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Living your life like an open (face)book- one in three wish they’d kept things to themselves

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Millions of unsavvy social media users now have regrets over revealing too much information over the internet, research has revealed. The full extent of the damage done by eager social-media beavers has been collected in research by digital agency White Hat Media. Many of the ‘over sharers’ have been left red-faced after posting drunken photographs, [...]


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An Interview With Edd Dawson: The ‘Accident’ That Was Broadband.co.uk

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The owner of one of Britain’s biggest price comparison websites, Broadband.co.uk, has revealed to Siteopia and their online business advice blog how ‘an element of luck’ helped him launch the business. Edd Dawson left his job as a software engineer at Derby University in 2004 to join a digital web agency. A couple of years [...]


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Over half of over-55s still work in fear of insecure retirement

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Over HALF of over 55s are still working – because they don’t feel sufficiently secure to think about early retirement, research has revealed. A study found that despite the approach of their golden years, an alarmingly large percentage cannot yet see the light at the of the tunnel. The report revealed that although two thirds [...]


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A lifetime of driving- 269,296 miles, 87 jumped red lights and 99 days in traffic

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The average motorist will jump 87 red lights, drive 269,296 miles and swear 323 times at other drivers during their lifetime on Britain’s roads, it has been revealed. He- or she- will also fill-up with petrol 2,214 times and get stuck in traffic nearly ten thousand times, according to the report. Additionally, the researchers revealed [...]


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Eccentricity- Lady Gaga hailed as best-loved odd celebrity

Lady Gaga has been hailed as the world’s best-loved eccentric. The American singer, who is as famous for her unique outfits as she is for her musical talent, beat the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to the top spot. The pop star became a sensation in the UK after donning steak dresses, telephone hats, and [...]


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Clueless- men know nothing about their other halves

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Millions of blokes are completely clueless about their other half – including body shape, bra size and likes and dislikes, research has revealed. Favourite perfume, date of birth and even eye colour are beyond many men, a study found. While six out of ten men claim to know their wife or girlfriend ‘very well’, one [...]


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Moody Mornings- brits can’t bear to talk to anyone until gone 8am

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Millions of Brits admit they can’t bear to talk to anyone until at least 8am, it has emerged. Researchers found a bad night’s sleep, worries about the work day ahead and the dark winter mornings mean almost three quarters of people struggle to get going once they get out of bed. More than half even [...]


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Force of Habit- cost for average smoker up to £27.54 a week

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Smokers will fork out more than £90,000 on cigarettes in their lifetime, a study has revealed.- in fact, the average smoker now spends £27.54 a week on almost four packets of cigarettes. That equates to £1,432 every year – almost double what it would have cost a decade ago, owing to the rise in the [...]


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Re-redecorating- Brits redecorate at least once a year

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The average homeowner updates the décor, wallpaper or furniture of at least one room of the house every year, research has revealed. The study of almost 2,000 adults shows many regularly tire of seeing the same old décor day in and day out and so opt to change the lounge or kitchen most frequently. Television [...]


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Waiter, we’ll have… this one- the foods we can’t pronounce

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Millions of Brits claim to be foodies – but in reality struggle with pronunciation of exotic dishes and delicacies, it has been revealed. Researchers found common food faux pas include the mispronunciation of the Greek dip Tzatziki and the Italian ham prosciutto. Other embarrassing clangers include pronouncing the silent G in the dish Gnocchi and [...]


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