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New research findings by global technology leader Huawei have just revealed that more people now aspire to be a social media influencer than a pro sports player as their 'dream job'.

Seeing as we're all budding photographers, they've decided to launch the Creatives competition for the fourth year in a row, which aims to find Ireland's most creative and talented amateur photographer.

The winner? You can earn the prize of travelling to ANY destination in the whole world, taking snaps on your Huawei premium device from their flagship P30 series as an extra gift.

You can have the opportunity to travel to anywhere in the world, putting Huawei's camera to the test in the trip of a lifetime.

Huawei coincided the launch of the competition with their research findings, which state that 67 percent of Irish people believe that social media inspires them, and 78 percent say it gives them ideas for creative projects.

For a traditionally sports-obsessed country, it speaks volumes that more of us now want to be an influencer. Irish people took a whopping 3,924,723,984 photos in 2018 alone, and social media is now a way to showcase creativity.

Talent can be promoted from your phone nowadays, so Huawei's Creative competition fits perfectly with our budding photographer nation. Why not enter?

All you have to do is share a photo entry with the hashtag #HuaweiCreatives, and one lucky winner will gain flights and accommodation for two to search for new photography experiences.

Last year, the competition had 15,000 entries, but 2019 now has SEVEN additional categories, including night, nature, street and cityscapes.

Capturing Irish scenery, skylines, buildings and fashion shots on Instagram could now lead to a life-changing all-expenses paid trip.

To apply for the Creatives campaign, photograph, your should be uploaded to Instagram with the hashtag #HuaweiCreatives as well as the hashtag for the category they are entering.

Find out more on their website, happy snapping ladies. We hope your travel dreams come true.

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A significant number of the population at once stage in their lives had Justin Bieber as their phone lock screen.

Don't deny it, our hunky, beautiful crushes were featured as our wallpapers for longer than we care to admit.

It looks like supermodel Hailey Baldwin is still in that stage of her existence, but at least hers is relevant to her current romance. The gal has got a school-aged Justin Bieber has her lock-screen, and we're GASPING.

Image: @PapNation/SplashNews.om

Eagled-eyed fans spotted the phone screen after a paparazzi snapped Hailey walking around New York City last Sunday.

It's a hilarious photo of the pop star, we must say. We wonder what photo he has on his own lock-screen? It could even be the same one as Hailey's, for all we know..

Her hubby Justin is allegedly seeking treatment for depression, People reported. The 23-year-old singer is apparently exhausted and is seeking help, leaning on Hailey for support.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The religious wedding service where the pair would invite a wider circle of friends is rumoured to be postponed yet again

The ecclesiastical wedding can't take place as "…right now, Justin’s focus is getting well mentally," an insider explained to People.

"Hailey is very supportive- Justin is very open about that Hailey does nothing but help him. He would feel even more lost without Hailey – he is very grateful. They are both focused on having a happy marriage," said the source.

We hope the Biebs is getting the help he needs, but we have to applaud Hailey's lock-screen. It's nostalgia goals, and we might just have to go back and listen to Baby another thousand times.

Feature image: W Magazine

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The United Kingdom is currently facing a mental health crisis, one of which the country has never seen before. Two committees of MPs recently warned that the current support available on the NHS is inadequate and runs the risk of failing a generation who desperately need help.

The average Brit works 43.6 hours a week, with more than four million workers spending more than 48 hours a week in the workplace. British workers also face an average commute to work of 54 minutes, almost 20 minutes more than the EU average.

This means that Brits are struggling to find a work life balance, which some experts believe is fuelling the mental health crisis in the UK and increasing levels of obesity as workers have less time to live a healthy lifestyle.

Did you know? In France there is a law allowing workers the ‘right to disconnect. Employees in an organisation of more than 50 people are forbidden from sending or receiving work emails outside of their standard working hours.

Why is a work-life balance important?

If you are one of the workers that is dedicating nearly 60 hours a week to work, you are at serious risk of burn out. Living in a bubble of all work no play can lead to a disconnect with the world around you and cause you to ignore your mental and physical health.

Although there are no direct figures for work-related suicides in the UK, suicide rates have risen markedly among young people in recent years. Reports suggest that certain occupational groups such as doctors, nurses and farmers are deemed to be at high risk of work related suicide – due to job pressure and the isolated nature of their work.

That might be hardly surprising when you consider that in these professions 60+ hour weeks are the norm. So finding ways to unwind and relax in your spare time are vital to your physical and mental wellbeing.

But what are the best ways to relax outside of work?

1. Go to the gym

Finding the time to go to the gym is often difficult for those in busy occupations, but it can be done. The vast majority of gyms offer guided classes in the evenings and at weekends to appeal to those with a busy lifestyle.

The benefits of going to the gym are tremendous. Firstly, your physical health will improve dramatically as a result of increased physical exertion. Secondly, attending classes or regularly visiting the same gym can broaden your social circles, opening your horizons to future social activities.

Most importantly, exercise has been proven by scientists to improve mental wellbeing. The NHS recommends regular exercise as a way of combatting mild depression and warding of the sceptre of anxiety.

2. Practise mindfulness

Mindfulness is a mind-body based approach that helps people to process their thoughts rationally and reconnect with the world around them.

If this sounds like a new-age, hippy technique then simply think of it as unwinding. It’s incredibly easy to fall into the trap of becoming too involved with the day-to-day processes of going to work, eating, sleeping and avoiding your emotions. Mindfulness can take as little as 10 minutes a day and allows you to unwind, evaluate your emotional state and relax.

Did you know? Mindfulness has been proven to decrease depression by 63%, anxiety by 58% and perceived stress by 40%.

3. Play poker

Playing games with people – such as poker – requires social interaction on some level, and it’s a popular way to meet people and socialise with existing friends.

What makes poker so popular is the relative ease you can play the game. The strategy involved in poker can improve your mental agility and provide a distraction to take your mind firmly away from work.

But if you don’t fancy going to a casino, or you don’t live near one, don’t worry. Gamblers are increasingly going online to play their favourite games. Playing online is so much more convenient than having to find your local land-based casino – as you can play from the comfort of your own home, or if you’re on the move.

What’s more, online casino technology has evolved so much that the games feel as immersive and engaging as they would do in a real casino experience. One option out there for online gamblers is video poker. With its cool retro style and simple gameplay, video poker is an entertaining way to unwind – and it gives you a great opportunity to get your game up before playing against other competitors for real.

Check out this video poker game and you’ll put yourself in the frame for all these benefits, plus one more: winning a huge jackpot.

4. Ditch the phone

Mobile phones have revolutionised the world and given people almost everything they’ve ever wanted at the tips of their fingers. Yet overuse of mobile phones and tablets has been proven to negatively impact on people’s mental wellbeing and social lives.

Putting your phone down for an hour a day and interacting with those around you can have huge benefits to your life. You will develop more meaningful relationships with the people around you and avoid the social isolation that social media can cause.

Added to this, time spent away from social media can be beneficial to your mental outlook. Scrolling through Instagram and Facebook can be chastening as you are constantly confronted with images of people’s successes.

It’s easy to forget that you are only seeing a glimpse of someone’s life, the best bits, and unfairly judge yourself against other people. Take time away from social media and viewing other peoples amazing lives, and instead make memories of your own.

Did you know? Teens in the US using their phones for more than five hours a day were 70% more likely to have suicidal thoughts than those using their phones for one hour a day.

5. Join a social group

Regardless of who you are, you will have your own interests and hobbies, and it’s important to continue those hobbies, preferably with other people. If reading is your number one relaxation technique, then you can join a weekly book club and use your passion to expand your social circle.

Likewise, if you’re a sports fan there are a plethora of amateur sports clubs that you can join to expand your social circles, as well as improving your physical well-being.

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A work life balance is important to your mental and physical well-being, and it’s too easy to neglect that fact in modern life. Taking steps to improve your mental wellbeing, physical health and social life are all important factors in having a healthy life.

Take the time to look at your life objectively. Imagine you were talking to a friend and giving them some advice, what would you say to them? Slow down, take a break, do more of the things you enjoy? Whatever it is you would say, apply that advice to yourself.

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These days most of us have grown so attached to our phones that being without them almost feels like missing a limb.

We even sometimes sleep near our phones, and it is so tempting to have your mobile with you for some late night Facebook scrolling.

However, this habit is unwise and even unhealthy, warns the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).

The CDPH issued a statement about the dangers of the radio frequency (RF) energy that our smartphones emit. Some scientists are worried that RF energy damages human health.

"Although the science is still evolving, there are concerns among some public health professionals and members of the public regarding long-term, high use exposure to the energy emitted by cell phones," stated CDPH Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith. 

Cell phone manufacturers seem aware of these concerns. As the Daily Mail notes, Apple includes a notice about RF exposure in iPhone's settings, though their RF emissions fall within the US's safety standards. 

Dr. Smith continued, "We know that simple steps, such as not keeping your phone in your pocket and moving it away from your bed at night, can help reduce exposure for both children and adults."

With mobile phone usage on the rise, the CDPH warns that long-term, frequent use of cell phones could lead to brain cancer, tumours of the acoustic nerve (necessary for hearing and maintaining balance) and salivary glands, lower sperm count, inactive sperm, headaches, and learning difficulties. 

However, they clarified that these links are not definitive. The CDPH notes that RF energy is 'not as powerful or as damaging to cells or DNA as some other kinds of electromagnetic radiation, such as X-rays or UV rays from the sun'.

If people want to reduce their RF energy exposure though, the CDPH recommend keeping your phone away from your head or body by using speakerphone or a headset when talking on the phone.

The CDPH urge people to sleep with their phones several feet away unless they are off or in airplane mode. 

They also advised that people send texts rather than speak on their mobiles, as you are more distant from your device then. Carrying your mobile in a bag rather than your bra or pocket also helps to reduce RF energy exposure.

You should distance yourself from your phone when it is downloading or streaming large files, when you are in fast-moving vehicles, or when you have a low cell phone signal (as your phone puts out more RF energy then to connect to a cell tower). 

As well, 'radiation shields' and devices claiming to reduce RF energy or radiation from your phone may actually increase your RF exposure, as your phone emits more RF energy to get past the barriers.

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Without a doubt, a dead phone battery is one the most irritating things about modern technology and it's even more annoying when you're nowhere near a power source.

The clever among us have copped onto the concept of keeping a power bank in our handbags, but have you ever thought how simple life would be if you bag was a power bank?

Well, a new Kickstarter campaign wants to make that dream a reality.

The FYB London Handbag can charge your phone while it's simply resting in one of it's stylish compartments.

But that's not all, this bag features fingerprint locking system, making it near impossible for thieves to grab your valuables. 

The company's Kickstarter page originally asked for $30,000, but that target has since been doubled. 

Speaking to Metro, co-founder and designer, Dani Richeson, said, ''As I began travelling around for work, I identified common inconveniences and anxieties that hindered me.'' 

''These included having to carry multiple bags to accommodate my work and personal items, running out of battery charge in the middle of the day, and lacking organisation within my bag which made it difficult to keep track of travel documents, business cards, etc.''

Not your style?

Don't worry, according to Metro, Dani plans to extend the collection to include more styles and even a menswear range. 

For now though, one of these babies will cost you anywhere between $399 (€356) and $450 (€402).

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So we're all pretty accustomed to seeing smart phones around the place, but now scientists have discovered that people are so finely in tune with their devices that they can guess other peoples pins and pass codes. 

New research from Newcastle University shows that watching how a phone moves when it is being held can give away what is being typed into it.

Websites can spy on the phones movements thanks to the sensory technology in the device.

Researchers were able to decipher a phone password just by watching how the phone tilts. The subjects had a 70 per cent accuracy on the first guess, and 100 per cent by the fifth guess, which is pretty scary.

This information could easily be used by malicious websites and hackers to gain personal information such as bank details and codes. 

"Most smart phones, tablets, and other wearables are now equipped with a multitude of sensors, from the well-known GPS, camera and microphone to instruments such as the gyroscope, proximity, NFC, and rotation sensors and accelerometer," said Maryam Mehrnezhad, researcher at Newcastle University.

"But because mobile apps and websites don't need to ask permission to access most of them, malicious programmes can covertly 'listen in' on your sensor data and use it to discover a wide range of sensitive information about you such as phone call timing, physical activities and even your touch actions, PINs and passwords."

This sensory tech can be accessed by malicious apps, which often don't even have to ask for permission to access it. 

And if these apps are left running in the background, they can watch your movements and even see what you are typing in as you use your smart phone for other things. 

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We live in the age of the Internet and our phones are almost a part of our bodies by now. We get it, we're busy people and like to be kept updated – but do we really need to be kept updated while doing the no pants dance with our partners?!

As it turns out, our phones are seriously getting in the way of our love lives. Big time.

Durex just conducted a survey of Ireland's 'sexpectations' and the results are totally mind-boggling.

Try wrap you head around this: 67 percent of people touch their phones more than they touch their partner. Crazy, right?

It gets worse. Twenty percent of people rather spend two days without their partner than two days without their phone or Internet, and 15 percent only touch their partner every couple of days compared to 31 percent who touch their phones five times every hour.

66 percent admit to not being fussed about having sex if there's something juicy on social media and wouldn't even be inclined to initiate it if their other half was on their phone too.

But for the 34 percent who say nothing can get in their way of doing the deed, it turns out 22 percent of those surveyed are back on their phone within ten minutes. TEN minutes?!

Who knew digital distractions would play such a major part in our sex lives, huh?!

So put down your phone, light a few candles, get in the mood and hop on it, ladies.

 

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Mobile phones are tricky business (especially for clumsy people). My phone currently has a smashed screen, dints on the side and a temperamental camera – the result of many drops and falls.

It happens to the best of us, but when your phone is brand spankin' new, it feels like a little bit of your heart drops as you see the screen smash on the ground.

However, we may not have to ever have that sinking feeling again as MegaTinyCorp has just created 'The Anti-Gravity Case'.

The nano-suction technology (imagine millions of tiny suction cups) on the case means it can stick to mirrors, glass, metal, kitchen presses, tiles, car dashboards and more.

Not only will this case save you from scratches and dreaded falls, it's also great for taking selfies, streaming videos, Skyping and recording video blogs.

Can it get any better?!… Well actually, yes it can.

It's also one tough cookie. The edges of the case are raised so it will protect your phone if it does happen to fall, and the nano-suction material also absorbs shock, so there won't be any screen cracking either.

We just think we've found our new best friend.

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Look, it happens to all of us. You forget your phone is in your back pocket, and when you go to the loo you hear that awful clink-sound of your precious mobile dropping into water.

Devastating.

Most of us will try to save our beloved phones by throwing them in the hot press or leaving them in a bag of rice for a few hours. But, let's be honest, these tricks can be totally hit and miss when it comes to saving the phone's life.

However, Gazelle ran a few tests and found out that this hack is way more efficient.

*Drumroll please* The website says that kitty litter (we're not joking) is way better at drying out a drenched phone than anything else.

They also recommend to leave the phone in the cat litter for three days to get most out if it. Now, to the pet shop… We guess…

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It seems that Justin Beiber can never go too long without getting into trouble.

Between his many driving incidents to assaulting paparazzi, it's safe to say JB has been sued many times.

But now, Robert Earl Morgan is suing the popstar as he claims Justin smashed his phone.

The incident apparently took place in a nightclub in Texas last month, while Justin was on his Purpose World Tour.

 

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Robert claims that he filmed Justin downing a beer bong, and when Justin saw him filming, he was clearly unimpressed and angry.

That's when JB grabbed the man's phone and smashed it into pieces.

Mr Morgan is suing the singer for $100,000 (€87,000) because he lost some business contacts and precious memories which were stored on his phone.

The Beibs just can't catch a break yet, huh? 

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We all know Nicki Minaj isn't one to take the high road so when a security guard was using his phone during her concert, she abruptly took it off him and threw it across the stage. Ouch.

The 33-year-old was playing in Dubai on Friday night when she noticed a bouncer off-stage using his phone. After giving a very aggravated look, the rapper stormed over to him, took the phone and flung it, before continuing on with her performance.

And of course, Twitter erupted after the incident:

He's going to think twice before ever using his phone now!

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As far as trendy addictions go, FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) is so last year. The new widespread addiction is FOBO (Fear Of Being Offline).

Yep, according to a study called Coming Of Age Onscreen – which surveyed 18-24-year-olds in 13 different countries – the majority of young people are totally addicted to their phone. 

In fact, 70 percent of people surveyed said they need to be able to check their phones at ALL times. Sound like you?

Here are signs you need to get out of your FOBO funk:

1. The first thing you do when you go somewhere new is check for a Wi-Fi connection and make sure your phone has a signal.

 

2. And if someone doesn't know their Wi-Fi password, it's just like:

 

3. You treat your phone like a person with feelings.

 

4. The first thing you do in when you wake up and the last thing you do before going to sleep is check your phone. And this usually happens while doing so:

 

5. You sometimes spend the whole day on your laptop and don't realise it until you look up and it's dark outside.

 

6. If you leave your phone in work, you rather travel all the way back than go without.

 

7. And don't even talk about planes.

 

8.You've gone to extreme lengths to charge your phone.

 

9. And a slow-loading page throws you into a crisis.

 

10. Losing your phone = losing your BFF.

 

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