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Average woman spends 21 minutes each day calorie counting

The average woman spends the equivalent of almost one year of her life obsessing about calories, research has revealed. A study found typically women think about, talk about or read up on their diets for around 21 minutes per day – or over two hours every week. That means they fret about their weight for [...]


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250 cuts and 100 hairstyle changes – the lifetime of a woman’s hair

The average woman will work her way through 150 different hairstyles in a lifetime, a study has revealed. Researchers found the typical female will have her hair cut into a different style twice, and try at least one different colour, each year between the ages of 15 and 65. And the main reasons for changing [...]


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Not quite a couple’s holiday – women now jetting off with friends, leaving the other half at home

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Millions of married women are enjoying ‘girlie breaks’ without their other half – to get away from their busy family life, it has been revealed. Researchers found that as many as six in ten women have jetted off on holiday with friends, leaving their partner to hold the fort at home. Preferring different types of [...]


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The ‘cost of confidence’ – £13,000 spent on beauty products in a woman’s lifetime

The average woman will spend more than £13,000 during her lifetime on looking and feeling good, according to a study. Researchers found the ‘cost of confidence’ carries a hefty price tag, as women fork out £205.68 a year – or £13,369.20 in their lifetime – on beauty products, in order to feel better about themselves. [...]


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12.01pm – lunch break and Monday blues add up to peak holiday-bookings

12.01pm on a Monday afternoon is the time when most of us book our annual holiday, research has revealed. Data released by the UK’s leading holiday home lettings company show more people go online to book their sunshine break during their lunch hour on a Monday than at any other time. Suffering from the ‘Monday [...]


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A fifth of our wages now spent at work – in commuting, lunches and expenses

The average worker now spends almost one fifth of their wages on commuting, lunches and office whip-rounds, a study has revealed. Researchers found fuel, train fares, lunches, caffeine and contributions to colleagues’ birthdays and leaving gifts mean workers will plough more than 17% of their monthly wages back into their job. Work clothes, sponsorship for [...]


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Mum’s the word – for a daughter’s beauty tips

Women steal up to two dozen style and beauty tips – from their mums, it has been revealed. Researchers found mum is the major style influence for millions of women, who take on board hints, tips and habits passed on to them over the years. Among the most common pieces of advice women take on [...]


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Taking slippers to a friend’s house and saying ‘back in my day’ – the signs you’re approaching OAP

Experts have unveiled the 50 most dreaded signs of ageing – which include taking slippers to friends’ houses, using the phrase ‘in my day’ and groaning whilst bending down. Researchers, who polled 2,000 adults of all ages, also placed losing head hair (but gaining it elsewhere) and switching from Radio 1 to Radio 2 on [...]


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Compliments, cuddles and cracking photos – women’s ultimate confidence boosters

A compliment from a friend or partner, waking up spot-free and donning new underwear for the first time have emerged on a list of woman’s top confidence boosters, it has been revealed. A smile from a stranger, being told: ”I love you”, and looking good in a photograph also made the list, as did getting [...]


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23 minutes – time it now takes to chomp through three meals a day

We now blitz through our three meals a day – in just 23 minutes, research has found. A study, which profiled the eating habits of busy Brits, found that breakfast disappears in six minutes, lunch in eight, and dinner in just nine, with one in five never sitting down at the table to eat their [...]


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