Multi-sensory VR, sober communities, Uber Works.

–Layer and Panasonic have partnered to design a range of smart devices that enhance wellbeing, announces Dezeen.

i-D explores how the fashion industry is embracing ecosexuality.

–A new artificial skin that provides haptic feedback could let virtual reality users feel their surroundings for a truly immersive experience, reveals Designboom.

Fast Company introduces Loosid, a new app-based community for sober living.

–Uber is launching  an app to help gig economy workers compare rates and sign up for shifts, reports BBC.

–Instagram has globally rolled out Threads, a new companion app for private sharing with close friends. Via Tech Crunch.

–Dermatologists warn that ‘natural’ and ‘clean’ beauty products are not always safe, reveals Dazed.

–NASA is developing nuclear rockets “to help put humans on Mars,” writes Wired.

–In response to growing demand for CBD products, payment platform Square is opening up its service to more CBD brands, reports Bloomberg.

–Thinx’s first national campaign “imagines a world where men get periods, too,” says Fast Company.

–Airbnb announced a new range of experiences for animal lovers. Via Conde Nast Traveler.