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Home Alone voted best Christmas movie ever

Home Alone has been named as the number one Christmas film of all time, a new survey has shown. The 1990 family favourite sees Macaulay Culkin as the inventive youngster left to defend the family home from two hapless crooks. And the antics of Kevin McCallister beat traditional golden oldies It’s a Wonderful Life and [...]

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Driving Home for Christmas – family car travels 413 miles doing the holiday rounds

The average family car will travel 413 miles, make six trips to the shops and get stuck in three major traffic jams over the Christmas period, a study has revealed. Researchers found that the family vehicle will transport 24 presents for friends and relatives over the festive season and travel 102 miles visiting the grandparents. [...]

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Lumpy gravy tops the list of common Christmas Dinners mishaps

Six million Brits will sit down to a ruined dinner this Christmas Day, a study has revealed. Getting the timings wrong, undercooking the turkey and soggy vegetables mean more than one in ten adults face an unappetizing festive meal this year. Lumpy gravy, burnt or overcooked turkey, forgetting to put something into the oven and [...]

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Millions of women hate their partner’s mates

Millions of women dislike their partner’s mates – because they are too laddish, loud and frequently ‘lead him astray’, a study has revealed. A poll carried out among 2,000 women in relationships found a quarter feel the lads their boyfriend, fiancée or husband knocks around with have a detrimental effect on their other half’s behaviour. [...]

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The rise of the iPad bedtime story

The number of parents reading books to their children at bedtime is in rapid decline – as iPads and laptops take over, a study has revealed. A survey of 2,000 parents found seven in ten now use tablets, computers or even iPhone apps to soothe their children or settle them at the end of the [...]

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Steve Jobs honoured among ‘Greatest Ever Americans’

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has been honored on a list of the Greatest Ever Americans alongside Jennifer Aniston, Elvis Presley – and Miley Cyrus. Jobs masterminded a global tech revolution with devices such as the iPod, iPad and iPhone before losing his battle with pancreatic cancer in October 2011 at the age of 56. Other [...]


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Internet dating, blogging and Groupon on list of modern ‘hobbies’

Facebooking, Tweeting and surfing the web have been hailed as modern day hobbies – sounding the death knell for stamp collecting, train spotting and bird watching. Researchers who polled 2,000 adults found pastimes have changed dramatically, with millions of Brits also now listing online dating and internet shopping among their ‘hobbies’. The poll also found [...]


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David Beckham and Stephen Fry top list of ‘man crushes’

One in four blokes has a ‘man crush’ on a male celebrity or TV star – with David Beckham topping the list, it has been revealed. Researchers who polled 2,000 men found a large percentage of them to be comfortable enough with their sexuality to admit they envy, admire or even find other men attractive. [...]


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Five dates, three movies and five phone-calls – before a woman takes things to the bedroom

The average single girl is not prepared to have sex with a new partner until the fifth date, new research has revealed. A study carried out among 2,000 adults – split 50/50 between male and female – found the typical woman will enjoy four dates to judge the suitability of a potential new boyfriend.  It [...]


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Marilyn Monroe’s lips and Cheryl Cole smoky eyes – most iconic beauty trends of all time

Marilyn Monroe’s siren red lips have been voted the most iconic beauty trend of all time. The Hollywood sex symbol sported the striking bright pout during the 1950s and 1960s, but most famously in the 1955 film The Seven Year Itch. Her look was later copied by Robert Palmer’s backing singers in the 1980s Addicted [...]


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Is your man hiding? Check the garden or the bathroom…

The garden, the bathroom – and the local pub – have been named among a list of men’s favourite places. A study of 2,000 males found the most popular place to escape and gather their thoughts was the bedroom, with the study and the car also making the top ten. The report also found as [...]


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Almost a quarter of our kitchen cupboards are out of date

The average kitchen cupboard is stocked up with 57 items, 13 of which are suspected of being out of date, a study has revealed. Researchers have found that items such as condiments, tinned food, dressings and dips are most likely to be out of date. While herbs and spices, vegetables and stock cubes were also [...]


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A tennis court, electric gates and a nanny – the modern day status symbols

Gone are the days of showing off a cordless phone, dishwasher and conservatory – symbols of success now include a high performance car, a nanny for the children and a swimming pool in the back garden, research has revealed. The study of 2,000 Brits shows just how much times have changed in the space of [...]


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Fears of aging begin at 50

Brits start to worry about ‘getting old’ at the age of 50, a study has revealed. Researchers found the days after the milestone birthday to be the point when the average adult starts to dread ageing amid worries about health issues and fading looks. The report also revealed that one in twenty even admitted their [...]


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Getting lucky – half still believe in superstitions like crossing fingers and dodging cracks in the pavement

Half of Brits believe old superstitions such as keeping your fingers crossed and not walking under ladders DO bring them good luck, a new survey has shown. Researchers, who carried out a detailed study among 2000 adults, found that over a third would describe themselves as ‘lucky’, and put their good fortune down to adhering [...]


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