This Coffee Mug Doubles As A Pipe For Smoking Weed
Life Hacks

This Coffee Mug Doubles As A Pipe For Smoking Weed

We are not advocating the use of drugs but this mug could come in handy if you ever happen to be somewhere like Holland or the USA (some states) were weed is legal. Didn't really know that people would smoke and drink coffee at the same time but you learn something every day and this is what stoners apparently call "Wake and bake". You can order one here customised to your liking…

Ones to Watch for 2015
Business

Ones to Watch for 2015

A recent list of the 50 most influential people on Twitter in Ireland really divided opinion. So its time again to shine light on the people making a difference and contributing through their hard work in their chosen fields. Now just to back myself up here, several industry leaders have contributed to this list and again its all about putting the spotlight on the ones to watch for 2015…

Remember When We Thought Facebook Were Nuts To Pay $1billion For Instagram? Today It Is Worth $35 Billion
Social

Remember When We Thought Facebook Were Nuts To Pay $1billion For Instagram? Today It Is Worth $35 Billion

Many people thought that Mark Zuckerberg was absolutely nuts to pay a billion dollars for Instagram a couple of years ago (I thought it was inspired as I wrote at the time). After all the photo sharing app only had 27 million users, hadn't yet launched on Android and had no idea how to make money. 1000s of articles were written about Zucks being a poor CEO but he is the one laughing today with Instagram being valued at $35 Billion…

Instagram- 2015’s Great White Hope for Marketeers
Social

Instagram- 2015’s Great White Hope for Marketeers

With brands floundering to re-position Facebook's ranking of importance in the social mix due to the new pay for play outlook more and more brands are turning to Instagram as a platform to solve all their ailments. Sure, Twitter will continue to play a part but digital marketeers are squirming uncomfortably with news stories hinting at Twitter Algorithm in the pipeline for 2015. A report from SocialBakers on Decemeber 17th found that Instagram is absolutely trouncing Twitter on engagement with the top 25 brands obtaining 3…

Lovin Trends Daily Ep 4 - Will Social Media Get You Sales?
Videos

Lovin Trends Daily Ep 4 - Will Social Media Get You Sales?

Everything seems to revolve around social media these days but the big question is will it ever lead to you getting more sales? Here's our alternative 10 o'clock news…

5 Beautiful Dream Houses That Are At One With The Landscape Around Them
Design

5 Beautiful Dream Houses That Are At One With The Landscape Around Them

One of the things that most people dream of doing if they came into a load of money is building their dream home. While most end up being large monstrosities with little taste there are some houses that are so beautifully designed that they add to the surroundings around them…

The Grim Truth Behind Your Unwanted Gadgets
Videos

The Grim Truth Behind Your Unwanted Gadgets

Ever wondered where your unwanted electronics end up? Well this guy, Alex Gorosh a film maker decided to find out where his recycled, once loved gadgets go. And the truth is pretty grim…

StartLocal and Hit Global in an Incubator
Start Ups

StartLocal and Hit Global in an Incubator

When we launched Lovin Trends 10 days ago we promised that the publication would act as a platform for the growing tech scene in Ireland and highlight startups, entrepreneurs and people who are making it their business to improve Ireland. Yesterday I posted a video that IDA Ireland released which proves that Ireland is the perfect destination for foreign direct investment. There's been an obvious shift towards the technology sector and it can be seen with the likes of Google, Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb and so on all finding their homes in and around Grand Canal Dock which is also known as the Silicon Docklands…

Why Are You Losing Up To 10% Of Your Instagram Followers Today?
Social

Why Are You Losing Up To 10% Of Your Instagram Followers Today?

You might have noticed that you are losing Instragram followers at a dramatic rate today as the ultimate social media vanity metric starts to plunge before your despairing eyes. Don't worry though because it isn't about the latest photo you posted but rather Instagram doing a bit of spring cleaning. You may remember a couple of weeks ago that they announced having 300 million users which was a huge milestone to reach but just like all social networks a good 10% of those were spam or ghost accounts…

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