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Two thirds of women tidy the house – after other half has already ‘cleaned’

Men only do ‘half a job’ when tackling household chores, the nation’s women revealed. Research, carried out among 2,000 females, found around two thirds regularly have to go round and clean or tidy up AFTER their husbands have already ‘done it’. The study also found around six in ten women wish their partner wouldn’t bother [...]


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Sleepless nights cost Brits two years of their life

Brits are spending the equivalent of two years of their life tossing and turning as they struggle to sleep, a new study has revealed. Researchers found that stress, bad dreams and partner’s snoring means millions of Brits are struggling to nod off every night. And almost nine in ten Brits have nights of disturbed sleep, [...]


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Ringing the cinema, taping TV shows and travel agents – all falling victim to technology

Experts have unveiled a list of tasks, jobs and pastimes which have fallen victim to technology – including visiting the travel agents, checking a map and writing to pen friends. Researchers who carried out the study found that there are dozens of activities Brits no longer carry out due to the explosion of time-saving functions [...]


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One in three are ’round-dodgers’

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One in three Brits admit to ‘dodging’ rounds in the pub, a study has revealed. Researchers found millions of drinkers admit to hiding in toilets, sneaking outside for a cigarette or even leaving the pub completely to get out of having to get some drinks in. Others owned up to claiming to have forgotten their [...]


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Grating vegetables into food and hanging clothes to save ironing – mum’s list of clever ‘cheats’

The average mum relies on a string of clever ‘cheats’ to get by – including passing off bought cakes as their own, spraying furniture polish when visitors are on their way and bribing the kids to get ready for school, it has been revealed. Other common cheats include freezing food for later use, grating vegetables [...]


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Fearne Cotton named best-loved celebrity mum

Fearne Cotton has been revealed as the nation’s best-loved celebrity mum. The Radio 1 presenter beat Titanic actress Kate Winslet to claim the 2014 Bounty Celebrity Stork Award as voted for by close to 4,000 British mums. Blonde Fearne, 32 was hailed for taking eight months off work to ‘bond’ with her young son Rex, [...]


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Women feel ‘invisible’ to opposite sex by 51

Women feel invisible to the opposite sex at the age of 51, it has been revealed. A detailed study of 2,000 women revealed a large percentage felt once they reached 51 they no longer received the level of attention they once used to. Many even went as far as to admit they felt ‘ignored’. The [...]


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£2,537 – monthly outgoings for the average modern family

The average family’s monthly outgoings now top £2,500 – including £100 on petrol and over £100 takeaways and eating out, a new financial report has revealed. The post-budget report examined every aspect of a typical family’s monthly expenditure, including everything from groceries to kids’ pocket money. And the results show that realistically it now costs [...]


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One in three women ‘nervous’ when partner tackles DIY

One in three women admit they are ‘nervous’ when their other half tackles home improvements, a study has found. The detailed research found whilst the majority of men feel ‘comfortable’ getting to grips with everyday tasks around the home, their other halves are the complete opposite. In fact, one in five women said they wouldn’t [...]


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Three quarters are stuck in Groundhog Day

Three quarters of Brits are living a Groundhog Day lifestyle – because they are ‘frightened of change’, a study has revealed. Researchers found as many as three quarters of us stick with the same hairstyle, the same hair colour and have the same thing for breakfast each and every day. They also have a favourite [...]


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