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Freshers food failings- one in three can’t boil an egg

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One in three students will head off to university unable to boil an egg, it has been revealed. A new study has uncovered a string of baking basics that the average 18 year old can’t rustle up, including spag bol, a basic cake, and yes, even a boiled egg. Apparently, a fifth of students would [...]


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University of Life – more freshers can work their phone than the washing machine

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Students will head off to university or college with a greater knowledge of their phone than of a washing machine, research has found. While 78% of freshers will have fully got to grips with their phone (push through updates, understand all features, etc), only 77% will be able to get their clothes cleaned without ruining [...]


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Wait in line- nearly a year of our life spent in queues

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The average adult will spend the equivalent of almost one year of their lives stuck in a queue, it has been revealed. A study of 2,000 Brits shows we will wait patiently for food, the toilet, while doing the shopping or stuck in traffic for a collective two hours and five minutes every week. Over [...]


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Wardrobe Essentials- the staple items women can’t live without

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Women’s skinny jeans, leggings and blazers have replaced straight leg jeans and thick black tights as our wardrobe staples, it has been revealed. Nude tights, ballet pumps, a maxi dress and a black or nude clutch bag are also among the modern must-haves every women should own. While they might have been staple items in [...]


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New Mums- 4 months and 23 days to get used to being a parent

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It takes new mums four months and 23 days before they feel able to cope with being a mum, it has been revealed. Researchers found the first few months with a new member of the family to take care of passes by in a flash of incomprehensible confusion for the 2,000 mums studied. But, after [...]


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Window of Wealth- only seven years of financial freedom

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The average British adult has only SEVEN years of complete financial freedom, it has been revealed. New research by Skipton Building Society shows that adults have a ‘window of wealth’ between age 58 and age 65. This is the point at which most people have stopped paying off debts and their children have left home [...]


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Marital Mardiness- A third find sex ‘a chore’

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A third of married Brits describe sex as a ‘chore’ rather than an indulgence, research has found. The study of 2,000 married people found that sex is now ranked low in the priorities of modern relationships with a fifth confessing they often actively avoid the act. The top reasons for avoiding time under the duvet [...]


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University of Life – A third of freshers can’t boil an egg

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One in three students will head off to university unable to boil an egg, it has been revealed. A new study has uncovered a string of basic chores the average 18 year old can’t do, including making a pot of tea, putting on a white wash and buying a train ticket. Indeed, a fifth of [...]


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Not so Talkative- 40% of mobile phone users admit conversation is dying

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40% of mobile phone users admit conversation is dying, a study has found. Research into mobile phone usage by Vodafone found that even if cost was not a factor, nearly half of mobile owners STILL wouldn’t speak more on the phone. In fact, the average mobile phone user has around 70 contacts on their phone [...]


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Modern Mobile use- 1/3 would answer during sex

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One in three busy Brits believe it’s acceptable to answer a mobile phone call during sex, it has been revealed. The true extent to which our hectic lives and busy work schedules intrude on our most intimate moments were revealed in a study carried out among more than 2,000 adults. As well as the third [...]


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