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Audrey Hepburn’s beehive most iconic hairstyle of last 50 years

Audrey Hepburn’s beehive, Elvis Presley’s quiff and Jennifer Aniston’s ‘Rachel’ cut have been named among the most iconic hairstyles in history. The Beehive, made famous by Hepburn’s role as Holly Golightly in ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’, came top of a poll to name the most memorable locks of the past half a century. Elvis Presley’s jet [...]


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Kate Middleton voted biggest beauty icon of 2013

Kate Middleton has been voted the biggest beauty icon of 2013. The Duchess of Cambridge beat Holly Willoughby and Beyonce to claim the title for the third year running. Despite this year becoming a mum to Prince George, the Duchess has managed to retain her simple but stylish appearance which is based on glossy hair [...]


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It’s official – dad rules the remote

Dads are officially in charge of the remote control, research has revealed. A study showed dads are both the first to hit the sofa in the evening and are the one who gets to decide what shows will form the night’s viewing. Researchers found dads rule the remote in as many as seven out ten [...]


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Tory, London and Reem among 2013′s weird baby names

Experts have unveiled a list of the weird and wonderful names given to babies in 2013 –with Tory, London and even Joey Essex’s catchphrase ‘Reem’ now appearing on birth certificates. The illuminating insight into the effect television and celebrity has on monikers we pick for our kids was revealed in Bounty Parenting Club’s annual report [...]


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‘Parker’ named best-loved celebrity baby name of 2013

Parker, newborn son of The Saturday’s star Frankie Sandford, has been revealed as the best-loved celebrity baby name of 2013. The October born tot came top following a poll of 2,000 mums, just ahead of the daughter of model Imogen Thomas. The ex-Big Brother contestant gave her baby girl the moniker Ariana after she was [...]


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£27,373 a year for families to ‘break even’

The average British family now needs to bring home £27,373.20 a year – just to break even, according to a new study. The figure is an increase of £2,571.69 or 10% on last year’s cost of living, which came in at an already staggering £24,801.51. Researchers considered the money families need to fork out on [...]


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Seven squabbles for couples over Christmas – who cooks tops the list

The average couple will have seven squabbles or arguments over Christmas, according to new research – with working out who to visit on Christmas Day and deciding how much to spend on each other and the kids are the topics most likely to spark a row. Other causes for festive friction are deciding who cooks [...]


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Two thirds of parents admit to ‘snooping’ on children’s online and mobile activity

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One in five parents have been ‘shocked’ by content they have discovered on their children’s emails, texts or Facebook account, a new report has found. The alarmingly high figure emerged amid a study of 2,000 parents of kids aged 10-17, which showed 61% regularly snoop on their kids. It also emerged that one in five [...]


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Brits know nothing about the Bible

Many Brits don’t know some of the most popular Bible stories – including the true meaning of Christmas Day, a study has revealed. Researchers found that as well as struggling to name the birth of Jesus as the event behind Christmas Day, a large number were also left scratching their heads when asked about the [...]


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Record numbers getting away with the family for Christmas

A record number of Brits are ditching their traditional Christmas Day at home in favour of a getaway with their family, according to new figures. Instead of spending the day in their own homes, figures show that a large number of people are planning to escape the in-laws, avoid cooking a big dinner or find [...]


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