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Mobile life – iPhone users are image conscious, Blackberry users earn the most

iPhone owners are more vain and spend more on clothes and grooming than those who have BlackBerrys, it has been revealed. A lifestyle study of 2,000 smartphone users found people with an iPhone are more image conscious and generally rate themselves more attractive than those with other handsets. But BlackBerry owners, however, are busier, send [...]


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Travel Expenses – a £2 ice cream or a £90 hotel are ‘too expensive’ on holiday

An ice cream over £1.86, a family meal out over £70 and a hotel costing anything more than £90 a night is ‘too expensive’, a new study has revealed. Researchers polled 2,000 Brits to find out much they are willing to pay for various holiday purchases, and exactly how much is ‘too much’ when persuading [...]


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The News at fiiiiiiiine – Dermot Murnaghan and Fiona Bruce named as UK’s sexiest newsreaders

Sky News’ Dermot Murnaghan and the BBC’s Fiona Bruce, have been named as the nation’s sexiest newsreaders. The presenters came top of a poll of 2,000 Brits to reveal the best looking news anchors and reporters on the UK’s television screens. Other male newsreaders who catch viewers’ attention included ITV’s Mark Austen, George Alagiah from [...]


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73% of parents wish for a shorter summer break

Parents would prefer the school holidays to last four weeks instead of six, research has revealed. A study carried out among 2,000 parents found most find the tail end of the summer break a slog after weeks of entertaining the children at home. As many as 73% of those who were polled said they would [...]


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40% of families have ‘no meaningful conversation’, with sport and reality TV topping current affairs

The average family is more likely to talk about sport and reality TV around the dinner table than politics and current affairs, a study has revealed. Researchers found drivers of conversation in the average British household involve the royal baby, summer heat wave, Andy Murray’s Wimbledon success and the London 2012 Olympics, one year on. [...]


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Family are ‘role models’ for girls – but boys prefer Becks

Girls are more likely to consider family members as role models than boys, research has revealed. The detailed study carried out among 1,000 11 to 18 year olds also found that girls are less influenced by celebrities or public figures than their male counterparts. The results showed that the average girl’s top five role models [...]


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A Lifetime of Injuries – 10,787 injuries, illnesses or ailments to endure (INFOGRAPHIC)

Lifetime of Injuries Infographic

The average Brit suffers an astonishing 10,787 injuries, illnesses or ailments in their lifetime, it has been revealed. From regular headaches or constant back pain to never ending bumps, bruises and accidents sickly Brits experience 134 incidents of ill health each and every year. At least four sore throats, six cuts and two nose bleeds [...]


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9 to skive – typical worker spends ONE HOUR a day on non work-related tasks

The typical worker now spends an hour-a-day carrying out non work-related tasks at their desk, it has been revealed. Researchers found online banking, replying to personal emails, searching for holidays and even shopping or browsing for new clothes on the internet account for the majority of the sixty minutes spent on personal admin each day. [...]


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‘Broke’ every month – almost half regularly struggle to make their wages stretch

Millions of British adults are living ‘hand to mouth’ and are ‘broke’ by the end of the month, it has been revealed. Researchers found 46% of people find their wages simply don’t stretch far enough, and face the prospect of having spent their earnings before the next pay day. A quarter will find themselves regularly [...]


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Water you thinking? We replay arguments, analyse dreams and schedule the day every morning – in the shower

Replaying an argument with the other half, planning what we intend to wear that day and analysing last nights’ dream are just some of the things we think about in the shower, a new survey has shown. Researchers revealed the average adult spends just nine minutes and 22 seconds in the shower each morning and mentally [...]


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