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Party Excuses

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The dog’s birthday, getting a divorce and a reality TV final are among the reasons why party-mad Brits hold impromptu parties, according to new research. A study shows people have an average of 10 parties a year, celebrating everything from the end of a school term to the next reality TV final. Indeed, other wacky reasons [...]


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Game boy Regret

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A third of parents regret giving their children games consoles, mobile phones and computers, a study has revealed. Fears about the effect it has on their patience, creative and social skills and even the quality time they spend as a family mean 34 per cent of parents wish they could take back the gadgets their [...]


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In Bad Taste

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Modern life is having a detrimental effect on our ability to fully enjoy the taste of foods – because we wolf down meals too quickly, it has emerged. A team of experts who studied the way we eat and the time in which we consume meals amid our hectic work schedules found we have become [...]


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Worker-Frolic

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The job for life is dead – with more than half of British workers expecting to be with a new company in five years’ time, it emerged yesterday. The research also revealed just three in ten employees are happy to commit themselves to their current place of work. Researchers who questioned 2,000 adults found a large [...]


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Working commute

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A fifth of Brits work on their daily commute, new research has shown. Instead of catching forty winks or chatting with fellow passengers many commuters are now checking emails, updating spread sheets or writing to-do lists for the day ahead. Indeed, a third of people in the study claim they need to be ‘firing on [...]


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Dirty Work

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                    Brits’ efforts to be ‘green’ go out of the window the moment they leave home and set off for work, a study revealed yesterday. A study carried out among 1,000 working adults found most are generally green at home, happily recycling as much as we [...]


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Racist Britain?

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One in three Brits admits they are racist, a shock report today revealed. The worryingly high figure emerged after researchers carried out an online poll asking 2,000 adults to honestly express their feelings about foreign nationals living and working in this country. One in three of those polled admitted regularly making comments or being involved [...]


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Who are the Politest Drivers?

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Ford drivers consider themselves the politest people on the road – and white van men admit to being the rudest, a study revealed yesterday. Researchers found those behind the wheel of a Ford are the most likely to indicate, let other drivers out at junctions and give fellow motorists plenty of room. Other courteous drivers on [...]


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Women suffer in the workplace

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Half of Britain’s female workforce are being sexually discriminated on a daily basis, it was revealed yesterday. A study of 3,434 women workers found one in two have experienced some form of ‘gender harassment’, including offensive sexist remarks and being the butt of chauvinist jokes. Of the 1,760 ladies who had experienced harassment in the work [...]


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Binning BOGOFs

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One in five shoppers regularly end up binning goods bought on supermarket buy-one-get-one-free offers, it emerged yesterday. Research revealed a large percentage of consumers who snap up BOGOFs and three for two deals find sell by dates often expire before the items are used. The report also found the average household succumbs to six special [...]


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