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Loose Women on Holiday

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Seven out of ten single women regularly practice unprotected sex, a report revealed yesterday. A study which involved over 2,000 women between the ages of 18 and 40 found a large percentage adopt a ‘head in the sand’ approach to the transmission of STDs. The survey found the average single woman has had unprotected sex 11 [...]


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Soggy pastry and sunken soufflés- our cooking achilles heels

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Soufflé, beef wellington and baked Alaska are the dishes Brits find the most stressful to cook, research has revealed. Wrestling with the souffle rising – or not as the case may be – makes this a difficult dish for the 46% of Brits who have attempted to make the posh French dessert. One in ten [...]


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Memory Space Full- TWO phone numbers are all we can remember by heart

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The average Brit has more than 50 contact numbers stored in their phone – but can only memorise two of them, a study has revealed. Speed dial and mobile phone address books mean we can no longer reel off phone numbers for our best friend, mum and dad – or even our partner. Even more [...]


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It’s a pig deal- Bacon tops the list of Britain’s 100 Favourite Foods

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Bacon has been hailed as Britain’s favourite food, with the traditional breakfast staple beating a host of other dinner table regulars, delicacies and delights including chicken, chocolate and steak to claim the accolade. Bacon also conquered the likes of duck, lobster and scallops in the comprehensive study carried out among 2,000 adults. Other foods to [...]


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Posh Nosh- The Great British BBQ renewed

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Brits are ditching traditional barbecue food in favour of ‘posh nosh’ such as marinated meat, exotic salads and stuffed vegetables, as researchers have found that millions are turning their backs on plain sausages and burgers and are instead serving up grilled fish, succulent steaks and homemade coleslaw to impress their friends. More than three quarters [...]


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British purse strings relax on holiday

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British holidaymakers run out of cash five days into their seven day break, according to new research. A study of 2,750 people who holiday abroad shows most blow the £621.91 they have spent five months saving two days before they are due to fly home. And a third racks up a further £218.70 on the [...]


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Stress-free staycations- holidays at home are more relaxing

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Camping holidays in the UK are less stressful than exotic holidays abroad, a study has revealed. Researchers have found families who stay local instead of jetting off to sunny foreign climes are more likely to arrive relaxed and ready to enjoy their holiday. Holiday-goers also find it easier to unwind without the worries of passports [...]


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Brits stung by calls to Olympic Guests

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Brits are being warned they could incur up to £200(1) in unexpected mobile call charges when they phone friends and family visiting from abroad during the Olympics, according to a new study. The report by mobile telecoms operator Lebara reveals that one in ten UK households(2) will host visitors from abroad during the Olympic Games, [...]


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House of Pain- Brits regret spending on property

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10% of British homeowners claim buying their house was the worst financial decision they have made, new research shows. The study of 2,000 British adults details the most unfortunate spending decisions that leave us feeling out of pocket, with cars, gambling and stock-market risk also featuring highly. Findings show that despite the initial excitement when [...]


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Double-entendre Domains: weird and wonderful web addresses

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Experts have unveiled a list of weird and wonderful website domain names – including top fishing tackle supplier Masterbaitonline and the even more unfortunate therapistfinder.com. A team of web gurus at domain name registration giant Siteopia.com spent a week trawling their records and the domain names of other sites registered around the world. The results [...]


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