture for key staff on what's known as Generation Z on Monday. The grouping comes after the Millennials or Generation Y, and were born around the turn of the century. Academic research claims Generation Z have quicker attention spans than millennials, work with multiple distractions, want to … [Read more...] about England managers getting lessons on what makes Generation Z whizkids tick
With technology bringing us closer together than ever, some couples have begun taking their trust to new levels - by granting their significant others phone access via biometric recognition, or fingerprint. The technologically-savvy relationship stage, allowing a partner fingerprint or facial recognition access, is essentially the millennial and Gen Z version of telling a partner your numeric password. With iPhones and Androids capable of remembering multiple fingerprints or faces, it makes accessing a partner’s phone as easy as looking at it. The reasons for having biometric recognition on a partner’s phone range from being able to change a song easily, or check an incoming notification, according to CNBC, which highlighted the trend, with one person comparing it to putting a significant other in the “top friends” section of Myspace. And it also serves as a measure of trust, according to relationship expert Susan Winter, who told The Independent: … [Read more...] about Millennial couples are giving each other fingerprint access to their phones raising questions of cybersecurity
Thailand’s military government has entered a rap battle with a group of young hip-hop artists whose own provocative video slammed the army’s domination over the Southeast Asian nation’s politics. Earlier this week the group was under threat of arrest for its video “Prathet Ku Mee” - translated by its producers as “Which is My Country” – which fiercely criticised the regime’s human rights record and chalked up more than 25 million views on YouTube. The song touches on issues considered taboo in a society where free speech is often under siege, and verses include: “The country that points a gun at your throat, claims to have freedom but has no right to choose,” and “you must choose to either eat the truth or bullets.” Shot in black and white, a group of angry young male rappers rail against the ills in society and corruption of an untouchable elite. “The country asks you to stay quiet, … [Read more...] about Thai government in sing-off with dissident rappers