From bullets to rabbits, here’s everything you need to know about buying sex toys

With prices ranging from £5 to £5,000, the choice can be overwhelming. But we've covered everything, from toys for women and men to couples, to help you make an informed decision (The Inependent/iStock)
With prices ranging from £5 to £5,000, the choice can be overwhelming. But we’ve covered everything, from toys for women and men to couples, to help you make an informed decision (The Inependent/iStock)

If you’ve never bought a sex toy before then it’s easy to feel intimidated by the whole process.

While you thankfully no longer have to go into a shop marked “XXX”, ordering online can be a bit overwhelming, with websites filled with brightly coloured phalluses, and prices varying from £5 to £5,000.

In order to make sure that you buy the right toy for you, we’ve put together a comprehensive toy shopping guide.

Everything electronic we recommend comes with a gentle setting to start you off, and will be delivered in a discrete parcel that your postman won’t give a second look.

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Your online branding is key to your business success. Here’s your roadmap

TLDR: With The All-In-One Digital Branding Certification Bundle, you’ll have all the training to get a new brand up and running across all the important digital avenues.

No matter how great your product or service is, without an easy, identifiable brand element to encapsulate it all, there’s a good chance your business will fly right past most modern digital audiences.

That means not only defining how you want your business to be seen online, but all the ways it’ll be seen and experienced, from images to text to social media. It’s a lot of ground to cover, but the training in The All-in-One Digital Branding Certification Bundle ($45, over 90 percent off from TNW Deals) explains the basic steps all the platform you have to know and master to get the most out of your business in the digital space.

The bundle features 10 courses with 37 hours of in-depth

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Here’s How We’d Spec It

Maserati MC20 Side Profile
Maserati MC20 Side Profile

Maserati’s online configurator lets you build your dream MC20 from the ground up.

Yesterday’s debut of the Maserati MC20 sports car marked the beginning of a new era for the Italian brand. Packing a twin-turbocharged V6 built completely in-house, the MC20 produces 621 horsepower (463 kilowatts) and can sprint to a top speed of 201 miles per hour (323 kilometers per hour). Not to mention it costs a hearty $210,000 in the US to start.

While that six-figure price tag puts the MC20 out of reach for most, at least Maserati was nice enough to give us the chance to build our unattainable dream car via the brand’s online configurator. On the Maserati website, you can choose from a handful of exterior shades, wheel shapes, and brake options, as well as different textures, materials, and color patterns for the cabin. The MC20 even comes with a

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It’s World Suicide Prevention Day. Here’s how to spot warning signs


I Had Passive Suicidal Ideation. Here’s What Everyone Should Know

Life has hardly been easy lately. COVID-19 has catapulted even the mentally healthiest among us into fear or anxiety, and some warn that a global mental health crisis is looming. I consider it a gift, then, that it’s been a long time since I thought about not wanting to live.Passive suicidal ideation — thinking about, but not planning, one’s own death — became a familiar coping mechanism between my late teens, and it persisted into my late twenties. I’ve never actively wanted to die. Most days, I enjoyed my life. I was invested in my plans and looked forward to the future. But every now and then, when things were particularly difficult, I wanted to close my eyes and disappear. Thinking about no longer existing was like an emotional reflex, something I sometimes defaulted to when faced with internal

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Dating Over 50? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Here’s the happy truth about dating over 50: Your long-married peers will probably be envious. Because at this age, you and your Gen X/Y cohort will have weathered children, financial reversals, second or third marriages, sexual drought, 3.5 different career paths—in short, lots of challenges. So, while being hunkered down in cohabitational bliss with your true love is great, real talk: How many people do you know that have that, really? Here’s to dating after 50 as a do-over, a love mulligan that has the potential to enrich your life experience. How to get that happening? We talked to a sociologist, dating app tech guru, single ladies and gentlemen and, yes, a matchmaker about best practices for dating over 50.

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Everyone—dating professionals to happily social singles—agrees: You’re more likely to have a pleasant dating experience if you spend

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Web designers, here’s how to build a great portfolio and land your dream job

Did you know we have an online event about product design coming up? Join the Sprint track at TNW2020 to explore the latest trends and emerging best practices in product development.

Getting your first paid job as a web designer seems like the most difficult task in this universe. It’s not because you are incompetent or lack any technical skills. Rather, employers feel a little hesitant to hire new talent.

But, every designer has to start somewhere. Right?

In this article, I will share some interesting project ideas to help you craft a great web design portfolio.

Now you might be wondering what the benefit of having a portfolio is. Basically, it’s used to display your skills to potential clients. In turn, it makes it very easy to land your first programming job.

Creative thinking

You don’t always have to design a traditional-looking website. Sometimes it’s better to think

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A new kids’ show was accused of copying ‘Hair Love.’ Here’s what you need to know

"Made by Maddie," airing on Nick Jr. later this month, bears a striking visual resemblance to the Oscar-winning film "Hair Love." <span class="copyright">(Nickelodeon)</span>
“Made by Maddie,” airing on Nick Jr. later this month, bears a striking visual resemblance to the Oscar-winning film “Hair Love.” (Nickelodeon)

“It’s time to dream it, draw it, make it,” the tiny heroine of Nickelodeon’s new animated preschool series “Made by Maddie” says in its trailer. But the program, scheduled to premiere later this month, is already attracting scrutiny online over its own creative process.

When Nickelodeon shared the series’ trailer and first-look images on Tuesday, social media users were quick to point out that the central character and her parents bear a striking resemblance to the main characters in “Hair Love,” Matthew A. Cherry’s Oscar-winning short about a Black millennial father attempting to style his young daughter’s hair.

The Sony Animation project, which debuted in 2017 as a Kickstarter campaign, has since led to a children’s book and an animated series, currently in development at HBO Max

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Here’s everything you need to know

The Independent
The Independent

If you took inspiration from Marie Konodo and decluttered your home during lockdown, chances are you’ll be needing to give your kitchenware an update.

And luckily for you, Aldi is bringing back its best-selling cast iron cookware range just in time for autumn’s stewing season.

The budget-friendly retailer is re-releasing its heavy-duty casserole dish (£24.99), skillet pan (£14.99), and roasting tray (£19.99) all for a fraction of the price of leading brand Le Creuset – so much so, the entire collection will set you back just £88.

It has also extended its range by launching a new shallow casserole dish (£19.99), alongside a must-have set of stoneware mugs, available as a set of two (£3.99) or four espresso cups.

Suitable for use on all heat sources, including gas, electric, and induction, the dishes can also be put in the oven in temperatures up to 250C.

The latest iteration

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Here’s What’s Still Open for Business in Hollywood

Editor’s note: The list is constantly updated. Dates refer to when announcements were made, or when an event is scheduled to happen.

You’ve probably seen our other COVID-19 list, the one where we are examining every cancellation that has taken place as the pandemic takes hold in our community. This is the counterpoint to that “Houston, we have a problem” list; this is the one where we’ll talk about how the show must go on, how the Force will be with us, and, maybe most importantly, how we’ll be back.

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It’s easy to get lost in an airport terminal. Here’s how to avoid it.

The objective seemed simple: Disembark the puddle-jumper from Porto, Portugal, to Madrid and find the designated pick up point for my Uber ride into town. But the 45-minute odyssey left me angry, disoriented and wondering: Why are airports so confusing?

I’m not exaggerating. It took me 45 minutes to find my ride. And it wasn’t the first time I lost my way in an airport. 

It happened when I arrived in Lisbon, too (it took half an hour to find my Uber), and before that, in Phoenix (20 minutes). I’d relied on signage and helpful directions from an online terminal map, but ended up wandering the terminals as if I were lost in the labyrinth of Chartres Cathedral.

Why are airports so confusing? Probably because they were never designed to handle so many passengers, says University of Dayton aviation historian Janet Bednarek.

“Often, even the best designs have either been

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