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Business ‘mistakes’ – making a bad hire and hiring a friend or relative among biggest regrets

Employing a friend or relative has emerged as one of the most common ‘business mistakes’, research has revealed. The study showed that many business owners have made the error of giving a job to someone close to them, only to find they were unable to carry it out. The report also found that overall, one [...]


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Average bloke thinks he’s better looking than Wayne Rooney, James Corden

The average bloke reckons he is better looking than Wayne Rooney, James Corden and Michael McIntyre, it has been revealed. The study also found that men don’t really understand the appeal of the likes of Simon Cowell, Russell Brand and Noel Fielding, believing they’re a much better catch. And not only do British blokes believe [...]


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Caked on – girls from Liverpool officially wear the most make-up

Girls from Liverpool officially wear the most make-up, according to a new study. Researchers found one in ten women in the city, which is home to the likes of Coleen Rooney and Abbey Clancy, said they adopted a ‘nice and thick’ approach to applying make-up. It also emerged that, on average, they spend 20 minutes [...]


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Wifi now ‘crucial’ when picking café, bar or restaurant

Wifi is now as important as ‘atmosphere’ in Britain’s pubs, it has been revealed. With technology on the tips of our fingers, many can’t bear the thought of being offline- one in seven insist Wifi access is now ‘crucial’ for them to even consider entering a café, bar or restaurant. The effect of wireless internet [...]


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‘I Love You’ – 10pm on Saturday is most common time to mutter the words (but 10% NEVER say it to their partner)

The words ‘I Love You’ NEVER leave the lips of one in ten coupled-up Brits, research has shown. A study of 2,000 people in relationships found that instead of showing their love vocally, many are more likely to express themselves by cooking and cleaning, being affectionate and simply making each other laugh. The study also found [...]


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60% of bosses don’t believe sick-day excuses

Six in ten bosses don’t believe their employees’ excuses when they call in sick, research has shown. Suspicious managers are convinced their workers are lying to them in over half of the ‘not coming in’ calls they receive – not surprising, when workers admit that they could probably have made it into work on one [...]


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Women set themselves budgets – but men are more likely to stick to them

Men are the best at budgeting while women are actually more thrifty, a study into household finances has revealed. A detailed study has found that despite women traditionally holding the purse strings, it’s men who have better control of their cash. The research found men are more likely to live within their means, putting money [...]


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Little rebellions – eating at the wheel and nabbing WiFi among the little laws we break every day

The average person breaks 260 rules a year – including dropping litter, driving in the bus lane and putting their feet up on train seats, it has been revealed. Researchers found typically we ignore little rules and regulations around five times a week – around once every working day – or a staggering 16,250 in [...]


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Parents reliving their childhood trips – by taking children to their favourite holiday destinations

Millions of parents are reliving childhood holiday memories – by taking their kids to destinations they visited themselves when they were young, it has emerged. A study found six out of ten parents have taken their children to beaches, resorts or countries they have fond memories of visiting whilst growing up. Among the most popular [...]


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“But it was my birthday!” – The top 20 diet-ditching excuses

‘I’ve had a bad day’, ‘it was my birthday’ and ‘I couldn’t resist’ are the most common excuses for women to give up on a diet, a study has revealed. Researchers found that almost two thirds of women admit to finding any old reason to quit a healthy-eating plan – even it’s not actually true. [...]


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