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Chasing Status – iPads, a 50 inch TV and a cleaner are the modern day status symbols

An iPad, convertible car, 50 inch TV – and a cleaner have been hailed as modern day status symbols. Researchers revealed the eclectic mix of items in a poll of 2,000 adults to find out how we judge success and wealth today. The report found that as well as the car you drive and house [...]


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The day of unrest- 10% say Sunday is the BUSIEST day

Sunday’s are no longer a day of rest, with the typical Brit carrying out a list of up to 15 jobs. Researchers found that one in ten claim Sundays now, in fact, the busiest day of the week with cleaning, ironing and washing topping the list of laborious tasks. The study found two thirds of [...]


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Chocolate, Jesus’ birth and the Easter Bunny’s Birthday- what children know about Easter

British kids are clueless about Easter – with many believing it marks the birth of Jesus, and we eat eggs to celebrate the Easter Bunny’s birthday, a study has found. A study of 1,000 children aged 5 to 16 revealed that many have no idea why we celebrate Easter, the reasons for eating eggs or [...]


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Retirees are rediscovering their youth (and are fitter now than in their 20s)

The average retiree enjoys three holidays a year – and is fitter than they were while working, research has revealed. Experts found that far from adopting a ‘One Foot in the Grave’ attitude, most pensioners are ignoring traditional retirement expectations and  rediscovering their youth instead. The statistics revealed over half of those polled are now [...]


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‘Little jobs’- 131 million little jobs racking up in Britain’s homes

Brits currently have 131 million ‘little jobs’ to do around the house – but little time to do them, research has found. Marked walls, blown light bulbs and mouldy bedrooms and bathrooms are amongst the many jobs that require attention, according to 2,000 of Britain’s home-owners. Other tasks needing time include stained carpets, peeling paint [...]


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Six jobs, 12 pay rises and one office romance- a lifetime of work

The average adult’s professional life will involve six jobs, 12 pay rises – and one office romance, it has been revealed. The findings emerged in a detailed study of 2,000 British workers which found the average employee will take 89 days off sick, arrive late 154 times and brave a total of ten job interviews. [...]


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Brunettes are marriage material, but blondes?

Brunettes make better wives and girlfriends than blondes, according to new research. The study of 1,000 men shows that they would rather step out with the likes of Kelly Brook or Kate Middleton on their arm, than blondes such as Holly Willoughby or Fearne Cotton. And when it comes to marriage, men admit they think [...]


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Every bookcase in Britain- the nation’s most popular books

Literary experts have published a list of 100 books, at least one of which can be found on every bookcase in Britain. The catalogue of classics includes a diverse mix of literary genres including everything from Harry Potter to Jane Eyre to the saucy novel Fifty Shades of Grey. Other titles featured include Pride and [...]


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Embarrassing- seven cringe-worthy calamities a week

Modern life is a constant stream of cringe-inducing calamities, with seven in ten Brits’ regularly embarrassing themselves in public, it emerged yesterday. The pressures of a rapid modern life mixed with plain bad luck mean one in three people have experienced a moment so humiliating they wanted to disappear. The study of 2,000 people found [...]


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Delia Smith was married to Henry VIII, Nick Knowles built the pyramids- according to teens

Clueless teenagers believe Delia Smith, Jerry Hall and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall were among Henry VIII’s wives, research has revealed. The shocking lack of knowledge emerged in a study carried out among 2,000 11 to 16 year olds, which also found many are unaware of the Gunpowder Plot or which countries were involved in WWII. [...]


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