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Food Proficiency- cooking perfected at 55

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Women finally become ‘perfect cooks’ at the grand old age of 55, it has been revealed. A new study shows that by her fifties, the average woman has become proficient at throwing random ingredients together to make something delicious, and has the confidence to host a dinner party for 12. Indeed, by this age, women [...]


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‘Mum friends’- 3/4 of new mums shed friends from the ‘pre-baby’ era

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New mums admit to shedding old friends in favour of new mates they can relate to, a study has revealed. Researchers found almost three quarters of new mums lost touch with several pals from their pre-baby life, with the average mother saying goodbye to three old friendships altogether. Instead, one in five new mums are [...]


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Superfast 4G launches in 11 UK cities

Britain’s first ever 4G mobile phone package goes on sale today. The superfast service will be on sale in over 700 EE stores with coverage spanning 11 cities including London, Leeds, Liverpool and Birmingham. More than 5 handsets will be available from launch for the new speedy “superfast” internet connection, including the iPhone 5 and [...]


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Money Worries- cash slinks higher up our list of priorities

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Millions of Brits rank money more highly than friendship, health – and even their families, a study has revealed. Researchers, who polled 2,000 Brits to find out where money fits into their list of priorities, found many put cash above everything else in their life. Three out of ten said money was more important to [...]


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Student Health- over a third of students eat less than two portions of fruit and veg a day

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Less than one fifth of students regularly eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables each day, research has found. A Bupa infographic, featuring statistics from a study of UK university students, also revealed that, shockingly, over one third (36%) eat LESS than two portions each day. Exercise rates were similarly disappointing- despite their age and [...]


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Life’s biggest achievements- mortgage and family top the list

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Keeping your kids on the straight and narrow, paying off the mortgage early and remaining in a marriage for three decades have been hailed as life’s biggest achievements. Researchers examined the reflections of 1,000 people over 50 to determine the things they were most proud of achieving in their time so far. Other life goals [...]


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Anger Management- Brits suffer bouts of rage almost every day

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The average adult sees the ‘red mist’ 28 times a month – or a staggering 336 times in a year, it has emerged. A lack of sleep and financial worries were revealed to be the biggest contributors to feelings of anger and frustration, while relationship issues also take their toll. Hunger, IT problems and poor [...]


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Coffee Competition- modern mums host competitive coffee mornings

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Modern mums admit they’re competitive when hosting coffee mornings, research has found. A new study shows mums go all out to impress their ‘friends’ when having them round for coffee, by splashing out on expensive biscuits, fresh coffee and cleaning the house from top to bottom. Indeed, women are so intent on astonishing their friends [...]


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