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Golden years- 60% of over 60s plan to spend, rather than save for the family

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Six out of ten over 60s plan to ‘spend, spend, spend’ during their retirement- and leave nothing for their family in their will, it has been revealed. A detailed study into the financial stability of 1,000 adults over the age of 60 found many have a ‘live for today’ attitude to their twilight years. Only [...]


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Worry- two hours a day lost to stress of modern life

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Stressed-out Brits spend the equivalent of five years of their life worrying; researchers have revealed that the strains of modern life leave the typical adult losing around two hours a day to fretting over the high cost of living, feeling out of shape and mounting debt. Getting old, fears over job security and relationships issues [...]


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Wave-ing goodbye- Home-cooked ‘fast-food’ replacing microwave meals

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Busy Brits are ditching microwave meals in favour of home-cooked ‘fast food’, research has revealed. Worries about the cost and their diet mean that people are now cooking something quick from scratch, such as a stir-fry or omelette, instead of reaching for the staple microwave ready-meal when they are short of time. The study, conducted [...]


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Fashion Icon (or bye-con)- Lauren Goodger inspires shoppers, Chelsee Healey puts them off

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TOWIE star Lauren Goodger has been hailed as the ultimate fashion queen – after it emerged shoppers snap up more dresses worn by her than any other celebrity. A detailed study into which stars send women flocking to stores to pick up copycat outfits  found the curvy reality star to be the biggest influence. Other [...]


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Not gym bunnies, more gym sloths- 60% admit they don’t do a proper work out at the gym

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Six out of ten wannabe fitness fanatics admit they don’t do a proper workout at the gym, a study has revealed. Despite spending an average of two-hours a week at the gym, researchers found for one in three of us less than five minutes of that time is spent building up a sweat. The remainder [...]


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Women now think they age better than men- and men agree

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Good news girls- the age-old stereotype that men age better than women appears to be a thing of the past. Researchers, who carried out a detailed study into the perception of aging, revealed women think they are aging better than men… and men actually agree. The study found nearly two thirds of females said they [...]


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Fighting for Fitness- we only feel on top form for 2 months of the year

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The average Brit only feels 100% fit and healthy for 61 days of the year, it has been revealed. Tiredness, aches and pains and illness mean most of us operate at well below our best for a massive ten months of the year. The study of 2,000 people found one in four is permanently hampered [...]


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The ‘baby buffer’- average family banks £2,547 before a new arrival

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Typical parents-to-be have a ‘baby buffer’ of £2,547 in the bank to prepare for their new arrival, research has revealed. Experts, who carried out a detailed study into the financial implications of bringing a baby into the family,  found much of what is set aside goes on equipment such as buggies, cots and car seats. [...]


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Why great mums feel guilty- too few days out and no money for the fun things

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Modern mums are constantly wracked by guilt- with not earning enough money or being able to give the children the attention they crave featuring highly on the list of mum’s guilt triggers, research revealed. Being too busy or tired, not being able to afford everything the kids want and returning to work post-maternity leave also [...]


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Cuddles, compliments and comfy underwear- what makes a woman feel good

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Cuddles, presents and push-up bras have emerged on a list of 50 things which make a woman feel good, with the top of the list mostly featuring compliments about what they are wearing or how young they look. In fact, a compliment about losing weight (3) was what women enjoyed most, followed by their age (9), [...]


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