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The perfect Mother-Daughter relationship – brutal honesty on shopping trips, regular calls and girly weekend breaks

The perfect daughter speaks to her mum every day, shares a love of soap operas and gets on well with all her mum’s friends, a new survey has found. Researchers revealed she will also take her dear old mum out for a girly lunch once a week and will always be available in an emergency. [...]


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Raven Master and Swan Marker – some of Britain’s most unusual jobs

Experts have revealed a list of the most unusual jobs in Britain – with raven master, swan marker and tea tester all making the top ten. The bizarre roles, many of which have existed for hundreds of years, emerged following research into the weird and wonderful nature of modern employment in Britain. Other odd jobs [...]


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Freshly cut grass, Vicks vapour rub and classroom chalk among most nostalgic smells

The smell of sun cream, bubble gum and fish and chips have been unveiled on the list of 40 scents which trigger nostalgic childhood memories of school days, holidays and loved ones. The study of 2,000 adults also found freshly mown grass, candy floss and rain on hot tarmac set the senses harking back to [...]


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Women want to be more daring – but worry what mum would say…

Half of women admit they would love to be ‘more daring’ – but worry ‘what mum would say’, a new study has revealed. Researchers found millions of females yearn to quit their job, take time out to travel or get a tattoo, but fear the backlash from the leading lady in their life. Others said [...]


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Dad’s the ‘fun one’ – and mum doesn’t approve

Millions of mums reckon they get a raw deal – because dad gets a hero’s welcome as soon as he walks through the door, new research has shown. Researchers found a large percentage of mums are left down in the dumps when, after a long day caring for the kids and laying down the law, [...]


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Crashing computers and phone calls at 4.59pm – biggest office bugbears

Being copied in to emails that don’t concern you and the phone ringing at one minute to five have been named as the biggest office bugbears, a study has revealed. Researchers revealed other common complaints of the nation’s work force include the air con making the office too cold, colleagues speaking loudly on the phone and [...]


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Have a garden, reach a management position and clear all debt – the modern mum’s pre-baby checklist

Modern women have a mental check-list of things they want to accomplish before starting a family – which includes having a garden and owning a nice car, a study has found. Researchers found that ambitious women now want to have travelled the world, cleared any debt and be earning in excess of £30,000 before they [...]


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Noisy eating, second-guessing plotlines and hogging the remote – the worst TV habits

Constant questioning of plotlines, flicking channels and noisy eating have been unveiled as some of the most annoying TV habits. Viewers who answer phone calls or guess the ending also featured highly in the list of irritating traits in a TV companion, alongside hogging the remote control and forgetting to record your favourite show. The [...]


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70% of Bank-Holiday DIYers end up injured

Seven out of ten DIY enthusiasts will return to work after the long weekend suffering from an injury – sustained whilst carrying out home improvements. A study carried out among 2,000 adults found around eight in ten Brits got stuck into DIY jobs around the house this weekend, with painting and decorating the most common tasks [...]


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£7000 in a lifetime to hide a bad night’s sleep

The average adult can expect to shell out more than £7,000 in their lifetime – to get them through the day following a rough night’s sleep. Researchers who polled 2,000 adults found women reach for extra make-up or anti-ageing creams to cover up tied eyes and lattes to keep them going. While men are likely [...]


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