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Dressing to impress… the girls – women spend longer getting ready for girly nights out

Women spend longer getting ready for a night out with girlfriends than they do for their other half, a study has revealed. The findings emerged in a study of 2,000 women, which shows they spend just 40 minutes getting ready to go out with their man, but a staggering one hour and 3 minutes getting [...]


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40% think small talk is ‘pointless’ (and many more comfortable online than in person)

Millions of Brits now prefer to ‘keep themselves to themselves’, and as many as one in five have not spoken to a stranger for over six months, it has emerged. A study into the average person’s social confidence and communication found small talk is fast becoming a thing of the past – as a surge [...]


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Smoke and mirrors – 40% of smokers use breaks to ‘deliberately skive’

Four in ten smokers admit they deliberately skive from work by hanging around outside on cigarette breaks, a study has revealed. Researchers found six in ten smokers take extra breaks throughout the day to have a cigarette, on top of their usual lunch and coffee breaks, without making the time up. And 42% admitted to [...]


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The grandparent trap – parents ‘run-ragged’ by kids after staying with nan and grandad

Four out of ten mums have been ‘run-ragged’ by their kids – after they have been spoilt rotten at nan and grandad’s house, a study has revealed. Researchers found after spending time with grandparents, where they are fed what they want when they want, allowed to watch anything on TV and stay up late, parents [...]


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Brits bodging DIY jobs – because they worry about bringing in a builder

One in ten people will bodge a job around the home or garden this bank holiday weekend – because of worries about bringing in a builder. Concerns over rogue tradesmen and costly quotes mean more of us are attempting jobs around the home which should be left to professionals, with disastrous results. And a third [...]


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Average woman wants Scherzinger’s eyes, Kelly Brook’s waist – and Sam Cam’s nose

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The average British woman yearns for a body boasting the toned abs of Jessica Ennis, eyes like Nicole Scherzinger – and Samantha Cameron’s nose, it has emerged. Researchers also found they would ideally love to have wavy hair like Katherine Jenkins, Kelly Brook’s waistline and Beyonce’s legs. The study of 2,000 people’s changing attitudes to [...]


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Holiday pangs kick in after 57 days – two months until we need to get away from work

The average worker needs a holiday every 57 days, research has revealed. A study carried out among 2,000 Brits found just two months is all it takes before the tiredness sets in, performance at work starts to slide and we feel like we need to get away from the daily grind. And while general fatigue [...]


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Coffee on thighs and rinsing hair with beer – women’s (often bizarre) beauty tips

Rubbing coffee on thighs to combat cellulite and applying baking soda on teeth to make them whiter are among the weird and wonderful beauty secrets employed by women, a survey has revealed. Other tricks of the trade include rinsing hair with raw eggs or beer to make it appear shiny and dabbing toothpaste on spots [...]


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One in five WOMEN think their other half is high-maintenance

One in five women reckons their man is ‘high-maintenance’, a study has revealed. Despite women stereotypically being the most attention-seeking in a relationship, researchers have found the rise of the metrosexual is leading to a wave of high-maintenance men in modern couples. Now, women say men are more likely than ever to sulk when things [...]


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The extended family holiday – grandparents now travelling with family (both for quality time and babysitting)

Millions of grandparents are now tagging along on the family holiday, a study has revealed. Researchers found that four in ten adults are asking their own parents to come on the annual summer get-away in order for the whole family to spend time together. Six in ten said long working hours, re-locating for jobs and [...]


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