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The digital ‘Swiss Army Knife’: phone calls 5th in mobile phone use

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Making a phone call is no longer the most common use for our mobile phones, a study has revealed; in fact, researchers found that of the two hours a day Brits are using their mobile phones, making phones calls is only the fifth most popular use.  Instead, phones users spend more time surfing the internet, [...]


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The secrets to career success

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Hard graft, charm and persistence are the secrets to career success, a poll of business high-flyers has revealed. A study of 500 CEOs, managers and prominent business people earning over £70k suggested that ‘warmth’, ‘intelligence’ and ‘sense of humour’ were attributes that helped promote them to the top of the business world, while intriguingly, only [...]


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How to have the perfect morning…

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Researchers have compiled the ideal weekday routines of 2,000 Brits to discover the formula for the perfect stress-free morning; the problem is, many of us don’t leave ourselves anywhere near enough time in the morning, causing avoidable stress. The perfect weekday morning means having a bowl of cereal and waking up one hour and five [...]


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Sunburnt Brits

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The wet British summer has left millions of Brits in danger of being sunburned on holiday – because they are so desperate for a tan, it has been revealed. Incredibly, 70% of holiday makers are so fed up with the seemingly endless weeks of rain they will do anything for a tan, with Brits dangerously [...]


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Sports day pushy parents

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Competitive parents are training their children in preparation for track and field events – on school sports day, it has emerged. A study carried out among 2,000 parents found one in three have trained, coached or advised their children in a bid to improve their chances of victory on the big day; shockingly, one third [...]


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House moves

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The average Brit will move house eight times over their lifetime – and end up 63 miles from their birthplace, a study has revealed. Researchers found that removal vans will travel a total of 256 miles – 32 miles during each move – moving our belongings around the UK before we finally settle down into [...]


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Death of Handwriting

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The average person hasn’t written by hand for 41 days, it has been revealed. The full extent to which technology has taken over our lives was revealed in a study of 2,000 Brits – one in three hasn’t had cause to hand write anything properly for over six months. Gone are the days of handwritten [...]


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Moody Mornings

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Six out of ten Brits regularly wake up in a bad mood, it has emerged. A study has found that typically, at least two mornings a week are blighted by black moods, which means over the course of our lifetime we wake up in a strop a staggering 6,292 times. The biggest cause for our grumpiness [...]


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Hurried Hygiene

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Millions of Brits neglect a string of basic personal hygiene tasks – because they are too busy or too lazy, a survey has found. Researchers found barely half of adults always wash their hands with soap after visiting the toilet. Shockingly, 27 per cent of workers claim to be too rushed at work to wash [...]


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Mums fall outs

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One in three mums has fallen out with someone amid a bust-up over how to raise their child – with their own mums or mother-in-law often the culprit, it has emerged. A study of 2,000 mothers found comments or remarks made by close relatives, other mothers and even complete strangers are also common triggers. Potty training [...]


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