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Prom season means competition – between mums

The nation’s mums are sharpening their competitive claws – as Prom season looms for high school pupils around the country, it has been revealed. The extravagant end of school bashes began to filter across to the UK after featuring in huge US film and telly shows such as Mean Girls and High School Musical. And [...]


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Socks and sandals, streaky fake tan – the fashion faux pas for Summer

Socks and sandals, streaky fake tan and swimwear a size too small have been named on a list of the most common fashion faux pas. Researchers who polled 2,000 Brits to uncover the top summer no-no’s for both men and women found beer bellies, union jack shorts and thongs on the beach also on the [...]


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40% of children have ‘unhealthy diets’ but parents feel powerless

Four in ten parents admit their children have an unhealthy diet – but tantrums and stubbornness are standing in the way of healthier food, a survey has found. Researchers found a large number of mums and dads believe their offspring could do with eating more fruit, drinking more water or ditching fatty treats, but most [...]


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Brits are clueless about gardening – three quarters can’t pick out a geranium from a pansy

Brits are clueless about gardening – because it’s too much of a chore and they’d rather let their parents do it, it new research has shown. Over half the 2,000 garden-owning Brits studied had no idea on the difference between a shrub and a weed, while three quarters couldn’t pick out a geranium from a pansy. [...]


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MOT’ing the car and renewing passports top most hated ‘life-admin’ jobs

The average adult spends the equivalent of one week every year carrying out life admin tasks, research has revealed. Experts calculated the typical adult dedicates three hours a week to sorting family admin such as renewing insurances, paying credit card bills, switching utility companies and renewing passports. The study revealed MOT’ing the car was named [...]


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Over half of women admit stress ‘impacts their health’

Modern women are generally more stressed than men, a new study has revealed. A study carried out among 1,000 males and 1,000 females found the typical woman endures two stressful days a week, compared to men who only suffer through one. The main causes for women’s stress emerged as heavy workloads, family life or money [...]


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Steve Jobs honoured among ‘Greatest Ever Americans’

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has been honored on a list of the Greatest Ever Americans alongside Jennifer Aniston, Elvis Presley – and Miley Cyrus. Jobs masterminded a global tech revolution with devices such as the iPod, iPad and iPhone before losing his battle with pancreatic cancer in October 2011 at the age of 56. Other [...]


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Sex a ‘hobby’ for one in five

Almost one in five Brits now regard sex as a hobby – unsurprisingly sounding the death knell for stamp collecting, train spotting and bird watching, research has found. Researchers who polled 2,000 adults found pastimes have changed dramatically, with millions of Brits also now listing online dating and internet shopping among their ‘hobbies’. The poll also [...]


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David Beckham and Stephen Fry top list of ‘man crushes’

One in four blokes has a ‘man crush’ on a male celebrity or TV star – with David Beckham topping the list, it has been revealed. Researchers who polled 2,000 men found a large percentage of them to be comfortable enough with their sexuality to admit they envy, admire or even find other men attractive. [...]


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Five dates, three movies and five phone-calls – before a woman takes things to the bedroom

The average single girl is not prepared to have sex with a new partner until the fifth date, new research has revealed. A study carried out among 2,000 adults – split 50/50 between male and female – found the typical woman will enjoy four dates to judge the suitability of a potential new boyfriend.  It [...]


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