This is one of the funniest things I've seen on here and I would LOVE to see this being sold on IW to hear the guff that would be spoken about it.
What really impresses me with their mattress shows is the way they use that small section of uncovered metal sprung mattress to demonstrate how rubbish it is. Me? Being sarcastic? Never! Whilst not denying there's not as much 'motion isolation' on traditional sprung mattresses, when they're full sized (i.e. not a 30cm x 30cm demo section) and covered in various materials and padding, they're not quite the torture devices IW would have you believe! Actually, I know people that still prefer them having tried the 'memory foam revolution!'Stop press, I flicked over to IW this morning and they were selling something other than a watch...however the infomercial channels didn't let me down - every other one (actually more) were flogging matressess!
Didn't know it was on, and just caught some of it while flicking through channels, noticed their GMT watches, the GMT hands were misaligned with the hour/minute hands.Having just watched the last few minutes of the DeLorean watch show I can honestly say the 'Launchpad' model must be the tackiest looking masterpiece of horology I've ever seen.
I was too late to hear if Shaun had bought one for 'mi mam'. I'm guessing so. Her spare bedroom must be so crammed with deliveries, I wonder if the old girl can actually get in there?
I wondered why i was forgetting things and before anyone says it i am not making light of dementia simply having a light hearted jokeI haven't tried the mattresses, so cannot comment on them, but it's my own personal experience of 'memory foam' as that it usually develops dementia.
I tend to agree with you. I suppose, as with anything, if you have the cash to buy this and it 'helps' you with no physical damage then perhaps no real harm done whether placebo or otherwise. However I would definitely take the claims with a pinch of salt. And although size doesn't always matter, the clinical study comprised ... 12 people!Tell me Shaun, why is "what celebrities think of Philip Stein" important? Do celebrities have some special qualities that make their opinions special or worth listening too?
The study in the Philip Stein also said
“In conclusion, wearing the WW resulted in improvements in cog-nitive ability, perceived stress, mood, and sleep quality over a 2-week period, albeit a significant placebo effect was observed. Thus, further research is needed examining NFT® as an effective, natural, nonpharmalogical way to reduce perceived stress and improve other health outcomes associated with perceived stress compared to pla-cebo. As well, research examining the longitudinal effects of NFT®in a variety of populations and its mechanisms of action underlying the effect are encouraged.”
In other words even the placebo group also showed improvements, personally I'm of the opinion that it's all in the mind that the improvement will come from not the bracelet/watch, if you believe the product will work then your mind will do the rest, the mind is a powerful healer.
I don't know why it's 12, there is a sleep study and stress study and neither has on 12 participants, one has 44 & the other had 40, unless they just took the 12 participants with the most improved results from the studies to use.I tend to agree with you. I suppose, as with anything, if you have the cash to buy this and it 'helps' you with no physical damage then perhaps no real harm done whether placebo or otherwise. However I would definitely take the claims with a pinch of salt. And although size doesn't always matter, the clinical study comprised ... 12 people!
And yes, just as I take NO heed of what celebs say on stuff like politics, equally the fact some of them endorse this means diddly squat to me as I become ever more cynical However it again points to the buyer demographic IW targets i.e. those for which it does carry weight that 'celebs like the product.'
You'll very likely have heard the phrase 'abuse of the English language'?
Well, to me, using the phrase 'last chance to buy' is just such an abuse if not factually accurate. IW use it quite frequently, as do other channels no doubt, whether a strap line on screen or the presenter shouting 'LAST CHANCE, so check out your baskets NOW!'
Only it's not our last chance, is it. Okay maybe sometimes it is e.g. if item is end of life or limited edition. However more often than not, in reality it's only our 'last chance' until the item next comes to air, which can sometimes be within days, usually weeks at most.
So I reckon the strap lines should read as follows:
Last chance to buy! (until a week tomorrow)
I have to admit I've bought a few Tefal pans over the years but have never (and I mean never) used the thermo spot not saying it doesn't do what it's supposed to and might be useful for others, I've just never had a need to and no, I'm not a culinary expert!It always amuses me with Tefal (or other) pan shows, no matter the presenter, they all have pans falling out of their disorganised cluttered cupboards. The pans always improves their cooking and the thermo spot makes cooking easy.
I've a mixture of pans, Meyer, Tefal & Asda cheap pans and my cooking is the same in each, non of them improve or worsen my cooking, oh and my pans never fall out of the cupboards or are disorganised.