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Half have an ‘uneven’ work-life balance

One in two adults feels they have an uneven work-life balance, new research has shown. A study into the health and happiness of 2,000 men and women revealed four in ten were unable to describe themselves as happy, as working long hours, eating a poor diet and lack of sleep take a toll on their [...]


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One in five have missed job or grad scheme because of qualifications

One in six adults admit they are ‘embarrassed’ by their lack of education, research has revealed. A detailed report found 54% regret not working harder at school, and worry they will not reach the career highs they may well have done had they put in more effort. It also emerged that 47% have taken action [...]


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Majority of parents are ‘pushing’ children towards careers

Six in ten parents admit to trying to push their child down a particular career route, it has been revealed. Researchers found that parents are trying to influence their child’s career or education plans, with many admitting it’s to try and convince them to follow the path they wish they had taken. Other reasons for [...]


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One in five are a ‘secret smoker’

One in five Brits is a secret smoker, new research has revealed. Experts who carried out a detailed report found that while around one in ten adults is an open and honest smoker, almost twice as many keep their habit from their friends, family and colleagues. The worrying number of people who sneak away from [...]


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Humble roast dinner tops list of most-loved comfort foods

The traditional roast dinner has been unveiled as Britain’s best-loved comfort food. The classic meal topped the list of food which Brits turn to most to keep spirits high during the cold months. Another old favourite, shepherd’s pie, was runner up in the study, with chips, lasagne and spaghetti bolognese completing the top five comfort [...]


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Two thirds of parents struggle – with their kids’ homework

Millions of parents admit they help their children with the homework – with as many as one in six regularly doing ALL of it, it has been revealed. A study of 2,000 parents with children aged between five and 15 found nearly two thirds dive in to aid their kids on subjects such as maths, [...]


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First-time mums don’t ‘enjoy’ motherhood until baby’s 6 months old

The average first-time mum doesn’t fully enjoy motherhood until baby is six months old, according to research. Rather than making the most of their new-borns’ precious first few months, many mums feel stressed out as they struggle to cope with the life-changing effects of having a baby. As well as having to come to terms [...]


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Average woman hides 8 beauty secrets from their partner

The average female has EIGHT beauty secrets she hides from her partner, it has been revealed. The findings emerged in a study of 2,000 women which shows many spend hours taking hidden measures to look naturally beautiful every day. Researchers found women hate the thought of their other half knowing they have to pluck, wax [...]


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Average home hoarding £400 of post-Christmas clutter

The average British home contains £400 worth of post-Christmas clutter – including unused gadgets, books and DVDs, it has been revealed. Researchers also found sports and exercise equipment such as bikes, tennis rackets and golf clubs will also have been consigned to the cupboards along with unwanted board games. It also emerged Gordon Ramsay’s ‘Ultimate [...]


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‘Bonus Birthdays’ – almost half of children receive presents on a sibling’s birthday

Millions of children are enjoying a ‘bonus birthday’ each year – because their parents don’t want them to feel left out on a sibling’s big day, a study has revealed. Researchers found almost half of children are having two or more ‘birthdays’ a year as parents buy them presents on their sibling’s birthdays, as well [...]


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