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Carol Schwope

Carol Schwope

Apple's latest mobile operating system, iOS 10, is now available to download on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

As the tenth instalment of the firm's most crucial bit of software, powering the world's most popular smartphones, tablets and music devices, Apple described iOS 10 as its "biggest iOS release ever".

It will come pre-installed on the upcoming iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, which will hit the shops tomorrow, on Thurs 15 September, but it can also be downloaded onto older Apple devices - so even if you're planning to stick with your old iPhone, you can still benefit from the software upgrade.

 

 
iOS 10 will finally let you delete the stock Apple apps
iOS 10 will finally let you delete the stock Apple apps 

The new software, which was first announced at the tech giant's annual Worldwide Developers Conference ( WWDC ) in June, comes bundled with a host of exciting new features. There's also some hidden gems that are definitely worth taking advantage of, whether you're a seasoned iOS user or an Apple newbie.

Here's our list of the ten best hidden tips and tricks in iOS 10, in no particular order.

Delete the default apps

Although Apple isn't exactly shouting from the rooftops about it, one of the most welcome features in iOS10 means that users can now delete Apple's own default stock apps that come pre-installed on the operating system.

 

In previous versions of the software, apps such as Tips, Apple Music and Apple Watch couldn't be deleted, even if you never used them. But now you can, by simply long pressing on the Apple app you're wanting to get rid of and clicking the small cross in the top left corner.

 
People on twitter exclaiming how happy the are to finally remove the "stocks app" 

Although please note you cannot delete Find my iPhone and Safari, even if you want to as Apple still has these locked.

Lower the intensity of the torch app

If you have an iPhone 6S or 6S Plus with the 3D Touch feature, you'll now be able to alter the intensity of the flashlight app in the control panel with a gentle touch, choosing from either Low light, Medium light or Bright light. This will also be an option on the iPhone 7 once it ships.

 

Swipe left at the lockscreen for camera

In iOS 10, Apple has changed the way you unlock your phone. You now need to click the home button to wake the device in order to bring up the lockscreen passlock or Touch ID option.

Accessing the camera from the lockscreen is also no longer just a swipe up, as this now brings up the control centre instead. However, the camera can still be accessed quickly if you swipe left.

 

... and swipe right for Widgets

While swiping left at the lockscreen brings up the camera, swiping right now gives you access your own widgets, which can also be customised by tapping Edit at the bottom of the screen, then navigating to find the widget that you want to add to your Lock or Home screen, then tapping the ‘+’ green icon next to each of the widgets that you want to add. Once you've added all your widgets, hit the Done button in the top right.

Automatic emojis

iOS now automatically highlights keywords as you type, and with a single tap you can turn these into the relevant emojis. Why use text when you can communicate in cartoons?

 
iPhone iOS 10
iPhone iOS 10 

Customising Contacts cards

Perhaps more of a boon for business users, Apple has revamped the Contact Cards feature in iOS 10, meaning there is now more ways to customise how you call or message different people.

 

For example, if you deep press on the Message button, you can opt for a preferred app to use to message this person, or choose the best iMessage phone number to call them on.

iMessage effects

iMessage has undergone some significant changes in iOS 10, in what is probably Apple's attempt to sway people away from Whatsapp. There's new drawing tools and animation effects, but one feature that everyone doesn't know about yet is the ability to long press on the send button to access bubble effects.

Another lesser known feature is that you can also Tapback by double tapping on a message. This lets you react to a friends message with a thumbs up, for example, to let them know you've seen their message without triggering a full-blown notification.

iPhone iOS 10
iMessage has undergone some significant updates in iOS 10, bringing some new animation features

Dude, where's my car?

iOS 10 now automatically remembers where you've parked your car, adding a pin when you've stopped driving so you can find it again in case you suffer from temporary amnesia.

Search in Photos

Thanks to the new updates in iOS 10, the software now analyses all your photos for certain contents using machine learning techniques so that you can search for objects for example a chair or some laptop and it will look through your photos for them, offering you some search results in the form of photos with these items in.

 
iOS 10 now analyses all your photos for certain contents using machine learning techniques

Split-screen web browsing

Many of the new features in iOS 10 are rolling out across the Apple ecosystem so aren't exclusive to the iPad. However, one exception is split-screen web browsing within Safari. Now you can simply drag a Safari web tab from the panel and down and into the corner of the screen to split the page in two and multi-task until your heart's content.

Source : mirror.co.uk

Jupiter is famous for its Great Red Spot, a storm twice the diameter of Earth that rages on the gas giant's surface. Now, researchers have found that it has a second great spot, almost as large — this one, a Great Cold Spot caused by the planet's vibrant auroras.

Researchers first detected the ever-changing Great Cold Spot in data from the Very Large Telescope in Chile, and went back to track its existence over a 15-year period in observations from another telescope. The cool patch stretches up to 15,000 by 7,500 miles (24,000 by 12,000 km) across at its largest, and it's about 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius) cooler than the surrounding area in the planet's upper atmosphere. Although it disappears from time to time it seems to always re-form, just offset from the planet's bright aurora.

"The Great Cold Spot is much more volatile than the slowly changing Great Red Spot, changing dramatically in shape and size over only a few days and weeks, but it has reappeared for as long as we have data to search for it, for over 15 years,"  Tom Stallard, a planetary astronomer at the University of Leicester in the U.K. and lead author on the new work, said in a statement. [2nd 'Great Spot' on Jupiter Discovered by Astronomers (Video)]

 

The spot is likely formed as a byproduct of the planet's spectacular auroras, researchers said in the statement, and that because of the way the spot always re-forms it might be as old as the auroras themselves — up to many thousands of years in age.

Jupiter's newfound Great Cold Spot appears as a dark patch in this map of emissions from the hydrogen ion H3+, which is present in Jupiter's atmosphere, as measured by NASA's IRTF telescope in Hawaii. The cool spot moves over time and changes shape, but always re-forms.
Jupiter's newfound Great Cold Spot appears as a dark patch in this map of emissions from the hydrogen ion H3+, which is present in Jupiter's atmosphere, as measured by NASA's IRTF telescope in Hawaii. The cool spot moves over time and changes shape, but always re-forms.
Credit: Tom Stallard

Like on Earth, the bright light of Jupiter's auroras comes from electrically charged particles colliding with the planet's atmosphere near its north and south poles, guided by the planet's magnetic field. But Jupiter's auroras are much more constant and intense, and they're powered from particles coming from the planet's moons as well as the sun.

 

According to the new research, the aurora deposits energy into Jupiter's atmosphere, heating it up so there's a large disparity in heat between the top of the atmosphere and farther below. This seems to whip up a vortex in the atmosphere, creating a patch that is cooler than the surroundings and offset from the aurora.

Stallard said that a similar effect can be found near Earth's aurora, but that it's less of a permanent fixture because the Earth auroras vary so much more, and because Jupiter's spin acts to trap some of its heat in place.

Researchers tracked the Great Cold Spot over time, noting dramatic changes in shape and size from day to day. Here, it is seen in July of 1995 and continues to reappear until 15 years later, in December of 2000.
Researchers tracked the Great Cold Spot over time, noting dramatic changes in shape and size from day to day. Here, it is seen in July of 1995 and continues to reappear until 15 years later, in December of 2000.
Credit: Tom Stallard

"The atmospheric flows generated by Earth's aurora can drive heat quickly across the whole planet, making the upper atmosphere ring like a bell, while Jupiter's fast spin traps this energy nearer the poles," Stallard said.

The researchers were surprised to find the Great Cold Spot, Stallard added, and they will continue to investigate it while looking for evidence of other atmospheric features. Combining their Earth-based observations with those from the Juno spacecraft currently orbiting Jupiter should provide much more insight into the giant planet's weather. 

The new work was detailed April 10 in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

Souce: space.com

CREDIT: Getty Images
 
It never fails. Whenever I'm asked to do a client intervention to help diffuse a conflict of some sort, the first thing I do is have the parties involved take a personality inventory.I'm doing this because 90 percent of the time, I find, conflicts are due to how we are wired at our very core. Our personality typologies hear differently, speak differently, and work differently.This is when things get sketchy, if you work in teams or across functions. What I've learned is that each personality type (there are four, I'll get to them in a minute) has its distinct strengths, but also opportunities for development, or blind spots.These blind spots are our "Achilles Heel"-- what limits us from communicating, relating, and working with others at an optimum level. And every person on the planet has them.In order to build better working relationships at all levels of your organization, minimize conflict and work with others to reach goals, you have to develop your people skills. This means understanding not only your own type and how you roll, but understanding other people's types and how they roll.
 

 

The 4 Personality Types -- Which Are You?

As you look over the strengths and blind spots of each type, take notice of which TWO types come closest to defining who you truly are. Reason being is that most of us have a primary type, and a secondary type. They will show up in different situations, sometimes benefiting you, other times holding you back.Here they are...

Leader Type

Strengths that make them shine: The No.1 need of the Leader Type is to get results. They see the big picture, and focus on the bottom line. They are driven, communicate with urgency, and always follow through to get the job done. Their propensity for "winning" and high need for achievement comes through strong due to their competitive nature.They are take-charge people, even if they're not your boss, or a boss.Blind spots that hold them back: They are seen as too controlling or aggressive, and not sensitive to the needs of others, often valuing the job over people. They make decisions too quickly, and can come across as critical and unsupportive of other people's ideas. Because they are hard nosed, they have poor listening skills. They want to solve a problem and move on. Their biggest fault, perhaps, is lacking a collaborative work style which tends to demoralize others. You'll find Leader Types frequently clashing and stepping on other's toes, especially the People Type.
 

 

People Type

Strengths that make them shine: The No.1 need of the People Type is to connect. They enjoy creative outlets often in service to others. They also have a strong desire to know and understand themselves. They want to know who they are.Of the four types, they are the best communicators. They can relate to all other types much easier and their concern for others is high. They are excellent facilitators of other people's growth, so think about that as you identify potential managers to develop teams. People Types like jobs that involve a high degree of social interaction. They do not like to be alone in a job. Examples of chosen careers are sales, human resources, social work, teaching, and various medical professions.Blind spots that hold them back: People Types are seen as non-assertive and avoiding conflict, typically holding things inside. They tend to put the needs of others ahead of their own and are overly sensitive to criticism. They make popular decisions versus the "right one." They can be easily influenced by others (accommodating) when their tendency to please others is running on high.

Free-Spirit Type

Strengths that make them shine: The No.1 need of the Free Spirit type is for personal freedom and adventure. They crave excitement in all areas of life--home, work, and play. Free Spirit Types do not like to be tied down by convention even if this is required by regulation or rules. They see life as offering a myriad of opportunities and experiences, and they need to sample them all. Mutual freedom is their philosophy. They've thought or said, "You do your thing and I'll do mine." They set and achieve ambitious goals, and they do not like to be told "You can't." They bring a sense of flair, looking at old situations and problems in new ways that others may not see. Free Spirit Types are drawn to careers that provides adventure, excitement and autonomy. They cannot be tied down to normal 9 to 5 jobs. So you'll often see Free Spirits working as stock brokers, actors, entrepreneurs, and camp directors.Blind spots that hold them back: They are seen as lacking discipline and follow through, and quite disorganized. They grow bored easily and want to change things up, sometimes on a whim. Their constant need for "the next challenge" can cause conflict with other team members. They start many jobs and finish few. They often do not plan ahead--they live for today. They ignore details and become sloppy. They'll resist and rebel against authority.
 

Task Type

Strengths that make them shine: The No.1 need of the Task Type is for structure. They are all about getting the job done well. They are extremely hard working, dependable, reliable, and take a no-nonsense approach to life. They enjoy being organized. They structure their day from the time they get up to the time they go to bed. They feel wonderful when they accomplish everything on the lists they are constantly writing to themselves. Their major strengths are a strong personal commitment to their work, being precise, punctual, and seeing that others do the same to get the job done right. Their stick-to-it-ness and perseverance to get the job done or overcoming a challenge is extraordinary. They take responsibility very seriously.Blind spots that hold them back: They are seen as having difficulty dealing with change. Their need for structure makes them too rigid, not flexible. They are workaholics and have trouble having fun. They can be too demanding of self and others. They often need too much direction and prodding to move things along, causing conflict with co-workers.

What Do You Do with All This Information?

Well, for starters, companies need to train their employees to develop their people skills to complement their technical and "hard" skills and abilities.As employees, when you better understand the personality types of those around you (including yourself), you can leverage the strengths of each member to work and communicate better.I have personally seen whole departments and offices boost morale, increase productivity, and decrease conflict in a major way, leading to these outcomes:
  • Better working relationships between management and staff.
  • Better working relationships between teams and across functions.
  • Better working relationships with the executive team.
  • Better working relationships between sales and/or customer service and clients/customers.

 

 

How have you used your own personality type strength to work better with others unlike you? How have you overcome your own blind spots? Leave me a comment or feel free to hit me up on Twitter.
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Source : inc.com
Rendering of an asteroid. NASA will be monitory an asteroid that is set to pass Earth on Halloween.

A new space age is emerging, and the so-called space economy will become a multitrillion-dollar industry within the next two decades, Goldman Sachs is telling its clients.

More than 50 venture capital firms invested in space in 2015, driving more VC dollars into the sector in that year alone than in the prior 15 years combined, analyst Noah Poponak wrote in a Tuesday note to investors. Those firms included SoftBank, Fidelity, Bessemer and the VC arm of Alphabet's Google, among others.

"While relatively small markets today, rapidly falling costs are lowering the barrier to participate in the space economy, making new industries like space tourism, asteroid mining and on-orbit manufacturing viable," Poponak said.

 

 

Since 2000, more than $13 billion has been poured into space-related start-ups and established companies, Goldman's research shows. Key players receiving funds are broken down into satellite manufacturers, like Boeing; launch providers, like Lockheed Martin; and operators, such as AT&T or Dish Network.

Asteroids could be the new equities 

But investors are starting to look past the well-established industries within space, such as development of satellites and launchers, and into less-established ventures like space mining and tourism, Goldman wrote.

"We believe space mining is still a long way from commercial viability, but it has the potential to further ease access to space and facilitate an in-space manufacturing economy," Poponak said.

He went on to say that: "Space mining could be more realistic than perceived ... a single asteroid the size of a football field could contain $25 billion to $50 billion worth of platinum."

It's important to note that former President Barack Obama signed the Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act, which essentially opened the door for U.S. companies to explore, extract and recover space resources. This is what prompted leading tech figures like Elon Musk — with SpaceX — and Jeff Bezos — with Blue Origin — to join the so-called race to space.

 

President Donald Trump and his administration are reportedly considering a plan for the U.S. space program that calls for a "rapid and affordable" return to the moon by 2020. Though many in space-related industries, including Musk, have voiced concerns over Trump's proposals.

Nonetheless, Goldman believes "profit pools" are being created in areas of the universe that have yet to be explored — literally. Space is becoming a new economy, "with substantial new opportunity, long term."

Source : cnbc.com

 

 

It isn't hard to find games online, but there are some prominent websites that have games you won't easily find on your own. They're little secret Easter Egg games that are extremely entertaining ways to waste your time.

Here are 5 secret games that exist in your favorite apps and websites:

1. Chrome's Offline Dinosaur Game

Screenshot of dinosaur game on Google Chrome.
Screenshot of dinosaur game on Google Chrome. Lisa Winter / A Plus

"There is no internet connection" is about as soul-crushing a statement as "there is no Santa Claus" or "there is no Coke, only Pepsi."

 

Google Chrome decided to soften the blow of being disconnected with an adorable little dinosaur, but they even upped the ante by making the little guy interactive. 

Starting the game is simple: when the dinosaur pops up and breaks the news that there isn't an internet connection, press the space bar. The dinosaur automatically begins to race forward across the landscape. Hit the space bar again to jump over the cacti and to avoid the pterosaurs that come later on.

Thanks Google, for letting us waste our time even without an internet connection!

2. Google's Zerg Rush

Screenshot of "Zerg Rush" on Google.
Screenshot of "Zerg Rush" on Google. Lisa Winter / A Plus

StarCraft players are familiar with a Zerg Rush, a swarm attack. If you do a search for the term on Google, the action comes to life as a horde of Os attack the search result page. The only way to defeat them before they can eat all of the text on the page is to quickly click on them individually. Move fast, because just like a rush of Zergs in StarCraft, you're severely outnumbered.

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3. Facebook Messenger's Basketball

Screenshot of the basketball game on Facebook Messenger.
Screenshot of the basketball game on Facebook Messenger. Lisa Winter / A Plus

Playing mindless games on your own is fun, but it's even better when you can compete against a friend. Using the Facebook Messenger app, send a friend the basketball emoji, then click on it. It opens into a fun little basketball game where you swipe up on the ball to shoot, seeing how many baskets in a row you get. You and a friend take turns, seeing who can get the highest score. The game couldn't be simpler, which makes it that much more crushing when the ball bounces off the rim.

 

4. Facebook Messenger's Chess

Screenshot of chess on Facebook Messenger
Screenshot of chess on Facebook Messenger Lisa Winter / A Plus

For more dignified FB Messenger users who want a bigger challenge than the basketball game, simply send "@fbchess play" to a friend to start a game of chess. The opponent goes first and the game proceeds as normal until someone gets a checkmate or it gets to the point where it just seems easier to call off the friendship than continue with the game.

5. Google Image's Atari Breakout

Screenshot of "Atari Breakout" on Google Images.
Screenshot of "Atari Breakout" on Google Images. Lisa Winter / A Plus

For some retro fun, simply go to Google Images and type in "Atari Breakout." The search result screen morphs into a version of the classic 1976 game, with colorful blocks of different sizes. Using the arrow keys, the player moves the paddle back and forth, hitting the ball into the bricks until they have all been removed. You get four lives per game, should the ball fall past the paddle. The game also features all the classics beeps and boops for sound effects, which can be muted if that's not your thing.

 

New research published today in BMC Medicine looks to identify the features of potentially ‘predatory’ journals: online journals that charge publications fees without providing editorial services or robust peer review. Here to tell us about their work and how it can help authors, are David Moher and Larissa Shamseer, two authors of the research.

Black list

Crime stories are typically portrayed as a fight between good and bad. Publishing biomedical research is similar. A few years ago the (now defunct) Scholarly Open Access website listed journals and publishers presumed to be bad, a ‘black list’.

To get on the black list, its curator, Jeffrey Beall, used a number of criteria, such as comprehensive instructions for authors that are easily identified on the journal’s website, from the Committee on Publication Ethics and the Open Access Scholarly Publisher’s Association. If he felt the journal and/or publisher did not meet these criteria he added it to his list. He coined the term ‘predatory’ journals and publishers to describe these entities.

We like to describe them as illegitimate entities (i.e., not authorized by the law and/or not in accordance with accepted standards or rules); we have deliberately avoided using the descriptor ‘journal’. It’s a harsh term but one we think is warranted since, the results of our research published today in BMC Medicine, their operations appear to be quite a departure from the standards followed by legitimate, credible journals.

These illegitimate entities advertise themselves as following best-practice publishing standards. Yet they appear to circumvent everything scientific, from carrying out peer review to digital archiving of content (a requirement of Medline-indexed journals).

Predatory invitations

Despite several limitations of the black list, including the inconsistent and unilateral application of non-evidence based criteria used to identify journals, it became popular and it’s easy to see why. It filled a need. Increasingly large volumes of invitations started appearing in the e-mail in-boxes of the scientific community. These invitations appeared to come from journal editors essentially indicating that the recipient, is smart, and has made wonderful contributions to the journal’s discipline(s), and requesting them to please submit a manuscript to said entity. Usually the correspondence indicates the said entity has an impressive impact factor and will provide a quick and thorough peer review.

Established legitimate journals don’t regularly solicit manuscript submissions through email, and according to our recent findings almost never promise rapid publication. The dilemma is whether and how to respond to such email invitations. In academia, where the ‘publish or perish’ mantra prevails, such invitations seem like a less arduous task with a greater likelihood of publication compared with the very competitive world of biomedical publishing with low, to very low, publication acceptance rates.

This should be the bottom line – getting your research published so that others, including patients, can read it and make informed decisions – although often the driver is getting published to enhance ones’ CV. If they were interested, prospective authors could have gone to the Scholarly Open Access website and see whether the journal was listed. Although the site is not functional anymore it is possible to view its cached contents through an Internet archive – the Wayback machine.

Other initiatives have started appearing, including the Think, Check, Submit campaign that includes a list of considerations for prospective authors to think about and check on when selecting a journal to submit to. The campaign has broad support across biomedical publishers and encourages authors to check whether a journal affiliates with recognized industry initiatives, including whether open access journals are vetted through the Directory of Open Access Journals, a ‘white-list’.

We’ve often wondered about the journals on black lists, white lists, and how they compare to each other and traditional subscription journals (many of which now have open access options). Along with several colleagues we rolled up our sleeves and compared many journal-level characteristics from 93 illegitimate entities (from the Scholarly Open Access list), 99 legitimate open access journals (from PubMed Central) and 100 subscription-based ones (Abridged Index Medicus).

Differences in open access, subscription and illegitimate journals

Today we report our results in BMC Medicine and propose an evidence-based list of ‘red flags’ that authors can look for when scrutinizing a journal’s website for legitimacy (Table 10). We think the paper is informative and we hope you’ll find it useful and practical. The bottom line is that there are several important differences between presumed legitimate journals and their illegitimate counterparts.

table

List of evidence-based, salient features of suspected predatory journals

The websites of the illegitimate entities look unprofessional (are fuzzy and/or have knock-off images), promote fake impact factors, do not appear well-versed in ethical policies, reporting standards, such as registration and reporting guidelines, and several other activities associated with best practice scientific publishing.

The author processing charge is substantially cheaper for illegitimate entities (median – $USD100) compared to legitimate open access journals (median – $USD1865) and subscription-hybrid ones (median – $USD3000).

Although the papers published in these entities are not typically indexed on traditional biomedical databases, such as Medline, they can be identified through some search engines, such as Google Scholar. They can also be uploaded to PubMed Central if the research was funded by organizations with certain open access policies. Papers from these entities are now permeating the legitimate scientific literature and are being included in CVs for grant applications and promotion and tenure dossiers, likely undetected by evaluators.

Organisms die due to a lack of oxygen. We need a similar approach to these illegitimate entities. If they are cut off from receiving manuscripts they will cease to exist. Hans Christian Andersen’s tale The Emperor’s New Clothes is a cautionary note about promoting pretense. The same can be said of illegitimate entities posing as emperors within the publishing world.

Source : http://blogs.biomedcentral.com/bmcblog/2017/03/16/black-lists-white-lists-and-the-evidence-exploring-the-features-of-predatory-journals/

Off-the-shoulder tops are still a safe bet. Acid-wash jeans? Not so much.

In today's world of hyper-fast fashion, no trend is guaranteed to last more than a few weeks. Some retailers — like the "faster" fashion retailer Boohoo, which releases up to 300 new products a day — have even built their business models on this need for speed. But with literally hundreds of styles coming and going within just one season, how are consumers supposed to know what to invest in for the foreseeable future and what will be passé in a matter of weeks?

Much like when you're frantically searching for a competently rated Thai place with a delivery minimum under $20, Google is here to help.

On Thursday morning, the search engine released its second-annual Fashion Trends Report, which analyzes search trends to outline which specific items are on the rise or decline in the U.S. and U.K., timed to fall. Here's how Google did it, in its own words:


WE PULLED TOP VOLUME QUERIES RELATED TO THE APPAREL CATEGORY AND LOOKED AT THEIR MONTHLY VOLUME FROM MAY 2014 TO MAY 2016. WE FIRST REMOVED ANY SEASONAL EFFECT, AND THEN MEASURED THE YEAR-OVER-YEAR GROWTH, VELOCITY AND ACCELERATION FOR EACH SEARCH QUERY. BASED ON THESE METRICS, WE WERE ABLE TO CLASSIFY THE QUERIES INTO SIMILAR TREND PATTERNS. WE THEN CURATED THE MOST SIGNIFICANT TRENDS TO ILLUSTRATE INTERESTING SHIFTS IN BEHAVIOR. 


Google then curated its results into six general categories, three for those trends that are on the up-and-up and three that encompass those in decline.

STILL COOL

Sustained risers: Steady growth over past years; these trends are safe bets.

  • Biker pants
  • Ripped jeans

 

 

"Today, [women are] dressing more like men, re-appropriating traditionally masculine styles like bomber jackets and biker jeans," the report says. It's bomber jackets that are leading the charge. In April, searches for bomber jackets grew 612 percent year-over-year in the U.S and 297 percent in the U.K. It's not slowing down anytime soon, either, and searches suggest that bomber jackets will soon make their way to the children's section; "kids," "baby" and "toddler" are all top-associated terms.

Seasonal risers: Seasonal trends that are likely to come back even stronger.

  • Kimono dress
  • Romper
  • Coatigan
  • Shirt dress
  • Boho dress (U.S. only)

Jumpsuits and rompers (called playsuits in the U.K.) have a large amount of mainstream appeal — so much so, that searches for the item are now spiking in more rural and suburban pockets across the U.S. and the U.K. and not just in major cities. Its popularity also spans ages ("baby," "teens" and "adult"), occasion ("festival," "wedding" and "beach") and gender ("women," "girls," "men" and "boys").

Rising stars: Sudden growth within the past months; these trends might not last.

  • Off-the-shoulder top
  • Bodysuit
  • Lace-up top (U.S. only)
  • Bralette
  • Dashiki dress

 

 

The numbers don't lie: The off-the-shoulder silhouette has grown dramatically in both markets from December 2015 to May 2016 — 347 percent in the U.S. and 261 percent in the U.K. Meanwhile, search data proves that a broad range of celebrities "from Michelle Obama to Kendall Jenner" have helped to popularize the style. And while they're still enjoying popularity, their meteoric rise suggests these trends may not be around much longer; so if you're going to invest now, maybe don't make it an expensive purchase. Now might also be a good time to resell these items.

ON THEIR WAY OUT

Then there are the trends you should steer clear of.

Sustained decliners: Steady decline over the past years; these trends are fading out.

  • Drop-crotch pants
  • See-through clothes
  • Acid-wash jeans
  • Babydoll dresses

Seasonal decliners: Seasonal trends that are likely to decrease in demand every year.

  • Asymmetrical skirt
  • Waist trainer
  • Maxi shirt (U.S. only)

Falling stars: Fads that have reached their peak and have already started to decline rapidly.

  • Suede skirt

Rest in peace.

Source : http://fashionista.com/2016/08/fashion-trends-2016

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