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John, Louise, David and Katy – Britain’s nicest neighbours

Britain’s kindest and most considerate neighbours are likely to be called John, Louise, Alan and Helen, a study has found. The light-hearted study of 2,000 people found the best neighbours – those who house-sit, put the bins out, and are extra cheerful – often bear these monikers. But those living next-door to people named Nathan, [...]


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Six winter weekends wasted because of horrible weather

The average Brit ‘wasted’ SIX weekends this winter – because they couldn’t be bothered to get dressed and venture out in the cold and rain. A study found as many as one in four of us decided to batten down the hatches and stay indoors on the rain-drenched winter weekends. It also emerged one in [...]


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SatNav, Facebook and hair straighteners – the modern day Wonders of the World for women

Facebook, hair straighteners and parking sensors have been hailed among the seven wonders of the modern world – by women. The weird and wonderful list, which contained everything from beauty items, food, gadgets and famous faces, was compiled following a poll carried out among 2,000 British women and men. Other modern day ‘wonders’ for women [...]


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Meet Paul – the £26k earning, Man Utd supporting average Builder

The average builder earns £26,000, supports Manchester United – and is called Paul, it has been revealed. A study of 500 builders sought to profile the daily lives of Britain’s handiest men, with results showing they are most likely to have been married for ten years and drive 13,624 miles a year. They have at [...]


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Leftovers for lunch and freezing wine cubes – modern money saving

Frugal Brits regularly employ a string of weird and wonderful money saving tactics – including sharing their phones at work, reusing tea bags and sharing bath water, it has been revealed. The extent to which the nation is still watching their wallets in the wake of the recession was revealed from a study carried out [...]


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60% of single women have planned part of their wedding

Six in ten single women have already planned aspects of their wedding – including choosing the dress they will wear and the flowers they will carry on their big day, new research has shown. A study found millions of women – who are still looking for Mr Right – have researched elements such as churches, [...]


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Pushing onto a train while others are getting off named most annoying train habit

People who force themselves on to the train while others are still trying to get off have been hailed as commuters’ biggest bug-bears. A study of 2,000 commuters found two thirds admit to annoying passenger actions like hogging seats with their bags, reading things over people’s shoulders and gambling by sitting in a reserved seat. [...]


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Millions donning pyjamas – as soon as they get in from work

Millions of adults get in to their pyjamas and nighties as soon as they get in from work, a study has revealed. Researchers found one in ten Brits don their pyjamas immediately after arriving home after a long day. And the typical Brit slips on their sleeping attire at 9.11pm, according to new research from [...]


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Good news by phone, bad by text – modern day communication habits

Brits deliver good news over the phone but are three times more likely to text if it’s bad, new research has shown. A study into the modern day communication habits of 2,000 people highlighted the tendency to hide behind technology if delivering difficult or gloomy news. In fact, a quarter would prefer to send condolences [...]


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