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60% of men think they’re ‘punching above their weight’

Six out of ten men readily admit they are ‘punching above their weight’ – because their other half is better looking than they are, research has shown. The shock admission was revealed following a detailed study carried out among 2,000 adults in relationships, which also found only one in four women believe their partner or [...]


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One in three unhappy with Christmas presents

One in three Brits will be unhappy with a Christmas present they receive this year, according to research. A study found unsuitable or poor-fitting clothing and tacky box sets of toiletries top the list of gifts which won’t receive a favourable response. Novelty socks and ‘recycled gifts’ also rank highly on the list of ‘no [...]


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Chocolate, clean sheets and a cuddle – life’s little pleasures

Clean bed sheets, a cuddle with a partner and booking a holiday are among a list of the 50 most pleasurable things in life, a new study has revealed. Christmas dinners, chocolate and someone saying ‘I love you’ also made the list, as did country walks, catching up with old friends and getting a compliment. [...]


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Half are ‘living beyond their means’

Half of Brits are now living beyond their means, a study has revealed. Researchers found that not earning enough to cover living expenses, not wanting children to go without and struggling to resist buying new things mean half of all adults overspend by almost £150 a month. Others spend more money than they earn to [...]


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Mr/Mrs Right live only 40 miles away…

If you’re looking for love, you shouldn’t have to travel too far – because the perfect partner lives just 41 miles away, a survey has revealed. Researchers polled 2000 devoted adults in a relationship to pinpoint the distance between them and their other half when they first met. The study found the average distance was 41.5 [...]


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Fashion frets and worries over weight plague women for almost two hours a day

Women spend almost an entire month of the year worrying about their appearance, a study has revealed. Researchers found that concerns about their weight or curves as well as occasions where they have overindulged on food means women spend an average of 12 hours and four minutes a week worrying about how they look (one [...]


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Smartphones and tablets – the tech babysitter

Busy parents admit they regularly hand-over their smartphone or tablet to their children – to grab some peace and quiet, a study has found. Researchers found a large percentage of mums and dads who own up-to-date high-tech devices will happily let their children play with them in a bid to catch up with household chores [...]


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Average child’s Christmas list hits £900 this year

The average child’s Christmas wish list contains toys and gadgets worth close to £900 this year, a study has revealed. Researchers found that the average youngster spends two days compiling their Christmas wish list of the goodies they want receive from Father Christmas. The long list of toys and games, including dolls houses, bikes and [...]


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Families gets just 36 minutes of quality time together each day

The average family manages just 36 minutes of quality time together a day, new research has revealed. A study found that hectic work schedules and the sheer volume of domestic chores leave little time for family fun. Researchers also found that a typical family will find time for just 15 days out together every year. [...]


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Plonk-ers – millions claim to be wine buffs but make rookie mistakes

Millions of Brits claim to be wine buffs but regularly make common faux pas – including complaining red wine isn’t cold enough, a study has revealed. Researchers found around one in five adults see themselves as something of a wine connoisseur and often do their best to convince friends, family and colleagues of their plonk [...]


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