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One in ten haven’t carried out a good deed ‘in over a year’

The average Brit carries out 48 good deeds a year, it has been revealed. A study found holding the door open for a stranger, giving way to another driver and donating spare change to charity collectors were among the regular acts of kindness carried out. Stopping the car to let people across the road, giving [...]


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Heated debate – temperature sparks most household arguments between couples during winter

The temperature of the house sparks more arguments between couples during winter than any other subject, a new study has shown. The research revealed more than four in ten couples constantly bicker over the temperature of their home, with women complaining it’s too cold while men moan about the cost of fuel bills. In the [...]


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Clooney, Brosnan, and… Schofield – the ultimate list of ‘silver foxes’

George Clooney has now been hailed the world’s sexiest ‘silver fox’. The Ocean’s Eleven actor star topped a list of greying heart-throbs in a poll of 2,000 Brits which put ex James Bond star Pierce Brosnan second and This Morning host Phillip Schofield in third place. Pretty Woman actor Richard Gere, crooner Robbie Williams and [...]


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Hannibal Lecter voted scariest horror film character

Hannibal Lecter is the scariest horror film character of all time, a new poll has revealed. The serial killer and cannibal from 1991 horror Silence of the Lambs, played by Anthony Hopkins, came in at number one ahead of Nightmare on Elm Street’s Freddy Krueger. Psycho killer Norman Bates was voted into third place, while [...]


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Cuddles come top when it comes to the little things that cheer us up – even for men

Modern men now enjoy a cheeky cuddle as much as women do, new research has revealed. A detailed study found far from being macho characters who hide their feelings, most men are now happy to admit they frequently need a cuddle amid their busy lifestyles and hectic work schedules. Other things which men now turn [...]


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13% of men’s online browsing is NSFW material

More than half of men regularly view ‘unsuitable online content’, research has revealed. The study, of 1,000 men’s internet habits, also found 13% of the average man’s internet viewing is adult material. It also emerged the typical bloke has deleted his internet browsing history as many as five times in the last six months alone. [...]


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The Friday feeling – workers officially ‘switch off’ at 2.39pm for the weekend

British workers officially switch off for the weekend at 2.39pm on Friday, it has been revealed. The study of 2,000 office workers found the majority wind things down mentally well before leaving time, with nearly half admitting they take Fridays a lot easier than any other day and many deliberately ignoring calls or messages. A [...]


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Wooden ice lolly sticks, chickens and beards among modern-day fears and phobias

Women are more worried about speaking in public than DYING, it has been revealed. It turns out meeting your maker is now not quite as terrifying as the prospect of standing in a room where the audience is hanging on your every word. Researchers discovered women loath the thought of making a spectacle of themselves, [...]


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Four in ten exercise to look good, rather than be healthy

Four out of ten fitness fanatics exercise to look good rather than to be healthy, a new study has shown. Researchers found that many of those who exercise regularly are far more concerned about looking and feeling attractive than ensuring they are fit and well. The figures show that a washboard stomach or toned legs [...]


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A third of home-hunters have ‘given up hope’ of owning a property

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A third of wannabe homeowners have given up hope of owning a property – and blown their deposit cash on holidays, cars and other luxuries, it has emerged. A study of 2,000 under 35s found that, despite the Government’s Help to Buy scheme, sky-high deposits still are crushing dreams of getting onto the property ladder. [...]


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