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Pet names that will land you in the doghouse…

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Pet names like ‘Babe’ ‘Treacle’ and ‘Pickle’ have been voted amongst the most hated names for couples to call one another, it has emerged. The research into the most loved and hated terms of affection found ‘Babe’ to be the most loathed way to refer to a loved one. ‘Sweet cheeks’ isn’t likely to win [...]


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Lonely Nights- 30% of Brits prefer sleeping alone

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It has been revealed that the average British couple actually prefer sleeping alone. The unromantic results emerged in research that found that over 30% of British couples prefer solitary slumber; no surprise when the average Brit endures 12,584 sleepless nights over the course of their lifetime. Findings show that the other half can also have [...]


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Challenges of Children- 50 most difficult challenges of being a parent

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Sleepless nights, tantrums and a child’s first day at school are among a list of the 50 most challenging things about being a parent, a study has revealed. Coping with a child being unwell, getting into a new routine and bedwetting were all rated as key stresses faced by mums. Helping a child through their [...]


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Mobile offices- e-mail dominates landline in office communications

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One in four British adults are too nervous to use the telephone, according to new research. The findings emerged in a study of 2,000 office workers, and shows 28% avoid picking up the phone at all costs. Most common fears of using the phone at work include never knowing who is on the other end, [...]


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Death of the High Street- 60% head elsewhere for everyday purchases

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Six in 10 shoppers no longer consider the high street their first port of call for everyday household purchases, a study has revealed. Researchers found the majority of shoppers now turn to malls or the internet, rather than get in the car and drive to the local high street. The study of 2,000 adults found [...]


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Leisurely Pursuits- A country stroll tops the list of favourite pastimes

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Walking in the countryside is Britain’s best loved pastime, even beating the likes of Facebook, a study has revealed. Research carried out among 2,000 adults found a country stroll was voted ahead of eating out and reading a book in the garden to claim top spot. Enjoying a pint in the pub came fourth in [...]


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N-ear Perfect- A baby’s laugh voted amongst Britain’s favourite sounds

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Brits have voted the sound of a baby laughing amongst our favourite sounds, as a study of the nation’s best-loved sounds found that although babies push ahead on cuteness, Brits love nothing more than the noise of the sea – which topped the list of fifty. The runner-up was the sound of rain lashing against [...]


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Plague-ground- 90% of surfaces touched during lunch-box prep can become contaminated

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Parents are sending their kids back to school with dangerous levels of contamination from food-borne bacteria, new research has warned. The cross-contamination study, conducted by the Global Hygiene Council, has found that up to 90% of surfaces touched during preparation of a simple meal, such as a child’s school lunch, can become infected with bacteria [...]


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Broken Nights – 12854 sleepless nights in a lifetime

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The average Brit endures 12,584 sleepless nights over the course of their lifetime, as research has shown that the typical adult wakes up twice at least 4 nights out of seven.  The main reason for a troubled slumber is needing to go to the toilet, followed by a partner’s snoring and the sound of heavy [...]


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Back to School- £200 total for start of school year

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Parents will spend more than £5,000 kitting their children out with the basics for school life, a study has revealed. A school uniform, sports kit and stationery supplies means parents are now spending £209.72 per child at the start of each school year. With an average of two children in each British family, that means [...]


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