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Workplace relationships more commonly end in marriage – pub is top for one night stands

Relationships which begin in the workplace are more likely to lead to marriage than those which start elsewhere, new research has revealed. A study found despite many companies now discouraging inter-colleague liaisons, the chances are couples who get together after an office romance will end up together. The trend emerged following a detailed study of [...]


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iPosture – more young people suffering from back pain, gadgets the cause

Ipads, tablets and smartphones are causing an increase in the number of people suffering from back pain, new research has shown. Medical experts believe our propensity to hunch over modern devices whilst texting, emailing or playing games could be leading to a back condition dubbed ‘iposture’. Figures show typically 1.5 more working days per year [...]


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Green-fingered Brits managed 154 hours working on their gardens this Summer

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The nation’s gardens now look better than ever – thanks to the typical green-fingered Brit spending the equivalent of 19 working days toiling away during this year’s scorching summer, it has emerged. A study found the sunny days were put to good use – with the typical gardener working for a staggering 154 hours. The [...]


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Mapping marriage – third year the happiest, fifth year is ‘hardest to overcome’

The third year of marriage is the happiest one, new research has revealed. A study of 2,000 married adults found a year of post-wedding exhilaration is followed by a year of getting to know each other – but the third year marks the point when couples begin to settle into a comfortable co-existence, having come [...]


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One in six have NEVER cooked a meal from scratch

One in six British adults have NEVER cooked a meal from scratch, according to a study. Researchers found the average family resorts to using packet-based or jarred ingredients to make evening meals at least four times a week. Instead of using fresh ingredients such as spices, seasoning and home-made sauces, two thirds of people admit they [...]


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107 items in the wardrobe – still have ‘nothing to wear’

The typical woman’s wardrobe is crammed with 107 different items of clothing – but she still shrieks: “I don’t have anything to wear” at least once a week, research has shown. Issues over items which have been worn recently or ‘don’t go with the outfit’ are the main reasons for the last-minute panic. Being pictured [...]


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It costs £323 to look a million dollars (INFOGRAPHIC)

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It costs the average woman £323 to look ‘a million dollars’, a study has found. The figure emerged from a detailed study examining how much it costs the typical female to get that perfect outfit for an upcoming event. The study showed the biggest expense is a new dress coming in at £69.91, followed by [...]


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Drivers who don’t indicate voted biggest annoyance on Britain’s roads

Drivers who don’t indicate have been hailed as the biggest curse of Britain’s roads. The dangerous practice of breaking hard without warning before turning, leaving other motorists with little or no time to react, came top of a list of 50 driving bug-bears. Tailgaters, the cost of parking and potholes also made the list. The study of 2,000 [...]


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Homeowners ‘unhappy’ with decor in at least three rooms

The average homeowner is ‘unhappy’ with the decor in three rooms of their home, a new survey has shown. Researchers found a large percentage of us feel dissatisfied with colours we picked and styles we implemented, with many admitting to opting for colours which they felt others would like rather than colours they preferred themselves. Others [...]


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Two thirds of step-parents feel they’ll never be ‘fully accepted’ by their new family (with case study)

One in three step-parents have such a difficult relationship with their step-children they cannot wait until they leave home, research has shown. A study, examining the complicated dynamics facing those who leave an existing partner to ‘take on’ another’s family, found that despite the increasing number of modern families comprising of more than one set [...]


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